SmartRecruiters Hiring Success Journal


Collaboration Is Key

Great Hiring Takes More Than Training. Collaboration is Key.

In a recent post on LinkedIn, James Ellis says that if we want better hires, we have to do a better job at training hiring managers. He says hiring is a skill that can be taught, but that it’s “ignored by almost all professional development programs.”

That may be true, but hiring top talent isn’t simply a matter of teaching individual managers specific skills. Hiring takes teamwork, and that requires establishing more engaging, more collaborative relationships across the entire organization.

Given that collaboration is so critical to making great hires, SmartRecruiters is hosting a webinar this Tuesday:

“Collaboration is Key: Engaging Hiring Managers”
Tuesday February 14 — 10 a.m. PT

Featuring Robin Erickson, PhD
Vice President, Talent Acquisition Research
Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Yes, specific skills such as interviewing, evaluation, and others are essential, but I often find that hiring managers simply don’t understand the recruiter’s role, and vice versa.

Dr. Erickson’s experience suggests that while training in specific skills is important, successful companies are those that make sure that recruiters and hiring managers each have a much deeper understanding of each of their roles.

During the webinar, she will:

  • Discuss how the relationships between recruiting and hiring roles have been “dysfunctional” in many organizations.
  • Demonstrate a collaborative model than can improve these relationships.
  • Present a series of actionable tactics to take to make talent acquisition far more efficient and successful.

I saw a comment on James’s post by Mark Herbert, who noted:

“I tell managers if you have poor staff and HR hired them it is their fault. If they are with you longer than 60 days it is your fault.

Hiring and selection is a management role, not exclusively an HR role.”

I couldn’t agree more. Or to put it another way, if you have the wrong people in place, you simply can’t expect one department to shoulder the entire responsibility. But with the right people in place, your potential is limitless.

Our webinar will offer some excellent insights in how you can do just that, so if you want better hires, please join in and register now.

Nupur Vilas

Nupur Vilas