Recruiting Strategy

Black Jobs Matter Too – An Opportunity To Fix Diversity Hiring

Black Lives Matter - Corporate America needs to make a difference. Source: Pixabay

The impact of the Black Lives Matter movement may be limited to changes in police tactics. But why not broaden its impact so that it reduces our record high Black unemployment by finally fixing corporate diversity recruiting. In our view, it’s time for corporate leaders to do their part in the diversity area they can best impact, employment opportunities.

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The Downturn Forces These Strategic Pivots In Recruiting

I argue that “rigidity during changing times leads to catastrophe.” Today’s changing business environment requires every recruiting function to avoid rigidity by making several pivots. Pivots are situations where you dramatically shift your tools, goals, and direction by as much as 180°. In my view, TA has no choice but to respond to the numerous shifts in business, health, and …

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Target Suddenly Available Talent During This Business Disruption

Let me be clear, I am advocating the aggressive recruiting of workers displaced during the current business turmoil. Now, of course, there’s no denying that through no fault of their own, a large number of people are currently having their work and family lives disrupted. Recruiters should realize that they have a unique opportunity to help out. They can offer top talent a better career opportunity.

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Why Job Fairs Stink — and the Superior Recruiting Alternatives

Job fairs stink as a hiring source. They don’t even make it on Jobvite’s top 13 list of most effective recruiting sources, and typically they produce less than 2% of all experienced hires. HR executives rated job fairs as the least effective job-search method, with a survey rating of only 1.6 out of a possible 5. And with the seemingly endless list of “what’s …

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The 5 Ps of Recruitment Marketing and How They Drive Great Hiring

Within the recruiting function, marketing should be king, because when assessing recruiting processes, I almost always find that the foundation components that are most responsible for recruiting success all have a marketing focus. Rather than focusing on cutting costs or process-administration efficiency, recruitment leaders need to become data-driven marketing experts in order to fully understand how to attract, engage and …

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Educate Hiring Managers on Their Competitive Landscape — Recruit When Competition Is Low

Everyone should already know that the best time to recruit is when the competition is low. However, it’s difficult to find corporate recruiters who routinely report to their hiring managers the current level of competition faced in relation to their newly opened job. The technical term for this external analysis is the “competitive landscape” for the job. A typical competitive-landscape …

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White-Glove Treatment Guarantees a “Wow” Candidate Experience for Exceptional Applicants

When hiring managers demand that we must land truly exceptional candidates, recruiters need to realize that it takes much more than the standard candidate experience to really wow and excite them. Instead, you must provide white-glove treatment that leaves a powerful impression that convincingly demonstrates that your firm really is different. If you have an internal executive-search function, you already …

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December: ’Tis the Season to Recruit When the Competition Is Low

Need an edge in your competition for talent? Think December, when there may be 35% fewer job postings trying to attract the normal volume of jobseekers. If you’ve ever gambled in Las Vegas, you would know that when you face great odds like these, you need to be all in. If you are one of the majority of firms that …

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Want To Dominate Recruiting In Your Industry? – Adopt Silicon Valley’s Critical Success Factors (Part 1 of 2)

If you are a recruiting leader whose executives have extremely high expectations for dominating their industry, this is the article for you. After 20 years of studying Silicon Valley and West Coast firms that dominate their industries, I have found that there are clear differentiators that cause firms like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Salesforce to produce truly exceptional business outcomes, …

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