We can thank Millenials, also known as Generation Y, for changing the recruiting game, according to Dr. Ira Wolfe, founder and president of Success Performance Solutions.
is an expert in helping companies recruit employees from all generations, but as a self-proclaimed 'Gen Y trapped in a Baby Boomer body,' Wolfe
has figured out what works for the younger set - at least until a new technology or social media platform changes things again.
In other words, Wolfe
warns that "Trying to recruit and hire employees today without using technology and social media is like trying to send an email using a typewriter.
Recruiting has become a complex process that requires hiring managers to know how and where job seekers look for jobs and then quickly engage them.
"An exceptional "candidate experience" isn't just a buzzword anymore but an essential competitive strategic advantage."
Dr. Ira Wolfe, founder and president of Success Performance Solutions says, "Trying to recruit and hire employees today without using technology and social media is like trying to send an email using a typewriter."
has studied this "new world" recruiting process extensively.
insights and advice have been featured in Inc. magazine
, the Huffington Post, PBS and on countless web blogs and job search engine sites.
written a book on the topic - Geeks, Geezers, and Googlization, How to Manage the Unprecedented Convergence of the Wired, the Tired and Technology in the Workplace ¬- and has coined the term "Recroogilization" to describe how companies can recruit better talent in today's market.
"It's time to stop resisting, kicking and fighting change," Wolfe
"Companies, and specifically HR, need to embrace the world as it is today.
In a search-driven, digital world, recruiting tools are merely commodities - available to anyone who wants to use them.
But that doesn't mean you should declare them useless.
Top talent has choices where they work and Success Performance Solutions
helps companies become more responsive, effective, and efficient when it comes to recruiting and hiring."
clients, mostly small and medium size businesses in a variety of industries, with proprietary software and screening solutions that help recruiters streamline the recruiting process.
When coupled with a good social media strategy and mobile-friendly applications, automation allows companies to conduct a comprehensive search that is user-friendly, responsive, and affordable.
After the applications are screened and sorted, the next step in Wolfe's strategy comes into play - testing.
is a "DISC" enthusiast, he
warns clients the assessment was never designed or validated for hiring.
recommends what he
calls "the whole person approach" and helps companies select the best testing to assess job, team, and cultural fit.
"Sometimes it can be a single instrument," Wolfe
"But when attitude, skills, and the ability to hit the ground running are important, it may require a combination of a few different tools."
While testing helps winnow down the applicant pool, many companies ignore what Wolfe believes may be an assessment's most important value - the interview questions.
provides recruiters, HR, or hiring managers with interview questions based on the test results.
For instance, if test results indicate an applicant may not perform well in high pressure situations or fast-paced workplace, Wolfe
suggests questions that will help uncover vulnerabilities and how likely the candidate will succeed or fail once on the payroll.
Dent said, "Ira's
services comprise helpful insights in determining the "fit" of a person within an organization.
"I don't ever want to do a new hire without Ira's
input," Dent said.
And that's what really differentiates Success Performance Solutions
- customer service.
"Truth be told," says Wolfe
, "technology and testing are just products - and there are a lot of good ones.
What our competition hasn't been able to replicate is how we cater to our clients - large and small."
Just the Facts
• Company Name: Success Performance Solutions
• President: Dr. Ira Wolfe
• Phone: (O) 484-373-4300 or 717-291-4640; (M) 717-333-8286
• Fax: 888-255-5746
book, Geeks, Geezers, and Googlization, is available at http://geeksgeezersgooglization.com