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“Intraplacement”: Reduce Retention Problems By Increasing The Internal Movement Of Your Employees

In these times of low unemployment, recruiters are constantly on the lookout for the best talent to fill open positions. We put tremendous resources into external sourcing and recruiting, but most of the time we fail to actively seek out some of the best candidates in the world-those that are literally right under our noses…our own employees! Sure, most companies …

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42 Things You Can Do to Improve the Quality of Your Employment Function

This is a list of employment practices a recruiter might consider as you attempt to move into 21st century HR: Do a survey of all hires and ask them why they accepted the job (and what were their concerns). Do a survey of all rejected offers and find out what were the deciding factors in their decision. Consider your customers …

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Rethinking Interviews – The “Fut R View”: A Better Way To Hire

Most interview strategies were developed long before the “Internet” age when the speed of change in business was rather slow. However, if your business is in a rapidly-changing environment, you will need new tools that can tell you more about the future possibilities of a candidate than what they did years ago. Does your business require “outside-the-box” solutions that didn’t …

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The Ten Tenets of the 21st Century HR

It is a solver of business problems. It directly impacts the business, it’s products and it’s profitability.It’s primary role is to be a productivity consultant that helps managers recruit and retain the best workers and to develop and motivate all employees so they are the most productive they can be (per dollar spent) Return On Investment (ROI).It is forward looking, it monitors the …

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Checklist for selecting a World-Class Search Firm – Some things to consider when you pick your next search firm.

Results of their searches The firm has a high past success rate with our company.Search firm-placed employees must have higher performance, performance appraisal scores, promotions, bonuses etc. than employees from other hiring sources.Must be cost-effective (lower cost vs. benefits (lower cost vs. benefits). than other methods of recruiting .The use of this executive search firm must result in a __% …

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Staffing – The Worst Customer Service Process in the World?

Applicants may also be customers: “Don’t call us…we’ll call you” is a phrase from customer service “hell.” This commonly used phrase is just one indication of how many employment processes are “arrogant” in their approach toward candidates. Often employment takes a “it’s my way or the highway” approach to applicants. “We frequently say we want creative, ‘out-of-the-box thinkers’ and risk …

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Cost Per Hire A “Better Metric” Is The Quality Of Hire

All the recent net traffic on cost per hire pushed my button so here are some thoughts on what’s wrong with it.I hear HR professionals say they want to be strategic but often their actions indicate otherwise. Take the all too commonly used “cost per hire” metric. Sure it’s used by lot’s of people but so is astrology. Let me …

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The Most Effective Recruiting Tool: Employee Referral Systems

What’s the best recruiting tool? Web pages, relationship recruiting? It may come as a surprise to many that the tool which brings in the highest quality of candidate for the buck is an employee referral program. The very best firms get more than 50% of their hires from employee referrals. Many firms have employee referral programs, but most are poorly …

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Developing Employee Challenge Plans

Retaining key employees is one of the hottest Human Resource issues companies are facing today. Numerous studies have identified the reasons why employees leave their jobs. Perhaps surprisingly, the key reason employees leave is not compensation. In a similar vein, studies show that the key reason applicants accept new jobs is not the pay and the top motivator of employees is not …

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