Misalignment is the root of all evil in recruiting, according to Chris Bruzzo, Chief Experience Officer at Electronic Arts. To address this, they created alignment meetings, which all hiring managers must attend and present at before recruiting for a new or backfill role.
At these meetings, a number of key questions are asked, below three are highlighted:
- Was the hiring manager’s criteria realistic?
- Were the job ads written to attract a diverse talent pool?
- Are we learning what works and what doesn’t work?
If you never change your hiring process, it could be considered pretty insane; expecting a different result but doing the same thing. Jobs are often “sold” to candidates in an unrealistic way, meaning the expectations to perform in the job aren’t aligned with how it was initially presented.
Properly aligning professional expectations at the start has the potential to remove the root of all evil from recruitment.