Recruiting Strategy

The Top 10 Reasons Why Rejecting ‘Job Jumpers’ Is Dumb, and a Missed Opportunity

Hiring managers and recruiters have a long history of rejecting “job jumpers.” And even today, 43 percent of employers won’t consider job jumpers, according to CareerBuilder. If you are not familiar with the term, a “job jumper” or “job hopper” is a recruiting prospect who has had short tenures with several employers. Unfortunately, it’s an antiquated concept that might have …

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Silver Medalists — Reconsider Those Who Came Close to Getting Hired

20 Categories Of Candidates Who You Should Revisit One of the most underused but surprisingly effective approaches to hiring focuses on “silver medalists. If you’re not familiar with the term in recruiting, it is revisiting past applicants who that came in second during a previous hiring effort. Now if you’re thinking that these individuals are “rejects,” you could be wrong …

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Your Future as a Recruiter: You Better Know How to Sell, Because Most of What You Do Today Will Be Done By Technology

If you are currently a recruiter and you’re worried about your future … I agree, you should be. Consider a future as a recruiter where sourcing is gone, and so is resume screening and candidate assessment. All that is left for recruiter to do is related to selling candidates, which unfortunately, is something that most corporate recruiters do not excel …

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The Top 10 Thought-provoking CFO ‘Questions From Hell’ for Recruiting Leaders

Recruiting questions from hell that most recruiting leaders can’t answer May I suggest that this may be the most thought-provoking recruiting article that you read this year. It is thought provoking because it covers mind-numbing questions that you are likely to get covering the business impacts of recruiting. Answering tough questions is becoming more critical, because as the business world …

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Increased Recruiting Spending Gets You in the NCAA Tournament and Improves Business Results

The data is in and it’s clear that heavy spending on recruiting is critical if a university wants to get into the men’s NCAA tournament. This positive correlation between recruiting spending and success in sports should be noted by corporate recruiting leaders because it could help support their business case for increased corporate spending on recruiting. The impact of heavy …

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Revealing the ‘HR Professional of the Decade’ – Laszlo Bock of Google

A Case Study Compilation of the Amazing HR Practices That Make Google the Benchmark to Learn From Using any set of assessment criteria, Laszlo Bock of Google has been in the vanguard in creating revolutionary change in the profession of HR to the point where he has earned the title of “HR professional of the decade.” Under his leadership, Google has literally …

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The World’s Most Effective Referral Approach – Give Me 5!

 An effective referral tool that takes advantage of “memory retrieval cues” Most already realize that employee referral programs routinely produce the highest quality of hires, but few know that the “Give Me 5” program produces the highest-performing hires of any individual referral approach. The “Give Me 5 Names” tool is easy, fast, and free. You start by proactively approaching individual …

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Hire Like Google — Project the ‘Career Trajectory’ of Your Candidates

I frequently get asked the question “What is the one thing that recruiting functions should be systematically doing, but for some unexplained reason, it doesn’t do it?” Well, one quick answer to that question is “to project the career trajectory of potential hires.” Which simply means to assess whether a candidate, after they are hired, are likely to progress and …

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Sourcing Revelation — Work Anniversaries Are the Best Time to Recruit Employed Prospects

Rather than being data-driven, I have found that most recruiters and sourcers contact employed prospects almost randomly on a trial-and-error basis. However, there are specific times when employees who previously said “no and stop calling me” actually change their mind and are fully receptive to a recruiting call. So in case you didn’t realize it, the months immediately around an …

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