What does recruitment mean to you?

Do you consider recruitment to be an activity to find someone with the qualifications and experience to do the job, or a critical element of the organisation’s strategy to deliver the business plan?

Reading the appointments pages of The Sunday Times, it is evident that South African companies and the public sector subscribe to the ‘qualifications and experience’ school of thought. But a recent study of effective managers concludes that this is not what great managers believe, nor practice. Rather, it’s talent that determines whether the required outputs of the role are delivered.

Too often executives, who formulate strategy, do so without knowing whether the capacity exists to deliver. This is inevitable when recruitment is not aligned with strategy delivery. Every appointment should increase the capacity to execute.

Email us on confidant@CONFIDANT.co.za if you would like to discuss this topic further. An associate of The CONFIDANT Group will contact you to set up a meeting.

Note: there is no cost for this service in Gauteng. Travel and accommodation costs may apply in other regions.

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