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Moderate Practices That Can Improve Your University Recruiting

By Dr. John Sullivan and Kimberly N. Do As college recruiting heats up, it’s an ideal time to re-examine your strategy, processes, and recruiting methods. First update all of your existing approaches. But when you’re ready, add some brand-new tools to your mix. If your firm is not ready for bold and aggressive university recruiting approaches, this article provides an array …

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From Ordinary To Extraordinary – 11 Tips To Transform Your HR Stories (part 3 of 3)

By Dr. John Sullivan ATC June 22, 2015 Part 1- Using Stories To Improve Your Recruiting Results Part 2- Ensuring Your Stories Are Shared And Have Impact Elements That Will Make Your Stories Significantly “More Powerful”   It’s important to make each story as impactful as possible. Including one or more of these “power factors” can turn an ordinary story into …

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The Secret to Hiring the Best Employees at a Small Business

August 24, 2015 Wall Street Journal By Dr John Sullivan Smaller firms have one advantage over their larger rivals, and that’s the knowledgeable and personalized service provided by their passionate employees. In fact, employee friendliness, knowledge and empathy may be the primary reason why your customers return. Yes, employees are “the face of your business”; because they are often the …

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Ensuring Your Stories Are Shared And Have Impact (part 2 of 3)

By Dr John Sullivan ATC  June 16, 2015 Part 1- Using Stories To Improve Your Recruiting Results Part 2- Ensuring Your Stories Are Shared And Have Impact Part 3- From Ordinary To Extraordinary – 11 Tips To Transform Your HR Stories In my previous article I discussed why you should be using stories in your recruitment efforts, but how do …

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Bold Best Practices That You Should Add to Your University Recruiting Process

Corporate college recruiting budgets and processes have been mostly stagnant for years. But now the economy has turned around and the competition for grads is soaring. However, during this slack hiring period, many other important factors have been changing, including the expectations of graduating students and how they look for jobs.

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What’s Wrong With College Recruiting? Identifying Your Out-Of-Date Program Features

By Kimberly N. Do and Dr John Sullivan ERE August 10, 2015 What’s wrong with college recruiting? Well as a result of years of underfunding, the answer may, unfortunately, be “almost everything.” Nearly every organization is currently struggling to recruit its needed college talent, because after years of reduced hiring, the demand for college hires is up almost 10 percent …

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It’s Embarrassing: Every Business Function Measures Quality, Except Recruiting

Recruiting Is Literally the Last Function to Measure It’s Output Quality Quality is such an easy-to-understand thing. It is an improvement in performance above and beyond the ordinary. Since the 1980s, every internal corporate business function has found a way to measure the quality of its outputs, whether they are products or services. There is no debate among corporate executives …

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Preboarding Stops New Hires From Walking Away From Already Accepted Offers

What could be more frustrating than working for months interviewing and selecting the perfect candidate, only to have them not to show up on their first day of work? Unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly common for new hires to walk away from an offer that they have already accepted, or even worse, become no-shows on their scheduled start date. This …

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