January 16 , 2019

Articles

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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Early Recruiting Steps Determine If Candidates Want to Work at Your Firm

Revelation! Did you know that two thirds (67 percent) of candidates decide on whether they would accept a job at a firm prior to their first interview? Recruiting leaders who have long treated all recruiting steps equally now need to rethink that approach. Rethinking is required because we now know that the first two steps (the initial communication and the …

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Internal Movement – The Ultimate Productivity, Development and Retention Tool

Talent advisors have in most cases failed to make senior executives fully aware of the extremely high ROI generated by a “wonder tool” that directly improves performance in multiple talent areas including productivity, retention, recruiting, motivation, as well as skill and leadership development. This powerful talent approach is expedited internal movement and transfers between disparate and global business units. And …

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Jim D’Amico — A Profile of an Exceptional Corporate Recruiting Leader, Part 2

Note: this two-part article is part of my continuing series of profiles on exceptional corporate recruiting leaders Last week in Part 1 of my compelling profile of recruiting-leader-extraordinaire Jim D’Amico, I covered his recommended actions, the firms he admires most, and his top best practices. This Part 2 covers how he measures success in recruiting, how to maintain leading-edge learning, …

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Jim D’Amico — A Profile of an Exceptional Corporate Recruiting Leader, Part 1

Note: this two-part article is part of my continuing series of profiles on exceptional corporate recruiting leaders. The first time I met Jim D’Amico, he was explaining how he convinced his healthcare CEO to let him try just about anything in recruiting, as long as he could show a positive ROI and a significant direct business impact. This “CEO influencing …

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Need Women Applicants? Why Micro-targeting Women Triggers More to Apply

Understanding Why Providing “the Right Information” Causes Women to Apply Let’s get right to the point. HR is way too often risk averse, it is not transparent, and withholds valuable information that would cause many more women applicants to apply immediately. In addition, talent acquisition, unfortunately, frequently “lumps” all diversity targets together. Its “one-size-fits-all” approach to diversity advertising content causes …

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