Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Apparently Well-Prepared Employer

A couple of weeks ago somebody on LinkedIn said that the proof that most of us don't care about our careers is in our lack of planning and care in executing those plans. I have been tempted to retort that it's obvious to me that few employers much care who they hire. Otherwise they would take more pains in defining what work they actually want done and how to recruit someone who would enjoy growing into their jobs.

It was with my customary, perfectly dreadful attitude toward the majority of employers that I happened upon the pages that McKinsey & Company use to support those who are considering applying there. Do take a look.

McKinsey seems to know what they want in their consultants, they believe they know how to find out whether applicants have what they need, and they can even tell applicants how to prepare so that both sides are able to judge one another effectively. Now, obviously few companies can afford to go to these lengths but considering that personnel represent one of the most important, and most problematic aspects, of any enterprise I wonder that employers seem to give so little attention (care?) to recruiting.