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[rpd] Recruitment of AfriNIC CEO
adam at varud.com
Thu Nov 20 07:59:13 UTC 2014
On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 10:44 AM, Bill Woodcock <woody at pch.net> wrote:
> On Nov 19, 2014, at 10:13 PM, Adam Nelson <adam at varud.com> wrote:
> > I presume there will be involvement of one or more recruitment
> Speaking from my own experience on the ARIN board when we had a similar
> transition to make, I’d say that “recruitment professionals” are an
> unmitigated disaster. They’ll find you a set of generic and mediocre
> candidates, none particularly prepared for the task. After two false
> starts using “recruitment professionals” we gave up on them and hired
> someone we knew was capable of handling the job, and who wouldn’t flake
> out. And that’s worked out really well for us.
I totally agree and have never actually seen outsourced recruitment
professionals do a better job than what an engaged and thoughtful
organization can do internally. Not only do they typically fail miserably
but they waste alot of precious time. I still presume they will be
involved though and would like to know more about the groups ahead of time
so the community can meaningfully help.
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