Sourcing

Need Top Performers? Hire Candidates With a Strong Professional Network

Everyone knows the power of networks. But many hiring managers and recruiters are surprised to learn that the strength of someone’s professional network is also one of the strongest predictors of individual employee performance. Professional learning networks differ from the more common social networks like Facebook, which contains mostly family and friends. Professional learning networks contain only highly knowledgeable individuals …

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Build a ‘Superteam’ — a Recruiting Strategy That Can Lead to Industry Domination!

If you are a recruiting leader who wants to have a significant strategic impact, approach your CEO with the idea of building a “Superteam” at your firm. You don’t have to look any further than the Golden State Warriors or the New England Patriots to understand the tremendous long-term value that results from building a “Superteam.” This strategy has recently become …

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Need More Strategic Thinkers? Here’s How to Hire Them

What firm doesn’t need to be strategic? In fact, what could contribute more to the success of an organization in today’s fast-changing world of business than having a large cadre of strategic thinkers? As a result, CEOs would love to have as many of them as possible at all levels of the organization. And when polled, in a survey of executives, a …

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The Key Operational Components Of An Effective Talent Pipeline Part 3 of 3

Let’s face reality: most sourcing efforts are extremely rushed. As a result, there is a high probability that in key jobs, your sourcing effort will completely miss a significant number of high-quality external prospects. If you instead want to avoid missing a single top prospect, a superior approach is to stretch out the sourcing process so that you have a …

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The Many Benefits From A Talent Pipeline – And How It Improves Quality Of Hire Part 2 of 3

If you’re looking for a powerful strategic recruiting approach that has powerful long-term impacts, you really only have two choices: employer branding, and a “recruiting talent pipeline.” While almost every major corporation is investing heavily in building their employer brand, it’s quite rare for one to actually have a high-performing external recruiting talent pipeline. A recruiting talent pipeline approach is …

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A ‘Most-Wanted List’ — A Forward-Looking Way To Hire Exceptional Talent

One of the most frequent questions that I get is, “What are the best practices in recruiting?” Well, one best practice that always appears near the top of my list is developing a “most wanted list.” Unfortunately, this approach is rare in the corporate world, where 100 percent of all hiring is “immediate need hiring.” What this means is that …

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Pinterest Produces Amazing Diversity Results … Using Proactive Targeted Referrals

By focusing on one type of diversity referral program, within six weeks a firm can dramatically turn around its diversity recruiting … to the point of, for engineering jobs, “a 55-fold increase in the percentage of candidates from underrepresented ethnic backgrounds” and a “24 percent increase in women applicants.” Well, these dramatic results were recently achieved at the Internet firm Pinterest using a program …

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