The following article is a sample from the full BVOP™ Ultimate Guide and is part of the preparation for the BVOP™'s modern Agile Human Resources Management Professional Certification Program.
Candidates management may include the following activities that require particular focus:
- Defining job descriptions
- Candidates interviews
- Post-interview activities
Defining job descriptions
Before new candidates are processed, the job descriptions need to be clearly defined and announced with strict and precise responsibilities and desired skills from the candidates.
The new applicants need to understand if their profiles and skill sets match the position before they wish to apply. A clear understanding of the job descriptions may prevent time waste for applicants and the organization.
Before attending an interview, the candidates need to know and understand the entire hiring process. They need to be aware of all interview stages, tasks they may have to do, and all additional information like the participants, the location, the languages used, and the required materials.
During the interview, the Business Value-Oriented People Management (BVOPPM) office representatives ensure that all discussions, test sessions, or demonstrations are relative to the position and are conducted positively and openly.
After the interview, the Business Value-Oriented People Management (BVOPPM) office representatives inform the candidates of when to expect feedback and all potential further processes.
If candidates do not match the criteria, BVOPPM office representatives share with them the reasons why they are not chosen for the position, the areas they lack skills in or specific qualities they have that do not match the organizational needs.
The organization may need to determine the characteristics, skills, behavior, and personality of the desired personnel. The Business Value-Oriented People Management (BVOPPM) office participates in defining these attributes together with other offices and makes plans for hiring needed individuals.
The BVOPPM office representatives may participate in the following activities related to the new members of the organization:
- Discussing job descriptions and responsibilities.
- Providing a proper environment, tools, access to workplace, databases, products, and a tour.
- Organizing a plan for acquiring specific skills.
- Organizing knowledge sharing from other offices, departments, teams, or key roles.
- Assisting in formal, informal, individual and collective socialization.
- Presenting and requiring specific behavior aligned with the organizational culture.
- Presenting regular organizational events, strategies, or plans related to the new members.
- Presenting possible paths for development and career growth inside the organization.
- Presenting communication channels with the organizational offices.
- Presenting the available support from human resources offices and how the members can approach representatives.
- Presenting social packages and bonus schemes.
- Presenting principles like proactivity, responsibility, ethics, and need for personal and professional development.
- Establishing a strong and positive relationship with supervisors and direct managers.
Offboarding is the process of separating the employee from the organization that involves multiple planned steps.
Separation is a sensitive matter, as in some cases, it is related to negative emotions. The BVOPPM office participates fully in managing potential negative emotions from both employees and organizational sides and focuses on positive outcomes for both.
Other activities of the BVOPPM office related to the offboarding may include:
- Analyzing the reasons for leaving or dismissal
- Assist in resignation or dismissal.
- Sending off-boarding notifications to interested parties.
- Organizing and assisting in knowledge transfers.
- Organizing environment, tools, databases, and access resetting.
- Organizing and conducting an exit interview.
Leaving and dismissal reasons management
The BVOPPM office maintains a list of general reasons for people leaving the organization and dismissal factors. It plans improvements in human resources strategies and participates in improving the strategies of all organizational offices.