HR 'must look for the X-factor'

03-01-2008

HR 'must look for the X-factor'
Human resources (HR) professionals must look for the X-factor when screening job candidates, one expert has urged.

According to Albert Ellis, the chief executive at Harvey Nash, it is important for HR workers to spot job applicants that possess outstanding qualities, although this is not always the case, Personnel Today reports.

"Many HR programmes are about process rather than finding the X-factor. If you are looking for the X-factor then you need to summon creativity," he told the news source.

Mr Ellis asserted that winning the war for talent is a crucial aim of those working in the HR sector.

"There is no room for complacency. We don't have queues; it is a challenge to find good talent," he warned.

Mr Ellis added that allowing skilled migrants to live and work in the UK will have a positive effect on the jobs market.

A recent study by people4charity.com found HR workers are the most charitable professionals.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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