November 24 , 2017

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Hire Them Both – A Package Deal

In a tight labor market, firms can gain a tremendous competitive advantage by breaking the old rules and acting differently from the average firm. Unfortunately it’s often quite difficult to get conservative HR departments to realize that the recruiting game has changed forever. And if you are going to get the best recruits, you have to stand out from the ... Read More »

Sharing Best Practices In Recruiting – Some Examples

There was a great response to my best practices request. Sorry, I couldn’t mention them all. This is a continuing process so if you do something innovative, please send it on to me at JohnS@sfsu.edu. REWARDS FOR SAME DAY HIRING – SUPERIOR BANK Our company, Superior Bank is a nationwide $2billion dollar sub-prime mortgage and auto lender. We have 2,000 employees. I ... Read More »

Your Firm’s Web Page Stinks!

A World Class Web Page Includes These Great Web Features (Listed by Category):Over-all features: Meets each of the goals set by the firm   It attracts quality applicants Prioritizes jobs and shifts web resources toward those key jobsAttracts “active” job seekers by being an “answer guy/ learning” site (Attracts employed top performers by): Giving them information about industry events Informing ... Read More »

The Only Recruiting Measure That Matters – Measure The Quality Of Your Hires!

Note – Let me be clear, the single most important thing you can do to improve ANY staffing function is to measure and reward the quality/performance of the people you hire. Everything else pales by comparison in changing the way you recruit! Most employment managers measure success in the wrong way. Looking at the cost of a hire, the number ... Read More »

Share Your Best Practices In Recruiting

During my visits with staffing managers I’m continually amazed at the number of innovations that firms are implementing in order to increase the impact of their recruiting efforts. Because I can’t visit every firm I am asking for your help in spreading the word about innovations in recruiting. As a result this week I am announcing a “share your best ... Read More »

Forget The Job Fair… Recruit At A Trade Fair!

I am constantly amazed at recruiters that attend “average” job fairs and then call it “recruiting.” Sitting at a booth and accepting resumes is hardly strategic recruiting! Job fairs are full of marginal candidates and the sheer number of attendees alone makes relationship building almost impossible. Most firms that take the time to track the quality of their hires find ... Read More »

The Advantages And Disadvantages Of “External First” Hiring Preferences?

There is an ongoing debate among employment managers as to whether it is better to give preference to internal candidates before looking externally to fill vacancy. Older, more established firms traditionally give preferences to internal candidates while fast-growing and more innovative firms tend to focus more on external hires. Although most firms end up using a mixed strategy, the target ... 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 »