“I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate.”
Yesterday I wrote a post called Would You Be Willing To Pay For Interview Feedback that caused some people to lose their minds. I asked what I thought was a simple question: Would you be willing to pay for interview feedback? Not just normal, thanks, but no thanks, interview feedback, but really in-depth career development type of feedback from the organization that interviewed you. You can read the comments here – they range from threats to outright hilarity! Needless to say, there is a lot of passion on this topic.
Here’s what I know:
– Most companies do a terrible job at delivery any type of feedback after interviews. Terrible.
– Most candidates only want two things from an interview.
1. To Be Hired
2. If not hired, to know a little about why they didn’t get hired
Simple, right? But, this still almost never happens! Most large companies, now, automate the entire process with email form letters. Even those lucky enough to get a live call, still get a watered-down, vanilla version of anything close to something that we would consider helpful.
Read the whole post over at The Tim Sackett Project (an FOT contributor blog).
If you Google “Tim Sackett” you’ll find our Tim, and a truck driver chaplain. Our Tim is NOT the truck driver chaplain, although how awesome would that be if he was!? He is a prolific writer in the HR and TA space who just happens to also run an Engineering and IT contract staffing agency (HRU Technical Resources) out of Michigan. He also writes every day at his own blog, the Tim Sackett Project. Weirdly, he’s known as an expert in workplace hugging, which was kind of cool years ago, but now seems painfully creepy, but we still love him and he’s fairly harmless. Tim is also on the board of the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP), lifetime Michigan State Spartan fan, husband to a Hall of Fame wife, 3 sons, and his best friend Scout. He also wrote a book with SHRM called The Talent Fix, you can find it on Amazon.