7. Jun, 2018

Move fast, to be first ...

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You know these days, when a lot of different influences come together and end up in the same story? I had one of these days today.

When I think of some of my earlier work, it really seems a fortunate coincidence that I succeeded. Helmut Jahn, German - Architect Born: January 4, 1940

It started in the morning when I did get a phonecall from my rightplacement partner, if I would be interested to participate in a panel discussion at the CEBIT next week Tuesday? The discussion is supposed to cover topics like - IT job market, who are the companies looking for, what profiles are in demand in digitization, what do the applicants have to bring with them, what are the companies doing to get applicants, etc. - will be organized by the Computerwoche, the online newspaper that asked me to cover their career advice during the Christmas period 2017.

Next was an email from a Google search I have activated, to follow Martin Gaedt and his activities. He is the "Rock Your Idea" and "Mythos Fachkräftemangel" (Myth Skilled labor shortage - http://martingaedt.de/mythos-fachkraeftemangel/) author and did participate in a panel discussion about exactly this topic - Are we guilty of the skills shortage?, see  https://www.elektroniknet.de/markt-technik/karriere/selbst-schuld-am-fachkraeftemangel-154246.html, sorry only in German. Key messages are:

  • Treat candidates like customers, see the recruiting company and processes with their eyes, in their shoes 😉
  • Appreciate the candidates, to win their interest
  • Further develop your own staff, to close existing skills GAPS
  • Establish "New Work" environments and make employees a part of the decision making process
  • Make your recruiting focus more international

Finally the LinkedIn Talent Blog did send a new post in the afternoon about Why Canada's Biggest Bank Is Looking to a Tech Expert to Shake Up Its Recruiting Process  https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/talent-on-tap/2018/canadas-biggest-bank-using-tech-to-improve-recruiting?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzEmail&utm_content=946764&utm_campaign=0, with similar key messages:

  • Put yourself in the shoes of your candidates, for internal and external candidates
  • Use a design thinking approach for the recruiting process
  • Artificial Intelligence is your friend
  • Define a clear vision, how to solve your skills shortage and setup your team for success 

If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough. Mario Andretti, American - Driver Born: February 28, 1940