What employers need

Publié le 16 Décembre 2015

Companies pay over the odds… through the nose… to get the right people to do their jobs… and only end up recruiting the most qualified staff when what they need is the most competent !

They will go to great lengths of effort to find that person who over qualified and not fitted to the job or their organisation…

It’s not how many letters you’ve got after your name that will make you the best candidate… It makes you the best student…

Most employees never take the time to get to know their employer…

The 90s were the years of MBAs… many an American university saw their cash register high sales… claiming to cast the future of their rich and ambitious students in iron… anybody who had any hope in the business world had to have an MBA… yet nobody in their right business mind recruits them today… business is not on paper but out there on the field…

France -with its Grandes Ecoles- has been training and recruiting candidates for the highest national administrative and business positions… people who have too often done nothing better than send their employers to bankruptcy and bled the country dry of all its wealth… when they were not mostly using and abusing the system to their own ends and means… the Educational system is now creating courses by the scores for jobs that now longer exist at worst and recruit very few candidates at best when the nation is begging for staff in areas nobody bothers even to look at !

The French system excels at weighing down and snowing under its staff and tax payers with administrative chores harassing both users and workers all to now avail… workers don’t understand what they’re doing –let alone why- most of the time… when asked they call it… efficiency !

Our society and our businesses would do more than well to cut the clutter !

As business and society evolved we have nothing better than had insult to injury… as if life was all about more complication… and the joke is… the more we claim to simplify the more we complicate !

I always feel sad to see the masses of people who are given no better jobs that spending days doing useless clerical work nobody reads that will no sooner done be shelved lest it be forgotten… or computer programmers underused to add time wasting lines, boxes and links and pages to sites cluttering all the more in the name of information, protection and security…

I once had to coach a top leader in European administration… who was so weighed down by the institution… that she could not see what her skills and qualities were… one SWOT later she was a totally different person.

One of my clients is a top ranking radio station… found their staff were not performing as well as they could… they took advice from a leading international training centre… who in turn told them after their audit that the main issue with the personnel was their high level of stress… and offered them a two-day coaching session at an astronomical price… the radio station signed on the dotted line…

When I asked the person in charge he told me they had been lectured on stress and problems it generated…

What was really need was a few weekly sessions of workshops with the employees to teach them to detect stress and how to deal with it… which would have cost the station one tenth of what they had paid…

Another one of my clients is a national telecom operations leader… facing communication issues among their staff and with the client… they took their advice from a leading university who charged them the earth… to have their managers lectured on communication… all to no avail since nothing was ever implemented from there on… again a few workshops would have done it… at a tenth of the price…

Those people need the job done… not lecturing !

It is not the name or the offer that will get the job done… it is the work done that gets the job done !

What employers need is the right person in the right job at the right time… not some goofy overqualified guy who will tell the tale instead of getting the job done… and will cost them the earth !

Jesse CRAIGNOOU

From Plain Sailing

Rédigé par Jesse CRAIGNOU

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