February 22 , 2019

Articles

Peer-To-Peer Recruiting Really Works — Just Ask Kevin Durant

In case you missed it, earlier this month one of the top recruiting accomplishments of the last decade occurred when the Golden State Warriors successfully recruited superstar Kevin Durant. And even though it occurred in professional sports, corporate recruiters in any industry can learn valuable lessons from this amazing recruiting accomplishment. The most important lesson is that the recruiting effort …

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The 10 Essential Skills Every Modern Recruiter Needs to Master in Order to Survive

As seen on 1-PAGE BLOG. Most recruiters make a conscious effort to keep up with trends in their profession. But the seeming avalanche of next-generation (NexGen) trends in recruiting cover so many new areas, that without realizing it, your skill set may already be out of date. We all read about these emerging recruiting trends and approaches – including Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, …

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Opposition Research Provides A Competitive Advantage In Recruiting And Retention

The centuries old adage “knowledge is power” is still true today. And anyone who has ever fought an intense battle in the military, in politics, or over corporate products, knows that you improve your chances of beating your opposition when you have detailed information about what your competitor is currently doing and planning. If you’re not familiar with the term “opposition …

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The ‘27 Names’ Strategy for Recruiting New Employees

A single job opening can expand hiring possibilities exponentially, if you leverage WSJ Leadership Expert John Sullivan’s strategy. (Originally published in the WSJ Experts July 21, 2016 1:15 pm ET).   One of the toughest challenges in business is to find qualified, experienced workers. Especially in industries like tech or manufacturing where the unemployed talent pool is small, managers need to magnify …

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Develop A Process For Limiting Early New-Hire Turnover

Early new-hire turnover is one of the most frustrating (40 percent of new hires leave within six months) and expensive (the cost of losing a new hire is at least three times their salary) aspects of recruiting. Yes, it’s true that all forms of turnover are now a major business issue. In fact, a recent Bersin by Deloitte global executive …

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Don’t Just Fix What’s Broken In Recruiting, Consider What You’re Not Doing

Identifying the key program omissions in talent acquisition One of the key characteristics of strategic leaders is that they don’t just focus on refining existing processes, they are also forward-looking. So they continually ask themselves the strategic question “What is missing that we should be adding?” It’s easier to focus on existing processes that need tweaking like sourcing and interviewing …

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Important Recruiting Lessons From LeBron, Stephen Curry, And Other Game Changers

LeBron James and Stephen Curry are without a doubt both great basketball players. However, those in recruiting should also realize that these two game changers can also provide many valuable recruiting lessons that are adaptable to corporations. Let’s start with LeBron. If LeBron James was a corporate hire, he would literally be the “hire of the decade.” He would qualify …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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