posted Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:02pm
to hate HR departments and this is why:
My dad firmly believes that if you want a job then go down there, walk in their office, show your interest and go talk to them in person. "show some back bone and show them why you are the man for the job, that's what I used to do."
You know what we get these days? You go walk into that office its the same response " Go online and apply, go online and apply, go online and apply...." Heck, our university recently had a job fair... every booth that came you know what they tell students... "go online and apply."
I really don't think any HR department around the globe realizes how demoralizing it is, to go onto website after website applying for jobs. You spend all this time making your resume, so that the "auto resume uploader" can incorrectly read all your information... so you have to spend an extra 30 minutes on each companies site correctly typing everything out that you already wrote on your resume.
And Then! you get judged by ridiculous merits such as "personality & decision making tests & GPA.
Guess what genius HR department.. any yahoo can go online and look up the answers to your tests, students take easier classes in university just so they can have high GPA's. These are the type of people you are hiring... ones who find the short cuts to beat the system. You are failing yourself. The real people out there who take the more difficult courses, so that they can be challenged and actually learn and reach higher levels which generally comes at sacrificing gpa, and the honest ones who don't go searching the answers... you are throwing them to curb over people who take the easy way to beat the system and these are the ones who are getting hired. You are shooting your companies in the foot and you don't even realize it.
This process that HR departments have created is so effin broken and demoralizing its not even funny. You have taken all the heart out of your companies,. We all know it doesn't take a genius to get a business degree.. That is why it is the most popular degree out there... but you have ruined any joy in the hiring process and your methodology of how to select the "good talent" is completely flawed.