April 24 , 2019

Articles

An Applicant’s Bill of Rights, Part 2

Additional Applicant's Rights In addition to the potential elements of an applicants Bill of Rights that I provided last week, this part includes: More examples of rights for possible inclusion in your own applicant's Bill of Rights A list of applicant responsibilities and your expectations for any applicant A sample version of an applicant's Bill of Rights The listing of …

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Guerilla Recruiting: It’s Time for a Revolution!

Why Now? We could step back and ponder why guerilla-style recruiting tactics are emerging, but we already now the answer. Starvation causes desperation, and when demand exceeds supply, someone is going to have to starve! The migration to a truly global economy has created a situation whereby nearly all nations collaborate on economic development and compete for limited resources. In …

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Missed Opportunities: Talent Intelligence During the Onboarding Process

The Problem With Most Onboarding Approaches Like many programs in human resources, onboarding programs suffer from narrow perspective design. Quite frankly, they are designed by people who truly have no idea what value talent provides or how to maximize the value of that talent. The most common evidence of this design flaw is the scope and direction of information flow …

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Discouraging Low Quality Applicants Allows You To Focus on the Best

If a 14-year-old walked into a liquor store, for example, they would be told to leave. Someone driving up to a Ferrari showroom in a Bentley would be more likely to be served ahead of a potential customer riding up on an old bicycle. Banks routinely discourage customers with small bank balances while simultaneously offering enhanced or premium level services …

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Making the Business Case to Shareholders — It’s Never Happened Before!

This Has Never Happened Before, I Promise Have you ever wondered what it was like to be the very first person to do something astounding? Can you imagine the feeling of being… The first person to land on the moon? The first European to discover America? The first director of recruiting to speak at the shareholders' meeting of a $10 …

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The Best Recruiting Strategy Is the “We Find You” Approach

If you were going to attempt to recruit Tiger Woods to play for your golf team, you would realize early on that it would require the use of a different approach than most corporations currently use. Tiger certainly wouldn't respond to the traditional approaches, like ads in newspapers, or and he wouldn't put his resume on Monster.com. It is also …

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U.S. Army Recruiting Needs Your Help!

After analyzing the U.S. Army's approach to recruiting, I have some suggestions for action steps that it could take to improve their efforts. Maybe the ideas presented below will trigger some ideas of your own. Certainly many of them could also be used to improve recruiting at your own organization. Take advantage of referrals. Referrals are always the foundation for …

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Recruiting, Culture and Ethics

After working with more than 250 organizations in 23 countries, we can attest that while the companies themselves may be different, the issues they face are not. "We're different" has become nothing more than an empty excuse for recruiters and other HR professionals to hide behind when they recognize the business logic behind some practice or approach but personally don't …

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Why Managers Don’t Respect Recruiters

The isolated dominion that recruiting and HR in general has created for itself is often devoid of metrics, rewards for performance, and accountability. Its continued existence sends a message that recruiting cannot exist in the same competitive business climate that line managers must operate in daily. In short, it demonstrates clearly that recruiting is not a profession of equals, but …

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Learning Another Lesson From Sales

Numerous world-class recruiting departments have developed some degree of centralized sourcing. Often such functions can be staffed with college students, interns, and other low cost forms of labor. What follows is a listing of the most common online approaches lead generation firms use to build up their databases. All lead generation approaches share a common goal: to identify and to …

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