March 26 , 2017

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The Most Effective Recruiting Tool: Employee Referral Systems

What’s the best recruiting tool? Web pages, relationship recruiting? It may come as a surprise to many that the tool which brings in the highest quality of candidate for the buck is an employee referral program. The very best firms get more than 50% of their hires from employee referrals. Many firms have employee referral programs, but most are poorly ... Read More »

Gaining A Competitive Advantage Through Increasing “The Speed Of Hire”

Want to achieve extraordinary results? Set unreasonable timetables! – John Patrick IBM Strategist What is the speed of hire? A deliberate strategy for improving the quality of our hires by decreasing the cycle time for making a hiring decision. Don’t confuse speed of hire with “time to fill”. Speed of hire is a strategy to increase the quality of the hire! Our ... Read More »

How to Continually Improve Your Recruiting Program!

Many recruiters get it all wrong! They put major effort into finding great candidates but they almost universally leave out one of the most important aspects of any business deal… they fail to check to see if the customer is satisfied and if the product “works” after the “sale”! I call it “dropping the candidate over the wall”! After a ... Read More »

Recruiters’ Paradox: Use Relationship Recruiting to Get the Very Best

In the first part of this series I introduced the recruiters paradox. The Paradox is that unemployed / malcontents are the easiest people to recruit but they are the exact opposite of what managers want! If recruiters want the very best in a field they have to target content, employed people. That requires different tools than the more traditional approach to recruiting, ... Read More »

Recruiters’ Paradox: Recruiters That Rely on Resumes Miss the Best Candidates!

World class recruiters find “names” rather than resumes Make a note ? Recruiters that rely on resumes miss the best candidates! Why is that? When you are seeking the very best candidates you must assume that because they are excellent at what they do, that they are currently working. Happy, employed top performers almost universally do not have (or need) updated ... Read More »

Getting It All Wrong – The Recruiter’s Paradox!

When recruiters ask managers to describe their “perfect candidate” to recruit they usually describe them something like this: They are a top performer in their job. They have excellent technical and team competencies. They excel at getting things done, no matter what. They work at a major competitor/benchmark firm. Read More »

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Revelation! Unconscious Bias Hurts Your Hiring Results Across All Candidates

One of the primary reasons why increasing amounts of technology are entering the recruiting space is the recognition that recruiters and hiring managers harbor a great deal of unconscious bias, which has a negative impact on a firm’s recruiting results. I live in the Silicon Valley, where in an effort to increase diversity hiring many high-tech firms have rushed to ... Read More »