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RECRUITMENT: ‘We get what we pay for’ Or rather’ we get what we deserve’
The other day I heard a little story about how a person was summoned to a meeting with the potential recruiter.
It’s been 10+ years since a good Danish consultant friend of mine told me: ‘Henrik, you get what you pay for – if you pay peanuts, You get Monkeys’
I remember thinking that comment was much too simple a statement.
Well, I have shifted my view over the past decade and the other day I got water on my mill.
A person I know was called up and spoken to but no real action was taken. Nothing happened, however the following day, over the weekend, there was an email sent over with 4-5 questions,
some of these being child play like adding 2+ X = 5 how much is X?
Considering the level of the respondent, I was surprised he/she decided to respond at all as this is a warning bell already from the outset.
Eventually having completed the qualifier for what would propel him/her to the interview, he/she was summoned to meet the Client. Without any further questions posed or a face-to-face with the Consultant!
-It was half an hour’s drive at own cost (not covered by the interviewer/client sadly), arriving to the meeting, there was no client. In fact the client dragged his feet…for a number of hours….
Finally after waiting all this they showed themselves and in the following discussion they reneged on the salary and started offering less and less…
Naturally, the candidate had second thoughts and told them so. Competence costs and has its value, but the Client failed to grasp this, and you start wondering what planet did they come from?
The next day, too ‘X’ amazement he/she was called up and asked if the he/she had considered taking the job… ?!
I will leave it to all of you to draw your own conclusions of the quality of this process but also what type of Employer’s we want…
-especially when well-financed!