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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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Instead Of The Cost Of Hire?Measure The Cost Of A Bad Hire

If your company has a turnover of 20% per year and all of your new hires are mediocre, it will only take 5 years for all of your entire workforce to be mediocre. The cost of a “bad hire” for a software engineer can exceed a million dollars, for a CEO it could be as much as $1.4 Billion (Ask …

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Becoming an Employer of Choice – Part II

FIRST STEPS IN BECOMING AN EMPLOYER OF CHOICE (EOC) Do a preliminary survey of top management to identify possible support or resistance.   Do a benchmark study of current EOC firms that you wish to emulate. Place special focus on firms that have “recently” begun/successfully completed the transition to an EOC. Do an external PR analysis of the company’s image …

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Becoming an “Employer of Choice”

Have a shortage of candidates? An “Employer of Choice” (EOC) like HP, for example may get as many as 1,000 resumes a day! Becoming an EOC isn’t easy but it certainly can help solve your shortage of applicants. An EOC is a conscious corporate-wide employment strategy designed to re-make a company image as “a great place to work.” EOC is …

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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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