Recruiting Strategy

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 & 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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Alert For An Exceptional Talent Opportunity… Target Elite Firms That Are Currently Undergoing Layoffs (Job security is becoming a major attraction factor, so why not poach at Twitter?)

Targeting struggling firms allows you to hire exceptional talent that now seeks greater job security. Yes, during a time when talent opportunities have been quite rare, there is suddenly a recruiting opportunity that shouldn’t be missed. This opportunity now exists because a significant number of elite but temporarily struggling firms, including Google, Tesla, Microsoft, Coinbase, Netflix, Starbucks, and Warner Bros., …

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Improve Your Recruiting Results Using These Best Practices From Top Firms (Covering employees as references, impactful fonts, and candidate interview warm-ups)

In this monthly piece, Dr. Sullivan highlights 3 best practices that reveal the future of recruiting. The Benefits Of Adopting Best Practices From Other Firms The best way to rapidly improve your recruiting results involves borrowing and tweaking the best practices from other leading recruiting functions to fit your situation. Adopting best practices is a superior approach because: The arguments …

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Candidate Exit Interviews – Getting Feedback From Your Recruiting Customers (The #2 barrier to recruiting excellence)

The two dumbest things in recruiting are not soliciting candidate feedback and not assessing new-hire performance (a.k.a. quality of hire).  Unfortunately, most in recruiting are not even aware of the practice of “candidate exit interviews,” soliciting new hires and candidate feedback after completing each hiring process. Unfortunately, gathering exit interview information from candidates is quite rare. Even though customer/user feedback …

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Reduce Your Talent Shortage… By Offering Candidate Incentives (The complete guide to recruiting incentives)

End your talent shortage with incentives

In a talent shortage, when you must increase participation in recruiting, learn to pay for it! During these extremely challenging recruiting times, there is ample proof that even small incentives will increase participation rates during important recruiting steps.  “What gets rewarded gets done.” When looking at the big picture, it’s important to realize that incentives are used throughout every corporation …

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The Complete Guide To Blind Assessments – Hiding Bias Factors That Hurt Diversity

Boldly obscure names, age indicators, voices, etc. – to limit most conscious and unconscious screening biases.  Diversity hiring fails to meet its goals regularly. Less than 2% of surveyed companies recently reported that they were “confident that they were achieving their DEI goals.” One of the primary reasons why diversity hiring universally fails is because HR leaders put too much …

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