Skip to comments.Republicans, Welcome to Human Resources
Posted on 02/01/2010 9:54:46 AM PST by jfd1776
Republicans, Welcome to Human Resources by John F. Di Leo, for Illinois Review, February 1, 2010 A.D.
Good morning, Republicans. Congratulations; youve been hired for a job one of very short duration, but of critical importance. For 13 hours, you'll be working in HR; youll be selecting your government.
You have quite a task before you. Evaluate a stack of resumes and applications, and decide which of the newcomers is the best choice and often too, decide which current employees deserve a promotion.
When the contract hiring you was originally written, things were a bit different than they are today, so weve had to amend it a few times. We didnt have factions at all in those days, as we called them then though these parties sprang up so immediately (its hard to imagine, isnt it, that the Founders didnt plan for them). The original plan was to do it all in just one day but with the advent of parties, weve had to split your HR contract into two days; one day in the spring to narrow down the field, then another in the fall to do the final hiring.
In the business of Executive Recruiting (please dont call us headhunters; that term is just so yesterday, you know and we can do without any more images of heads on pikes, this year), we have two general approaches: contingency and retainer.
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