February 23 , 2019

Recruiting Strategy

Why Sports Recruiters Are Heroes, and Corporate Recruiters Aren’t

Have you ever noticed that in the sports world, recruiters are treated as heroes? They have huge budgets and their managers spend a great deal of time and resources on the continuous identification of top talent. Everyone on the team knows who recruited Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant or Shaq. In sharp contrast, corporate recruiters are treated like dogs. Their methods …

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Are Managers Satisfied With Your Recruiting?

Recruiters are always complaining that managers don’t cooperate with them. There are many reasons for this, but one of the largest is that recruiters never adjust what they do to better fit with what managers expect or need. It’s easier to adjust if you know what they like and dislike — so the obvious answer is to periodically survey them. …

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Eight Simple Rules for Becoming a Great Recruiter

I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to train thousands of recruiters over the years. Most turn out to be pretty good at what they do, but a select few strive to and eventually become great recruiters. Here are eight simple rules that lead to greatness in recruiting. When Learning Read everything. Scan everything you can get your hands on that …

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Identifying Your Recruiting Competition

Most firms miss the boat when it comes to identifying their recruiting competitors. They assume that their competitors for talent are the same companies that they compete against in the product/service area. But that narrow assumption can be a major mistake. Your talent competitors (TC) are your product and service competitors PLUS the other firms that people you are recruiting …

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Why Recruiting Needs To Own Workforce Planning

Workforce planning is currently one of the hottest topics on the planet. Unfortunately, most recruiters see workforce planning as something that occurs beyond their scope. But in fact, it could be their ticket to job security during these tough economic times. Here are a few of the many reasons why the recruiting function should be responsible for managing workforce planning. Why …

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Refusing To Hire “Job Jumpers” Is Silly

If you have been involved with recruiting for more than six months, then you have probably experienced a wide variety of “dumb” things those connected to the process do with regard to screening candidates. From hiring managers who insist upon basing their judgment of candidates’ abilities on the quality of their loafers to recruiters who eliminate resumes because of misspelled …

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The Dumbest Things Recruiters Do

I spend a good deal of my time researching the elements of world-class recruiting. As an offshoot of that work, I find a good number of common errors that many recruiters make. Eliminating all these errors won’t make you a world-class recruiter…but it will help you get closer! Question: What do you call a recruiter who fails to learn rapidly from the …

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No-Cost Recruiting Tools

Times are tough all over, and recruiting budgets are approaching zero in many companies. But if you still need to recruit, here are my favorite “no cost” tools (many of which are covered in more detail in other ERE articles of mine). They are all intuitive, easy to use, and will cost you nothing other than your employees’ time.Finding and …

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Employee Perceptions: A Common Barrier to Recruiting Success

We all know that when it comes to recruiting quality candidates, no tool works better than a well-managed employee referral program. But what few people seem to acknowledge is that your own workforce could sabotage your best recruiting efforts. Employers often believe that for the most part their employees are satisfied with their jobs, their managers, and the office environment. …

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Filling the Leadership Gap: It’s Time To Raid HP

We all acknowledge the fact that for the past few years we have been fighting a war for talent. While the war may have subsided as the economy retrenched, don’t let the calm before the storm catch you off guard. A major problem is about to descend upon U.S. corporations: the “leadership gap” is coming. If you are not already …

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