Writing business fit job specs.
There is an important element of job specs that goes often forgotten by companies : Your candidates are real individuals. They are not super heroes. They are experienced but they don't hone all the skills in the universe.
So there’s a fair bet that your SEO guru with coding ability and expert knowledge of Photoshop, who’s also a team player and speaks 4 languages does not exist. That’s what CVs are about : They tell you what they think you want to hear. You can’t truly blame it on the candidates. After all most companies write job specs without reviewing business gaps. Just because you like the idea of an SEO guru it doesn't mean that you truly have the structure and the projects necessary for one in-house.
More useful would be to truly identify the realistic skills you need in your business and which part of these can be effectively fulfilled as an in-house position. More often than not finding the closest match to your job specs requirements does not mean finding the best candidate for the company.
Using digital intelligence to understand and identify the relevant skill gaps in your business is key in recruitment situations.
Candidates are not super heroes.
And you are not Gotham City.
Digital Intelligence helps.
Using digital intelligence to understand and identify the relevant skill gaps and how to fulfill them in your business structure is key in recruitment situations.