Recruitment with a smile

by

From the Times comes this big plug for the recruitment policies of pharmaceuticals giant Glaxo Smith Kline and their radical (at least compared to many other organisations) concept of treating every job-seeker who comes their way with courtesy and respect.

Why? It’s the bottom line, stupid. Says GSK’s VP of global recruitment, “even if they are turned down for a job by us, they should walk away with the feeling that this is a phenomenal company.”

If your company recruits about 6,000 people a year, and half a dozen or so candidates are interviewed for every one hired, that’s nearly 40,000 people who will have formed an opinion of your company by the way they were treated. If they did not enjoy the experience, this adds up to a Premier League-sized crowd of disgruntled people who will often tell their friends and take their business elsewhere. Yet it need not be like this. Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK), the pharmaceuticals group, believes that treating applicants appropriately — even those who were turned down — can turn them into ambassadors for your company.

The Times | GSK sugars pill for weary job hunters

Repost This
comments powered by Disqus

connect with us

you can also . . .


All material copyright © 2000-2014 Management-Issues.com, except where otherwise noted. | Site powered by SedaSoft
Back to TOP

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Sign up for a monthly round-up of the best news, views and ideas from Management-Issues.com. We won't bombard you with junk and you can unsubscribe at any time.

view a sample | privacy policy