You’ve heard people talking about book clubs. Maybe you want to know more—Who goes? How do you choose a book? Aren’t book clubs just an excuse to have wine and snacks with your friends? Depending on the book club, those answers vary. I have been in a book club for close to 10 years. There are some other members who have been there since the beginning with me, and as the group has evolved, we have invited a few more. We now have a group of 12 committed women with widely ranging tastes, opinions, dietary needs and families.
A recent survey conducted by Talent Board asked participants to rate their likelihood of referring others based on their most recent application/interviewing process. Nearly 50% of those surveyed (44%) indicated they would “Definitely Not.” Take a minute. Let that sink in. Now think about what the candidates you’ve been in touch with in the last 90 days would say about your organization? Sobering isn’t it?