December 14 , 2017

Hiring Process

Did You Mistakenly Reject a Star Candidate? Find Out by Tracking Their Success

What Ever Happened to Mary Jane? In an accidental conversation with a friend, you find out that one of your rejected finalists for a software job from six months ago, Mary Jane, is now producing gangbuster results at one of your firm’s direct competitors. You instantly regret passing on the opportunity to hire her. I’ve seen it happen numerous times ... Read More »

Not Hiring Exceptional Candidates Is Extremely Damaging but It’s Preventable

Note: This article is part of a continuing series covering high-impact business practices that recruiting should be doing, but it doesn’t!  Losing Exceptional Candidates Is Damaging Your Firm Learning specifically why exceptional candidates were not hired can be added to the list of the many things that corporate recruiting functions, unexplainably, don’t do at all. Most in recruiting are more ... Read More »

12 Effective Ways to Assess Candidates’ Soft Skills

  As seen on LinkedIn Talent Blog, July 25, 2017. When asked, recruiters say that screening candidates for soft skills are one of the top areas they want to learn more about. That’s because soft skills (think leadership, relationship building, communications, adaptability, strategic thinking, learning and interpersonal skills) take up to 25% of the skills required to do the job and ... Read More »

The Top 7 Ways to Get Hiring Managers to Devote More Time to Recruiting

As seen on ERE Media (June 5, 2017). Of all of the contributing factors that lead to success in recruiting, the hiring manager has the highest overall impact. For example, one study found that recruiting’s relationship with the hiring manager was the No. 1 driver of overall talent acquisition’s performance and that it was four times more influential than the ... Read More »

A 12-Step Program For Retaining Your Diverse Workforce

As seen on TLNT (May 24, 2017). Most firms have no idea that they have a revolving door that is bleeding diversity talent because unexplainably, they don’t measure and report diversity turnover and the cost. But what if your executives knew that diversity turnover was off the chart, especially in tech where workers, and especially women, black and Latino tech ... Read More »

Why Candidates Are Dropping Out of Your Hiring Process

As seen on Yello (March 31, 2017) by Tracy Kelly. HR industry thought leader and professor of management at San Francisco State University, Dr. John Sullivan, says the cost to candidate withdrawal is real; the lost investment is a drain on team resources. Your online application is too complicated Sullivan reports that at Fortune 500 firms, 9 out of ten ... Read More »

Text-Interviewing — The Next Big Thing in Recruiting?

People love texting. In fact, texting is the most widely-used app on a smartphone, “with 97 percent of Americans using it at least once a day.” And among the age group that recruiters often target (18 – 29), 100 percent of those surveyed use texting. In addition, the odds of a tech-savvy or innovator recruiting prospect or candidate not being a ... Read More »