Several varieties of Grey Poupon exist, each crafted to address one’s primal need for mustard. But like the original commercial, within the recruiting community there exist factions of recruiters and recruiting pundits/experts who believe that if you don’t follow in line to their proselytizing you are open to ridicule.
For instance, take Applicant Tracking Systems – please! How many are there? Rhetorical question. How many recruiters believe their choice is the best ATS out there? Another rhetorical question. Yet the number of “best ATS” discussions has proliferated on every recruiting forum with each discussion becoming more heated as contrarians and purchasers of other systems proffer their opinion on why their choice was best.
They’re all failing to cut the mustard because each misses out on explaining how their specific processes, budgetary constraints, IT departments, ad naseum influenced their decision. This would constitute real information that would be useful to the community.
So why don’t we offer said information?
Because of the first tenet of the Poupon Principle:
It is easier to assert than to explain.