Interviewers to become interviewees?

Sat in on another selection committee yesterday. Seven of us firing questions at some really good candidates.

Had to wonder if someday soon we’ll be trading spots. Employers will become the ones getting interviewed.

If demographers have it right, there won’t be enough Gen X and Y types to replace all the retiring Boomers. So will we see potential free agents sitting down and interviewing a panel of prospective employers and comparing job offers? Or, like major league athletes, will folks with in-demand skills have agents to handle the negotiations and broker the best deal?

Was glad to learn our organization is looking at succession planning. Smart organizations will start locking up their high performers now. I know another employer that’s come up with a great idea. They’ve floated loans to employees who’re still in school. The employees will then pay off their loans with regular payroll deductions once they graduate.

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Jay Robb

I've reviewed more than 500 business books for the Hamilton Spectator since 1999 and worked in public relations since 1993.

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