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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 …

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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 …

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

Part 2 of a 3 part series on “Developing a World Class Eemployment Function” I know dozens of employment directors who claim they want their function to be world class or that they want to become “an employer of choice.” But talk is cheap and few seem to have a plan on how to get there. If you are wondering why …

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

Part I of a 3 part series on “Developing A World Class Employment Function” 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 cheap and few seem to have a plan on how to get there. If you are wondering why you are having …

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Forget the Daughter?Bring a “Friend” To Work!

Developing a “Bring a Friend To Work Program: Many companies have adopted programs like bring your daughter/son to work. These are fine programs, but they “miss the boat” as recruiting efforts because unfortunately most “daughters” are too young to be viable candidates! A more strategic approach, which can have an immediate impact on recruiting, is a “bring a friend to work” …

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Resumes Stink, Start Asking For A Portfolio

Recruiters have been “placing ads and reading resumes” for decades. As an HR professor I get to review hundreds of resumes and I never have understood why any HR professional would rely on it as an accurate source of information about a candidate. If you really want to find out about a candidate go beyond the resume and ask for …

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Selecting Your Employment Strategy

Imagine the head of the function that has one of the most strategic impacts on the business not even having a name for their own business strategy? Many employment functions operate strictly on a day-by-day ad hoc basis. As a result recruiters and managers often do not know the focus or “theory” behind their firms’ (or their competitors’) employment strategy. …

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Selecting Your Employment Strategy: Possible Suggestions

Imagine the head of the function that has one of the most strategic impacts on the business not even having a name for their own business strategy? Many employment functions operate strictly on day-by-day ad hoc basis. As a result recruiters and managers often do not know the focus or “theory” behind their firm’s (or their competitors’) employment strategy. If …

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Excite Your Candidates With A Project And Opportunity Description (POD)

Applicants know it and recruiters know it to… Job descriptions are boring! WeWOW applicants with great web pages and savvy recruiters but when we get down to the “nitty gritty” we continue to “bore them to tears” in the area that leaves the most lasting impression… the description of the job they are applying for. The very best firms use market …

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