ABOUT RECRUITING IN USA: DRESS CODE, SMOOTHY BAR AND WALL STREET TRAINERS

Thursday is almost Friday, so let us step back a little from the theory of recruiting or HR management, and delve into the study of the portrait of applicants. Today there is an interesting process of changing stereotypes. If you freely interpret the famous phrase, today guys in suits do not work as bosses – they are busy with tasks for children in simple jeans and T-shirts. Why is that?

They say that fashion is a mirror of society. More recently, expensive striped costumes, perfect white (blue) shirts and, if you recall the cinema, Prada loafers were considered a sign of success. Today, completely different TOP managers or CEOs come to a meeting at a recruiting agency – these are guys in a “trainee costume”: comfortable pants, sneakers and a sweatshirt.

In the USA, there is a very prestigious Goldman Sachs summer internship for future Wall Street titans. The best students get there, in the image of which authoritative publications, such as Quartz, make a portrait of future applicants. Given the globalization and lack of borders in communications due to the Internet, young geniuses from Wall Street can be safely compared with the next generation of applicants from Ukraine.

So, what our future looks like:

They are cosmopolitan. Between sleep and useful communication, choose the second. They engage in at least one sport “for the soul” or lead an active lifestyle. It is believed that the study of programming languages ​​is more important than knowledge of foreign ones. Nearly three-quarters of young professionals surveyed say Python learning is the best way to spend their free time.

What do these knowledge give us? The ability to be prepared for global trends! Already today, American banks and other financial institutions with Wall Street are starting to collaborate with recruitment agencies so as not to frighten young job seekers with their “too formal” corporate style. Today, the task of a recruiter in the USA is to create the most comfortable atmosphere during the interview, invite the candidate to a convenient office with a smoothie bar or a machine with popcorn, learn more about the global goals and wishes of the future employee.

At the same time, foreign financial institutions completely abolish the dress code at offices and introduce free clothing. A Goldman Sachs survey showed that only 1 out of 10 students will work in the clothes that the employer defines for him. The remaining 9 will prefer another company without restrictions in appearance and dress code.

As they say, warned means armed

Should salary levels be indicated?

In the Baltic states, almost all countries have passed a law stating that an employer is required to indicate the level of wages in a vacancy. If not a number, then at least a plug. A recruiting agency working on behalf of the owner of the company will also not be able to hide information from the applicant. However, the selection agent does not need this – as an expert, he almost immediately understands both the financial expectations and professional skills of the applicant.

But why the employer does not want to indicate the level of remuneration? Far from always the reason is low numbers. More often the situation is defined by the popular phrase “the level of wages will depend on skills.” Simply put, the more tasks a new employee will take on, the more he will earn. If, however, a novice specialist comes to the team, he will, of course, be trained, but he will earn less. Finding a specialist is a difficult decision requiring the closure of many of the “fears” of the company owner. Especially if the company is a startup or a family business.

What fears does the employer face (why does not want to indicate the level of salary):

  • If I write a lot, then I will miss the opportunity to save or spend the budget on inappropriate reviews.
  • I’ll write a little – I’ll miss the professional because of the small difference that I could cover if I knew.

By the way, often the TOP manager or a rare specialist himself calls his terms of cooperation, which greatly simplifies communication.

What we want to say: to indicate whether or not it is up to the employer (recruiter), but according to statistics, more applicants respond to offers with exact numbers (up to 38%, according to data HRliga.com).

The remaining components are already clear:

Location
Company Description
Job description (including goals)
Candidate Expectations
You can focus on special skills / level of education / experience / feedback
Working conditions
Responsible person contacts
A junior specialist can be found through ordinary sites. But for professionals more abruptly and managers will have to think over more points than indicating the level of wages.

Want to know which ones? Write to us, we will consult you and help with the hiring.

HOW TO UNDERSTAND THAT IT’S TIME TO CHANGE THE DIRECTOR

If you are a business owner, then your only and main subordinate is the director of the company. All other employees are his team with which he realizes his goals. You may not know the exact number of employees, but the loss of control over the actions of the manager is a signal for serious consequences.

