Recruiting Tools

Become A Data-Driven Recruiter – Surviving Looming TA Layoffs In 6 Simple Steps

I’ve found the best way to survive the looming wave of recruiter layoffs is to become data-driven. Why? Because being data-driven allows an individual recruiter to successfully land better-performing new-hires faster and with fewer mis-hires. And surprisingly, it’s even possible to be data-driven as an individual recruiter, even if you work at a TA function with little access to data. …

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Improve Referrals Dramatically – Transform Them Into “Talent Recommendations”

A primary flaw in referral programs is allowing employees to refer “strangers” that they barely know. Employee referrals are by far the #1 hiring source, both in volume and for quality (i.e., on-the-job performance). However, I have found that the performance of these programs may improve by as much as 25% with one single action. By not allowing employees to …

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CEOs Say Recruiting Is The #1 Growth Limiting Factor – These Ugly Numbers Reveal Why

CEOs cite recruiting as the #1 factor that restricts business growth! That should shock TA leaders. Because during an economic downturn, literally, nothing comes close to the strategic importance of reviving your organization’s growth rate. So in my view, recruiting leaders should be shocked once they discover that recent survey results reveal their function is the top overall business challenge …

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Alert For An Exceptional Talent Opportunity… Target Elite Firms That Are Currently Undergoing Layoffs (Job security is becoming a major attraction factor, so why not poach at Twitter?)

Targeting struggling firms allows you to hire exceptional talent that now seeks greater job security. Yes, during a time when talent opportunities have been quite rare, there is suddenly a recruiting opportunity that shouldn’t be missed. This opportunity now exists because a significant number of elite but temporarily struggling firms, including Google, Tesla, Microsoft, Coinbase, Netflix, Starbucks, and Warner Bros., …

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Inflation – Low-Cost Ways To Counter Its Impacts On Recruiting And Retention (Steps for convincing applicants not to worry about low base compensation in their new job)

This action piece… is a scannable list of alternatives to raising employee pay during high inflation.  This article covers a list of compensation selling approaches. They are designed to minimize potential applicants’ fear about whether the compensation in their new job will allow them to maintain their current living standards during inflation. These corporate alternatives to increasing pay are essential …

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Improve Your Recruiting Results Using These Best Practices From Top Firms (Covering employees as references, impactful fonts, and candidate interview warm-ups)

In this monthly piece, Dr. Sullivan highlights 3 best practices that reveal the future of recruiting. The Benefits Of Adopting Best Practices From Other Firms The best way to rapidly improve your recruiting results involves borrowing and tweaking the best practices from other leading recruiting functions to fit your situation. Adopting best practices is a superior approach because: The arguments …

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Candidate Exit Interviews – Getting Feedback From Your Recruiting Customers (The #2 barrier to recruiting excellence)

The two dumbest things in recruiting are not soliciting candidate feedback and not assessing new-hire performance (a.k.a. quality of hire).  Unfortunately, most in recruiting are not even aware of the practice of “candidate exit interviews,” soliciting new hires and candidate feedback after completing each hiring process. Unfortunately, gathering exit interview information from candidates is quite rare. Even though customer/user feedback …

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Reduce Your Talent Shortage… By Offering Candidate Incentives (The complete guide to recruiting incentives)

End your talent shortage with incentives

In a talent shortage, when you must increase participation in recruiting, learn to pay for it! During these extremely challenging recruiting times, there is ample proof that even small incentives will increase participation rates during important recruiting steps.  “What gets rewarded gets done.” When looking at the big picture, it’s important to realize that incentives are used throughout every corporation …

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The Complete Guide To Blind Assessments – Hiding Bias Factors That Hurt Diversity

Boldly obscure names, age indicators, voices, etc. – to limit most conscious and unconscious screening biases.  Diversity hiring fails to meet its goals regularly. Less than 2% of surveyed companies recently reported that they were “confident that they were achieving their DEI goals.” One of the primary reasons why diversity hiring universally fails is because HR leaders put too much …

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