August 22 , 2017

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Building an Employment “Brand”

Employment branding is the hottest strategy in employment. It is one of the few long-term solutions to the “shortage of talent” problem. Whereas most employment strategies are short term and “reactive” to job openings, building an employment brand is a longer-term solution designed to provide a steady flow of applicants. What is an employment brand? Employment branding is the process of ... Read More »

Cutting Down On Interview “No-Shows”

Going to an interview is a daunting task for most applicants. Even the most qualified can sweat at the possibility. Going on an interview is often compared to “going to the dentist,” so it’s not surprising that many firms experience high “no show” rates. Part of this problem can be attributed to the low unemployment rates. Low unemployment means applicants ... Read More »

Stop Interviewing – Hold A Professional Conversation

Going to an interview is a daunting task — even the most qualified candidates have been known to sweat at the possibility. Often it is viewed by candidates as being equivalent to “going to the dentist,” so it’s not surprising that many firms experience a high “no show” rate for their interviews. If you are going to sell the candidate ... Read More »

The War For Talent Is Over – And Guess Who Won?

Companies everywhere are scrambling for talent. Dozens of magazines have called it a “War for Talent.” It certainly is a “war” where I work in the Silicon Valley, but the part of the story that you probably haven’t read is that in the Silicon Valley…the war for talent is already over! And guess who won? The candidates have won! What ... Read More »

Innovative Strategies for Identifying/Finding the Best College Students

Holding interviews at a career center might get you a lot of students, but probably not the best ones you need to attract. Finding the very best students is actually quite easy if you use a focused strategy. Here are some advanced strategies that are guaranteed to help you identify the cream of the crop: Hire “on campus” representatives (students ... Read More »

Developing A World Class College Recruiting Program

Have a shortage of talent? Why not reinvent college recruiting and make it a prime recruiting source? Unfortunately most college recruiting programs were developed in the 1950′s – long before the age of technology. Universities and students have changed dramatically in the last few years, but most college recruiting programs still focus on “going to career centers and career fairs.” ... Read More »

As a Manager – Why You Need to Pay Attention to Recruiting

Print This Out – and Give it to Your Managers The most common recruiting question I get whether consulting or speaking is “How to I get managers to pay attention to recruiting”? Well that answer is worth a million dollars. But today, courtesy of the electronic recruiting daily, you can have the answer for free. Print the following list and distribute ... Read More »

The Shelf Life of Resumes (Sit on resumes – lose the best candidates)

One of the dumbest things recruiters/managers can do is to “sit on” the resumes of top candidates for days without taking action. Yes, I know recruiters and managers are overworked, but one of the primary reasons that you are overworked is that you have to struggle with mediocre candidates because you lost the very best because you delayed taking action ... Read More »

Why People Accept And Quit A Job Made Simple: It’s Just Market Research

The two hottest issues in the Silicon Valley are the attraction and retention of top talent. I am often asked by very tired recruiters “what is the secret to getting them to say “yes” and in “keeping them” so I can get off of this “recruit, lose, and recruit again” cycle? The answer is easier than you think and it ... Read More »

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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 ... Read More »