August 19 , 2018

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The 6 Strategic Recruiting Metrics That Executives Want To See

Stop Flailing, and Finally Understand What Makes a Metric Strategic During the many decades that I have been a metrics expert, I have found that the amount of time recruiting leaders devote to recruitment metrics adds little value to recruiting or to the business. Those frustrating failures can be attributed to three basic causes. The first is that the metrics …

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A Simple Tool for Small Businesses to Retain Employees

  As seen in the Wall Street Journal The Experts (Dr Sullivan is a member of the panel of experts). When a key employee quits, it’s a gut-wrenching experience for most small-business owners. That single loss will likely result in a significant performance drop for the firm because that lost employee might represent an entire function. The drain will last …

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Diversity Recruiting Fails … When You Lump All Diverse Groups Together

November 9, 2015 | ERE How shifting to “segmented diversity recruiting” will improve your results Recently there has been a high level of scrutiny directed on diversity recruiting. Why? Because executives are increasingly realizing the tremendous revenue impact that comes from having at least the product development, sales, and customer service components of your workforce mirror the diversity of your …

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Raiding Volkswagen: It’s Always OK To Take Talent From A Company In Trouble

October 6, 2015 | TLNT Unless you have had your head in the sand, you are aware that Volkswagen is in serious troublebecause it appears that it tampered with pollution control devices on millions of its diesel engines. If you care about the environment or corporate ethics, you should be concerned about this nasty behavior. However, if you are a recruiter, you …

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Artisanal Recruiting — Try It On High-Value, Must-Hire Candidates

If you must have extremely high-quality cheese, bread, furniture, or a suit, you buy it from an artisan producer. Artisanal work is famous for producing high-quality and unique outputs because it is done methodically, using traditional methods and by a highly skilled craftsperson. Let’s face it — most corporate recruiting is the exact opposite because it operates in a way …

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Referrals From Job References — The Simplest And Cheapest Sourcing Tool

November 1, 2015 | ERE Almost everyone in recruiting agrees that employee referrals produce the highest quality of hire (i.e. superior on-the-job performance). But few are aware that the references provided by new hires, with little work, can also provide outstanding referrals. I call them “reference referrals” and both the concept and the execution are easy and straightforward. Once the new …

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WOW, Google’s Simple Just-In-Time Checklist Improves Onboarding Results By 25%

October 26, 2015 | ERE Although the initial part of this article is about how Google improved its onboarding results by 25 percent, the unique approach that it used reveals many other valuable lessons that HR executives should note. Those lessons include the importance of experimenting with different HR solutions, the need to use data to identify what works, and the value …

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