April 25 , 2018

Recruiting Strategy

Implementing Innovations Requires a “Future-Acting” Workforce

If your firm competes against serial innovation and top-market-cap firms like Amazon, Apple, and Google, you already know that you must match their “speed of innovation.” But you might not realize that to reach that speed, you also need “a future-acting workforce” in order to implement the new ideas generated by your innovative employees. Why Increasing Your Speed of Innovation ... Read More »

Talent Pipeline Case Study — Nestlé Purina Reaches an Amazing 43 Percent of Hires

You might be surprised to learn that a talent pipeline strategy can yield a time to fill that can actually be zero days. If you’re not familiar with the concept, a talent pipeline recruiting strategy provides a tremendous competitive advantage because it allows your firm to fill positions almost immediately with higher-quality talent then you would normally get by using ... Read More »

The Future of Recruiting — the Talent Advisor Model Dominates (Part 1 of 2)

As seen on ERE Media, November 6, 2017. Note: This “think piece” is designed to stimulate your thinking about the future of recruiting Whether you want job security as a recruiter or to simply understand the future direction of recruiting, understand that the recruiting function is already beginning to undergo a strategic shift toward the “talent advisor model.” If you’re ... Read More »

Need Top Performers? Hire Candidates With a Strong Professional Network

Everyone knows the power of networks. But many hiring managers and recruiters are surprised to learn that the strength of someone’s professional network is also one of the strongest predictors of individual employee performance. Professional learning networks differ from the more common social networks like Facebook, which contains mostly family and friends. Professional learning networks contain only highly knowledgeable individuals ... Read More »

Recruiting Can’t Be Strategic Until It Shifts to a Marketing Approach – Here Is How

There is currently little doubt among strategic recruiting leaders that recruiting must become more like corporate marketing. That’s because, among the hierarchy of business functions, marketing receives much stronger executive support and multiple times more funding than recruiting. If you’re curious why the corporate marketing approach is so much more strategic and impactful, it is because it emphasizes data-driven decision-making, ... Read More »

Need More Strategic Thinkers? Here’s How to Hire Them

What firm doesn’t need to be strategic? In fact, what could contribute more to the success of an organization in today’s fast-changing world of business than having a large cadre of strategic thinkers? As a result, CEOs would love to have as many of them as possible at all levels of the organization. And when polled, in a survey of executives, a ... Read More »

12 Innovative Recruiting Strategies That Savvy Companies are Using

As seen on LinkedIn Talent Blog (July 10, 2017). If you want to gain significant competitive advantage, you need to use strategies superior and different from your competitors’. The “act differently” principle for recruiting means that to successfully attract your industry’s top talent, you must separate yourself from your talent competitors by offering innovative but effective new recruiting strategies. We ... Read More »