We are in the midst of a paradigm shift in how hiring is adapting to the frenzy of social media. We are inundated with the new technologies to speed up the hiring process, yet as a result numerous experienced professionals are feeling lost ! Many have written us about their concerns and without “best practices” hiring your company risks the loss of irreplaceable talent or more importantly you risk your own career and future! I will address these issues in detail in the next Renard Newsletter.
The questions many have asked recently
1. Is the overwhelming scale of choices causing confusion in our hiring industry? A famous writer noted that, “as the choice turns to over-choice, freedom of more choice becomes the reverse—the unfreedom of choice." Selection confusion results in us fearing to make any hiring decisions at all! Or we second guess our preferences as we are overwhelmed with too many options and so we feel that we could have made a better choice and make none! This is as a result of the overflow of resumes that come from all sources to those doing the hiring and as we know 40% of resumes online are incorrect whether it be “intentionally” or “unintentionally” so, what are we to do?
2. With the global growth of Hotel Companies worldwide and different business and hiring practices from one country to another, how do I know whether I am operating in a legally acceptable business manner? *Please note in a recent legal case even a hotel which was abiding by the local regulations was still breaking the law in the country the hotel corporation is based and incorporated in. Even a hotel operated thousands of miles from its head office is bound by their laws and the corporation can be fined or sued for sexual or nationality discrimination.
3. How do I negotiate an offer and don’t lose the job? An outstanding “once in a life time” opportunity has come along but the offer is a bit lower than what I would have liked – but acceptable; should I negotiate or not? I am afraid to lose the job so how do I negotiate?
4. Is there a fool proof way to find a job? I have been looking for a job for sometime and have sent out many resumes; but haven’t received even one positive reply. Why is that? Is my resume in the right format? What do people look at now? Are there certain “buzz words” that will get my resume past the software filtering process clients now use?
5. How is age a factor any longer? Do I call it quits at 50 or can I still contribute? How can I use my age to my positive advantage?
6. I get interest from many clients to hire me, as I now work for one of the top 3 luxury brands; but I am unsure it is the right move for my future and so I turn all opportunities down. I need help to find the right role that I should accept. How can I decide what is the best career for me? Can you help? Let’s talk…
Do you have more questions you wish to discuss?
If you have further questions or if you want answers to any of these questions, perhaps we can meet on my upcoming trip to Asia.
I will attend HICAP in Hong Kong October 15th to 18th and the ITB October 23nd to 26th in Singapore. Enclosed is my full itinerary. Do you want to meet along the way? I have also enclosed some outstanding worldwide career opportunities. All are available at this time.
STEVE RENARD’S TRAVEL ITINERARY
· October 14-15 Bangkok
· October 16-18 Hong Kong
· October 18-21 Shanghai
· October 22 Beijing
· October 23-26 Singapore
At Renard, customer service is not a "Department" it's an "Attitude"!
Stephen J. Renard
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