Offers are like eggs, you may not know which egg hatches at what time. Recruiters lay eggs (offers) and wait for the chicken (Joinee) to come out. Only count the chickens which has completely hatched and come out healthy. What normally happens in the recruitment industry is that the offers are counted as joinees and the back-ups are considered only at the moment when the candidate says ‘NO’.
A client explains what kind of chicken they want which is not available in the world, Project manager understands the kind of chicken and do not want it to come out of an egg. An interviewer either doesn’t want the hen to drop an egg nor to cut it (Holding candidates for long time without coming to a conclusion). Recruiter explains the duration of the egg to hatch and the chicken to come out. External recruitment consultants are not given a clear picture about the scenario. They understand it as a duck rather than a chicken. Consultants send the duck and the interviewer shortlist the resume. Recruiter in a corporate gets confused whether to continue sourcing a duck or a chicken. After you lay eggs which belong to a sparrow, the client, project manager follows you everyday to check whether the eggs had been hatched.
- Because of the pressure, recruiter tries to hatch by himself/herself (too much pressure on candidate to join early) then the egg breaks and gets stink. A rotten egg can also spoil other eggs.
- Before you sit on your hiring process get confirmation from your client / project manager on the time taken for a recruitment life cycle.
- Don’t accept the work which makes you to lay any kind of eggs and to hatch asap.
- Always count the chicken after it hatches and always have back-up offers.