I decided to write a blog that is more personal and hopefully will provide relevance to my current practice. I’ve had the largest mental block lately trying to question certain areas within our industry for Recruiting Blogs. The fact of the matter is that sometimes we find parallels of what we do in comparison to other industries. And with that, wonder, where will this take us?
I completed my undergraduate degree in political science focussing on the development between people, society, and the governing body. Similar to recruiting, we work towards placing the right fit, managing the recruiting lifecycle of coaching Contractors, Hiring Managers and the hiring process from open to close. In the interim, we also manage and establish key relationships within the industry for better practice and performance. Not to suggest that Harper is also looking at the way we recruit to better determine their policies, however he also recruits players to maintain party discipline, similar to recruiters sourcing candidates and maintaining candidate control.
The study of human interaction defines political science, and with that, defines Human Resources. The existence of municipal and provincial governments, maintaining the cultural grounds to sustain the livelihood in which we live; similar to the organizational values to maintain the order and productivity in which we work.
The study of human resources similar to psychology and “people management” is what politics is all about anyways, no?
And, how do we manage the contingent workforce effectively and which culture suits best? Is this a “cut and paste” scenario where one system works for all? Does democracy work for every country?
I appreciate your time in reading my blog and your thoughts and comments are absolutely encouraged.