Recruitment World - Do you know what you are looking at?
It’s hard enough understanding what is actually happening when things go wrong. But in most cases the ability to keep things running smoothly through regular maintenance and good navigation requires the ability to understand what it is you are looking at continuously not just in times of woe.
I know its paragraph two of this blog and you want to know what it is about? What you can see immediately paints an important picture and a natural conclusion might be one linked to cars because of the picture above but the title says recruitment world. Now, anyone who knows me will understand I might like our four wheeled friends but obviously my expertise in that field is left to enjoying them and I rely on experts to keep them running or buying them.
My point is you need to truly understand what it is you are looking at before making assumptions. In the business world this translates into optimising performance and making crucial strategic decisions, you just can’t make an informed decision based on snippets of data. Knowledge and understanding are important but being able to effect process efficiency, give it some insightful analysis and comparison has got to be a key aim along with understanding your own businesses strengths and weaknesses in relation to the marketplace around you. Nowhere is this more important in todays markets than in the recruitment industry.
The economy is fundamentally strong currently as skill and talent shortages continue, yes the uncertainty prevails but it seems to me that we are living and learning how to deal with change and whatever is thrown at us by an ever changing world with increasing effectiveness. But again that ability seems to be coming from all information that is thrown at us from so many directions and the ability to work out what is relevant, fuelling a culture of continuous improvement.
So therefore shouldn’t we make sure we are getting the big data related to what we do and comparing or benchmarking it with others that do the same so the question can be asked recruitment world; Do you know what you are looking at?
Daniel Griggs is founder of Delta Genesis Consulting sharing recruitment knowledge by offering the recruitment world and users of recruitment services access to mentoring, managerial, training and executive support on an advisory, interim or non-executive basis. He has over twenty-seven years professional business-to-business experience having been in the Recruitment world since his first role in 1989. He has worked for small, medium and global staffing businesses developing an in-depth knowledge of the industry. Holding roles that have seen him progress from consultant to board level whilst recruiting, training, managing, directing and developing businesses both domestically and internationally in several sectors. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals and a Business Mentor for the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). You can also follow him on twitter @DeltaGenesisCon
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