Attendees at the ResourceBank-sponsored “Innovation in Recruitment” event on 18 September overwhelmingly selected Wonder Woman as the SuperHeRo they would most want to spend a month assignment within their team to address their key issues.
Batman, Superman, Ironman and Wolverine trailed in her wake while the Hulk and Spiderman brought up the rear of the SuperHeRo stakes.
Why is Wonder Woman so popular? Originally a warrior princess of the Amazons she is gifted with a wide range of superhuman powers, superior combat and battle skills. She possesses an arsenal of weapons, including the Lasso of Truth. She is a highly skilled warrior who knows how to spot an enemy’s weakness and exploit it using the formidable combination of her strength, speed, intelligence, beauty and weapons. These superpowers clearly impressed the HR and Recruitment professionals at the event.
“The lasso of truth would definitely come in handy during employee engagement surveys and interviewing” said one Resourcing Manager.
“I would just want her for her all-round super ability to multi-task and sort out all my outstanding projects” said another.
On a more serious note, ResourceBank asked attendees about the main challenges that they are currently facing and the top three are:
- Attracting top talent
- Employer Branding and
- Recruitment Efficiency
HR managers are looking for ways to be more effective in attracting talent and in encapsulating and communicating the personality of their company as an employer. Many attendees identified with the presentation given by Richard Pearson from ResourceBank, Marc Bertrand from Northgate Vehicle Hire and social media specialist Lisa Jones, which showed why social media is now an important part of the talent attraction strategy for the ResourceBank operated resourcing team at Northgate. While Wonder Woman isn’t available, ResourceBank and real-life super-specialist Lisa are now talking to a number of companies about bringing their employer brand to life and maximising the impact of all media channels to attract the best talent in 2015.
Click on the image below to read the background to the SuperHeRo project