22 - On Recruiting in the age of Googlization - A conversation with Ira Wolfe
Updated: May 27
In this episode, Benoit Hardy-Vallee talks to Ira S Wolfe - President at Poised for the Future Company, Founder of Success Performance Solutions, and a popular presenter at SHRM and business conferences. He has authored 6 books, including the latest “Recruiting in the age of googlisation.” - see https://www.irawolfe.com/recruiting-googlization/
Googlization and what that means for recruiting
How can HR win the war for talent
“Adaptability quotient” vs. emotional intelligence
The post-pandemic workforce
Ira Wolfe explains to the listeners, “Why he is called a Millennial trapped in a Baby Boomer body”
We should all be called Millennial, or Gen-Z
For the first time in history, corporations have 4 or 5 generations working at the workplaces simultaneously.
A large percentage of the baby boomers are involved in start-ups and part of disruption and transformation.
How robots and Artificial Intelligence helped us during the pandemic and kept our world from turning.
As per Ira, the recruitment industry is not doing enough to keep up with technology.
Amazon is setting a standard for e-commerce; it gives you complete information about each and every detail about a product within a few clicks. But when it comes to the recruitment industry, there is a void.
Ira got introduced to the adaptability quotient, that was researched by the UN, HSBC Bank and few universities
The research identified 15 dimensions that were impactful on how people adapt.
The 15 dimensions were broken into 3 areas, the model is called ACE (Ability, Character and Environment).
Ira talks about 5 important characteristics – Grip, Resilient, Mental Flexibility, Growth-Mindset, and Un-Learning.
We need to understand what behavior or skills we are no longer going to use and adapt accordingly
Without being adaptive, one can never change or improve their behavior or skills
Adaptability is key for job seekers, HR, Leaders, Employers.
“We need to think about generation less in a chronological fashion and more as a mindset.”
“Googlisation is about the convergence of people, business and technology.”
“You get used to the convenience of the different consumer technologies, then you have to face the process of standard job application.” -
“If we want to give a better experience, we have to create a better process.”
“It is important to know how your personality can affect your ability to adapt.”
“Adaptability has much to do than living in a digital or virtual world.”
Recruiting in the Age of Googlization Book: https://www.successperformancesolutions.com/recruiting-googlization-book-sales-page/
Recruitment Marketing webinar: https://irawolfe.webinarninja.com/automated-webinars/15646/register
Googlization Nation: https://googlizationnation.com