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Develop a Hiring Manager Scorecard … to Make Them More Accountable (Part 1 of 2)

Few in the corporate world would argue against the fact that the actions of hiring managers have a significant impact on hiring. In fact, I estimate their impact to be over 50 percent (with recruiters and the corporate employer brand covering the remaining impacts). But unfortunately, I estimate that less than 5 percent of corporate hiring managers are formally assessed …

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Develop a Recruiter Scorecard … Because Champions Demand That You Keep Score (Part 2 of a 2-part series)

How to develop a recruiter scorecard for assessing individual corporate recruiter performance Champions insist that you keep score. If you understand that concept, you will ensure that in addition to function-wide metrics, you will supplement them with a scorecard for assessing the performance of each individual recruiter. Everyone knows that corporations are measurement crazy, so I have found that by …

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Develop a Recruiter Scorecard … Because Champions Demand That You Keep Score (Part 1 of a 2-part series)

Sample recruiter scorecards  Champions insist that you keep score. If you understand that concept, you shouldn’t be surprised that one of the best ways to separate champion recruiters from weak ones is to bring up the topic of assessing individual recruiter performance. The worst corporate recruiters and way too many third-party recruiters that I have come across almost instantly react …

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Looking forward, standing still, or stuck in the past?

Quoted in the WSJ article – Didn’t Get the Job? You’ll Never Know Why Companies’ job-application software could provide another source of feedback, albeit automated, suggests John Sullivan, a management professor at San Francisco State University. Print Friendly

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Comparing the Competencies Between a “RINO” and an Exceptional Recruiter

Recruiting is a unique field because it has no entry barriers. Unlike most professions, you can become a corporate recruiter without any formal certification, registration, recruiting experience, or even a college degree in the discipline. Because becoming a recruiter requires no formal qualifications, you probably won’t be surprised to find out that in practice, there is a wide variation in …

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Why You Can’t Get A Job … Recruiting Explained By the Numbers

Is your “six seconds of fame” enough to land you a job? As a professor and a corporate recruiting strategist, I can tell you that very few applicants truly understand the corporate recruiting process. Most people looking for a job approach it with little factual knowledge. That is a huge mistake. A superior approach is to instead analyze it carefully, …

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Death by Interview: Revealing the Pain Caused by Excessive Interviews

“Death by interview” is the harsh but unfortunately all-too accurate name that I give to the majority of corporate interview processes because of the way that they literally abuse candidates. Death by interview is worth closer examination because harsh treatment during interviews impacts almost every working American, simply because each one of us is subjected to many interviews during our …

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Employee referral program fifty percent of hires

Presentation Date:  May 9, 2013 Description: Almost everyone agrees that employee referral programs routinely produce high quality hires with longer retention rates. Unfortunately, the typical corporate referral program produces less than half of its potential hires. The reasons for this underperformance can usually be traced to elements in the referral program’s design, and fortunately, most of these design flaws can …

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Top Performers Produce 4x More Output and Higher Quality Referrals

Top performers have an incredibly high ROI Articles from academics don’t always provide practical lessons, but there have been two recent ones that everyone in talent management should pay attention to. The results of the first one focus on the output differential produced by top performers. This study published in February in Personnel Psychology which cut across several industries, revealed that the top …

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