February 23 , 2019

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The Ultimate Guide for Finding Innovators — Use It to Jumpstart Corporate Growth

Even though increasing corporate innovation is almost always a top-five CEO goal, surprisingly few in recruiting realize that the highest business-impact action in corporate HR is the hiring of innovators. Innovator new hires make an immediate quantum difference in an organization’s performance, direction, and image. Top executives at firms like Google, Apple, and GE have calculated the tremendous “performance differential” …

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The Top 5 No-cost Candidate-selling Approaches

In last week’s companion article “The Top 5 No Cost Sourcing Approaches — And Each Is Guaranteed To Work,” I covered the five best no-cost approaches for finding top candidates. However, in today’s highly competitive job marketplace, even if you find top candidates those with multiple job choices will be extremely hard to land. So, if you are also having …

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The Future Of HR – Can You Survive The Transition?

Highlighting the Transition from Administrative HR to Business Impact HR I have been publicly forecasting HR’s future since 1998, when I wrote the groundbreaking, but at the time controversial article “e-HR – A Walk Through the 21st Century HR Department” for the IHRIM Journal. However, even today when I give presentations to groups of HR professionals around the globe, I am …

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Hire Smarter … Based on the Way That a Candidate Solves Problems

Once you realize that most of the work done by professional-level employees involves solving a series of complex problems in a team environment, it makes sense to ensure that you assess a candidate’s problem-solving capability. The smartest recruiters and hiring managers go the next step and focus specifically on how a candidate solves problems.

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Government Shutdown’s Silver Lining: A Corporate Hiring Guru Speaks Out – by Jessica Goodheart

Written by Jessica Goodheart on 01/14/2019 on CapitalandMain.com When the federal government shut down for 16 days in 2013, corporate hiring guru John Sullivan advised companies on how to raid federal government workplaces for talent. A blog post he penned at the time caused some to charge him with being unpatriotic, he said recently, while others thanked him for the reminder that federal workers …

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If You Really Want to Help Government Workers … Recruit Them Away

It’s not an overstatement to label the current federal government partial shutdown as the most extraordinary opportunity to recruit government employees since the end of World War II! Firms in nearly every industry are faced with the painful tripartite combination of record low unemployment, record high employee turnover, and a prolonged “skills shortage” that are all restricting corporate growth. Fortunately, …

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Happy New Year to Recruiters, Now Prepare for the Downturn

Almost every strategy and the recruiting tool that is currently used must “shift” when the unemployment rate rises and the power shifts away from the candidate and back to the employer. Even if you don’t know precisely when a downturn will occur, there are multiple benefits tied to preparing for one in advance with a “downturn in recruiting plan.”

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Wild, Crazy, and Bold Recruiting Allows You to Avoid The Competition

If you work in the conservative world of corporate or agency recruiting, it never hurts to occasionally take a quick look at the wild side of recruiting. Such a look is especially valuable if you’re looking for a competitive edge in recruiting (and who isn’t). You gain a competitive advantage when you place your recruiting messages where they will appear …

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‘Corporate Skill Pivots’ May Signal the End of the Permanent Employees

Forget the job threats created by the march of the robots, because the new skill sets required by radical new technologies are much more likely to cause you to lose your permanent corporate job! In case you missed it, General Motors recently underwent a dramatic corporate-wide “skills pivot” that resulted in thousands of layoffs. Not because it had too many …

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Why Candidates Are Dropping Out of Your Hiring Process

As seen on Yello (March 31, 2017) by Tracy Kelly. HR industry thought leader and professor of management at San Francisco State University, Dr. John Sullivan, says the cost to candidate withdrawal is real; the lost investment is a drain on team resources. Your online application is too complicated Sullivan reports that at Fortune 500 firms, 9 out of ten …

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