Recruiting Tools

Why You Can’t Attract Enough Applicants During This Pandemic… Fully Explained

Recruiting candidates shortage

It’s a first in modern times, with record unemployment, attracting applicants will still be extremely hard. My research indicates that this is the first time that most companies will struggle to attract sufficient applicants during times of record high unemployment rates. If your organization needs to ramp up business quickly as this pandemic fades, start by fully understanding each factor …

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Improve Your Hiring Results… By Increasing Transparency In Your Interview Process

Increase interview transparency to hire better

Unnecessary stress hurts interviewee performance. However, increasing transparency reduces most candidate stress.  Stop Treating Interviewees Like Adversaries By Increasing Interview Transparency Let me be blunt. Most recruiting organizations seem to enjoy making their interviews highly stressful. In fact, throughout recruitment history, job interviews have been highly adversarial and exclusively one-sided. Historically, candidates came into their interviews mostly blind about the …

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Why December 2020 Is The Most Lucrative Recruiting Month This Decade

December 2020 is the best time to recruit

With 14 million losing their unemployment benefits, this December will be flooded with suddenly interested prospects. It will literally be the most lucrative recruiting month. For the first time in memory, a tidal wave of 14 million individuals will all instantly be forced into active job search mode (on a single day after Christmas). And because most were laid off …

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Only Hire Self-Motivated People – The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Hire the self-motivated. The gift that keeps on giving.

Nothing eases a remote work team manager’s burden, where close supervision is difficult, more than only hiring self-motivated people. I recommend that during this troubled time when managers are so busy, recruiters commit to easing their burden by helping them hire technically qualified candidates who are also self-motivated.

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CEO Calls – The Most Effective Recruiting Closing Tool

CEO phone call to recruit candidates.

A CEO’s call is the top offer closing tool because it makes the candidate feel like they will have a continuing CEO relationship. So, why not utilize the influence power of your CEO when you have a “must-have” candidate that’s working in “an impossible to fill functional area.” This approach is most often used at the end of the recruiting …

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Hyper-Personalization – The Most Effective No-Cost Way To Impress Candidates

Personalized recruiting to attract top candidates

Hyper-personalizing is the most effective no-cost way to impress candidates. It adds small personalized touches to make them feel special. Unfortunately, many recruiting organizations make candidates feel like they are “no more than a number” during down economic times. An alternative approach, that I call “hyper-personalized candidate actions,” can improve your chances of landing the hardest to hire candidates. This …

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