Leaders vs. Managers: Hiring Kung Fu.

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And just when I thought I was done with this topic, I run into this:

"Managers make sure that work follows an established process. They don't like change. Leaders, on the other hand, are restless creatures like gamblers who get excited about doing things a new way.

"Now, here's the problem: There's a great need for talent and a glut of unqualified candidates. It's going to take a leader to figure out how to move forward. And, Recruiting is full of managers.

"One solution: take recruiting away from HR and give it to marketing people who know how to sell. Another: give it to the operational leaders who have the knowledge needed to assess the candidates technical skills."

Per Kevin Wheeler, via The Recruiting Animal blog.

If you think that's genius (or if you think it's complete bunk), read Kevin's entire article here. Whatever side of the fence you happen to be on, it is well worth ten minutes. (And if you're an HR professional, it's the kind of internet research that you can defend to your internet-on-the-job-hating managers.)

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