New ways to find the talent you need

By Katherine Stanley

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Whatever business you’re in, your company or project is only as good as the people working on it. This is as true now as it has always been. However, it was not until quite recently the business community has realized that we can’t keep recruiting talent the way we always have.

In the old days, a company needing to fill a position would run an ad in the local paper or on a job site, and then sit tight. Applications would pour in, some filtering would take place, and the best possible candidate out of available applicants would be hired. Somehow that did the trick, and therefore many companies didn’t even bother to have a human resources department.

But times have changed. At some point, perhaps connected to the evolution of service industries and the rise of tech companies whose value creation depended almost exclusively on the quality of their workforce, firms started thinking that maybe there was a source of competitive advantage in HR. Companies that reacted to this insight got the upper hand, while for others, the news has taken longer to sink in, and they’re starting to pay the … continue reading

Via:: Tico Times