February 22 , 2019

Sourcing

Government Shutdown’s Silver Lining: A Corporate Hiring Guru Speaks Out – by Jessica Goodheart

Written by Jessica Goodheart on 01/14/2019 on CapitalandMain.com When the federal government shut down for 16 days in 2013, corporate hiring guru John Sullivan advised companies on how to raid federal government workplaces for talent. A blog post he penned at the time caused some to charge him with being unpatriotic, he said recently, while others thanked him for the reminder that federal workers …

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If You Really Want to Help Government Workers … Recruit Them Away

It’s not an overstatement to label the current federal government partial shutdown as the most extraordinary opportunity to recruit government employees since the end of World War II! Firms in nearly every industry are faced with the painful tripartite combination of record low unemployment, record high employee turnover, and a prolonged “skills shortage” that are all restricting corporate growth. Fortunately, …

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Slow Hiring Is Damaging Your Firm and Here Are 20 Reasons Why

Few realize that increasing your hiring speed often has the second-largest impact on hiring results (after referral hires). Most track time to fill, but few recruiting leaders calculate the high correlation between your hiring speed for top talent and their resulting on-the-job performance after they become a new hire. To put the relationship simply, slow hiring decisions mean that most …

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Paid Interviews — Power Shift: How Employers Are Attracting Interviewees

As seen on Dice Insights on 10/3/2018 by Leslie Stevens-Huffman. With tech unemployment hitting notable lows, employers are realizing that the balance of power has shifted toward tech candidates, requiring a new approach to interviewing and hiring. “Given the difficulty of getting candidates to interview, employers are having to take a long-term view of the recruiting process,” explained Dr. John Sullivan, …

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Old-School Recruiting Messages Stand Out in a Digital-World

Most of your recruiting messages are simply lost within the literal flood of digital messages that top prospects receive every day. So, if you need your recruiting message to stand out, consider using unique but effective message delivery mechanisms that few other recruiters use. For example, print your recruiting messages on paper and deliver them via snail mail. One example …

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Shift to a Poaching Strategy When There Are Few Unemployed to Hire

Have you seen this startling current job market statistic? For the first time in this century, there are more job openings than unemployed people. And this shortage of unemployed applicants means that you must shift your recruiting strategy from an unemployed/active candidate focus to one that emphasizes poaching currently employed talent. If you have noticed recently that your firm isn’t …

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Poor Recruiting Is Killing Retail — the Top 12 Tips for Stopping the Pain

The biggest threat to retail isn’t Amazon. It’s poor recruiting! Skeptical? Well, look no further than the recent announcement that the famous and profitable Napa Valley restaurant Terra is closing because “we can’t get staff.” If you work in retail, consider this as a “canary in the mine” warning. And even in the cases where poor recruiting is not yet …

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AI Will Dominate Recruiting – So Prepare For Major Changes In These Areas

By Dr John Sullivan Published May 02 In CodeFights News. Most recruiters are busy with their day-to-day work. So, some fail to realize that many recruiting processes and tools currently in use will soon improve significantly by the continual learning provided by Artificial Intelligence (AI). In addition, not only will AI and its advanced cousin Machine Learning (ML) make recruiting processes faster …

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Improve Your Hiring Results With These Speed of Hire Tips

Many recruiting leaders are not aware that “the magic bullet” in recruiting is improving your speed of hire. Hiring faster improves your quality of hire because you make a hiring decision before any top candidates drop out to take a competing offer. A faster time to hire will also improve your offer acceptance rates, strengthen your employer brand, and make …

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