This episode is part of a recruitment mini-series; where I will be focusing on various characteristics that I believe are important in recruitment. And while I believe many of these themes are universal, I will of course be focusing on software development.
Somewhat at odds with the title of the mini-series, I first ask the question: "should you be recruiting at all?"
I find many organisations are recruiting when they shouldn't be ... Along with more than a few that should be recruiting and aren't.
I believe our traditional management techniques would have us recruit to solve the wrong types of problems - which can often produce the opposite of the desired outcome.
In this episode, I will be looking at some of the reasons why recruitment may not be solving the right problem.