October 16 , 2017

Recruiting Strategy

The Secret to Hiring the Best Employees at a Small Business

August 24, 2015 Wall Street Journal By Dr John Sullivan Smaller firms have one advantage over their larger rivals, and that’s the knowledgeable and personalized service provided by their passionate employees. In fact, employee friendliness, knowledge and empathy may be the primary reason why your customers return. Yes, employees are “the face of your business”; because they are often the ... Read More »

Ensuring Your Stories Are Shared And Have Impact (part 2 of 3)

By Dr John Sullivan ATC  June 16, 2015 Part 1- Using Stories To Improve Your Recruiting Results Part 2- Ensuring Your Stories Are Shared And Have Impact Part 3- From Ordinary To Extraordinary – 11 Tips To Transform Your HR Stories In my previous article I discussed why you should be using stories in your recruitment efforts, but how do ... Read More »

Silver Medalists — Reconsider Those Who Came Close to Getting Hired

20 Categories Of Candidates Who You Should Revisit One of the most underused but surprisingly effective approaches to hiring focuses on “silver medalists. If you’re not familiar with the term in recruiting, it is revisiting past applicants who that came in second during a previous hiring effort. Now if you’re thinking that these individuals are “rejects,” you could be wrong ... Read More »

Your Future as a Recruiter: You Better Know How to Sell, Because Most of What You Do Today Will Be Done By Technology

If you are currently a recruiter and you’re worried about your future … I agree, you should be. Consider a future as a recruiter where sourcing is gone, and so is resume screening and candidate assessment. All that is left for recruiter to do is related to selling candidates, which unfortunately, is something that most corporate recruiters do not excel ... Read More »

The World’s Most Effective Referral Approach – Give Me 5!

 An effective referral tool that takes advantage of “memory retrieval cues” Most already realize that employee referral programs routinely produce the highest quality of hires, but few know that the “Give Me 5” program produces the highest-performing hires of any individual referral approach. The “Give Me 5 Names” tool is easy, fast, and free. You start by proactively approaching individual ... Read More »

Hire Like Google — Project the ‘Career Trajectory’ of Your Candidates

I frequently get asked the question “What is the one thing that recruiting functions should be systematically doing, but for some unexplained reason, it doesn’t do it?” Well, one quick answer to that question is “to project the career trajectory of potential hires.” Which simply means to assess whether a candidate, after they are hired, are likely to progress and ... Read More »

Sourcing Revelation — Work Anniversaries Are the Best Time to Recruit Employed Prospects

Rather than being data-driven, I have found that most recruiters and sourcers contact employed prospects almost randomly on a trial-and-error basis. However, there are specific times when employees who previously said “no and stop calling me” actually change their mind and are fully receptive to a recruiting call. So in case you didn’t realize it, the months immediately around an ... Read More »

The Top 10 ‘Bleeding Edge’ Recruiting Trends to Watch in 2015

Most articles that cover recruiting trends highlight what I consider to be obvious approaches that many firms have already adopted. But my perspective on trends is unique because I am focused on what I call the “bleeding-edge trends.” These trends are unique and rare because they have been adopted by less than 5 percent of the major firms. However, they ... Read More »

There Is Little Recruiting Competition During December … So Be Bold and Seize a Great Opportunity

Between Thanksgiving and the rest of the year in the Silicon Valley and in many other geographic areas around the U.S., it is mostly a dead period for recruiting. But recruiting leaders should realize that failing to recruit during this period is a huge missed opportunity, simply because the recruiting competition is mostly inactive during this extended period. This lack ... Read More »

Hire to Hurt: the Boldest Recruiting Strategy of Them All

The recruiting function is unique among business functions because almost no one in recruiting can actually name even a handful of the different strategies that are available to the chief recruiting leader. But this article is not about the complete list of recruiting strategies, but instead it is about which strategy from among the 20+ possibilities is the boldest and ... Read More »