July 23 , 2016

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Your Job Postings Aren’t Attracting Top Applicants, And A Simple Test Will Prove It

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You simply can’t catch trophy fish with weak bait, and similarly, you can’t attract quality candidates with dull and ineffective job post descriptions. But most corporations simply post their descriptions without design criteria or any pretesting. This is a serious error because a simple side-by-side comparison test approach (borrowed from advertising) can reveal how weak your job post descriptions really ... Read More »

The Key Operational Components Of An Effective Talent Pipeline Part 3 of 3

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Let’s face reality: most sourcing efforts are extremely rushed. As a result, there is a high probability that in key jobs, your sourcing effort will completely miss a significant number of high-quality external prospects. If you instead want to avoid missing a single top prospect, a superior approach is to stretch out the sourcing process so that you have a ... Read More »

The Many Benefits From A Talent Pipeline – And How It Improves Quality Of Hire Part 2 of 3

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If you’re looking for a powerful strategic recruiting approach that has powerful long-term impacts, you really only have two choices: employer branding, and a “recruiting talent pipeline.” While almost every major corporation is investing heavily in building their employer brand, it’s quite rare for one to actually have a high-performing external recruiting talent pipeline. A recruiting talent pipeline approach is ... Read More »

Your Job Postings Aren’t Attracting Top Applicants, And A Simple Test Will Prove It

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You simply can’t catch trophy fish with weak bait, and similarly, you can’t attract quality candidates with dull and ineffective job post descriptions. But most corporations simply post their descriptions without design criteria or any pretesting. This is a serious error because a simple side-by-side comparison test approach (borrowed from advertising) can reveal how weak your job post descriptions really ... Read More »

The Many Benefits From A Talent Pipeline – And How It Improves Quality Of Hire / Part 2 of a 3 Part Series

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If you’re looking for a powerful strategic recruiting approach that has powerful long-term impacts, you really only have two choices: employer branding, and a “recruiting talent pipeline.” While almost every major corporation is investing heavily in building their employer brand, it’s quite rare for one to actually have a high-performing external recruiting talent pipeline. A recruiting talent pipeline approach is ... Read More »

13 Ways Measuring Quality of Hire Will Positively Impact Your Business

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As seen on LinkedIn Talent Blog May 4, 2016.   If you are a recruiting leader who has had doubts about the need for measuring your firm’s quality of hire or if you have had difficulty building a business case to convince others of its economic value, this is the article for you. Rather than spending a lot of time talking ... Read More »

How Small Business Can Use a Higher Minimum Wage to Rethink Operations

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WSJ Small Business Expert John Sullivan says that rising minimum wages can give small-business owners a chance to reassess productivity.  (Originally published in the WSJ Experts May 2, 2016 12:55 pm ET). If you’re among employers facing a higher minimum wage, instead of agonizing over rising payroll costs, consider using the wage increase as an opportunity to rethink your operations, and ... Read More »

Challenge: Name The Recruiting Results With The Highest Impact On Business Performance

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This article covers the tremendous value that comes from adding “risk management” to recruiting. Now you are probably thinking, “I’m in recruiting, why on earth would I read an article about risk management?” Well, first off because risk management would reveal which of the many recruiting outputs or results, when they are below standard, have the highest negative impact on ... Read More »

WSJ Middle Market Summit May 23 – 24, 2016

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I am pleased to announce that I will be interviewed at The Wall Street Journal’s second Annual Executive Conference Focused Exclusively on America’s Middle Market in Washington, D.C.. On Tuesday, May 24th, Journal editors will interview policy makers, practitioners, and other mid-market experts on the key business issues that affect them including: The outlook for U.S. economic and business growth How ... Read More »

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The Top 10 Actions That Will Make You an Exceptional Recruiter

[embeddoc url=”https://drjohnsullivan.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/1-90-10-20-15-recruiter-Exceptional-recruiting-actions-RINO-BLR-Webinar-60-minutes-v-2-aqs-.pptx” download=”all” viewer=”microsoft”] You simply can’t expect to succeed in the highly competitive world of recruiting these days unless you have exceptional recruiters. But, unfortunately, the competition for attracting exceptional recruiters is also intense, so a superior approach is to transform your average performing recruiters into exceptional ones. Because the talent marketplace, the job search process and the availability ... Read More »