March 26 , 2017

Hiring

Super Bowl Ad to Kick Off Hiring Spree

As see in The Wall Street Journal by Joshua Jamerson (January 31, 2017). “It’s smart to me, though obviously expensive,” said John Sullivan, a professor at San Francisco State University’s college of business who specializes in human-resources strategy. If 84 Lumber’s campaign succeeds, other companies may follow suit, he said.   For the entire article visit here.  Photo credit: Deathtostock Read More »

How to Hire the Best Performers

San Francisco State’s John Sullivan says hiring isn’t an art. Rather, it’s a science. John Sullivan talks about the smartest ways to attract and keep the best and brightest. As seen on The Wall Street Journal (June 1, 2016). Building a solid pipeline of talent is critical for any business, but finding and retaining good employees can be especially tricky ... Read More »

Lies, Deception And Gut Feelings … No Wonder Hiring Fails Half The Time

he Top 7 Reasons Why Your Process Continuously Produces Hiring Failures Unexplainably, few in corporate recruiting attempt to measure the failure rate of new hires from their external hiring processes. However, those who have done the research (i.e. Harvard Business School, The Corporate Leadership Council, and LeadershipIQ) have found that the failure rate within 18 months of hiring for most jobs is ... Read More »

The Top 5 Power Tips For Selling Extremely Hard-to-close Candidates

In this obviously tight job market, I estimate that it has become at least 25 percent harder to sell the most in-demand candidates. And closing the best is even more difficult if you are recruiting techies, data scientists, data security, and other in-high-demand professionals. So, if you expect to have a high level of recruiting success, improve your corporate offer ... Read More »

Develop A Process For Limiting Early New-Hire Turnover

Early new-hire turnover is one of the most frustrating (40 percent of new hires leave within six months) and expensive (the cost of losing a new hire is at least three times their salary) aspects of recruiting. Yes, it’s true that all forms of turnover are now a major business issue. In fact, a recent Bersin by Deloitte global executive ... Read More »

13 Ways Measuring Quality of Hire Will Positively Impact Your Business

If you are a recruiting leader who has had doubts about the need for measuring your firm’s quality of hire or if you have had difficulty building a business case to convince others of its economic value, this is the article for you. Rather than spending a lot of time talking about the measure itself, the exclusive focus of this ... Read More »

11 Reasons It’s Crucial for Recruiters to Track Quality of Hire

Measuring quality of hire, or measuring the on-the-job performance and the retention rate of new hires, is one of the most strategic moves any recruiting department can make. Having that metric handy allows you to prove the business value of your recruiting team, improve the recruiting process itself, and get hiring managers attention. Yet, many recruiting leaders have trouble building ... Read More »

20 Tips That Will Boost Your Chances of Getting a Budget Increase

As seen on LinkedIn Talent Blog. Even though most recruiting departments have impressive business impact, they very seldom get budgets that reflect that. This leaves recruiters frustrated and more importantly, prevents them from trying out innovative, high-value projects. The first and most important lesson that recruiting leaders have to learn is that most recruiting business cases don’t fail because of ... Read More »

7 Rules for Job Interview Questions That Result in Great Hires

As seen on Harvard Business Review. Some of the long-held ideas about how to conduct interviews are no longer accurate. For example, there’s no such thing as a surprise interview question anymore. With sites like Glassdoor.com, candidates can identify each of your likely interview questions and expected answers ahead of time. With that information, candidates now routinely prepare and video their ... Read More »