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The Highest Impact Recruiting Action – A No Math Method For Quality of Hire

Quality of hire is literally the highest impact TA action. Fortunately, one approach that doesn’t require any math. Yes, of all the possible strategic actions that a recruiting leader can take; measuring and utilizing quality of hire data is the most impactful. Simply because applying it can directly improve the most important output of the recruiting function. And that output …

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Hyper-Personalization – The Most Effective No-Cost Way To Impress Candidates

Personalized recruiting to attract top candidates

Hyper-personalizing is the most effective no-cost way to impress candidates. It adds small personalized touches to make them feel special. Unfortunately, many recruiting organizations make candidates feel like they are “no more than a number” during down economic times. An alternative approach, that I call “hyper-personalized candidate actions,” can improve your chances of landing the hardest to hire candidates. This …

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Increasing Innovation Even In a Remote Work Environment

Loading… Taking too long? Reload document | Open in new tab Download Pixabay Increasing Innovation Among Your Remote Workers – Ideas To Try Dr. John Sullivan and Michael Cox After your firm eventually expands its remote workforce to over 50%, anticipate a boost in productivity. Also, expect a painful reduction in innovation unless you take the right proactive actions. Now …

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A Job Impact Statement – A Tool For Showing A Job Makes A Difference

Show employee's impact.

A “job impact statement” motivates disengaged employees and top candidates by showing them how their job really does make a difference.  Knowing Key Motivators Is Essential In Our Work Environment Who wouldn’t utilize a simple no-cost motivational tool that makes it clear to employees specifically how their job makes a difference? The utilization of such a tool is important because …

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Behavioral Interviews Are Dead – “How Will You Act Today” Is A Better Question

Behavioral interviews don't work. Ask about current or future problems for your HR process.

Behavioral interviews describe past behaviors. In our dramatically changed world, new-hires can’t be successful relying on outdated actions. Instead, they need to take actions that fit in today’s dramatically changed environment. So, recruiters and hiring managers need to be aware that behavioral interviews (the most commonly used of all interview tools) may no longer work. The historical actions that have …

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Hiring For Attitude – Target Those That Are “A Pleasure To Manage”

Hire a pleasure to work with employees

A manager’s time is limited, so only hire those that are “a pleasure to manage” because they respect a manager’s time. Yes, most new-hires are unknowingly a burden. They drain a great deal of a manager’s time as a result of having to be provided with continuous coaching and direction. However, because a manager’s time is severely limited in a …

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Questioning The Value Of A College Degree – Pandemic Hiring Lesson #7

Questioning The Value Of A College Degree image from Pixabay

Note: This “think piece” is designed to stimulate your thinking around the predictive value of a college degree. Seeing college students do dumb things during the pandemic should make employers/parents question student decision-making? And the value of their degrees! Think about it, the same students that recklessly congregate at gatherings and that refuse to wear masks may soon be making …

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Discourage Applications From People You Will Never Hire

Discourage applications to find qualified candidates and stop wasting recruiter time.

Are you flooded with unqualified applicants that have no chance of being hired? Proactively discourage them and avoid wasted recruiter time and legal risks. Due to record high unemployment levels during this unprecedented downturn, most organizations are being bombarded with applications. Unfortunately, many of these applicants have no chance of being hired. Every organization, of course, welcomes fully qualified applicants. …

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