May 17, 2023

End Double Work In Recruiting


Partner at Hirewell. #3 Ranked Sarcastic Commenter on LinkedIn.

The Department of Redundancy Department

I hate double work. Nothing sucks more than working on something without clear direction. Then having to redo it.

Even worse? When someone else is working on the same project. And you’re duplicating efforts.

Somehow, the recruiting world accepted this as normal. Even though it’s completely insane.

Internal and external recruiters. Working on the exact same opening. Competing against each other.  

One of the central problems of economics: we have unlimited desires but limited resources to fulfill them. The key is finding the most efficient way to allocate those resources.

But talent acquisition missed the memo. We’re the only field that habitually hires someone to help, then competes against them.

Meanwhile, every recruiter (internal and external) has the same gripes: we’re stretched too thin and asked to do too much.

👉Crazy thought: stop it. Carve out lanes of responsibilities whether it’s within the org or between internal & external partners.

Another crazy thought: Don’t think your external partner can handle it?

👉Stop working with them.

Partner at Hirewell. #3 Ranked Sarcastic Commenter on LinkedIn.

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