An Exclusive Interview

22 – On Recruiting in the age of Googlization – A conversation with Ira Wolfe

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://staging-irawolfe-staging.kinsta.cloud/recruiting-googlization/

Topics Covered:

  • Googlization and what that means for recruiting
  • How can HR win the war for talent
  • “Adaptability quotient” vs. emotional intelligence
  • The post-pandemic workforce

Key Points

  • 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.