September 22 , 2018

Hiring Process

How a Hiring Committee Can Dramatically Improve Your Recruiting Results

You probably already know that despite their good intentions, many managers are not very good at hiring. During simpler times, it made sense for supervisors to hire their own team members and for car owners to repair their own cars. But now that cars are computerized and hiring top talent has become extremely competitive and complex, a do-it-by-yourself approach can …

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Adopt Same-Day Hiring or Lose Your Top Candidates With Multiple Offers

As seen on ERE Media, February 12, 2018. Heads up: you are probably unwittingly damaging your firm’s hiring results. Slow hiring during periods of record low employment means that top candidates will be gone long before you make an offer. In fact, a CareerBuilder 2012 survey revealed that even when the unemployment rate was double what it is today, a …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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