Unemployment is really something each of us who are employed should take to heart. The volumes of people looking for jobs is unusually large and touches everyone in some form or another. Fortunately, the economy is improving slightly and there are jobs opening up. Where those jobs are and who has the jobs is the general question those who are unemployed ask when this news is heard. For the businesses who have the jobs the question becomes, how do I find the best candidates for the job.
On the most part effective focused business networking plays a huge part in helping the unemployed and the companies hiring find a match.
How Business Golf Can Help
In today’s job market many businesses who have job openings are inundated with people applying for the positions. Their questions becomes…who is the best candidate? For the job hunter the positions that are available are sometimes not in their skill set or interests. Their question becomes…how do I get a job in a field that I am familiar with or have interest?
As I go about my job each day of providing consulting and mentoring of people with jobs and without I always am asked how can Business Golf Help with the Job Hunt? My answer to the companies who are looking for candidates and for those looking for positions has to do with Trust.
Who is the best candidate to Trust to do the job?
What is the best company to Trust to offer the best job match?
Trust is the primary by-product of Business Golf. A round of business golf is a review forum and interview all wrapped up in a three or four hour activity. The best thing about Business Golf as a recruiting tool and as a job interview tool is the evaluation is all done without a multiple choice question or a resume passed. The natural play of the game tells each player a story about the persons who are playing. And, with each round of golf played together the more stories are told so over time there is a book of information about the person’s character. From the first round to the hundred round the trust is built.
On the other hand, deception, dishonesty and integrity issues can also be discovered that may send out alarms for either party. The recruiter may find there are personality conflicts and the job hunter may find a philosophical difference that makes either situation uncomfortable. These types of issues, good or bad, would not (and will not) come up in a meeting room or interview.
For the Recruiter
For a recruiter, Business Golf becomes an invaluable tool towards evaluating a fit for the position being offered. Even if the person being recruited is blatantly putting forth an effort to be on their best behavior there are certain aspects of golf that breaks down those barriers to reveal the true person. In situations where the candidate pool is overwhelming the recruiter may have to decide on who is best for the job by determining who he/she can trust. Golf is based on trust.
For the Job Hunter
For the Job hunter Business Golf is another tool to use to find a position. The business networker or the people who are connected to the business community at all levels are sometimes put in an awkward position of referring someone they do not know well to someone who has a job opening. Playing business golf with the person will be the trust needed to make that connection.
For both the business that is looking for good people to hire and the person looking for the position that works for them, business golf can work wonders towards accomplishing these goals.
Playing business golf is not just for the C Suite level positions. Business Golf can be used at any level of job where knowing more about who the person being hired is all about. If you have to trust that the person who drives the fork lift to load your trust is the right person you need to have someway of knowing they can be trusted. If you are looking for the best personal assistant for the job you need to know if that person can be trusted. All of these characteristics will come out over time where as some of these issues could have been seen during a round of golf.
Business Golf is a very powerful tool that is neglected by many since golf is not seen as anything other than a recreation. That attitude is now changing. With the meltdown of the financial institutions in 2008, Trust and finding out more about someone before doing business with then is paramount to a consumer’s and business’ interest. Business Golf is a way of developing the trust needed in getting the economy back on track.
More people need to learn to play golf and does who do play golf may need to add purpose to playing to validate their need to play more golf. Business Golf provides not only a recreational release from the workday but also provides a purpose to playing golf recreationally. So, get involved and learn to play golf..it will help business and finding your dream job. Let me know How I can help.
The Business Golf Country Club can help with both the job recruiting and hunt. The BGCC is a private golf community basked online for college students, business executives/owners and golf professionals. The environment is rich for those who or out to network a business need or a announce a job hunt. The word spreads quickly in a private club and connections can be made just as quick when there is a basic trust established for just becoming a member. The trust is build in the fact that the BGCC is a Safe environment for business and personal needs. Everyone who is a member is a golfer and is in business. On that one basic primus is built the foundation of Trust. Once the golf is played the trustworthy relationships grow. The BGCC is truly the only golf community with a focus of putting business back on course.