This is quite a scary article providing a range of statistics damning today's modern leadership and their ineffectiveness of being able to recruit the next generation of leaders for their businesses! "Gut feel" and likability factor are still too prevalent in today's recruitment practices.
On review, are your Leaders experts in talent assessment and acquisition? Do you solely rely on an interview to select a new employee and hope that they work out?
If employing people is such a costly exercise, why don't organisations invest more time to train their Leaders in interviewing and develop robust interview processes to ensure long term hiring success?
There has long been an assumed link between the quality of leadership a company has and its ability to attract and retain great people. But why is that? Is it because a Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg simply attract talent? Or is there something else going on at a more systemic level? A global survey of HR professionals that we just completed, points to something a little more complex going on. One of the central questions that helped us dig into this leadership question was how effective these HR professionals felt their own leaders were. Based on this response, we were able to look at the impact strong leaders had on a number of activities surrounding recruitment.