Re: Horrifying Things Said In Interviews
@Susan, it is an interesting area to ponder upon. For interactions between businesses there are many theories that seems to capture some of the dynamics that are at play perfectly for instance, game theory. In economics, a series of events can be easily identified as a pattern and correlations extracted, resulting in an understanding that a decrease in interest rates will lead to a decrease in unemployment, and in international trade, etc., the theories are similarly forthcoming. However, I have not come across a theory that captures the dynamic interactions between employers and potential employees.
I feel that there are at least three groups of potential employees. First, is the goal orientated and long term value driven individuals that take into account the concerns of all the stakeholders (this is the group that organizations demand). Second, are the short term driven individuals that are concerned with only one stakeholder (organization do not desire this group). And third, annual global unemployment is at around 6%, compounded this results in a situation where the announcement of one vacancy receives a hundred applicants, some are a good fit for the vacancy while, others just clicked the apply button without reading the job description and requirements or a breakdown in communication might have taken place. The end result could be that a screening process that has evolved to identify one individual out of a group of two is vastly different from a screening process that has evolved to identify one individual out of a group of a hundred.