December 13 , 2018

Interviewing

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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Using Incentives to Attract Interviewees — Don’t Miss This Trend

If you are having difficulty getting prospects to interview, join the trend of offering qualified candidates incentives for interviewing or job acceptance. This might initially sound like a crazy idea until you realize that using incentives to attract customers is a proven practice with a high ROI. So learn from marketing and offer small incentives (usually a gift card) for …

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Improve Your Hiring Results With These Speed of Hire Tips

Many recruiting leaders are not aware that “the magic bullet” in recruiting is improving your speed of hire. Hiring faster improves your quality of hire because you make a hiring decision before any top candidates drop out to take a competing offer. A faster time to hire will also improve your offer acceptance rates, strengthen your employer brand, and make …

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Does Your CEO Know You’re Rejecting Tens of Thousands Who Like Your Firm?

As seen on ERE Media, November 27, 2017. Any firm in the Fortune 200 is likely rejecting half a million applicants each and every year. But unbeknownst to most recruiting leaders, their awkward and mostly unmanaged process for notifying applicants that they have been rejected is likely causing millions of dollars in damage to your firm’s product brand. This rejection …

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How to Double Your Business Impacts by Assessing a Candidate’s Career Trajectory

As seen on LinkedIn Talent Blog October 12, 2017. Republished on Energy Central as 15 Ways to Assess If a Candidate Has High Growth Potential. Any recruiter or hiring manager would be crazy not to consider a recruiting approach that could double the value they bring to the company. Well, this amazing result can be obtained by hiring individuals that have …

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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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Begin Your Next Job Interview With Just A Text Message

As seen on PSFK by Laura Yan she quotes, Dr. John Sullivan on his insight with text interviews. Canvas is a startup that seeks to change the job recruiting process, screening candidates through text conversations before proceeding to real life interviews. The startup capitalizes on millennials’ evident preference for communication over text rather than phone calls and voice mails. It’s …

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Gig Hopping In The C-Suite

As seen on Forbes by Victor Snyder (CEO at BossMakers) he quotes, Dr. John Sullivan on his expertise with job hoppers. From your employer’s point of view, they may like your large network and breadth of experience, or they may be reluctant to risk an investment in you. Increasingly though, the pros are outweighing the cons as businesses realize the …

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Want a job? It may be time to have a chat with a bot

As seen in the San Francisco Chronicle, June 15, 2017, by Nicholas Cheng.   A report by the McKinsey Global Institute estimates that more than half of human resources jobs may be lost to automation, though it did not give a time period for that shift. “Recruiting jobs will definitely go away,” said John Sullivan, who teaches management at San Francisco …

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