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Top 10 Most Effective Recruiting Tools

Recruiting is one of the least scientific of all business functions. Very few recruiting departments take that time to track which recruiting tools are the most effective. Some that are used frequently (like many newspaper ads) often produce mediocre hires, while other recruiting tools consistently work at finding top performers and convincing them to accept our offers. If you haven’t …

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The Tenets Of 21st Century Recruiting

If you are going to be world class in recruiting you need to meet the following: Employment must be able to prove the real value of a great hire and the cost of a bad one in dollars and productivity. We must do all hiring and employment with the single goal of gaining a competitive advantage. All employment strategies must …

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Finding Names The Easy Way – Cards In A Bowl

When 97%of the people in an area are working, the only way to get new talent for your firm is to ?poach/ steal? them from another firm. Now if this makes you nervous? get over it! With a 3% unemployment rate the best talent will be gainfully employed. Your job as a recruiter is to capture the names of the …

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The World’s Most Effective Recruiting Tool – Have The CEO Call Them!

I am often asked by managers and recruiters… “What is the most effective recruiting tool?” As a data-driven person, I know immediately that the answer is… referrals from top performing employees within your own firm is the best source for quality hires. However, if you push me hard, I come up with what is technically a better answer. The recruiting …

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Is it time to Fire your Director of Employment?

Imagine the head of the function that has one of the most strategic impacts on the business (Employment) not even having (or communicating) a business strategy. Go ahead and ask them "What is the name of our employment strategy?" Ask several non-HR managers the same question and if (when) you get blank looks-read on.

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Don’t Hire Them… Hire Their References!

It is interesting that a large majority of all U.S. firms use reference checks as a final screen for their applicants. However, few have any data to prove that applicants who get high scores from references outperform those applicants who get lower scores. Reference checks, may actually screen out bold thinkers and innovators who along their career may have challenged …

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Retention – Talking an Employee Out of Leaving for a Start-Up

One of the most common reasons for leaving a large firm is to go to a start up and get “cash out the wahzoo.” Anyone who is not a DAT (dumb as toast) knows that there are great job and wealth opportunities at start-ups and .com’s but how does a manager (or a recruiter) talk someone out of such an …

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Pre-Need Hiring and Workforce Planning

Most employment systems were designed in the “dark ages” when business moved at the “speed of rock.” In the past when people resigned, a requisition was created and after a relatively long lag time, another person was hired. If the new hire required initial training at the time of their hiring or if there was a long learning curve before …

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New (or revisited) HR Planning Tools

HR people are constantly looking for new tools. Attached is a list of proactive HR planning tools that might help you to improve your companies competitive advantage. Share it with your VP HR.

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