July 20 , 2018

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7 Metrics that the Most Data-Savvy Recruiting Teams Are Tracking (Posted by Drake Editorial Team)

Posted by Drake Editorial Team.  If you closely research (as I have) the top five global companies with the highest market value (Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook) you’ll realize that they all have three things in common. First, they are all serial-innovation firms. Second, they are all recruiting powerhouses. And third, an important lesson for recruiting leaders, they all excel …

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Did You Mistakenly Reject a Star Candidate? Find Out by Tracking Their Success

What Ever Happened to Mary Jane? In an accidental conversation with a friend, you find out that one of your rejected finalists for a software job from six months ago, Mary Jane, is now producing gangbuster results at one of your firm’s direct competitors. You instantly regret passing on the opportunity to hire her. I’ve seen it happen numerous times …

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Get Ready for Food as a Management Tool (As seen on The Wall Street Journal)

For generations, Americans have packed a lunch and snacks, or purchased food at workplace cafes or nearby restaurants every workday. It was all something employees did on their own — outside of what would be considered part of a management strategy. But that’s changing, as employers begin to examine the connection between what and how workers eat and the work …

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How to Double Your Business Impacts by Assessing a Candidate’s Career Trajectory

As seen on LinkedIn Talent Blog October 12, 2017. Republished on Energy Central as 15 Ways to Assess If a Candidate Has High Growth Potential. Any recruiter or hiring manager would be crazy not to consider a recruiting approach that could double the value they bring to the company. Well, this amazing result can be obtained by hiring individuals that have …

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WOW Hiring Managers by Projecting the Retention Trajectory of Candidates

Add a Future Focused Element to Your Hiring Assessments Hiring managers all too often undervalue their recruiters because they feel that they know more about the finalist candidates than the recruiter does. But imagine sitting down with your hiring manager at the time when they must decide on which of their three finalists to select even though all three candidates …

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How to Help New Hires Get up to Speed

Have you ever started to read a much-hyped book with great enthusiasm and anticipation, only to stop after a few chapters because it just wasn’t compelling enough to keep on going?At many companies and organizations, inadequate and mind-numbing onboarding programs are the corporate equivalent of that dull book, leaving new hires dispirited and wondering why they should stick with their …

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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 …

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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 …

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The Top 10 Actions That Will Make You an Exceptional Recruiter

You simply can’t expect to succeed in the highly competitive world of recruiting these days unless you have exceptional recruiters. But, unfortunately, the competition for attracting exceptional recruiters is also intense, so a superior approach is to transform your average performing recruiters into exceptional ones. Because the talent marketplace, the job search process and the availability of top talent have …

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