I have just finished reading Malcolm Galdwell’s book ‘Blink’ and have subsequent written a post about this on the Six Figures blog, http://blog.sixfigures.com.au/
I think it relates very much to using our intuition when hiring and going with our instincts about clients and candidates. I know myself that I have had those ‘Blink’ moments when I have interviewed a great candidate and just “know” they are great for a role or company without knowing exactly why.
Other times you interview candidates and they stack up well on paper, when you meet them and so on, however for some reason something does not add up and you don’t listen to your intuition and inevitably it goes pear shaped. I recall one stand out candidate who I put foward for a role with a big four accounting firm who managed to charm us all (though I always felt something did not add up). She was quickly hired by the client and shortly after it all fell to pieces. If only I went with my Blinkfeeling I would have saved us all a lot of trouble.
I would love to hear more about others Blink Recruitment moments - both the highs and the lows.