Are you a monkey or an organ grinder?

Posted on February 06, 2019 by PaulHickey | Recruitment

In recruitment terms, are you a typical Monkey who does the same old tricks or an Organ Grinder, who takes charge and leads the way?

To truly understand the importance of today’s article, please take a few minutes to watch this thought-provoking video which, could seriously change how you think about doing business.

If your answer is YES to any of the following questions, in recruitment terms, you are most certainly a typical Monkey?

  • Do you advertise your vacancies online?
  • Do you give the vacancy to multiple recruiters?
  • Do you have to sift through dozens of CV’s?
  • Do you come across irrelevant CV’s?
  • Do you still recruit like it's 1999?

If your answer is YES to any of the following questions, then you are definitely an Organ Grinder!

  • Do you use video as part of your evaluation process?
  • Do you evaluate your teams’ behaviour first?
  • Do you evaluate candidate behaviour, and compare it?
  • Do you have a trusted recruitment partner you can rely on?
  • Do you have at least a 96% new hire retention rate (over 12 months)?

Here’s the thing, over the last 20 years most businesses have completely changed the way they operate. Think about how your Finance, Operations, Logistics, Technical and Sales departments have changed through advances in technology, communications, travel, buying habits etc. “Beyond belief” wouldn’t be too strong of a statement, would it?

Successful hiring managers have also changed their ways, by embracing technology and implementing smarter ways of working to improve efficiencies and where possible, reduce costs.

Let’s face it, what separates the Organ Grinder from the Monkey is quite simple. The Organ Grinder is smart enough to realise that their business can only ever be as good as its people and will DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

BY the way, they don’t do what they’ve always done, they do what needs to be done. They don’t follow the trends, they set them. They don’t accept the status quo, they take action and push for excellence.

In my view, the most important question to ask yourself is this; “Do we have at least a 96% new hire retention rate (over 12 months)?”. If your answer is NO, you need to think long and hard as to why this is and what the true cost of this inefficiency is on your bottom line.

Here is our Good Hire Calculator so you go do the maths for yourself, it only takes a few mins and its completely free.