Google it, and you’ll return 9.5 million results… Six Sigma was pioneered by Motorola in 1981, and is one of their registered trademarks. As of 2006, Motorola reported savings in excess of $17 billion – as a result of Six Sigma.
Six Sigma’s implicit goal is to improve all processes to that level of quality or better, and can be applied to recruiting. While the methodology doesn’t come without criticism and certainly isn’t new, in general and within recruiting, we know improvement opportunities exist in a majority, if not all companies recruiting and hiring process.
Embedded are slides from a combination of 2 recruiting six sigma process re-design efforts I had the opportunity to lead. The information includes an overview of six sigma, several tools, the phases, best practices, common pitfalls, and the business results.
While hiring is a human business, and not manufacturing, the principles are applicable and can make a significant impact on any organizations hiring ROI.