Padres helicóptero

Ayer Christian me hizo llegar un artículo muy interesante sobre “El fenómeno helicóptero”. No, el blog no ha pasado a ser mi diario profesional aeronáutico… el título seguía… y lo aclara todo. “El fenómeno helicóptero: trabajar con los padres de tu candidato“.

Antes de nada, definamos esto del helicóptero:

A helicopter parent is a term for a person who pays extremely close attention to his or her child or children, particularly at educational institutions. They rush to prevent any harm from befalling them or letting them learn from their own mistakes, sometimes even contrary to the children’s wishes. They are so named because, like a helicopter, they hover closely overhead, rarely out of reach whether their children need them or not.

Qué interesante! El artículo iba dedicado a aquellos reclutadores que buscan candidatos para ofrecerles su primer trabajo y debían plantear su estrategia de comunicación de forma que convencieran no sólo al candidato sino también a los padres de éste.

Recruiters should understand that though they are hiring the student, parents can be a major influence. Parents will take note of which companies treat them better and integrate these impressions into their recommendations. Recruiters should be careful not to signal that the company’s culture is aggressive or hostile through their own actions.