Recruiting has always been an element of HR that attracts a high level of interest, primarily because it is such a controversial aspect of HR. As a newly converted capitalist I think markets correct themselves unless there is an inherent flaw in the manner in which an element of the market is operating or some element of the market is being unduly interfered with or manipulated. I think the same applies to this problem. I don’t think talent is hard to find I think recruiting may be the problem. I think the way in which recruiting is done is what may really be driving unemployment.
Recruiting and hiring new staff members is fraught with challenges. Which candidate has the right combination of skills for the job? Will she fit in with her new team members? Can he actually do the things he says he can? These questions are fundamental to effective hiring, but they don't begin to consider the legal risks associated with the hiring process.
Volunteers are crucial to many not-for-profit and public organizations. All not-for-profits have volunteers – even if it is just at the Board of Director level. There is widespread awareness that the training standards for the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) apply to both volunteers and staff in the organization. But what about the accessibility standard for employment? Is it applicable to volunteers?