Recruiting Stand-down has been Ordered

I love the fact that when the US military is having trouble recruiting citizens into it’s ranks, it responds by ‘shutting down recruiting operations’. That would be like GM having a bad quarter and deciding to shut-down the assembly lines for a week — probably not a good idea. When reading the article, I was more shocked that we have 7,500 full time recruiters, and 1,700 offices! Really? It takes 7,500 people to ‘recruit’ for a volunteer military? Mabye if some of those government-payrolled recruiters would join the fighting ranks, the shortage would be less of an issue. And then there’s the 1,700 offices. My god, there are only 974 Denny’s Restaurants. Only 1,220 Hampton Inns. Only 1,293 Fantastic Sams. We need 1,700 recruiting offices? This rant is going nowhere fast, but I hope you see my point. If you do, please let me know what it is…

By Chad Norman

Chad is a marketing and branding strategist, proven leader, speaker, founder, and author. As COO of Catch Talent, he leads day-to-day operations including finance, human resources, marketing, and communications, as well as directs all employer brand client deliverables. Prior to Catch, Chad was VP of Marketing & Communication at SPARC, he served on the senior leadership team and lead marketing and communication strategy across all products and services. At Blackbaud, the leading provider of nonprofit technology solutions, Chad managed digital marketing and online training teams. In 2016, Chad founded DisruptHR Charleston, a bi-annual gathering of HR professionals for a night of networking and Ignite talks. His book, 101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits: A Field Guide, was published by Wiley in February 2012. Chad has presented at dozens of industry events including SXSW, SHRM, DisruptHR, IHRIM, NTC, DMA, AFP, and BBCON and has lectured at Wake Forest University, Indiana University, University of Michigan, College of Charleston, and The Citadel.

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