Is It an Event or A Process?

People tend to see hiring as a series of events: find talent, interview, make a decision, make an offer, and so forth. But hiring is a process that really looks like this:

Identify need and results required

Search for talent

Interview against criteria

Make offer and hire

Provide acculturation and orientation

Provide emotional and logistical support

Provide with a mentor or coach

Integrate rapidly into the business

Evaluate, monitor, support, develop

Study successes, longevity

Change the process as needed as these results are established


Most of what we do is to engage in a process, seldom at the very beginning. We need to understand, holistically, where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going.


© Alan Weiss 2015

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