If you want to succeed in the war for talent, you will find that it takes a great deal of creativity and innovation. The staid old approach won’t “cut it” in a world that expects “WOWs.” You must stand out from the crowd if you are going to get the …Read More »
Re-Recruit Your Top Talent…If You Want Loyalty, Buy A Dog!
If you want to retain your best workers it takes hard work! Gone are the days when employees would stay at a firm and make it a career. It’s no longer true in professional sports, and it’s no longer true in the business world. I am constantly amazed at the …Read More »
How to Hire Great People Who Don’t Need a Job
Assumptions: Employed “top performers” are different from other candidates and must be treated that way. These candidates are not in the job search mode often, and are certainly not likely to be on the day we happen to have an opening. People who are currently employed are “harder to find” …Read More »
Use a Recruiting Advisory Board to Improve Your Recruiting
Recruiting is a form of marketing where it is crucial to understand the unique needs of each of your niche customers. Unfortunately, it is difficult for most managers and recruiters to understand the unique needs and wants of certain groups of people. Since the workforce gets less homogeneous as each …Read More »
Finding Talent Is Easy ? Do A Behavior Profile
One of the most common complaints that recruiters have is that it is hard to find top talent. If you are having a hard time finding people in any particular field, try using the following marketing tool (a customer behavior profile) as a start. What is a behavioral profile? One of …Read More »
Hire A “Warrior” Recruiter? Not? Bambi?
I?m helping someone hire a contract recruiter in the communications technology field and I was asked what they should look for in a great recruiter. Here is my response. If you believe that there is a war for talent it’s only logical that you would hire someone with a “warrior? …Read More »
Top 10 Most Effective Recruiting Tools
Recruiting is one of the least scientific of all business functions. Very few recruiting departments take that time to track which recruiting tools are the most effective. Some that are used frequently (like many newspaper ads) often produce mediocre hires, while other recruiting tools consistently work at finding top performers …Read More »
The Tenets Of 21st Century Recruiting
If you are going to be world class in recruiting you need to meet the following: Employment must be able to prove the real value of a great hire and the cost of a bad one in dollars and productivity. We must do all hiring and employment with the single …Read More »
Finding Names The Easy Way – Cards In A Bowl
When 97%of the people in an area are working, the only way to get new talent for your firm is to ?poach/ steal? them from another firm. Now if this makes you nervous? get over it! With a 3% unemployment rate the best talent will be gainfully employed. Your job …Read More »
The World’s Most Effective Recruiting Tool – Have The CEO Call Them!
I am often asked by managers and recruiters… “What is the most effective recruiting tool?” As a data-driven person, I know immediately that the answer is… referrals from top performing employees within your own firm is the best source for quality hires. However, if you push me hard, I come …Read More »