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Outside-the-Box Recruiting — Using MySpace.com as a Recruiting Tool

Recruiting Outside the Box Takes Courage The only problem with the approach outlined here is that while nearly every recruiter on the planet says that they want to try outside-the-box tools, most recruiters are mundane, lack the courage to try new things, and are unwilling to invest the time it takes to master a new approach. I'm not sure why; …

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Convincing Reluctant Candidates on the Right Day

Right Days and Wrong Days to Offer Someone a Chance for a New Opportunity Wrong day: Any day during the week before a targeted individual is expected to hear about whether they got their expected promotion. Right day: The day after they were rejected for that promotion. Wrong day: The day before management jobs are consolidated, right after a major …

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Convincing Reluctant Candidates on the Right Day, Part 2

The six basic approaches required: Read business papers and magazines. The purpose is to identify when newsworthy companies have positive, negative, or dramatic business events. Watch the weather. Watch the weather channel and read the weather section of the newspaper to identify geographic areas where people are likely to want to "flee" because of recent horrible weather. Use CRM systems. …

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Recruiting Using a Competency-Based Approach

What Is a Competency-Based Approach? Using the language of those who earn their living selling and marketing competency-based solutions, a competency-based recruiting approach relies on using a series of assessment tools that identify not only the technical skills a candidate possesses, but his behavioral competencies as well. A competency is often defined as "an underlying, deep, and enduring personal characteristic …

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Three New Roles Every Modern, Strategic Talent Management Function Must Have

Driving Change: Three New Roles Defined While breaking down the barriers between the existing HR functions that impact talent management is in itself a profound success, leading organizations are also formalizing a number of proactive activities that add true strategic power to talent management. By creating a formal workforce planning role, organizations are empowering staffing departments, training departments, and operations …

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Building a Recruiting Culture — the Ultimate Strategy, Part 1

What Is a Recruiting Culture? A recruiting culture is a recruiting strategy that shifts the responsibility of recruiting to managers and employees. While the recruiting department provides leadership, every individual and department in the organization is assigned a prominent role in recruiting. No individual is exempt. The process of building a recruiting culture begins with convincing senior executives that recruiting …

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Building a Recruiting Culture, Part 2

The Goals of a Recruiting Culture Recruiting cultures can only be effective if they are focused, and that means that they must have clearly defined goals that everyone understands. The goals of a recruiting culture should include: Demonstrating to all employees that it's in their own best interest to work alongside the very best talent. Showing all employees that, because …

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Boomerangs: The Strategic Process of Rehiring Your Former Employees, Part 1

Beware of Antiquated Thinking! Hiring boomerangs can be political. A number of managers hold the antiquated notion that boomerangs are traitors and should not be allowed to return. This notion is silly because the job world has changed, and the number of employees who remain loyal to a single organization throughout their lifetimes is both extremely limited and suspect in …

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Boomerangs: The Strategic Process of Rehiring Your Former Employees, Part 2

Steps in Building a World-Class Boomerang/Alumni Program There is no standard format for a corporate alumni program, but there are a number of essential steps that you should consider when implementing a program if you intend on being successful. They include: Program Start-up Steps Assign an individual or team to be accountable for the boomerang/alumni programs. Build a business case …

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Develop a Who’s Who List of Outside Talent

Whatever you call it, it's a list of the top people working at competitors that is used primarily to expedite recruiting when a need arises. When you establish a names database, you make identifying candidates for job openings easier and quicker because you already know the best people in the field. It Can't Be Done! When I mention the need …

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