A leading talent management professional has criticised Sir Alan’s advisers for their unprofessional interviewing style.
Aisling Tighe, Managing Director of Perriam & Everett, a recruitment and talent management consultancy says that although much criticism has been fired at the contestants for errors such as lying on a CV, the interviewers need to take a long hard look at themselves. “Anyone worth their salt in recruitment knows that interviewing should be based on competencies - and not personal assumptions - otherwise you end up with subjectivity and even discrimination.”
“Ok - we all know it’s a TV reality show at the end of the day but the bully boy tactics used by Sugar’s advisers in the latest episode went against every single professional rule in the book. Comments such as: ‘you’re a contractor because no-one is going to employ you’; and ‘your CV is one of the most boring CVs I’ve ever read’ hardly gives the right impression to any aspiring HR professionals or recruiters who may have been watching! They were rude, they didn’t listen and they made personal remarks - it must have been fairly uncomfortable viewing for any talent management professional”
“Despite the somewhat gloomy economic predictions of recent weeks, there is still a war for talent and savvy recruiters know that the best way to secure that talent is to remember that, when interviewing, you are selling as well as buying - something that Sir Alan’s advisors seem to know very little about” added Tighe.
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