Basic Assumptions

I’ve been giving some thought to what some people generally assume to be true:

  • All people are generally “good” at their core.
  • If I were in danger, someone would help me.
  • Life is fair.
  • And that recruiters typically know what they are doing. 😉

I think we can all agree that there are foundations assumptions that get us through our days with peace of mind. But are they true? Do we assume too many things to be true? Are we naive about things, or do we just not know and don’t take the time to find out the truth? Let’s look at each of those points.

“All people are generally ‘good’ at their core.” – I do think that most people have goodness, kindness, self-control, etc. inside of them. But sometimes circumstances have pushed it WAY down deep inside. You see evidence of the goodness when a crisis hits and there is an outpouring of concern that comes forward.

“If I were in danger, someone would help me.” – Not sure that I can prove this for the population in general, but we see random acts of kindness from strangers around us all of the time. You see everyday people who suddenly thrust into heroic situations at the drop of a hat. I believe that people are willing to help when presented with a need and opportunities.

“Life is fair.” – I think that life is fair, but the results will vary from person to person based on other factors. You hear from our current President the words, “fair” or “fairness” often, but in his context – I do not agree. To me, I don’t see how it is fair to take from one person to give to another person. Now, if someone wants to be presented with the opportunity to give and they choose to do so – that’s great! But for our government to mandate that we give what we have earned to others, nope. Not agreeing. If a student worked very hard to receive a 4.0 in college – sacrificed, studied long hours, really dedicated himself/herself to it – and another student sacrificed some, studied some, and somewhat dedicated himself/herself to it – yet the professor told the student with the 4.0 that it wasn’t fair that he/she should keep that GPA and should reduce their GPA by 2.0 to give to the other student – we’d be outraged.  No one would stand for that.

“Recruiters typically know what they are doing.” – When it comes to recruiting, in general, the candidate assumes that the recruiter speaking with them knows the company and position that they represent, but we all know that isn’t always true. Yet, that recruiter holds the financial fate of the candidate in his/her hands. Working with a dedicated recruiter, or team of recruiters, who knows your business, knows your managers, know your openings inside and out – this should be the desire of each organization. Contigency recruiters who work a position here for one company, and two positions over there for another company, and 6 more for yet another company – they aren’t dedicated to you and your brand.

RPO solves that problem. It is possible for an external recruiter to partner with you and know all of the details about your company. This should be the rule, not the exception. From a candidate point of view, they want to speak with someone who knows everything about that opportunity and has the influence with the hiring manager to get them considered. RPO allows a firm like Stark to partner with an organization and supply dedicated resources to your team to handle all of your recruiting efforts. They become one of you! There are strong advantages to this model and I would love to discuss your situation with you and see if RPO would be a viable option for you.