Having talked with customers, our recruiters identified several common signs of an imminent change of head of operations. Just let us immediately determine that theft and other illegal actions are not a signal for selecting a new leadership, but an excuse for contacting the police. So:

  1. Learned from acquaintances, received a letter from a recruiting agency or saw an ad on social networks – it doesn’t matter how, but they learned that the CEO is considering job offers. Even if he did not accept them, he is no longer interested in working with you – fire him.
  2. He becomes the reason for the dismissal of key employees of the company. A good specialist is not always a good leader, and here you need to understand whether he is worth it to recruit a new team for him.
  3. The company staff appears more and more strangers. The General Director hires people without consulting the owner, the team puts “his people” in the head, who cannot really explain what they are doing at the moment.
  4. Breaks deadlines, does not stand KPI. Even if the leader is a very good person, this is not a reason to give him more than 2 chances. Otherwise, you will lose your staff, company, and reputation.
  5. Changes the strategy without coordination. Or, for example, redistributes resources, changes the target audience, prices – in a word, throws the chosen path of the company for unproven opportunities without taking risks into account. If he is not stopped in time, even dismissal will not be able to stabilize the situation.
  6. Avoids meetings, does not give full reporting constantly referring to employment. If something is in doubt, this must be checked. Information for owners can only be faked if they are inattentive and trusting. Once a recorded fact of “embellishment” should be a signal for the revision of the candidacy.

Finding a good TOP manager is a quest, but let the fear of a new person not become a reason for you to endure the unscrupulous management of your company. Contact the Recruit Alliance agency and we will help you determine the key characteristics of a suitable leader who will fit into the team and take the company to a new level.

Which professions are most promising

To be a recruiter means always keeping abreast of global news. Knowing about the main trends in the US labor market, one can gradually describe future requests to a recruitment agency. However, many non-resident employers are already asked to select specialists of rare professions. Which ones you will learn from our translation of the Technology Review of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) each year publishes a list of the most breakthrough technologies in the global economy. This year, MIT Technology Review attracted the cooperation of Bill Gates and the following areas of work, he recommends to pay attention:

  1. Robotics (in particular, work with agility). Today, the robot can easily perform the programmed volume of tasks, but once it is shifted slightly in space, the processes will stop. Learning artificial intelligence is now in first place for requests in the United States and other promising countries. Even in the selection of personnel from Ukraine there are requests for those familiar with AI.
  2. New wave of nuclear power. New nuclear designs promise to make this energy source safer and cheaper. Among them are the decay reactors of the fourth generation, the evolution of traditional structures; small modular reactors; and fusion reactors, a technology that seems forever unattainable. Developers of IV generation collapse projects, such as TerrestPower (which was made by Bill Gates as an investor) and TerraPower from Washington, entered into a research partnership with utilities, aiming for a full power supply in the 2020s. It sounds, perhaps, too optimistically, but still people are attracted to this area all the time.
  3. Prediction of preterm labor. American scientists believe that one of the most difficult problems of medicine is the birth of premature babies (today it is 1 child out of 10). A number of startups are developing safe tests to determine the vibrations in seven genes that are associated with preterm birth. For example, Quake has already learned to fix fluctuations through a blood test for quite reasonable money – $ 10. But this is only the beginning for such a promising and socially important direction in medicine.
  4. Another example from medicine is technology optimization. In particular, the creation of an intestinal probe in the form of a tablet, which can be used to study the gastrointestinal tract without the use of anesthesia in adults and children of all ages. The global goal is to minimize discomfort, but at the same time, get the maximum image, including a three-dimensional image and a small section.
  5. Meat substitutes. In 30 years, the planet’s population will increase to almost 10 billion people. And this people will be much richer, the level of consumption of various goods will grow exponentially, which does not bode well for the environment. For example, meat consumption will increase by 70 percent and the only way to preserve the natural resources necessary for keeping cows and other “meat” animals is to find a laboratory analogue to meat. Already today, companies from the Netherlands are engaged in the cultivation of muscle tissue, but the main focus of the day is the taste of the product. If scientific research is yours, then be sure to explore this promising direction.

If your field of activity was mentioned above and you do not know where to look for specialists, then contact us for an Executive search. For over 15 years we have successfully found representatives of the most unusual and rare professions.