Recruiting Strategy

A Recruiting Strategy to Counter the Threat of Unions and the EFCA

Hiring For Tendencies Is a Common Practice It is common to design recruiting and hiring processes to select individuals with certain mindsets or behavioral tendencies. Southwest Airlines, for example, has been written up in numerous books and articles for how they successfully attract and hire individuals who naturally behave and act in a certain way. In the case of Southwest, …

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Raiding Wall Street: Now Is the Time to Cherry Pick the Very Best

Target Top Performer and Innovator “Survivors” Who Hate Stagnation The obvious recruiting move would to be to target the thousands of financial professionals and MBAs who are about to lose their jobs. While that is OK, if you want to land a true “find,” my recommendation would be to instead target the “survivors.” Survivors are those top performers and innovators …

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The Economic Downturn Means That Hiring Freezes Will Soon Decimate Recruiting

A) Negative impacts on revenue and costs Obviously, not expanding your staff or keeping open positions vacant can save payroll dollars in the short term. However, such savings may actually present a false reality because freezes have many other unintended consequences that CFOs often fail to account for: Lost revenue. Across-the-board hiring freezes mean that critical revenue-generating and revenue-impact positions …

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Managing Recruiting During an Economic Downturn: The Top 10 Action Steps to Take

The Top 10 Advantages of Recruiting During Tough Times It’s quite common during periods of economic turmoil for CFOs to assume and declare that robust recruiting functions will not be necessary due to a surplus of talent becoming available as more and more firms engage in layoffs, consolidations, and the ceasing of operations. Well-known and respected firms like Deloitte have …

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Managing During an Economic Downturn Using a Talent Swapping Strategy

What Is A Talent Swapping Strategy? The concept of talent swapping is borrowed from the professional sports industry. In sports, winning is everything, and it is a common practice for team management to externally seek out a “superior” player in a key position to replace a struggling player. When the team finds an available star, they “SWAP” or replace their …

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Develop a Friends Program to Better ‘Sell’ Your Targeted Talent

It takes little effort to convince active job seekers to apply for jobs; however, the same cannot be said for currently employed top performers. The difficulty in getting individuals actively engaged in their industry and performing at top levels to apply increases significantly during tight economic times because even the best-of-the-best are more reluctant to leave the relative security of …

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The Mobile Phone: The Most Effective Recruiting Communications Platform

The basic foundation for all recruiting is the ability to communicate and share information with potential candidates directly. In our modern, high-tech world, corporate recruiters have numerous channels they can use to communicate directly with candidates ranging from face-to-face visits to video chat. However, there is only one tool that provides a “single point of contact” allowing the use of …

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Recruiting Videos Allow Potential Candidates to Feel the Passion

Everyone in recruiting and employment branding strives to demonstrate to potential candidates the excitement that can be found within their organization. Most rely almost exclusively on “words” in paid advertising, brochures, and websites, but words are “so last year.” Each month, fewer and fewer people read newspapers and books, and more of us get our information from moving media, including …

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13 Trends In Corporate Recruiting for 2009

The Latest Trends in Corporate Recruiting Based on conversations with recruiting leaders, questions asked during seminars, advisory requests, and best-practice research, expect to see an increased emphasis in: Upgrading employment branding. Nothing is hotter around the globe in recruiting than employment branding. Firms throughout Asia, in particular, are increasingly adopting employment branding as a wildly important activity for 2009. The …

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How Individual Recruiters Can Avoid Being Laid Off

During hard economic times, it’s survival of the fittest. Yet many corporate recruiters fail to understand or acknowledge the cyclical nature of our business; every five to seven years, recruiters are let go en masse. If you work for an auto company in Detroit or an airline or a mortgage company, the time to prepare for layoffs has already past. …

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