Too many companies fail to recognize, throughout the hiring process there are 2 parties with a decision to make: The organization & the professional. Its is incumbent upon both to ‘court’ the other.
Treat people like people- like you want to be treated- regardless of the talent economy.
Provide the other a compelling reason to advance. In the event a hire is not made, you can exhale when you discover years later, your new SVP, brother-in-law or savior on the side of the road- is him/her.
This secret sauce is near magical.
Off to ride into the rainbow on my unicorn now- Michele