Recruiting Strategy

Cover Letters — Understanding Why Recruiters Must Discourage Them

The cover letter is antiquated, and it needs to be discouraged. It reduces applications and its content can result in mis-hires. Yes, overall the traditional cover letter is a dinosaur that is well on its way to extinction. But if you want to improve the hiring process, understand the reasons why you need to discourage them upfront. The harm that …

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Interview with Tharawat Magazine – The Revolution in Recruitment: The Rise of Predictive Hiring

“Progressive companies are sourcing the best global talent and allowing employees to work remotely. […] Their recruiting practices give them a competitive advantage.” How has hiring changed? Recruitment has changed drastically in the last 10-15 years, driven by companies that have used technology to recruit more effectively. Progressive companies are sourcing the best global talent and allowing employees to work …

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Why Your Firm Has a Talent Shortage Explained (Bluntly)

Most organizations that are facing a talent shortage blame a variety of external factors, even though the actual culprit is the way their firm recruits. Even without visiting your firm, I can guarantee that your recruiting process contains several of the following egregious “talent killing” flaws. The Top 8 Reasons Why Your Organization Has a Talent Shortage The following are …

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Candidate Ghosting — Effective Tips for Minimizing This Growing Menace

Ghosting is an emerging issue in recruiting and has now been rated as the No. 1 challenge by nearly 6 percent of employers (Source: LinkedIn). Ninety-five percent of recruiters say they have experienced “candidate ghosting” (Source: iHire). This ghosting problem is likely to get worse because 40 percent of candidates now believe it’s reasonable to ghost firms. And a whopping 28 percent …

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What’s Wrong With Hiring a Gig Workforce? Pretty Much Everything

What's wrong with hiring a contract worker. The gig economy has many issues. Source: Pixabay

The gig economy has become a hot workforce topic. However, despite the hype, the concept has numerous hidden management problems. Recently, executives have been drawn to the concept because of its lower benefits costs, but also for the scalability that a gig workforce provides (with the ability to quickly add talent for growth and to release it in a downturn …

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Recruiting’s Top 7 Bottom-line Business Impacts That Most Ignore

The ultimate goal of any business function should be to have a direct and measurable impact on their company’s bottom line and corporate strategic goals. Having a direct and visible impact on bottom-line results will make your team proud. But it will also get you more executive support and funding. Even though nearly every recruiting leader strives to “be more …

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Settling for Your 2nd-Choice Candidate — The Most Expensive Mistake In Recruiting

This “think piece” is designed to call attention to the tremendous costs resulting from losing your first-choice candidate. “Settling for” a second-choice candidate means that you’re not hiring the best. But few know it may mean suffering a 20 percent performance drop off. This performance loss is better understood when the percent is converted into dollars. For example, a 20 …

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