Recruiting Strategy

The Future Of Recruiting, Part 1

In Re-imagine, Tom Peters’ new book, he applauds my insight into the future of HR. The article he used as a blueprint for some of his own projections of the future of business was entitled, “A Walk Through 21st-Century HR.” His comments on that article stirred me to outline here what my own research, company visits, and extensive benchmarking indicate is “the …

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Recruiting Top Performers: It’s Your Job!

This past Friday (March 26, 2004), Lou Adler penned an article for his ER Daily column entitled, Why You Must Hire Top Employees, Not Top Candidates. The title of this article is something akin to an absolute truth in my book. In philosophical terms, an absolute truth is an idea or notion that cannot be discredited by any line of thinking. …

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Stop Holding Us Back! Problems and Roadblocks in Recruitment

Twice a year, corporate recruiting leaders from around the world converge for several days of learning, sharing, networking, and good times at the ER Expo conference. As usual, I was at the most recent ER Expo, which took place on March 15 and 16 in San Diego. While the program is always invigorating, this year’s schedule included a town meeting …

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Maintaining Your Status as a Great Recruiter: What You Should Read

Recruiting changes faster than any other HR function. Some of the factors that keep recruiters on their toes include a constantly changing economy, the increasing globalization of talent search, and rapid changes in technology. The net result of all of these changes is that no matter how good a recruiter you are today, whatever knowledge you currently possess about recruiting, …

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Re-Thinking Diversity Recruiting, Part 3

Diversity recruiting is becoming more and more important as the world becomes more global. At first, legal compliance was the primary driver behind most diversity recruiting. But now organizations have learned that if they want to operate around the world they must be able to recruit and retain individuals who are “different” than those who are in the majority at …

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Re-Thinking Diversity Recruiting, Part 2

Diversity recruiting is becoming more and more important as the world becomes more global. At first, legal compliance was the primary driver behind most diversity recruiting. But now organizations have learned that if they want to operate around the world they must be able to recruit and retain individuals who are “different” than those who are in the majority at …

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Re-Thinking Diversity Recruiting

Diversity recruiting is becoming more and more important as the world becomes more global. Initially, legal compliance was the primary driver behind most diversity recruiting. But now organizations have learned that if they want to operate around the world, they must be able to recruit and retain individuals who are different than those who are in the majority at their …

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A Strategic Recruiting To-Do List for the New Year

Recruiting managers are constantly saying that they need to be more strategic. But few take the time to step back and make a list of strategic actions that they should be taking. Since it’s the start of the new year, here are some suggestions on what strategic recruiting ideas should be on your list. Incidentally, unless you allocate FTEs and …

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Checklist for Assessing a Director of Recruiting

With the economy turning around, it seems as though almost every major firms is beginning a search for a new director of recruitment or employment. But as a former chief talent officer, and as someone who advises firms on how to select the very best, I have found that most selection committees totally miss the boat when they screen and …

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Change Your Recruiting Metric From Time to Fill to Need Date

As the earliest proponent of speed of hire, I am pleased that so many managers and recruiters have come to the realization that reducing the time that it takes to hire someone is critical if you want to 1) get currently employed top performers and 2) minimize the “damages” that an open position can have on productivity. At the same …

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