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[rpd] Recruitment of AfriNIC CEO
ondouglas at gmail.com
Fri Nov 21 11:12:25 UTC 2014
On 21 Nov 2014 12:36, "Adam Nelson" <adam at varud.com> wrote:
> 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 didn't suggest a completely outsourced process. I said that a hybrid of
in-house and outsourced should be used to leverage the strength of both
> 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
>> 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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