A CEO Makes a Good Pitch

The CEO of Olympus of America makes a strong pitch for effective college recruitment programs and the on-boarding process. A good reminder for organizations in today’s work environment. Historically, college recruitment has been seen from the perspective of the organization. That is, individuals have been seen in terms of how they will fit into an organization, what skills and abilities they bring, and how they will be trained. More research has to done that considers the process from the dual perspective of the organization and the individual. While the traditional view of organizational recruitment is that an individual’s abilities should meet the organization’s job requirements resulting in good job performance, a more expansive view is considering the needs of the individual and the organizational capacity to reinforce those needs resulting in job satisfaction and commitment to the organization.