Make it Simple, Make it Easy. What's the Difference?
By Tim Walker
Make it Simple. It’s the first of four mantras in M Force’s new Make a Difference philosophy (Make it Simple, Make it Easy, Make it Personal, Make a Difference). It’s also an idea other businesses have tried to achieve. I also know that you’re probably wondering how it’s any different than the second idea in that list, Make it Easy. We had that same thought as while discussing the specifics of this new philosophy here at M Force, and it dawned on us that there’s actually a pretty significant difference.
In theory, if you burn more calories (exercise) than you take in (eat), you’ll lose weight. Simple, right? Perhaps. But as anyone who has dieting can tell you, it’s not easy. There are tons of mitigating factors and temptations that have turned losing weight into a multi-million dollar industry. In our business, there are many things that, as hard as we may try, just can’t be simple.
Turn on the news or log on to your favorite website and you’ll hear stories about the complexities employers are dealing with in regards to the new health care law. This is complicated stuff. The laws and changing regulations create an environment that is not simple in almost any sense of the word. But it’s our job to make it easy. We want to help take the burden and headaches away from our customers. We might not be able to make it simple, but we can do our best to make it easy.
Let’s also take a look at the example of hiring a new employee. It’s a process that’s neither easy nor simple (if you do it correctly, that is). There are multiple processes that make it complicated (resume searching, screening, interviewing, negotiations, hiring time and cost, benefits, etc) and difficult (making the RIGHT decision for your open position, company culture, education and experience requirements). It’s our goal to strip away those steps and complications to create a simple, easy experience.
If you’re looking for a job, you’re in a similar situation. It’s a complicated process (writing a resume, searching for open jobs, applying, interviewing, etc) and it’s not easy at times (the stress, anxiety and uncertainties of unemployment, relocation and starting over in a new job). How can our recruiters make that process easy and simple? We can take the time to actually talk with you not only about your skills and experience, but also the unique personal circumstances that are important in any job search. That way we can simplify the process by finding jobs that meet your qualifications, while making it easier for you to be comfortable with a major change.
Make it Simple, Make it Easy. It’s our promise to you. For more on our new Make a Difference campaign, check out this post from our VP, Andy Moss.