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16 Steps to Help You Give Job Applicants Solid Feedback

Second of two parts Here are some action steps to consider if you have decided to provide more information and feedback to your job applicants. They are broken down into two categories and listed from the simplest to the most complex. Print Friendly

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Don’t Forget the Critical Role That Healthcare Benefits Play in Recruiting and Retention

From the employer’s perspective, most of the recent publicity relating to offering health care benefits has been focused on the added cost and burden of providing those benefits to a firm’s employees. However, many employers and especially small businesses seem to have failed to realize that offering healthcare benefits is one of the most powerful attraction and retention factors on …

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Is it Time to Adopt a Targeted Recruiting Effort Focused on Gay Candidates?

Unless you’ve had your head in the sand, you can’t have missed the fact that much of the world has recently become more tolerant of gay men and women. However, despite all this recent societal change, there has been no corresponding change in the corporate recruiting function, which seems unwilling to redesign its programs so that they can effectively recruit …

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Sacred Cows and Silly Practices Die Slowly in Recruiting

Recruiting is full of practices that seem to last forever. Unfortunately, many practices endure for years despite the fact that they add no value to the hiring process. I call these well-established practices “sacred cows” because many longtime recruiters and hiring managers vigorously defend them even though both company and academic data shows that they should be discarded. Print Friendly

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Is It Finally Time for Corporations to Provide Applicants With Feedback?

One of the most powerful unanswered questions in recruiting is “Why are ‘not hired’ applicants and rejected candidates not provided with feedback?” Providing individual feedback in recruiting is almost nonexistent, even though giving feedback is a widely accepted practice in business. Firms take pride in providing feedback to their customers, vendors, and even their employees, but there is no formal …

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What Are You Doing To Hire Idea People? Probably Nothing!

Innovation = Ideas + Collaboration + Execution As a result of the dramatic business successes of firms like Google, Apple, and Facebook, almost everyone has become aware of the tremendous economic value that comes from continuous corporate innovation. But unfortunately executives at most firms have failed to realize that they can dramatically increase their corporate innovation rate by simply focusing …

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A WOW Recruiting Opportunity — Micro-Videos on Twitter and Instagram

By now everyone knows that the future of recruiting will require the effective use of both the mobile phone and social media. However, you may not be aware that new features on social media giants Twitter and more recently on Instagram now provide the opportunity to effectively sell recruits with short micro-videos that are sent to their mobile phones. Print …

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Develop a Hiring Manager Scorecard … to Make Them More Accountable (Part 2 of 2)

If you’re going to measure and perhaps reward individual hiring managers for excellence, you will need to work with a sample of them to determine which output metrics are strategic, effective, and easy to measure. Here are 23 possible scorecard measures as a starting point for that discussion. Note: the highest-impact factors are listed first in each of the four …

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