People — one of the essential as well as crucial factors that permits the thriving of a business. As the business’ manpower deliberately plans and delivers all of its operations, the challenge of putting the right people into the right position is very much crucial.
Human Resource officers, most specifically recruiters, are tasked to pinpoint candidates who they think have the best skill set to suffice the qualifications of vacant posts. Not to mention that in one open position, recruiters are often confronted with either an endless line of applicants or an ultimate scarcity of them.
How then are recruiters able to fill these posts, If not, carefully craft posts for stellar candidates? This, ladies and gentlemen, is the fine and undying art of Talent Acquisition. In the corporate setting, Recruiters must be aggressive and have a keen eye for pinpointing the best talent. Not to mention, they also have their own tastes in screening applicants.
Most recruiters would often prioritize experienced and high-flying candidates while some consider those who are self-made, hard-working, and very much willing to learn.
At the end of the day, however, it all boils down to three things:
1. The Qualifications Set for a Specific Position (Is this an entry-level post carefully tailored for fresh graduates?)
2. The Pool and Quality of Candidates (Does this candidate have better or exceeding credentials compared to the others? And are there other candidates to consider?
3. The Urgency of Hiring (How essential is this post to the business? And how long has been this post vacant?).
Needless to say, aside from the many external factors that recruiters keep in mind, they are all like talent show judges confronted with contestants who either merely suffices, qualifies or even exceeds their standards and expectations.