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Recruiting Practices That Are, And Deserve To Be Fading Into History

Old recruiting practices going away

There are 8 common recruiting practices that are becoming obsolete, just as newspaper ads and application forms did years ago. Smart recruiting leaders need to be aware that these common practices like fit, salary disclosure, drug testing, and non-competes are already being pushed aside at top companies. This gradual obsolescence isn’t new. In fact, the very best recruiting leaders assume …

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Mispronouncing The Names Of Diverse Candidates – A Stealth Diversity Killer

Mutilating unusual names may seem inconsequential, but it hurts diversity hiring, both now and in the future. In today’s talent marketplace, every organization is fighting to hire as many diverse and international candidates as they can. Unfortunately, many of these candidates have names that are unfamiliar to most US hiring managers (including Asian, African, Latin, Indigenous, and Religion-based names). It’s …

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Interview Trick – Excite Candidates By Adding A “Feedback Minute”

A minute of positive feedback can instantly make an ordinary interview memorable! Let’s face it, in today’s challenging recruiting marketplace, a critical part of a great candidate experience is each successful recruiter must continually do things that excite the candidate and make their company stand out from all the rest. Unfortunately, most traditional interviews don’t contain a single formal element …

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Your Job Offer Process Needs Upgrading, So More Finalists Will Say Yes (Part 2 of 2 parts)

Automation will soon take over sourcing & assessment so that selling will dominate. Yes, selling will become the sole remaining competitive advantage element in the recruiting function in the future. Mostly because it’s the only element of recruiting that can’t be effectively automated. This “excellent in selling capability” must include convincing reluctant recruiting prospects to physically apply, convincing top candidates …

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Spend More… Not Less On Cost Per Hire – And Instead Focus On Hiring Results

CEOs often cited recruiting as their #1 strategic challenge, yet HR’s response is to cut hiring costs? I can also report that I have heard multiple CEOs say out loud that “they expect their recruiting needs to be fully met, regardless of costs!” Example – When Superior Results Are Critical, Costs Can Be A Low Priority  There are many selection …

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