Recruiting Strategy

Become A Data-Driven Recruiter – Surviving Looming TA Layoffs In 6 Simple Steps

I’ve found the best way to survive the looming wave of recruiter layoffs is to become data-driven. Why? Because being data-driven allows an individual recruiter to successfully land better-performing new-hires faster and with fewer mis-hires. And surprisingly, it’s even possible to be data-driven as an individual recruiter, even if you work at a TA function with little access to data. …

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The Quality Of The US Talent Pool Is At A Record High… So Start Cherry Picking Exceptional Talent

Experts seldom mention the quality of the available talent pool, even though it’s at record levels. Yes, because of large-scale layoffs. The amount of highly qualified talent that is currently available to recruit is now at its highest level in memory. And those that follow business trends already know that this record volume of available quality candidates recently got a …

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Improve Referrals Dramatically – Transform Them Into “Talent Recommendations”

A primary flaw in referral programs is allowing employees to refer “strangers” that they barely know. Employee referrals are by far the #1 hiring source, both in volume and for quality (i.e., on-the-job performance). However, I have found that the performance of these programs may improve by as much as 25% with one single action. By not allowing employees to …

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CEOs Say Recruiting Is The #1 Growth Limiting Factor – These Ugly Numbers Reveal Why

CEOs cite recruiting as the #1 factor that restricts business growth! That should shock TA leaders. Because during an economic downturn, literally, nothing comes close to the strategic importance of reviving your organization’s growth rate. So in my view, recruiting leaders should be shocked once they discover that recent survey results reveal their function is the top overall business challenge …

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The Most Powerful Recruiting Tool… That No One Uses (An internal story inventory has many business and talent benefits)

Stories are 12X more memorable, and they produce double the revenue versus presenting statistics alone (source). WOW, it’s clear that stories have a major impact. Yet it is rare to find a corporation that maintains and uses a formal story inventory for recruiting, retention, and employer brand-building purposes. So, if you want your messages to be remembered and compelling enough …

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An Undiscovered Talent Pool – Puerto Rico Where Every Resident Is A US Citizen (Fill mainland jobs with Puerto Rican residents who can work in the US without a visa)

During these tough recruiting times, are you open to learning about the top recruiting source of the year? Well, start by imagining that there was a secret 51st state off the coast of Florida that few recruiters have targeted. And because residents of this secret US state would automatically be US citizens. They could effortlessly travel without restrictions to any …

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Small Business Should Win Most Recruiting Battles, Here’s Why They Don’t (Recruiting advantages at small businesses – a comprehensive guide)

Ask retirees what was the best job in your career? And often the answer is a job at a small business. And because so many respond positively that a job at a small business was the best one in their professional career, I literally laugh when small business managers complain they can’t recruit against elite firms like Google. Even though …

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Small Business Should Win Most Recruiting Battles, Here’s Why They Don’t (Recruiting advantages at small businesses – a comprehensive guide) (Part 2 of 2)

I am consistently disappointed when SME managers complain they can’t recruit against elite firms like Google because it’s simply not true. Instead, I have found that small businesses and startups are small and flexible enough. They can offer recruits their “dream job,” where they will be doing “the best work of their life.” Surprisingly, many small business recruiters don’t realize …

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Small Business Should Win Most Recruiting Battles, Here’s Why They Don’t (Recruiting advantages at small businesses – a comprehensive guide) (Part 1 of 2)

Ask retirees what was the best job in your career? And often the answer is a job at a small business. And because so many respond positively that a job at a small business was the best one in their professional career, I literally laugh when small business managers complain they can’t recruit against elite firms like Google. Even though …

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