unRecruitment
Innovating the Selection Process
Will Bentinck
Business Development, Account
Management, Product Ideation,
and Culture, Learning &
Development @ Enternship...
My Ideal Candidate
has the right skills, at or above the desired capability;
has the right qualities, at or above the desi...
possible?
likely?
easy?
inefficient
unfair
demoralising
rejected
turned away
told they're no good
better off
more employable
promoting your brand
one-sided
I am an ideal candidate: I have
all the skills and experience you
require; I have qualifications
from prestigious places; ...
NO
dialogue
+
shared responsibility
the job is right for them
the job is right for them
+
they are right for the job
My Ideal Candidate
has the right skills, at or above the desired capability;
has the right qualities, at or above the desi...
capability
values
motivations
education
experience
bloody lists
dating analogy #1
The Questionnaire
dating analogy #2
The Note
dating analogy #3
The Rooms
our solutions
training,
not assessment
skills as the
primary determinant
what can you do?
select for capability,
values and motivation
not for their proxies
add value at every stage
train, don’t asses
build a relationship, rather
than a sieve
come and have a chat
I will bring cake
will@enternships.com
@isoworg
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Will Bentinck. "unRecruitment - Innovating the Selection Process". Presented at Hiring Unicorns - Tech Talent Summit

  1. 1. unRecruitment Innovating the Selection Process
  2. 2. Will Bentinck Business Development, Account Management, Product Ideation, and Culture, Learning & Development @ Enternships Serial social entrepreneur (#edtech) and personal career consultant. Committee of BCS Entrepreneurs and adviser to e-skills UK, GSCE to postgrad. @isoworg
  3. 3. My Ideal Candidate has the right skills, at or above the desired capability; has the right qualities, at or above the desired capacity; is an ideal fit for the company's culture, values & mission; is loyal, on-brand and remains effective in difficult times; is a brand evangelist; is ready and able to contribute their creativity, innovation and judgement to the benefit of the team, the company and themselves.
  4. 4. possible?
  5. 5. likely?
  6. 6. easy?
  7. 7. inefficient unfair demoralising
  8. 8. rejected turned away told they're no good
  9. 9. better off more employable promoting your brand
  10. 10. one-sided
  11. 11. I am an ideal candidate: I have all the skills and experience you require; I have qualifications from prestigious places; and I have spent time volunteering in soup kitchens. May I please have a job?
  12. 12. NO
  13. 13. dialogue + shared responsibility
  14. 14. the job is right for them
  15. 15. the job is right for them + they are right for the job
  16. 16. My Ideal Candidate has the right skills, at or above the desired capability; has the right qualities, at or above the desired capacity; is an ideal fit for the company's culture, values & mission; is loyal, on-brand and remains effective in difficult times; is a brand evangelist; is ready and able to contribute their creativity, innovation and judgement to the benefit of the team, the company and themselves.
  17. 17. capability values motivations
  18. 18. education experience bloody lists
  19. 19. dating analogy #1 The Questionnaire
  20. 20. dating analogy #2 The Note
  21. 21. dating analogy #3 The Rooms
  22. 22. our solutions
  23. 23. training, not assessment
  24. 24. skills as the primary determinant
  25. 25. what can you do?
  26. 26. select for capability, values and motivation not for their proxies
  27. 27. add value at every stage
  28. 28. train, don’t asses
  29. 29. build a relationship, rather than a sieve
  30. 30. come and have a chat I will bring cake
  31. 31. will@enternships.com @isoworg

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