Recruiting Strategy

Improve Your Hiring Results… By Increasing Transparency In Your Interview Process

Increase interview transparency to hire better

Unnecessary stress hurts interviewee performance. However, increasing transparency reduces most candidate stress.  Stop Treating Interviewees Like Adversaries By Increasing Interview Transparency Let me be blunt. Most recruiting organizations seem to enjoy making their interviews highly stressful. In fact, throughout recruitment history, job interviews have been highly adversarial and exclusively one-sided. Historically, candidates came into their interviews mostly blind about the …

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Interviewed by Los Angeles Times Reporter – Allegations against Angels’ Mickey Callaway prompt scrutiny of MLB hiring practices

By Mike Digiovanna, Allegations against Angels’ Mickey Callaway prompt scrutiny of MLB hiring practices “It makes you look negligent,” said Dr. John Sullivan, a retired San Francisco State professor of management who has advised numerous Silicon Valley companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, on how to vet candidates for past sexual harassment issues. “You should have checked. You should have …

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This Common Recruiting Approach May Mean Jail Time – An Alert

Anti-poaching agreements are illegal

If you’re one of many firms that have used no-poach recruiting agreements, realize that jail time may be in your future. Last month, many were shocked when they learned that, on top of the millions in civil penalties historically levied against firms like Google, Apple, Intel, and Pixar, three Texas healthcare providers (Surgical Care Affiliates) are now facing DOJ charges.  …

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Recruiting Lessons From The Super Bowl

Recruiting lessons from the super bowl

Examining how Super Bowl teams recruit will provide corporate leaders with valuable lessons on how to improve their recruiting. The first is avoiding candidate generalizations. Yes, many of the candidate generalizations routinely made by hiring managers covering age, experience, and college backgrounds would be laughed at by NFL recruiters. For example, a corporate recruit with the age and years of …

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2020 vs 2021 – What If 2020 Was The Good One?

Note: This “think piece” is designed to stimulate your thinking about the 2021 job market. If you’re considering a job search, you may be shocked to learn that the 2021 job market may be worse than our current dismal one. Of course, I realize that few want to hear negative job market forecasts, in part, because so many in HR …

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Are You The Recruiter Of The Year? Use A Recruiter’s Scorecard To Find Out

Recruiter Scorecard to evaluate your effectiveness. Self-assessment tool to evaluate you as a recruiter.

Champions keep score! So why not conduct a year-end assessment of whether you are among the top recruiters in your organization? One of the reasons champions remain on top is that they set aside the time to conduct self-assessments periodically. So, during this late December lag in recruiting, why not act as a professional would and complete your own year-end …

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Why December 2020 Is The Most Lucrative Recruiting Month This Decade

December 2020 is the best time to recruit

With 14 million losing their unemployment benefits, this December will be flooded with suddenly interested prospects. It will literally be the most lucrative recruiting month. For the first time in memory, a tidal wave of 14 million individuals will all instantly be forced into active job search mode (on a single day after Christmas). And because most were laid off …

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Only Hire Self-Motivated People – The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Hire the self-motivated. The gift that keeps on giving.

Nothing eases a remote work team manager’s burden, where close supervision is difficult, more than only hiring self-motivated people. I recommend that during this troubled time when managers are so busy, recruiters commit to easing their burden by helping them hire technically qualified candidates who are also self-motivated.

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