Wading through the expert opinions and projections as to when the coronavirus veil will finally lift is a full-time job. With so much noise and misinformation, it is difficult to know who to trust. This is especially challenging for leaders of organizations trying to plan and prepare for a new world. Making accurate financial projections and piecing together coherent strategic plans that can make a 6-month run in the current climate is a luxury. I was told recently by an individual who seems to always have a solid pulse on market trends that he thinks it will be five years at a minimum before things return to some semblance of normal (full restaurants, no masks, etc.). Woof.
by Matt Thomas
With hundreds of successful placements under our belt here at Core Ventures, I wish I could tell you that all of them were nice, easy strolls to the finish line. Unfortunately, that’s not reality. Because we do our best to stay engaged all the way through to the start date it’s not uncommon for our Staffing Consultants to be up late negotiating counteroffers, explaining pto, and helping our clients and candidates make the best possible decisions.
Sometimes our clients get cold feet. It happens. Hiring people is risky and a miss is expensive. Many of our clients need people to come in and add value immediately. There is always some pressure and uncertainty in the hiring process. Whenever a client who had been high on a candidate gets cold feet towards the end, our favorite question to ask them is, “What does your gut tell you?” More often than not their fears are rooted in past negative experiences, not their current reality, and we can help them close the deal. Sometimes, though, they can’t shake that something feels off. It’s here that we tell our clients, trust your gut.