The pace of change has accelerated the need for good people to ensure success in implementing IT solutions. Companies can no longer use traditional methods for recruiting talent, as technology changes have made it impossible for internal resources to devote the time necessary to ensure success. Companies traditionally have relied upon the HR Organization to manage the process, with help from the IT Staff. Due to hiring mistakes, and the length of time it has taken to find qualified candidates, many companies turn to the outside for help and advice, only to learn that few people have the answer.
The problems with IT recruiting is technology, and the lack of people internally who understand what is needed. For example: Selecting a qualified SAP Specialist requires someone who understands what the person will be doing and someone who understands the software. All too often HR understands neither, thus they are at the mercy of a well written resume, or worse, an aggressive outside recruiter.
What is the right process, and why does this process make sense? First let us look at what is wrong with some of the processes used today.