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This Common Recruiting Approach May Mean Jail Time – An Alert

Anti-poaching agreements are illegal

If you’re one of many firms that have used no-poach recruiting agreements, realize that jail time may be in your future. Last month, many were shocked when they learned that, on top of the millions in civil penalties historically levied against firms like Google, Apple, Intel, and Pixar, three Texas healthcare providers (Surgical Care Affiliates) are now facing DOJ charges.  …

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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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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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Behavioral Interviews Are Dead – “How Will You Act Today” Is A Better Question

Behavioral interviews don't work. Ask about current or future problems for your HR process.

Behavioral interviews describe past behaviors. In our dramatically changed world, new-hires can’t be successful relying on outdated actions. Instead, they need to take actions that fit in today’s dramatically changed environment. So, recruiters and hiring managers need to be aware that behavioral interviews (the most commonly used of all interview tools) may no longer work. The historical actions that have …

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Hiring For Attitude – Target Those That Are “A Pleasure To Manage”

Hire a pleasure to work with employees

A manager’s time is limited, so only hire those that are “a pleasure to manage” because they respect a manager’s time. Yes, most new-hires are unknowingly a burden. They drain a great deal of a manager’s time as a result of having to be provided with continuous coaching and direction. However, because a manager’s time is severely limited in a …

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Discourage Applications From People You Will Never Hire

Discourage applications to find qualified candidates and stop wasting recruiter time.

Are you flooded with unqualified applicants that have no chance of being hired? Proactively discourage them and avoid wasted recruiter time and legal risks. Due to record high unemployment levels during this unprecedented downturn, most organizations are being bombarded with applications. Unfortunately, many of these applicants have no chance of being hired. Every organization, of course, welcomes fully qualified applicants. …

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