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Recruiting The Impossible: Finding Needle in A Haystack-Candidates

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January 5, 2016


guy_magnify_glass3-075761-edited.jpgPeople, by nature, are constantly looking to find patterns and similarities in life to create shortcuts that avoid risk – we like safety, not danger. Search the internet for the term apophenia, the experience of perceiving patterns or connections, and you could find yourself sucked into a wormhole of explanations as to why humans are averse to leaving their comfort zone. It’s just who we are. 

Sometimes, it isn’t easy to leave the friendly confines of an old office space that’s come to feel more like a place you have to go rather than a place you want to go.

Even if a career fit isn’t right anymore, the work is no longer fulfilling and there could be that perfect job out there just waiting to be filled, the fear of the unknown prevents too many people from finding a job that’s more than just “that thing you do for money for eight-plus hours every day.”

But not always.

Often, all it can take is a little push with a bit of convincing to discover that a new opportunity is ­the opportunity. Especially when you have a set of skills that few people have, not just in your city, region or state, but in the country.

Whether you’re a company in search of this hard-to-find person, or a talented individual who may need some help to find that true career calling, there are experts out there who can lend a hand…like Yoh, for example.


The Dilemma

One of our clients, a leader in developing semiconductors for the wireless and broadband communication industries, was in need of an individual with a very specific skill set. Not only were these people hard to find, but they can be hard to hire as well. They’re often paid quite well (very well, actually), and usually have a pretty good thing going wherever they currently are.

After finding this person, it required an amount of coercing to convince the candidate that leaving his current job would be the best decision he could make (even though he hadn’t updated his resume in more than 10 years).


The Strategy

Working as a half investigator, half career coach, our Yoh recruiter researched his unique talent pool and the specific needs of the role that needed filling and was able to speak the right job language to let this perfect candidate know the move he’d be making would be the right one. Working all hours (including while on vacation) to help this perfect candidate rebuild his resume and prep him for interviews, our recruiter managed the entirety of the hiring and negotiation process and got the right talent for the job and the right compensation for the talent.


The Impact

Simply put: we got it done. Yoh found the ideal candidate to fill a highly detailed and specific role and the candidate loved his new job. He received the title, compensation and bonus structure he required to leave his existing position and continues to update the Yoh recruiter to this day how much he appreciates the career push he received.

Getting a job is personal. We know. That’s why we make sure every position we fill is the right fit for client and candidate alike.

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This blog was written by Matt Rivera. Matt serves as Vice President, Marketing and Communications and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Yoh’s marketing and brand communications. Matt holds a degree in Journalism/Public Relations and has been working in the staffing industry for more than 25 years. Prior to this role, Matt held many different roles from branch recruiting and proposal writing to technology management and online marketing.

Topics: Recruiting Trends, Case Studies

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