Hiring easy when workers are plentiful, but what’s your plan for the future?

HR practitioners will have to start going out and actively searching for employees who fit the bill
By Dieter Schachhuber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/10/2003

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he good old days for recruiting are coming to an end. HR still relishes putting the unfriendly disclaimer in employment ads that “only those selected for an interview will be contacted.” Many employers are still enjoying the luxury of walk-ins and endless numbers of resumes.

For many HR professionals, attention has strayed away from the importance of effective recruiting and selection. It was easy to find the nugget in the sand when there were lots of nuggets and lots of sand. But with the economy working at a new pace and the prime working-age population of the 1980s and 1990s reaching the dreaded retirement bulge, there will likely less sand and even fewer nuggets.