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[rpd] Recruitment of AfriNIC CEO
adam at varud.com
Fri Nov 21 09:35:59 UTC 2014
While I think it's ok to let a recruitment agency do some work, Afrinic
can't just outsource the whole thing or there will be a very mediocre pool
I was thinking an ad in the Economist and industry sites/periodicals and an
all hands on deck approach from the Afrinic secretariat/board/community.
Choosing the next leader is probably the most important event for the
future of Afrinic we'll see for some time.
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On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 12:13 PM, Douglas Onyango <ondouglas at gmail.com>
> While internal knowledge of the community is key, I think it may confines
> our search team to only the community, which may or may not deliver the
> very best candidate.
> Couple this with admin & and logistical requirements needed to look for
> executive candidates in a short period of time and think involving an
> agency would be more efficient.
> My suggestion is to engage a competent agency which can take care of the
> logistics and initial vetting of candidates, they can then forward the
> cream to an internal team for a final round of interviews.
> This path gives us the best of both worlds with the shortest turn around
> On 20 Nov 2014 11:46, "Mark Tinka" <mark.tinka at seacom.mu> wrote:
> > On Thursday, November 20, 2014 09:44:57 AM Bill Woodcock
> > wrote:
> > > 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'd tend to agree, in this case.
> > We know the community, and that's an advantage worth
> > exploiting.
> > Mark.
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