Note – Let me be clear, the single most important thing you can do to improve ANY staffing function is to measure and reward the quality/performance of the people you hire. Everything else pales by comparison in changing the way you recruit! Most employment managers measure success in the wrong …Read More »
Share Your Best Practices In Recruiting
During my visits with staffing managers I’m continually amazed at the number of innovations that firms are implementing in order to increase the impact of their recruiting efforts. Because I can’t visit every firm I am asking for your help in spreading the word about innovations in recruiting. As a …Read More »
Forget The Job Fair… Recruit At A Trade Fair!
I am constantly amazed at recruiters that attend “average” job fairs and then call it “recruiting.” Sitting at a booth and accepting resumes is hardly strategic recruiting! Job fairs are full of marginal candidates and the sheer number of attendees alone makes relationship building almost impossible. Most firms that take …Read More »
Reverse Marketing Recruiting (Or how to recruit at a mediocre firm located in “Nowheresville”)
Not every firm can offer the glamour of a Cisco, HP, a “dot com” firm nor can they be lucky enough to be located in the Silicon Valley. But the less than glamorous firms in “less desirable locations” still need talent. What is the best strategy to attract them? Why …Read More »
The War For Talent Is Over – And Guess Who Won?
Companies everywhere are scrambling for talent. Dozens of magazines have called it a “War for Talent.” It certainly is a “war” where I work in the Silicon Valley, but the part of the story that you probably haven’t read is that in the Silicon Valley…the war for talent is already …Read More »
Developing A World Class College Recruiting Program
Have a shortage of talent? Why not reinvent college recruiting and make it a prime recruiting source? Unfortunately most college recruiting programs were developed in the 1950′s – long before the age of technology. Universities and students have changed dramatically in the last few years, but most college recruiting programs …Read More »
As a Manager – Why You Need to Pay Attention to Recruiting
Print This Out – and Give it to Your Managers The most common recruiting question I get whether consulting or speaking is “How to I get managers to pay attention to recruiting”? Well that answer is worth a million dollars. But today, courtesy of the electronic recruiting daily, you can have …Read More »
Why Managers Should Do All Recruiting!
(or Why Recruiters Need To Take a Broader View of the Business) Managers need to do all recruiting. Yes at most firms, recruiters (or executive search firms) do most or all of the recruiting and there are many reasons they shouldn’t! OK, calm down fellow recruiters. You still have an important …Read More »
Are You A Dinosaur Recruiter?
(A checklist to help you assess whether you are ready for 21st century recruiting) The world of recruiting has changed dramatically over the last few years. Technology, low unemployment, globalization and other factors have turned the recruiting world upside down. Unfortunately many recruiters haven’t changed at all. Here is a checklist …Read More »
Steps In Turning an Average Recruiting Function into a “Wow” One!
I know dozens of employment directors that claim they want their function to be world class or to become “an employer of choice” but talk is heap and few seem to have a plan on how to get there. If you are wondering why you are having difficulty recruiting talent …Read More »