Recruiting Tools

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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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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Walking Employees Downstream Improves Retention, Productivity, Recruiting, and Engagement (Part 2 of 2)

Implementing a walk-them-downstream retention and recruiting approach Part II of this two-part series focuses on implementing a “walking employees downstream” retention and productivity tool. It is highly effective because it increases the emotional connection between employees and those who benefit from the firm’s final work product (that they contribute to). Last week’s Part I highlighted the many benefits associated with the …

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The Top 5 No-cost Candidate-selling Approaches

In last week’s companion article “The Top 5 No Cost Sourcing Approaches — And Each Is Guaranteed To Work,” I covered the five best no-cost approaches for finding top candidates. However, in today’s highly competitive job marketplace, even if you find top candidates those with multiple job choices will be extremely hard to land. So, if you are also having …

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30+ Actions For Improving Offer Acceptance Rates

Unfortunately, despite the obvious importance of selling, many employees, recruiters, and most hiring managers are weak at selling. In addition, generally few effective data-driven selling tools are provided to those that interact with prospects and candidates. If you want to improve your selling capability in recruiting, here are some actions to consider. They are broken into 5 distinct categories. The …

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Optimize for Mobile and Increase Your Hiring Speed – 6 Steps for Learning How to Recruit the Best Talent by Nicole Fallon

Written by Nicole Fallon on 2/16/16. One of the best ways to draw candidates in is a mobile-friendly hiring process. Dr. John Sullivan, a Silicon Valley-based author and HR expert, said that more than 43 percent of job seekers use their mobile phones in their job searches. “That number will continue to rise until the mobile phone is dominant in …

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