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Re: /400 skills test


  • Subject: Re: /400 skills test
  • From: Rob Berendt <rob@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 10:53:27 -0500

fixed

One of the things we've done is to have a group of high 
school kids shadow around IS and Engineering.  Then the 
boss comes in and starts mentioning benefits like prepaid 
tuition and stuff.  That usually bugs out a few eye's.





The place where I now work had been conducting interviews for several MONTHS 
before my resume showed up.  I think the HR error in judgement that led to 
the dirth of suitable candidates is that they were accustomed to getting 
plenty good candidates for other corporate tasks through local advertising, 
but the company is located in relative boonies ... you need to reach out with 
ads to where /400 people are & also sell them on coming to the boonies where 
the cost of living is a fraction of the big city & the crime rate is zero or 
almost zero.  I now live in a place where the number of book stores per 
thousand population is one of the highest in the country.

This topic has also come up in conversations between students at IBM schools 
... some companies have to hire candidates from other countries due to th==
e 
apparent dirth of qualified AS/400 people here ... I suspect that HR folks 
could use some demographics on where there are excesses of S/3X people 
seeking to move up, and this is another reason for heavier support of IBM's 
PIE Partners in Education with local computer science education.

Al Macintyre  ? ?
http://www.cen-elec.com MIS Manager Programmer & Computer Janitor
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