A successful hire is like hitting the trifecta. The candidate trifecta. What does that mean…
By John Borrowman, CPC
Borrowman Baker, LLC, BV Staffing + Consulting
Hitting the trifecta at Churchill Downs (or any track) is tricky enough. Hitting the candidate trifecta is an even tougher challenge. How can you manage your bet so that you win?
The trifecta was first initiated at Arlington Park in 1971 and remains one of the toughest bets in horse racing. You don’t have to make a bet. If you do and if you win, though, the payout can be big. The candidate trifecta, on the other hand, is something you face every time you hire.
Hitting the candidate trifecta requires finding someone who A) has the skills and experience you need, B) is ready to make a change now, and C) lives—or is prepared to relocate to—where you are. These are not hurdles that you have to leap over in a linear sequence. They are elements to be considered holistically.
If your candidate meets A and B, but not C, you might need to consider a remote-working arrangement. If your candidate meets A and C, but not B, you might need to sweeten the financial pot to create a greater incentive for a change. If your candidate meets B and C but is a little short on A, you might need to adjust the skills/experience threshold.
Finding and hiring BV talent is a challenge in today’s world. You have to hit the candidate trifecta. Simply knowing what you face can help you place your bets more productively.