January 17 , 2018

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Hire A “Warrior” Recruiter? Not? Bambi?

I?m helping someone hire a contract recruiter in the communications technology field and I was asked what they should look for in a great recruiter. Here is my response. If you believe that there is a war for talent it’s only logical that you would hire someone with a “warrior? mentality to be your recruiter. There are many types of ... Read More »

Sourcing Tools For Ordinary Managers

Many sourcing tools are centralized and depend on resources from the corporate level. However supervisors and line managers need to be able to identify candidates also. Here is a list of sourcing tools that are simple, effective and can be carried out by most managers without much (or any) corporate support. Top official ?calls? – Ask the CEO/ Group GM ... Read More »

Top 10 Most Effective Recruiting Tools

Recruiting is one of the least scientific of all business functions. Very few recruiting departments take that time to track which recruiting tools are the most effective. Some that are used frequently (like many newspaper ads) often produce mediocre hires, while other recruiting tools consistently work at finding top performers and convincing them to accept our offers. If you haven’t ... Read More »

The Tenets Of 21st Century Recruiting

If you are going to be world class in recruiting you need to meet the following: Employment must be able to prove the real value of a great hire and the cost of a bad one in dollars and productivity. We must do all hiring and employment with the single goal of gaining a competitive advantage. All employment strategies must ... Read More »

Finding Names The Easy Way – Cards In A Bowl

When 97%of the people in an area are working, the only way to get new talent for your firm is to ?poach/ steal? them from another firm. Now if this makes you nervous? get over it! With a 3% unemployment rate the best talent will be gainfully employed. Your job as a recruiter is to capture the names of the ... Read More »

The World’s Most Effective Recruiting Tool – Have The CEO Call Them!

I am often asked by managers and recruiters… “What is the most effective recruiting tool?” As a data driven person I know immediately that the answer is… referrals from top performing employees within your own firm is the best source for quality hires. However, if you push me hard, I come up with what is technically a better answer. The ... Read More »

Don’t Hire Them… Hire Their References!

It is interesting that a large majority of all U.S. firms use reference checks as a final screen for their applicants. However, few have any data to prove that applicants who get high scores from references outperform those applicants who get lower scores. Reference checks, may actually screen out bold thinkers and innovators who along their career may have challenged ... Read More »

Retention – Talking an Employee Out of Leaving for a Start-Up

One of the most common reasons for leaving a large firm is to go to a start up and get “cash out the wahzoo.” Anyone who is not a DAT (dumb as toast) knows that there are great job and wealth opportunities at start-ups and .com’s but how does a manager (or a recruiter) talk someone out of such an ... Read More »

Pre-Need Hiring and Workforce Planning

Most employment systems were designed in the “dark ages” when business moved at the “speed of rock.” In the past when people resigned, a requisition was created and after a relatively long lag time, another person was hired. If the new hire required initial training at the time of their hiring or if there was a long learning curve before ... Read More »

What Senior Managers Expect from Recruiters

I often find HR people (and recruiters in particular) with an insufficient understanding of the business that they are recruiting for. One of the ways to avoid that pitfall is to talk directly to the senior managers in order to identify their expectations. If you want to get an idea of what managers expect, look at this summary of the ... 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 »