December 15 , 2017

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Not Hiring Exceptional Candidates Is Extremely Damaging but It’s Preventable

Note: This article is part of a continuing series covering high-impact business practices that recruiting should be doing, but it doesn’t!  Losing Exceptional Candidates Is Damaging Your Firm Learning specifically why exceptional candidates were not hired can be added to the list of the many things that corporate recruiting functions, unexplainably, don’t do at all. Most in recruiting are more ... Read More »

Managers Are Hoarding Talent: A Hidden Problem That’s Likely Hurting Your Firm

Expediting the transfer of employees among diverse business units allows a firm to develop and retain employees, while simultaneously increasing the cross-pollenization of ideas and the transfer of best practices. Unfortunately, I find that executives at every large organization I have visited consistently complain that this beneficial movement simply doesn’t happen often enough. I have also found that most executives ... Read More »

Need Top Performers? Hire Candidates With a Strong Professional Network

Everyone knows the power of networks. But many hiring managers and recruiters are surprised to learn that the strength of someone’s professional network is also one of the strongest predictors of individual employee performance. Professional learning networks differ from the more common social networks like Facebook, which contains mostly family and friends. Professional learning networks contain only highly knowledgeable individuals ... Read More »

The Changing Nature of Tech Recruitment

As seen on Pierpoint on September 12, 2017, by Alex Walker. Writing at 1 – Page Blog,  Dr. John Sullivan says the “avalanche of next-generation trends” in recruitment can quickly render recruiters skill sets outdated. Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and predictive analytics are some of those next-generation trends, and recruiters need to be up-to-date on what those technologies are. An inquiring ... Read More »

Kick-Start Your Firm’s Growth By Hiring Candidates With Game-changer Competencies

This article covers how you can directly accelerate your firm’s growth rate through recruiting. If you’re skeptical about whether that is possible, be aware that data reveals that human capital has a much greater impact on kickstarting a firm’s growth than any financial or capital investment. And of all human capital functions, recruiting by far has the highest measurable impact ... Read More »

Recruiting Can’t Be Strategic Until It Shifts to a Marketing Approach – Here Is How

There is currently little doubt among strategic recruiting leaders that recruiting must become more like corporate marketing. That’s because, among the hierarchy of business functions, marketing receives much stronger executive support and multiple times more funding than recruiting. If you’re curious why the corporate marketing approach is so much more strategic and impactful, it is because it emphasizes data-driven decision-making, ... Read More »

Marketing for Recruiters — ‘What Is It Going to Take to Get You In This Car?’

Few in recruiting understand the importance of identifying a candidate’s job acceptance criteria Data, Technology, and Marketing are the three foundation pillars that are currently and dramatically transforming the recruiting function. I call these the new recruiting triad. Of these three pillars, shifting to a marketing approach is the easiest one to implement in recruiting. So many of the components ... Read More »

Attitude Fraud — An Employment Culture “Crime”

As seen on Crowdstaffing by Casey Enstrom (August 15, 2017). A hot dog restaurant in California made the news this weekend for firing one of its employees, Cole White, after learning that he had participated in the violent, tragic white nationalist gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia, which left three dead and dozens injured. A spokesperson for Top Dog, the Berkeley eatery, said ... Read More »

What Will You Do When One of Your Employees Is Outed Online For Their Activism?

It should be no secret to anyone that political activity and tensions are currently high in the US. And by now, everyone in HR has heard about the Top Dog restaurant employee who resigned as a result of his participation in the Charlottesville turmoil and the Google employee who was fired because of his controversial “diversity manifesto.” Rather than just being news items, ... Read More »

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Why Candidates Are Dropping Out of Your Hiring Process

As seen on Yello (March 31, 2017) by Tracy Kelly. HR industry thought leader and professor of management at San Francisco State University, Dr. John Sullivan, says the cost to candidate withdrawal is real; the lost investment is a drain on team resources. Your online application is too complicated Sullivan reports that at Fortune 500 firms, 9 out of ten ... Read More »