HR Talent Picking Lessons From The Presidential Campaign
The Presidential campaigns from both parties are in full force now as the November elections approach. The Republican National Convention is wrapping up in Tampa Florida and the Democrats will soon follow with their convention in the coming weeks. Anyone who works in human resources or has some experience with hiring recognizes easily that the whole charade is akin a job interview only the open position in this case is the Presidency of the United States. Indeed, each candidate presents themselves to those who they would be working for, the voters, while highlighting their various talents and achievements. The hiring committee, voting electorate, then weighs the various strengths and weaknesses of each candidate and must come to a decision by the deadline, November 7th. TLNT continues with other similarities and what we can learn, “There are clearly are some similarities and some other things an employer could learn.
- The primaries weed out the weak candidates
- It has more to do with personality and a human connection than we want to admit
- Sometimes, it just comes down to who wants it more
- A bit of negative information can have a multiplier effect
What we can learn from the presidential campaign
So, what can an HR professional learn from the U.S. presidential race when it comes to selecting better talent?
- Sometimes, you just need to ignore the noise
- Know what issues matter and what don’t
- Make the candidate work for it
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Source - TLNT