October 22 , 2018

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The Future Of Recruiting, Part 3: Internet Recruiting Approaches Will Change

No area of recruiting will be exempt from change as recruiting progresses over the next 10 years. But one of the areas that will undergo some of the most dramatic changes will be the area of Internet recruiting. In my experience, most current Internet recruiting approaches are really just traditional recruiting using “electrons.” As a result, the strategies and tools …

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The Future Of Recruiting, Part 2: Internal Departmental Changes

HR, as a profession, changes at the speed of a rock. It’s no secret that HR practitioners tenaciously cling to the status quo. Recruiting, as a part of HR, does change a little faster it’s true, but most of that change in recent years has been as a result of court cases and changes in employment laws that essentially forced …

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The Future Of Recruiting, Part 1

In Re-imagine, Tom Peters’ new book, he applauds my insight into the future of HR. The article he used as a blueprint for some of his own projections of the future of business was entitled, “A Walk Through 21st-Century HR.” His comments on that article stirred me to outline here what my own research, company visits, and extensive benchmarking indicate is “the …

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Expanding the Scope of Your Retention Efforts

As the economy heats up and firms once again look to build up their talent strength, it’s only logical that senior leaders, managers and HR professionals will increasingly look at retention as a major business imperative. But as a professional who has been designing retention solutions for corporations for well over a decade, I can attest to the fact that …

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Employment Branding: Calculating the Economic Impacts

Employment branding is a powerful recruiting retention and motivation tool. For most successful organizations, great employment branding efforts revolve around these six pillars: Becoming “talked about” in key industry and functional publications   Getting listed in best-places-to-work lists Getting listed on best practice benchmarking lists and in research studies Improving management behaviors across the organization through rapid “what-works sharing” among …

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31 Things That Set Great Recruiters Apart From the Average

Anyone can call themselves a recruiter. There are no university degrees in recruiting, no laws that require you to pass a test or be certified like those required to become an accountant or lawyer. All it takes is a job title and a business card. To compound the problem, most people who enter recruiting do so in order to use …

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Recruiting Top Performers: It’s Your Job!

This past Friday (March 26, 2004), Lou Adler penned an article for his ER Daily column entitled, Why You Must Hire Top Employees, Not Top Candidates. The title of this article is something akin to an absolute truth in my book. In philosophical terms, an absolute truth is an idea or notion that cannot be discredited by any line of thinking. …

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Stop Holding Us Back! Problems and Roadblocks in Recruitment

Twice a year, corporate recruiting leaders from around the world converge for several days of learning, sharing, networking, and good times at the ER Expo conference. As usual, I was at the most recent ER Expo, which took place on March 15 and 16 in San Diego. While the program is always invigorating, this year’s schedule included a town meeting …

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Offshoring: Reasons For Failure

Offshoring has become a major topic of conversation lately as more and more firms look to leverage the economic benefits of lower labor costs and availability of skilled labor abroad. While politically many see offshoring in slow economic times, when jobs for U.S. workers are scarce, as taboo, for many firms currently considering or utilizing offshoring, it is the only …

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The 2004 Recruitment Boom: An Interview with Dr. John Sullivan

As an author and corporate advisor, I receive several hundred questions a week from firms looking for advice, direction, and assistance on recruiting issues. Recently, I was contacted by a firm who posed the following questions after reading article I had previously written on preparing for the second installment of the War for Talent. They were interested in sharing these …

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