Recruiting Tools

Understanding the Available Social Media Recruiting Strategies – Leveraging Your Employees’ Time (Part 2 of 2)

Last week I introduced this series by stating that a majority of social recruiting initiatives currently in progress in organizations around the world would fail primarily because they relied solely on the limited resources of the recruiting function to establish visibility online, engage an audience, and service that audience throughout a multi-stage conversion cycle. This week my attention turns to …

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Improving Interviews by Using Forced-Choice Questions to Replace Yes-No Questions

Most managers share the fear of hiring a bad fit, no matter how technically qualified the candidate might be. Unfortunately, most attempts to measure fit suffer from a fatal flaw: that being the way cultural screening questions are asked. Too many managers and administrators-turned-recruiters ask binary questions that make it easy for candidates to guess the most desirable answer. For …

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A Christmas Thank You for the Under-Appreciated Recruiter

A “thank you note” from a grateful new hire… I just wanted you to know that you are my hero! The Christmas season is an ideal time for me as a new employee to say thanks to the people who helped me get this new job in this competitive job market. Specifically, I want to thank you, “my recruiter” for: …

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Integrated Talent Acquisition – It’s Time to Tie This Hodgepodge Together

It’s hard to argue against the concept of strategic integration. Having related business units working closely together, rather than operating as independent silos, almost always increases efficiency, reduces errors, and improves overall results. There’s no better example of what integration can accomplish than the modern-day supply-chain organization, which used to operate as four independent functions (purchasing; inventory management; warehousing; and …

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An Action Plan for Moving Executive Search Inside Corporations

For many organizations the time is right to build capability within the talent acquisition function to recruit executive level talent. Globalization combined with aging leadership demographics imply that a majority of organizations will need to recruit a record number of external leadership candidates in years to come, the cost of which would be prohibitive if traditional third party executive recruiters …

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The Benefits of Internal Executive Search and Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Make the Move

Now is the perfect time for organizations to bring executive search capability in-house. While the business case for this strategic shift has been clear for some time, ongoing cost-containment efforts combined with increasing demand for strategic staffing make now the perfect time to execute the shift and build out the tools/approaches needed. In many organizations, executive search fees consume double-digit …

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Interview From Anywhere: Live Video Interviews Are Now a Best Practice (Part II of II)

Recording “Live” Video Interviews Provide Several Additional BenefitsNot all firms choose to record and keep their live video interviews, primarily due to technology limitations, cost, or privacy concerns (no candidate wants to find an embarrassing interview posted on YouTube). However, if you do record your interviews, there are several benefits that can accrue to your firm, including: Documentation — both …

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Interview From Anywhere: Live Video Interviews Are Now a Best Practice (Part I of II)

When it comes to video-conference interviews, organizations still have two options: high quality fixed facility interviews, and lower quality flexible location interviews. The latter requires only that the candidate have access to a decent broadband Internet connection and a low-cost webcam. When purchased in bulk, a number of webcams are available at prices less than $15 per unit. Based on …

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10 Recruiting Lessons That You Can Learn From the Super Bowl

Lesson #1 -“Minor colleges” produce some of the best players on Super Bowl teams. It’s clear from examining the player rosters that most Super Bowl players don’t come from powerhouse football colleges. Some examples include: The Star Players. The four most notable star players in the game all come from non-football powers. For Arizona, star quarterback Kurt Warner came from …

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Updating Your Employee Referral Program – ERE Community Q&A

ERE Community Q&A The questions proposed during the webinar covered a great many aspects of operating an employee referral program including: World-Class Program Design and Features Program Reward/Bonus Trends Diversity Impact Using Technology to Support the Employee Referral Program Specific Program Mentioned During the Webinar Questions on Program Design and Features What is your suggestion for dealing with a company …

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