December 15 , 2017

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When Hiring for Attitude — Catch ‘Attitude Fraud’ Because Candidates Fake It

“Attitude fraud” – when candidates with an undesirable attitude, purposely deceive and act as if they have a great one to get hired. Even though it is a major problem, few in recruiting make any attempt to detect or avoid it. Most interviewers think that they can accurately spot deception. Unfortunately they are wrong because data reveals that even sophisticated ... Read More »

Looking for an Applicant with Great Soft Skills? Ask Their Co-Workers

As seen on SHRM (Society For Human Resource Management), August 4, 2017, by Roy Maurer. New research suggests that co-workers tend to emphasize interpersonal behaviors, like being helpful or compassionate, when providing references for job candidates, as opposed to managers, who are more likely to focus on experiences or completed tasks. Colleagues tend not to suggest people who lack these ... Read More »

Improve Retention Up to 50 Percent Because Post-Exit Interviews Get More Honest Answers

Most corporate retention programs are driven by emotion rather than data. As a result, even though a data-driven “loss prevention” effort is common throughout the business, there is no one in the retention team who quantifies the percentage of turnover that could have been prevented. Because so few measure it, you will probably be surprised to learn that research now shows that “about ... Read More »

Respond to third-party reviews

As seen on Yello, published by Tracy Kelly. Students get more than half of their information about an organization from sources that are not controlled by the company, reports talent management expert Dr. John Sullivan. That’s why monitoring and engaging on third-party review sites, like Glassdoor and Comparably, is now an essential part of an employer branding strategy. Respond to reviews, both positive and ... Read More »

Build a ‘Superteam’ — a Recruiting Strategy That Can Lead to Industry Domination!

If you are a recruiting leader who wants to have a significant strategic impact, approach your CEO with the idea of building a “Superteam” at your firm. You don’t have to look any further than the Golden State Warriors or the New England Patriots to understand the tremendous long-term value that results from building a “Superteam.” This strategy has recently become ... Read More »

12 Effective Ways to Assess Candidates’ Soft Skills

  As seen on LinkedIn Talent Blog, July 25, 2017. When asked, recruiters say that screening candidates for soft skills are one of the top areas they want to learn more about. That’s because soft skills (think leadership, relationship building, communications, adaptability, strategic thinking, learning and interpersonal skills) take up to 25% of the skills required to do the job and ... Read More »

Need More Strategic Thinkers? Here’s How to Hire Them

What firm doesn’t need to be strategic? In fact, what could contribute more to the success of an organization in today’s fast-changing world of business than having a large cadre of strategic thinkers? As a result, CEOs would love to have as many of them as possible at all levels of the organization. And when polled, in a survey of executives, a ... Read More »

Without Metrics, Weak Onboarding Will Neutralize Your Recruiting Results

Think about it for a minute. You devote thousands of dollars and hundreds of management hours to recruiting, and as a result, you land a great candidate. But all that is for naught if the new hire gets off to a bad start and soon after quits because the onboarding program lacked goals and metrics. If they do stay, the ... Read More »

12 Innovative Recruiting Strategies That Savvy Companies are Using

As seen on LinkedIn Talent Blog (July 10, 2017). If you want to gain significant competitive advantage, you need to use strategies superior and different from your competitors’. The “act differently” principle for recruiting means that to successfully attract your industry’s top talent, you must separate yourself from your talent competitors by offering innovative but effective new recruiting strategies. We ... 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 »