The Last Few Feet of a Race: How Do you Make Employers Feel the Urgency To Pull the Hiring Trigger?
We ran into an interesting situation with a project today and wonder if anyone has seen anything similar. Both my HR client counterpart and I are very frustrated. We did a good job on recruiting for a Plant Manager position and the VP Operations has 2 finalists. He wants to hire one of the two and each has had 4 interviews. He just needs to make up his mind and make the offer.
We just realized that now he is not in a hurry because, in the VP’s mind, he’s already filled the job and has mentally moved onto other things. My HR counterpart and I both know that the candidates are anxious but our VP is immune to that. He is relaxed and thinks he just needs to push a button. We are nervous and fear the button may just open a trap door to oblivion if he takes too long. Arrrgh!
How do we light a fire under a damp blanket?