How The Recruitment Process Resembles A Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and loved ones to gather around the dinner table and enjoy a turkey feast and all the trimmings. It’s also a great day to take a moment to be thankful for all that we have – right before we eat until we couldn’t possibly eat any more, watch the game, or run out to capitalize on Christmas shopping deals.

At World Premier Agency, we have the recruiting process down to a science, recognizing that every step is essential in order to deliver, akin to the process of preparing and serving  a much anticipated thanksgiving dinner.

Ingredient vs. Talent Sourcing 

Days before your Thanksgiving feast, you gather all the ingredients necessary to create the perfect spread. Careful consideration goes into everything from choosing the size of the turkey to finding the freshest ingredients for your meal accompaniment. You gather your ingredients in advance and scrutinize every detail.

A similar process takes place when recruiters source candidates. They search thoroughly for the best candidates to place and screen them for a perfect fit. Any detail in this process cannot be overlooked. When they find the best candidates, recruiters continue the process by conducting interviews.

Hosting the Event vs. Candidate Care

When Thanksgiving guests start to arrive, you go out of your way to be welcoming and make them feel comfortable in your home. You’re enthusiastic about talking to them and are excited to deliver a great meal, and hopefully exceed their expectations.

Great recruiters manage candidate relations in much the same way. Timely and pleasant communications throughout the hiring process, professional recruiting procedures, and a mission to treat candidates like important guests at our agency are all indicators of a positive candidate experience and part of WPA’s recruitment process.

You wouldn’t dream of leaving your Thanksgiving guests disappointed, bored, or waiting for food that isn’t coming. Similarly, leaving candidates to wonder at the outcome of an interview or questioning how your hiring process works doesn’t make them feel welcome or valued.

Bringing it to the Table

In both a Thanksgiving meal and a candidate placement, you want to bring everything to the table. Forgetting the gravy that goes with the turkey would be the equivalent of failing to portray the experience and passion of a candidate that would be the perfect fit for a position. When a recruiter is thorough in the protocols of recruiting, following detailed and purposeful steps as we do at World Premier Agency, one never fails to deliver. 

Although our analogy is spirited, there are some parallels that can be drawn between managing the recruitment process and cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Sincerely, the meaning behind the holiday is to count our blessings and be thankful. Enjoy the food and company, and although we realize that Thanksgiving may be a little different this year, we want you to know that even in unprecedented times, we’re here for you and all of your recruitment needs.

From all of us at WPA, we’d love to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful holiday season.