Recruiting Strategy

Add a Chatbot — and Take ‘The Human’ Out of Answering Recruiting Questions

If you think that we are years off before robots will play a major role in recruiting, rethink that notion. Despite all the recent coverage on the broad future potential of chatbots in recruiting, you might not be aware of the fact that “chatbots” (automated conversation agents) have been successfully used for over a decade in one narrow area of recruiting. That …

Read More »

The 2nd Biggest Mistake in Employer Branding — Failing to Measure Employer Brand Strength

In a related article published last week on ERE.net, entitled “The Biggest Mistake In Employer Branding — Failing To Measure The Business Impacts of Employer Branding” I highlighted the importance of measuring and reporting the business impacts of employer branding . This first step is critical because all too many employer branding leaders are satisfied with simply “counting things that …

Read More »

A ‘Most-Wanted List’ — A Forward-Looking Way To Hire Exceptional Talent

One of the most frequent questions that I get is, “What are the best practices in recruiting?” Well, one best practice that always appears near the top of my list is developing a “most wanted list.” Unfortunately, this approach is rare in the corporate world, where 100 percent of all hiring is “immediate need hiring.” What this means is that …

Read More »

I Learned Everything I Know About Great Talent Metrics…From Baseball

Many are shocked when I reveal that after 30 years of developing talent metrics, I have concluded that the best place to benchmark talent metrics isn’t a major corporation like Google or IBM, it is Major League Baseball. Ever since the book Moneyball came out, corporate and talent management leaders have been seeking out every opportunity to work with MLB …

Read More »

Recruiting Trends For 2016 And Their Supporting Best Practices, 2 Part series

What could be more important in a fast-moving world than keeping up with developing trends? Unfortunately, many in recruiting are so busy that they forget to set aside time to follow or act on these important emerging trends. The Many Benefits of Tracking Emerging Trends in Recruiting Not following trends can be a mistake because being first provides your firm …

Read More »

December Is the Critical Month to Recruit (and Retain) Salespeople

If you haven’t already shifted to a data-based recruiting approach, December is an ideal time to see the benefits resulting from using data to take what I call “right-time” recruiting actions. Most executives and recruiting leaders are shocked when they learn that nearly 50 percent of all employee turnover in the sales group occurs during a narrow time period around …

Read More »

Google’s Rabbit Hole — Innovatively Sourcing Top Talent Based on Their Search Words

Google’s seven-month old “rabbit hole” recruiting program simply has to be classified as innovative. The program has two major components. The first (a “keyword sourcing” approach) identifies employed top talent (some call them passives) based on the advanced terminology that they place in the Google search box while learning and doing their job. After they are identified, an unexpected message …

Read More »

From Ordinary To Extraordinary – 11 Tips To Transform Your HR Stories (part 3 of 3)

By Dr. John Sullivan ATC June 22, 2015 Part 1- Using Stories To Improve Your Recruiting Results Part 2- Ensuring Your Stories Are Shared And Have Impact Elements That Will Make Your Stories Significantly “More Powerful”   It’s important to make each story as impactful as possible. Including one or more of these “power factors” can turn an ordinary story into …

Read More »