RE: Is this hackneyed or cliche?

Subject: RE: Is this hackneyed or cliche?
From: "Dubin, David" <David -dot- Dubin -at- sage -dot- com>
To: "Eason, David" <David -dot- Eason -at- lsi -dot- com>, "technical writing plus" <doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2007 15:33:23 -0000

David Eason said, "In my experience, the HR screener or other gatekeeper
is not the one who makes the decisions about whom to interview and hire,
just which resumes to forward to the person who will decide whom to
interview and hire. The "hiring authority" and the decision-maker are
not the same person."

I must add a big AMEN! to that. It has also been my experience that
often good candidates do not make it past the gatekeeper for one reason
or another and therefore the real decision-maker may have lost a
potentially excellent employee. In many cases, the gatekeeper's bias is
due to their age (read youth) and inexperience in the discipline(s) that
are required for the posted position. This seems especially true of
technical communications/learning positions where youth seems more
valuable than knowledge and experience.

David B. Dubin
Senior Curriculum Developer
Sage Software
727-579-1111 x 3356
david -dot- dubin -at- sage -dot- com
Your business in mind.


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