Hitting the trifecta at Churchill Downs (or any track) is tricky enough. Hitting the candidate…
By John Borrowman, CPC
Borrowman Baker, LLC, BV Staffing + Consulting
A successful hire is like hitting the trifecta. The candidate trifecta. What does that mean for you?
To make a successful hire you must find someone who has the skills and experience you need, is ready to make a change now, and is—or is ready to be—where you are. Think of that as the candidate trifecta.
These are not linear hurdles. It can feel more like whack-a-mole. You can get two elements but the third remains elusive. If you are in a large market there are a lot of people who are where you are; and most likely a comparably large number of them with the skills and experience you need. The challenge is finding the one ready to change.
Sometimes they are ready to make a change and ready to be (or already are) in your market, but they don’t quite have the skills and experience you would like to see. The smaller your market, the more you may have to balance the trifecta by adjusting your benchmark for skills and experience.
Competition for good talent is fierce. In small market or large, when you see the candidate trifecta in front of you don’t delay.