It’s sometimes easy to forget the stress people are under when looking for a new job, or how people already in roles could be feeling – unnoticed or like they don’t have a voice. With all of life’s distractions we get caught up in our own daily hurdles and in doing so, we are drawn back into that robotic way of thinking, losing sight of how this person might be feeling. As Charlie Chaplin said in The Great Dictator, ”Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost….”.
We certainly should all take responsibility for our actions in our day to day lives in how we interact and socialise with people, but a lot of those behaviours are a biproduct of the environment we are in.
Majority of us will spend a third of our lives at work, so it’s up to organisations to create an environment that will help reinforce positive behaviours. To achieve this, these companies need to be supporting and communicating with their current employees to shape a space that embodies a sense of belonging, motivation and excitement to do well.
Recently, I have moved away from the more traditional Recruitment model and shifted to more of a holistic approach. I’ve joined a team of recruitment strategic storytellers, creative wizards and marketing experts, who help companies bring their brand to life, showcase a real insight to what it’s like to work there and unveil it to a target audience with the qualities their current employees show.
In a market where people can be a little hesitant in making career moves and recruitment teams are competing for the same talent pool, standard practice may not being doing you any favours. Posting those job adverts and going to numerous recruitment agencies can work but there’s a lot of players competing in that candidate lottery.
It’s time to think differently.