Hiring Decisions and Your Fantasy Football Team
By Catie Bush
It’s that time of year when you’re probably seeing a lot more arguments and name-calling in your office. After all, there’s a lot riding on your fantasy football team! It takes a lot of time, experience, research and sometimes money to put together a winning roster.
And let’s be honest, we’re already a couple of weeks in to the NFL season. Most of our dreams of fantasy football glory and office bragging rights have already been dashed.
In a lot of ways, creating a winning team for your business is similar to picking that perfect fantasy football lineup.
Making the Right Pickup
When a player gets hurt or becomes ineligible, you have to fill your spot before the next big game. Those top free agent players are in high demand so the timeliness of picking them up is very important.
The same goes for adding top talent to your company. High demand candidates and taken off the market quickly because they are the target of every other hiring manager in your industry. Speed of hire is extremely important to keep candidates interested and also to give a good reputation to your company. Many candidates view their first interaction with the company as an indicator of what it’s like to work there. So if your process takes too long, expect it to have a negative impact on recruiting.
Relying on Stats
Stats can’t always be the sole reason for picking up a player. You have to look at the team surrounding that player. Maybe the 1st string is out with an injury and the player you are researching will get a majority of the carries. Game changer!
Hiring managers can make the mistake of making a decision on a candidate based on the stats found in resumes. Like player stats, the information can be useful but doesn’t give a true concept on their personal skills, work ethic, or attitude. Context is everything
In the end it’s all about the team. Having the best player doesn’t guarantee you a spot in the playoffs or a successful business. Having a well balanced team is more prosperous. Hiring candidates based not only on experience but also their cultural compatibility with your company is a way to ensure a strong and unified team in the workplace.