Recruiting Strategy

The ‘27 Names’ Strategy for Recruiting New Employees

A single job opening can expand hiring possibilities exponentially, if you leverage WSJ Leadership Expert John Sullivan’s strategy. (Originally published in the WSJ Experts July 21, 2016 1:15 pm ET).   One of the toughest challenges in business is to find qualified, experienced workers. Especially in industries like tech or manufacturing where the unemployed talent pool is small, managers need to magnify …

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Don’t Just Fix What’s Broken In Recruiting, Consider What You’re Not Doing

Identifying the key program omissions in talent acquisition One of the key characteristics of strategic leaders is that they don’t just focus on refining existing processes, they are also forward-looking. So they continually ask themselves the strategic question “What is missing that we should be adding?” It’s easier to focus on existing processes that need tweaking like sourcing and interviewing …

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13 Ways Measuring Quality of Hire Will Positively Impact Your Business

If you are a recruiting leader who has had doubts about the need for measuring your firm’s quality of hire or if you have had difficulty building a business case to convince others of its economic value, this is the article for you. Rather than spending a lot of time talking about the measure itself, the exclusive focus of this …

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13 Ways Measuring Quality of Hire Will Positively Impact Your Business

As seen on LinkedIn Talent Blog May 4, 2016.   If you are a recruiting leader who has had doubts about the need for measuring your firm’s quality of hire or if you have had difficulty building a business case to convince others of its economic value, this is the article for you. Rather than spending a lot of time talking …

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Challenge: Name The Recruiting Results With The Highest Impact On Business Performance

This article covers the tremendous value that comes from adding “risk management” to recruiting. Now you are probably thinking, “I’m in recruiting, why on earth would I read an article about risk management?” Well, first off because risk management would reveal which of the many recruiting outputs or results, when they are below standard, have the highest negative impact on …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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