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Gaining A Competitive Advantage Through Increasing “The Speed Of Hire”

Want to achieve extraordinary results? Set unreasonable timetables! – John Patrick IBM Strategist What is the speed of hire? A deliberate strategy for improving the quality of our hires by decreasing the cycle time for making a hiring decision. Don’t confuse speed of hire with “time to fill”. Speed of hire is a strategy to increase the quality of the hire! Our …

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How to Continually Improve Your Recruiting Program!

Many recruiters get it all wrong! They put major effort into finding great candidates but they almost universally leave out one of the most important aspects of any business deal… they fail to check to see if the customer is satisfied and if the product “works” after the “sale”! I call it “dropping the candidate over the wall”! After a …

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Recruiters’ Paradox: Use Relationship Recruiting to Get the Very Best

In the first part of this series I introduced the recruiters paradox. The Paradox is that unemployed / malcontents are the easiest people to recruit but they are the exact opposite of what managers want! If recruiters want the very best in a field they have to target content, employed people. That requires different tools than the more traditional approach to recruiting, …

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Recruiters’ Paradox: Recruiters That Rely on Resumes Miss the Best Candidates!

World class recruiters find “names” rather than resumes Make a note ? Recruiters that rely on resumes miss the best candidates! Why is that? When you are seeking the very best candidates you must assume that because they are excellent at what they do, that they are currently working. Happy, employed top performers almost universally do not have (or need) updated …

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Getting It All Wrong – The Recruiter’s Paradox!

When recruiters ask managers to describe their “perfect candidate” to recruit they usually describe them something like this: They are a top performer in their job. They have excellent technical and team competencies. They excel at getting things done, no matter what. They work at a major competitor/benchmark firm. Print Friendly

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e-HR – A Walk Through A 21st Century HR Department

As I enter the HR department I notice it’s distinctly different than when I retired as a VP of HR way back in 1998. It was quieter, smaller and had much less people than I had remembered. There were only a few HR staff people in the office – there were no regular employees wandering in and out asking questions …

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