Are you holding out for a Golden Unicorn?
Are you holding out for that golden unicorn?
I recently had a conversation with a potential new client who has been referred to me as she was struggling to recruit. This lady had been recruiting for a role for 12 months. She has used numerous local recruitment agencies as well as the local press and had been unsuccessful.
I told her that I would be remiss if I was to take on the role as is. What she was looking for is just not available in her local market. They just don't exist. I advised her that she could keep on doing what she was doing and likely get the same results. OR she would need to make a compromise on what she was looking for and train on the skills that she cannot find.
If you have been recruiting for the same position for a long time and are just not getting the right candidates consider this: Are you looking for a golden unicorn?
Don't waste your time looking for something that doesn't exist. Instead look at what does exist and consider what elements you could train in-house and make your own golden unicorn :)