Latest Posts

Alternatives to on-site face-to-face interviews

PC to PC Live Video Interviews.Teleconference Interviews (Company site or 3rd party vendor (Kinkos)).3rd Party Assisted Video Taped Interviews (with preset questions).Video Taped Interviews (candidate designed and mailed to recruiter).Telephone Interviews.IVR (Interactive Voice Recognition) Interviews.Touch-tone (Keypad response Interviews).Computer assisted Interviews (On line, real time questionnaire with assessment).E-mail questionnaire Interview.Web based questionnaire Interviews (real time).Web based “profiler” assessments (real time).Fax based …

Read More »

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, …

Read More »

Why do recruiters drop candidates over the wall and run away?

Or how to continually improveyour 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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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

Read More »

Developing World Class Job Rotation Programs to Improve Retention!

Guide for assessing and improving job rotation programs. by John Sullivan and Sandra Au The business impacts of job rotation programs: Developing new products and cutting time to market require a stable and productive work force. The stability and productivity of the work force can be dramatically increased by ensuring that every employee is challenged and excited about their job. Employee turnover (or …

Read More »

The New Hire Orientation “ToolKit” – 64 tips you can use tomorrow

There have been several posts lately (HRNET) on how to improve Orientation. Through my work in retention, I have found that poor orientation can increase “buyers remorse” and thus increase turnover. Below are some orientation tools you might find a welcome addition to what you currently do. Not all tools work in every situation so put together your own mix …

Read More »

CEO Metrics for HR (1st draft): aka – questions from hell.

Don’t let CEOs read this, they might want answers! Most HR measurements miss the boat! Many HR departments say they are a “business partner” but few can provide any real evidence that they are having a strategic business impact. After years of studying CEO expectations of HR I’ve compiled a list of the kind of questions CEO’s might want answered …

Read More »

Becoming an Employer of Choice®: a lofty goal

Employer of Choice® is a registered certification mark of Employer of Choice, Inc. If you believe that your company can qualify to be officially recognized as an Employer of Choice®, please visit www.employerofchoice.com or call Employer of Choice, Inc. at 1-888-290-4362. Definition of Employer of Choice®: An employer of any size in the public, private, or not-for-profit sector that has met the high standards established by …

Read More »

What is the Ideal turnover rate

There are many opinions about what is the “ideal” turnover rate. Here is how a CEO might look at it. Voluntary turnover should be zero for the top 10% of our best performers.Turnover should be 100% for the bottom 10% (our Worst performers).Voluntary turnover should be zero for the key jobs and key competencies that we have identified.Our voluntary turnover should be 10% or …

Read More »