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To hire or not to hire, that is the question!

The topic of today is “hiring people”.

 

Task 1

Read the information below to get the general idea:

Either in times of prosperity or in years of crisis, HR managers keep posing the same questions repeatedly: do we really need to take on any staff or not? Or, do we have enough resources on our own to deal successfully with the present situation? And, unfortunately, the answer to such vital questions usually remains ambiguous.

Nowadays, many services can be outsourced on a regular basis, done by well-skilled and flexible freelancers or just performed by self-employed individuals from distant home offices. In many cases, at least some tasks can be delegated to other employees or simply might be shared by a few already existing departments. In other words, is there a real business need to employ new workforce to keep the company running smoothly or is there just a vacant position on a piece of paper to be filled?

Realizing the fact that a recruitment process is always time-consuming and cost-effective, heads of departments are frequently made to postpone it unless the inevitable deadline comes.

Task 2

Study the underlined phrases carefully. Read the definitions below and supply correct words from above:

  1. A job in a company which is available for someone.
  2. A condition in which people are affluent and lead a good life.
  3. If something is certain to happen and impossible to avoid.
  4. Another, more formal, way of saying “to ask a question”.
  5. A person doing work for a particular company but not employed by it.
  6. If something has a lot of meanings, is uncertain or difficult to understand.
  7. To change the time or date of a planned event or action to a later one.
  8. To use workers from outside a company.
  9. To start to employ someone.
  10. To give a part of your work to someone in a lower position than you.

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Task 3

Watch the video Recruiter vs Hiring Manager and answer the questions below:

 

  1. What position is vacant at present in the company?
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  1. What kind of experience is needed for that position?
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  1. Who might be a potential hire?
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  1. What is the deadline for the hire according to the manager?
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  1. How long will it take to hire a new employee according to the recruiter?
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  1. How much time will the manager give the recruiter to fill the position?
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  1. What level of remuneration is being discussed?
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  1. What other job requirements have to be met by the candidate?
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ANSWER KEY:

Task 2.

  1. vacant position
  2. prosperity
  3. inevitable
  4. pose a question
  5. freelancer
  6. ambiguous
  7. postpone (sth)
  8. outsource
  9. take on
  10. delegate (sth)

Task 3.

  1. The Director of Sales.
  2. Sales experience (of any kind).
  3. The recruiter’s niece.
  4. One month.
  5. Three days.
  6. The person has to be cheap or work on a commission.
  7. The person has to be talented, funny, ready for the VIP job, with a PhD and be able to hit the ground running.