March 25 , 2019

Articles

Need Innovators? Recruit Those Who See the Glass as Half Empty … and Leaking

Corporate employees can be classified into two categories. The majority of employees must be classified as “the glass is half full” people, who when they look at an existing process or product, they assume that everything is fine. However, a handful of employees can be classified as “the glass is half empty and leaking” people. These individuals are much more …

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Lies, Deception And Gut Feelings … No Wonder Hiring Fails Half The Time

he Top 7 Reasons Why Your Process Continuously Produces Hiring Failures Unexplainably, few in corporate recruiting attempt to measure the failure rate of new hires from their external hiring processes. However, those who have done the research (i.e. Harvard Business School, The Corporate Leadership Council, and LeadershipIQ) have found that the failure rate within 18 months of hiring for most jobs is …

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Stop The Insanity: You’ll *Never* Reach Diversity Goals Until You Shift To A Data-Driven Approach

If you have direct access to recruiting leaders like I do, you would quickly learn that upward of 95 percent of large corporate diversity recruiting efforts routinely fail to meet their modest diversity goals. In fact, the EEOC reports that diversity employee representation percentages at corporations have barely budged since 1985. The Harvard Business Review even reached the conclusion that “It shouldn’t be …

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You Can’t Calculate Employer Branding’s ROI if You Omit Its Negative Impacts

Understanding the Top 10 Problems Associated With Having a Strong Employer Brand There are only two long-term strategic recruiting approaches: employer brand building, and talent pipelining. Of the two options, employer brand-building is by far the most powerful. In fact, it was ranked by BCG as No. 4 highest in revenue and profit impacts among all HR programs. Almost every major corporation …

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The Top 5 Power Tips For Selling Extremely Hard-to-close Candidates

In this obviously tight job market, I estimate that it has become at least 25 percent harder to sell the most in-demand candidates. And closing the best is even more difficult if you are recruiting techies, data scientists, data security, and other in-high-demand professionals. So, if you expect to have a high level of recruiting success, improve your corporate offer …

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How Using a Single Broad Turnover Measure Can Cost Your Corporation Million$

Business Impact Turnover Measures That Can Dramatically Improve Employee Retention The simplistic and broad turnover metrics used by most corporations hide the real truth about the business impacts of employee turnover. And as a result, few executives realize that the way HR currently reports turnover is probably costing every major corporation millions of dollars. For example, many firms report a …

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5 Strategies to Find and Keep the Best Employees

As seen on The Wall Street Journal.   1-5 Interview Tips to Find the Long-Term Employee TOM GIMBEL: Any hiring manager know the basics: You’re seeking a person with the skills to do the job and can grow the business, as well as having a positive attitude, a good sense of humor and a strong work ethic.  Everything else (for the most …

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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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