Why does HR do this?

Analyst 2 in IB - Ind

Brookfield has posted an analyst job within their opportunity fund probably 30 times over the past few months. Every time they post the job, leave it up for 24 hrs and then it expires. Then they'll do it again a day later. Often times it doesn't even have that many applications. Just seems like bizarre behavior

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May 21, 2020

It's like deleting and re-downloading tinder every few days hoping that the pool of interested parties changed.

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May 22, 2020

"Swap jumpers and make another move" - Arctic Monkeys

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May 23, 2020

LMAO

May 24, 2020

This is GOLD lmao

May 21, 2020

Awhile back HFF guys told me that they would continuously post an analyst position even if they didn't have an open position. Their reasoning was that they would keep it open and collect applications so when a position was open they already have a stack of resumes to choose from.

May be something similar.

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  • Analyst 2 in RE - Comm
May 21, 2020

This makes so much sense

May 22, 2020

I heard companies sometimes do this but I wonder how often you actually get an callback out of it.

Jun 1, 2020

The job I am currently at must have had my resume in a stack like this. They hit me up out of nowhere I didn't even remember applying, just got an email from my MD saying he had my resume.

May 21, 2020

visa compliance?

They need to show they "couldn't find a US CItizen" - this is why you always see the sunday NYTimes filled with job postings from GS, etc.

May 21, 2020

Sunday nytimes is for green card application, the company only don't need to do that at the time of hiring, but they do need to justify the decision to sponsor h1b when their employee apply for green card

  • Analyst 1 in RE - Comm
May 21, 2020

Probably fulfilling some legal requirement. They might already have someone lined up for the job, but equal opportunity laws require them to post it, etc.

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May 21, 2020

I'm guessing your stumbling upon some part of internal HR compliance/IT system. Like any job created requires 24 hr of posting as a minimum. The role is probably pre-filled from a summer intern or on-campus recruiting process that took actual applications long ago. This is probably technocratic to finalize and comply with internal regs.

At a previous employer, I'd always get a call after agreed to hire someone (like negotiated terms and all), to do this EEOC type compliance paperwork. It was always done after the fact, and sometimes they would re-advertise on the website just because. I'd see stuff pop-up or get calls on jobs for things we had internally closed, it was weird.

If that is the case, I'm guessing any applications that get submitted never get reviewed, they just close the posting.

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May 21, 2020

A lot of times they do this to satisfy legal requirements with respect to posting a job publicly. In all likelihood they already found a candidate and are posting the job for CYA purposes only.

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May 21, 2020

Could be HR reporting requirements or could be because of LinkedIn's algorithm. Not all jobs on LinkedIn were posted by the employers, and sometimes the postings get stuck in a feedback loop of pulling from other job boards (Indeed, Monster, etc.) that make it seem like the job is being posted over and over again. For big institutional jobs like these, you should 1) apply on the companies actual website and 2) reach out to someone / multiple people at the firm to make sure a live body is getting a copy of your resume.

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  • Analyst 2 in RE - Comm
May 21, 2020

Not getting a job at Brookfield by applying on LinkedIn anyways..

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May 21, 2020

This is funny. I actually got an interview with them from applying on linkedIn.

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May 22, 2020

Same

May 23, 2020

Same!

  • Associate 3 in RE - Comm
Jun 1, 2020

I actually did... probably an outlier case but it can happen.

May 22, 2020

God that's dumb. I hope some HR flunkie at Brookfield sees this thread and realizes how retarded they look for this nonsense

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
May 22, 2020

They need to stay relevant somehow.

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May 22, 2020

Yeah these guys are idiots

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
May 22, 2020

We're getting MS'd by members of HR hahaha

  • Associate 2 in CorpDev
May 22, 2020

"When I grow up I wanna work in HR!" Said no one ever. So the monkeys in that department aren't the sharpest tools in the shed if you know what I mean :)

May 23, 2020

...you mean like bankers?

Did you want to be in corp dev when you grew up?

  • Intern in IB - Ind
May 23, 2020

I believe many kids say they want to be successful. Being very well paid, being more than a bureaucratic stick in the mud, having strong career options for later in life fit in with that dream. Corp Dev fits that bill much more than HR does.

Stop being white knighting for girls in HR. They won't fuck, and if they do, you'll probably get a false rape charge and fired.

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May 23, 2020

A lot of times, deleting the old (even if a few days old) and reposting is a way to keep your Company job post ad the most relevant and top of the list each day, for free. For a highly sought after job (where say 500applicants for one position), usually folks search it so you don't have to play the reposting game as an employer. The recruiter seems to be taking it to an extreme with relevancy. And/or they are really really searching for the best candidate they could find.

Say you were recruiting for 10 jobs at any given time and now only one. You add value to the search by reposting everyday.

"Bravo, Mr/Ms HR for big company recruiter (with Real American Heros theme song)". Just having fun. My speculation is this is the strategy and it's a smart one.

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May 23, 2020
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May 25, 2020