November 15 , 2018

Recruiting Strategy

Need Women Applicants? Why Micro-targeting Women Triggers More to Apply

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Understanding Why Providing “the Right Information” Causes Women to Apply Let’s get right to the point. HR is way too often risk-averse, it is not transparent, and withholds valuable information that would cause many more women applicants to apply immediately. In addition, talent acquisition, unfortunately, frequently “lumps” all diversity targets together. Its “one-size-fits-all” approach to diversity advertising content causes them …

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Comfort Level – Giving Disabled Workers a Chance to Succeed

As seen on Human Resource Executive by Carol Patton (09/06/2018). Comfort Level … Among the best ways to relieve executive and manager anxiety is to show how workers with disabilities can produce a return on investment, says John Sullivan, professor of human resources at San Francisco State University and a global HR adviser in San Francisco. Sullivan explains that HR needs …

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End Your Seasonal Recruiting Problems — The Top 10 Proven Solutions

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Why You Are Losing “The War For Seasonal Talent” Explained Managers who must recruit seasonal staff need to wake up and realize that the recruiting landscape has changed. Today’s managers must learn that recruiting is now much more difficult. In times of extremely low unemployment, individuals looking for seasonal work now have multiple seasonal and permanent job choices. And with …

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Employees Excel at Selling Candidates – The Warriors’ ‘Hampton 5 Story’

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When it comes to closing top candidates, your own employees are the best salespeople. Top recruiting leaders already know the tremendous value that a firm receives when it lands even a single superstar recruit. In addition to outstanding performance and innovation, this “magnet hire” will signal to other outside stars that your firm deserves a second look. Acquiring this superstar …

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Paid Interviews — Power Shift: How Employers Are Attracting Interviewees

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As seen on Dice Insights on 10/3/2018 by Leslie Stevens-Huffman. With tech unemployment hitting notable lows, employers are realizing that the balance of power has shifted toward tech candidates, requiring a new approach to interviewing and hiring. “Given the difficulty of getting candidates to interview, employers are having to take a long-term view of the recruiting process,” explained Dr. John Sullivan, …

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Recruiting Candidates Who Put Money First May Result in Early Turnover

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Do you work in an organization where increasing an employee’s pay for retention purposes isn’t a realistic option? Whenever you hire someone who is driven by money, you are setting yourself up for future turnover failure. Money-focused hires are likely to immediately quit when they are offered even slightly more money from another firm. Salary is the No. 1 reason …

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You Can’t Be Strategic Until … You Reward Managers for Great Hiring

In this continuing series of articles entitled “You Can’t Be Strategic Until …” I highlight the strategic actions that talent-management leaders should take to increase their measurable strategic business impact on their firms. In this case, the needed strategic action is for HR executives to find a way to reward managers for great hiring results directly. As a result of …

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A Story Inventory Will Allow You to WOW Top Candidates

How Stories Will Dramatically Improve Your Recruiting Results If you want to improve your recruiting results dramatically, one of the smartest things that you can do is to ask your new hires “Why did you say yes?” during onboarding. Most recruiting leaders are surprised when they learn that the top convincing factor was a “compelling story” that clearly revealed why …

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Offsite Recruiting — Boldly Recruit Where Your Targets Hang Out

If you’re having difficulty attracting applicants, consider adding an off-site recruiting component to your existing recruiting strategy. The standard corporate recruiting model is a “come to us” approach. Meaning that if you want a job at our firm, you must be willing to take time out of your busy day to find out about and then apply to our firm. …

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Using Incentives to Attract Interviewees — Don’t Miss This Trend

If you are having difficulty getting prospects to interview, join the trend of offering qualified candidates incentives for interviewing or job acceptance. This might initially sound like a crazy idea until you realize that using incentives to attract customers is a proven practice with a high ROI. So learn from marketing and offer small incentives (usually a gift card) for …

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