To those of you who are actively hiring and have been doing so for a number of years, are you drawing the same conclusion?
I'm seeing weird things in our hiring process and even around here that leads me to draw the conclusion that this new America is not like our parents' and grandparents' America...
Here are my favorites related to my recruitment...
- "Does this pay cash? I only take cash?"
- 30% of phone numbers on applications and / or resumes contain a phone number that does not work. The only conclusion I am to draw is that these people want to show their looking for work - but praying to not actually find work so they can receive benefits comfortably.
- 15% of people had either an incorrect e-mail address, or forgot the "m" in the (dot.com) part, or something similar.
- Only 1 in 3 who schedule an interview even show up.
- A bunch hung up when they heard my colleague say; "Hi, this is Mrs. Smith, I have your resume in front of me." Click... maybe it's her, lol.
I could go on. At first I was targeting Craigslist, then moved up to Indeed thinking the quality of the applicant would be better. While they were careful to put correct e-mail addresses and so forth, it seemed that a lot of them felt "entitled." They wanted to do things like:
- Conduct the interview via Skype.
- Be sent more information on the job before they made decision to interview (*face palm*).
- Request very precise accommodations not related to any physical or mental handicap.
- Send in job application with elaborate proposals / pitches / offers to be put on salary for $40 or $50k guaranteeing results in the process.
Anyway... I'm jaded and am considering just automating more of our processes and installing over seas laborers into the processes that can't be automated...