Charlotte Byndas

Inspiring Success in Many

Dear HR, Just Stop

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Dear Personnel Manager, (Out of date title BTW)

I noticed in your recent job posting that you included the following phrase at the end:

Additional Duties: Anything so delegated by management.

Have you considered how that statement makes the highly qualified professionals you are looking to attract to your company think and feel? I did, matter of fact I asked my “friends” on Facebook that very question and this was their response:

JM: Expect to be micro managed and have to do whatever they won’t hire other people for.

CB: Pick up their dry cleaning, get coffee and/or lunch.

CV: Underpaid

EP: A road to “subtle” abuse?? Hopefully not.

KD: Over-worked under paid.

MB: Actually I believe it means the job description was written hurriedly and the management team really didn’t contribute much to it.

SV: It explains the work culture there- and you have to take crap from Management and they do nothing except delegate- subtle way for the HR person to say don’t come here…

I know this is NOT the reaction you are looking to create. So please STOP using this phrase, your company, your management team, YOU are much better than this!

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Author: Charlotte Byndas

Charlotte A. Byndas started her career in the search industry in 1993 just as the industry was embracing the technology revolution that would change the very DNA of executive recruiting. In 1994 she lead efforts to automate one of the most successful franchise offices of Management Recruiters International, building their first contact management system and website. Over the next few years she successfully launched and managed several new recruiting companies servicing the IT, manufacturing, healthcare, IT, accounting, insurance, engineering, sales, and non-profit industries. In 2002 she turned her efforts toward helping individuals launch and build independently owned recruiting companies helping to close over $30 million system wide, earning her countless testimonials labeling her “recruiting ninja” and “recruiting “guru”. Launching Search Entrepreneurs Inc, and TheITRecruiters she helped develop the first anti-franchise model in the recruiting industry as well as an innovative "candidate first" approach to IT recruiting.

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