“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it” – Albert Einstein

This is one of my favorite quotes.

Too many times in business, people want massive results with minimal effort or a willingness to try something different.

Resisting change is hardwired in our brains because we perceive change as risk. Thousands of years ago that thinking probably served us well, but we’re not facing the same threats anymore.

One of the areas I consistently hear people wanting to solve problems is talent acquisition. Almost universally I hear talent acquisition practitioners lamenting about the fact that they never have enough time. And I understand why. Tons of manual & tedious tasks, manually reviewing résumés, back and forth with hiring managers and applicants, and the list goes on and on.

For all the talent acquisition professionals out there….if you want meaningful time savings then you have to come at that problem with a different level of consciousness. For example, don’t try to figure out how to review résumés faster (“same level of consciousness”), instead just stop reviewing résumés all together!!!