How good are HR people at finding engineers? - RF Cafe Forums
Post subject: How good are HR people at finding engineers?
Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:38 am
Wed Jan 07, 2004 1:27 pm
is how good are your company HR departments at finding engineers? The
place where I work (Midwest defense company that shall go unnamed) seems
to do a fair job. There can be a problem with guys hired through a reference
from guys that work here already, because they can just be doing each
other a favor (one gets a new job, the other a referral bonus). Overall,
though I'd say referrals from people already working here are best because
we're all looking to make our jobs easier.
Post subject: Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:01 am
Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:02 pm
HR people were never
good at finding engineers and never will be The task of finding the
professionaly qualified people is in the hand of the Engineering Managers
and the technical people who interview the applicants. HR people are
only good at detecting personality problems
(if any) that the applicant
might have. They are also good at collecting references etc. Yet in
many companies, HR Managers have a high rank in the company and often
they make wrong decisions about whom to hire and whom not, based on
considerations that don't always follow with the company's best interest!