Recently, I came across an insightful post on a social media platform that spoke about rejections at the workplace. No, it was not another “the recruitment process was unfair” and the usual statements, but it had a meaningful message.
The person had applied for a job but unfortunately did not fit the bill. Instead of getting bogged down, what he did truly warmed my heart; merely by reading about it. He urged the recruiter to interview another candidate, who was his friend, and who would fit the bill. Surprising?
This person could’ve easily been aloof and not cared. Instead, he turned this into an opportunity and thought of helping another person. And you know the most amazing part? The person whose name he recommended landed the job. It was almost as if the job was tailor-made for him. The recruiter thought this moment was an eye-opener.
Why isn’t this system encouraged at workplaces? While companies speak about having an open and honest work environment, even those who apply hoping to join your firm must be encouraged and allowed to recommend.
With fixed designations and roles, people often get confused about what exactly it is that would make them fit the bill. A person will never know until he goes for the interview. Recommendations from prospective candidates could help find the ideal person. Sure, the discretion lies in the hands of the recruiter.
In a world where we only think about our own success, it would do you no harm to help another. Who knows this act of goodness may attract more success in your life?
Do you think you would encourage such a policy at your workplace?
Do you think this will build a more cohesive society and strengthen the working community?
Do you think this would ease out the recruitment process and offer others a chance to actually land a job they never thought they could get?
Comparing this to life, we are always presented with multiple options for a single situation. When we exhaust an option or things do not go our way, we lose hope and don’t think further. But how about we take the above example and find a way to make it work for us? To ponder and find a positive in the situation.
I know when I have a firm, I would definitely inculcate such a system. In life too, I would think and look for a way to find a silver lining. And here we are, presented with two choices- to recommend or not to recommend? To do or to not do? The motive being only one- spreading goodness. What would be your pick?