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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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The Advantages And Disadvantages Of “Inside 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 …

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Cisco … Simply the Best

I do over 100 presentations on HR issues around the world every year. In addition, I often get the opportunity to meet with some of the premier employment departments. Wherever I go the question that invariably comes is ” who is the best employment professional?” I never hesitate with an answer and no one has yet disagreed with me when …

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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. Where 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.Steps In Building An Employment Brand Strategy Set program …

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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 …

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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 …

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