Screening & Assessment

Are You an Employer of Choice? Metrics for Assessing Your Progress

It has become common for firms to strive to become an “employer of choice” (EOC). Unfortunately, it’s easy to say that you have become an employer of choice, but in reality being an employer of choice is a difficult but measurable status to obtain. Here are some ways to assess how far you have come in the EOC sweepstakes. Note …

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Recruitment Ad Agencies: Most Don’t Get It (How To Assess A Recruitment Ad Agency)

Since the war for talent began several years ago, corporate recruitment managers have been begging for help from “recruiting support” firms. Unfortunately, one of the key players in our industry, recruitment advertising agencies (RAA’s), have often failed to meet this new challenge. If you are currently considering selecting (or changing) a recruitment advertising agency, it’s important that you raise your …

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When Assessing Talent, “Give Up Without A Fight”

Most recruiting is relatively straightforward and easy to understand. But there is one crucial aspect that is counterintuitive. That aspect is the ease of finding your new hires. It would seem logical that you would be happy when it is relatively easy to get candidates to say “yes” to your offers. In fact, the exact opposite is generally true. Top …

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Why employment is a strategic function – The business impacts of bad hiring.

1/3 of salary is way too low for critical jobs. A bad "hire" can cost you millions if they lose a great customer or make bad decisions. The Quaker CEO cost them 1.4 BILLION on the sale of Snapple alone. Now that's a bad hire! (Ask any sports team what is the cost of a bad 1st round draft pick that leads the team to a losing season and then must be let go in a year or two!)

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