Recruiting Strategy

A Profile of the World’s Most Aggressive Recruiter, Part 2

Questions and answers with Michael Lackaye (and some outrageous quotes!) I asked Michael to highlight some of the approaches he used at Quicken Loans and at other previous employers. What follows are his responses. I think you will agree that they are aggressive?and on the edge. What is your most/ least effective source? Most: Employee referrals. Least: Job fairs. What was your …

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A Profile of the World’s Most Aggressive Recruiter, Part 1

Fast Company magazine once called me the Michael Jordan of recruiting, but I often call myself “the most aggressive recruiter on the planet.” Through my role as an advisor and speaker I meet thousands of recruiters, a few of which have made me feel like an amateur in the aggressiveness department. One such recruiter is Michael Lackaye, formerly of Quicken Loans. …

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Recruiting Questions From Hell: I Bet You Can’t Answer These!

What CEOs Want To Know About Recruiting When economic conditions get a little tough, it's not uncommon for CEOs and CFOs to dramatically cut the recruiting budget. But instead of just wondering why they always seem to pick on recruiting, you might instead take a step back and try looking at recruiting from their high-level strategic perspective. This article is …

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Recruiting Managers, Do You Really Have a Recruiting Strategy?

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Part 1. What is a recruiting strategy? When I meet with directors or managers of corporate recruiting, I routinely ask them a simple question: “What is the name of your recruiting strategy?” Almost without fail, I get one of two basic responses, either, “We hire great …

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12 Elements of a Comprehensive Recruiting Strategy

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 In Part 1 of this three-part article series, I defined recruiting strategy and the benefits of having one. Here in Part 2, I highlight the 12 essential elements of a comprehensive recruiting strategy. 1. What are your primary goals? (Why hire?) The first element of recruiting …

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Steps In Developing A Recruiting Strategy, Part 2

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 There are no shortcuts in developing a recruiting strategy. It takes a logical process and numerous interrelated steps. Steps 1 through 7 were covered in Part 3; the remaining steps are outlined below. 8. Select your measurable recruiting goals. Now that you know where the organization …

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Improving Execution by Auditing Your Recruiting Strategy

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 If the modern business world were static, it would be enough that you dedicated time and effort to craft a recruiting strategy. But the world is not static, and the recruiting strategy you just invested so much time and energy in will be virtually useless if …

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The 17 Dumbest Things In Recruiting

If you utilize any of the approaches mentioned here, feel free to be defensive if you must, but at the very least tolerate my rants for a few minutes (if you have some of your own pet peeves, feel free to send them to [email protected]): Lame corporate employment websites. Probably 99% of the corporate employment sites I visit are an …

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Bringing Healthcare Recruiting into the 21st Century

Organizations That Excel While most talent management professionals in healthcare have dedicated hours to coming up with excuses why they can't recruit and retain a sufficient quantity of high-quality staff, other firms have found a way to overcome macro-level obstacles. Some of the benchmark firms to evaluate include: Griffin Hospital Baptist Healthcare System Bronson Healthcare Group Memorial Health HealthEast Care …

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