I have been swamped with sourcing activities over the past couple weeks as we work on multiple projects. I am definitely seeing an upclick in hiring activities which is normally preceded by increases in our assessment work. We have seen a tremendous increase in assessments so I take that as a good sign.
So a quick sourcing story for you – I’m on the phone with a gentleman and we are deep into the phone interview. He interrupts me to say he needs to step away as his 5 year-old son has gone to the bathroom and the candidate needs to go “wipe his butt.” He proceeds to set the phone on the counter and I hear the entire conversation regarding the success of the young boy’s bowel movement.
The candidate returns to the phone and proceeds to describe to me the enormity of his son’s…bowel movement. Unbelievable. It was all I had not to laugh on the phone.