Recruiting Tools

Hyper-Personalization – The Most Effective No-Cost Way To Impress Candidates

Personalized recruiting to attract top candidates

Hyper-personalizing is the most effective no-cost way to impress candidates. It adds small personalized touches to make them feel special. Unfortunately, many recruiting organizations make candidates feel like they are “no more than a number” during down economic times. An alternative approach, that I call “hyper-personalized candidate actions,” can improve your chances of landing the hardest to hire candidates. This …

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Behavioral Interviews Are Dead – “How Will You Act Today” Is A Better Question

Behavioral interviews don't work. Ask about current or future problems for your HR process.

Behavioral interviews describe past behaviors. In our dramatically changed world, new-hires can’t be successful relying on outdated actions. Instead, they need to take actions that fit in today’s dramatically changed environment. So, recruiters and hiring managers need to be aware that behavioral interviews (the most commonly used of all interview tools) may no longer work. The historical actions that have …

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Discourage Applications From People You Will Never Hire

Discourage applications to find qualified candidates and stop wasting recruiter time.

Are you flooded with unqualified applicants that have no chance of being hired? Proactively discourage them and avoid wasted recruiter time and legal risks. Due to record high unemployment levels during this unprecedented downturn, most organizations are being bombarded with applications. Unfortunately, many of these applicants have no chance of being hired. Every organization, of course, welcomes fully qualified applicants. …

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Hire Those That Beat You – A High Business Impact Recruiting Strategy

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After a sports team beats yours, you try to hire their highest impact player away. Corporations can also prevent losing future competitions using a “hire those that beat you” recruiting program. Which is a program that targets directly hiring at least one key employee away from a competitor’s team that recently beat your company in a head-to-head product development race. …

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Outrageous Recruiting Examples – Stretching Your Conservative Recruiting Boundaries

Think differently about recruiting to hire creative people. Credit: Pixabay

Recruiting is a risk-averse copycat function. However, to get creative prospects to notice you, having the courage to add boundary-stretching “outrageous recruiting” approaches is needed. Using even one will make your organization stand out. Outrageous Recruiting Sends Both An Employer Brand And A Recruiting Message  Few recruiting leaders will publicly admit it, but recruiting is a copycat function. Where every …

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Remote Video Interviews – A Guide For Improving Their Accuracy

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Remote video interviews are suddenly quite popular, but few realize that they have serious flaws that negatively impact the decisions made after using them. And with many recruiters now working from home, it’s critical to immediately remedy these design flaws that hurt your quality of hire. This article is a quick guide to a dozen easy remote video interview (RVI) practices and tips that can result in a significant improvement in your results.

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Alert — Recruiting’s Future Will Be Dominated By a Full Cycle Self-Service Phone App!

This “think piece” is designed to stimulate your thoughts around the future of recruiting Forget what you’ve read about the future of recruiting because the biggest driver of change will be an integrated self-service phone app. A single integrated phone app will dominate because often today’s recruiting processes are merely a hodgepodge of barely connected parts. Executives now expect all …

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Powerful Deal Closers — When You Positively Must Land a Candidate

There are few things more frustrating to a hiring manager or recruiter than having an in-demand top candidate who you have fought hard to sell reject your offer at the last minute. However, if you are willing to go the extra mile, there are some powerful deal closers or sweeteners that you should consider. These deal closers aren’t cheap or …

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