Unbelievable! It’s incredible but these words are spoken or sent out each day by human resource professionals to any candidate bold enough to send them a resume or to inquire about employment. Wake up HR, what does Human Resources mean to you! If you’re not looking after the talent management needs of your organization who is? Why do you exist?
Do you know that according to a @monster_works poll, 50% of candidates polled said if they had a bad recruiting experience, they’d never buy a company’s product or service again. Your lack of candidate experience is costing your company sales.
If you want to reduce the number of resumes that are not a fit for your organization, make sure your website, collateral and social media messages are clear about what it means to work at your company and what kind of skills are required. Dont’ leave it up to the imagination of the job seeker. And really when it really comes down to it, is it not your role to decipher talent from all the resumes you receive anyway. Do you think executives and managers in your company care when they forward resumes your way to be dealt with. No, they dont’ care, they just want you to deal with and find the best talent. So take the bull by the horns and clearly reflect the talent your company requires so that it creates a cleaner slate of potential resumes and candidates.
Great companies thrive in finding great talent by not creating artificial barriers to employment with their companies but by interacting with great talent. More and more, companies are looking beyond artificial resume barriers, like education, years of experience, certifications to find great talent. Why are headhunters so successful? Because they look for the right fit for a company and will not always look at the traditional or mere requirements but at the potential of the candidate to achieve and surpass what the role calls for.
So stop saying NO and start receiving resumes. Treat candidates like customers because they are. Deal with them politely and professionally and look amidst all the resumes for the candidates that will make your company excel. Saying YES will help your company make money, not lose any.