I threw my back out this weekend, reaching for a toy across my body while walking out of a room.
Sent me right to the ground - and without the vicodin, I wouldn't be typing this right now, even while on my back. Excuse any typos.
It reminded me of how many times staffing can be a matter of timing. What would happen if I had a big presentation for an employer that was time sensitive? Say there were two candidates and the other delivers a mediocre presentation but actually made the interview?
We get these stories all the time in staffing - parents dying, cars breaking down, flu striking a family and once, just once, an arrest following a bachelorette party.
As a hiring manager - what do you do?
Anecdotally, my experience is that when something is going bad, it tends to only get worse - so if a candidate has more than two misfires in the time I'm working with them, I'm real nervous about giving them a third chance.
it's not particularly fair, but in a business where intuition counts for so much - I've learned that disaster tends to breed disaster when you're living on the edge. And too many people are living on the edge.
What are your disaster recovery plans for candidates?