Q: "How does an organization entice top-tier talent when it is embroiled in chaos?"
A5: ..appeal to a prospective employee's sense of patriotic duty and self-interest. Here is the pitch: "You're serving your movement and community. The job won't last that long. Administrations don't go on forever, but afterwards, you will be more valuable." ..At the end of the day, he added, that is the kind of offer employers, regardless of industry, should make whenever they're courting an in-demand candidate. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : What would Human Resources Do? A3: ..a job at an organization in crisis and unfazed by completely reversing course on any given endeavor, is for someone with a military background. "People who are used to accepting direction and executing orders for the good of the greater mission," he said. And perhaps, most importantly, "they're used to falling on their swords for superiors." ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : A6: ..Mercurial could be a great thing. "If somebody's telling you that one day something is good and one day something is bad, that creates the opportunity to go with either direction." Turmoil is more tolerant of deviations from the norm and, even in cases where they may not be officially condoned, a motivated worker-bee can typically go unnoticed and on task while the rest of the hive buzzes around trying to save their own jobs. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : A2: A candidate most likely to thrive under these circumstances, is one who is flexible and creative because they can more easily adapt to unforeseen changes. For someone like this chaos is a terrific trigger for innovation. from e-mail: Invite TSR and MUM alumni retirees to help on projects.. this brings people together for a common cause.. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : What Would Human Resources Do?: Paraphrased from a NPR report.. Q: "How does an organization entice top-tier talent when it is embroiled in chaos?" In other words, WWHRD: What would human resources do? A1: It would help for interested yet tentative applicants to think of the troubled company as a "sinking ship." .."If you get on board it and it sinks, nobody blames you," he laughed. "If it's sinking and something nice happens and it turns around you get all the credit!"