September 24 , 2017

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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 »

Why Managers Should Do All Recruiting!

(or Why Recruiters Need To Take a Broader View of the Business) Managers need to do all recruiting. Yes at most firms, recruiters (or executive search firms) do most or all of the recruiting and there are many reasons they shouldn’t! OK, calm down fellow recruiters. You still have an important role to play but you have to take a broader ... Read More »

Are You A Dinosaur Recruiter?

(A checklist to help you assess whether you are ready for 21st century recruiting) The world of recruiting has changed dramatically over the last few years. Technology, low unemployment, globalization and other factors have turned the recruiting world upside down. Unfortunately many recruiters haven’t changed at all. Here is a checklist to help you assess yourself and see if you are ... Read More »

Wowing Them On The Web Getting Passive Job Seekers To Visit A Firms Job Web Page

The best workers to recruit are probably also the best workers at the company they already work for! Unfortunately this means that they are probably well treated and are not actively looking for a job. As a result, they probably would not visit anyone’s job web page. Other content, employed performers look at “having to visit a job site” as ... Read More »

Experience – It “Ain’t What It Used To Be”

(It’s time to kill the sacred cow of “job experience” in recruiting) Warning – This article will make you think…read on with caution! Recruiters often complain there is a shortage of qualified candidates but a good portion of the “shortage” comes from an over reliance on the number of years of experience a candidate has. OK, calm down and I’ll explain ... Read More »

Steps In Turning an Average Recruiting Function into a “Wow” One!

I know dozens of employment directors that claim they want their function to be world class or to become “an employer of choice” but talk is heap and few seem to have a plan on how to get there. If you are wondering why you are having difficulty recruiting talent look no further than the tools you use. Just like ... 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 »