Recruiting Tools

December Recruiting – Gain An Advantage When The Competition Is Low

December is the optimum recruiting month because the talent supply is high, and the competition is low. So, “time your recruiting” to when the recruiting competition is low. If you time it correctly, “the little guy” can almost always beat the best firms during December. In part, because there is no dip in the supply of talent, some individuals will …

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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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