Whether handled by internal recruiters or external recruitment organizations, identifying and hiring talented personnel is never easy. Companies that are reliant on assistance from external recruiters are often frustrated by the consistent failure of these organizations to bring them the level of quality in candidates that they require. The quality of the recruitment organization, and specific recruiters within, should always be factored into any success / failure analysis. But we also need to understand the impact of the underlying hiring company – recruitment organization relationship to fully understand how consistent success or failure can occur.
Your career success is primarily dependent on performance. If the people around you are not performing at suitable levels there will certainly be a negative impact. When your organization or department is not headed in the direction that you had envisioned, your career will either stall or decline. Considering the challenging and persistent new economic realities that we all face, and the fact that most of us will have to do more with fewer resources, you may want to re-evaluate the performance capability of your team. Surrounding yourself with the right people is becoming increasingly important to people who want to keep their careers moving forward.