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Serving is skilled labor – by Gavin Jenkins

Jokes aside, service industry professionals should finesse their resumes when switching careers, according to John Sullivan, a human resources expert who Fast Company called “The Michael Jordan of hiring.”

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[SLIDES] Secure Your Future By Preparing For Upcoming Opportunities and the Downturn

Download It’s a well-established business axiom that “it’s better to be prepared than surprised.” It’s also important to be aware that in this increasingly volatile world of recruiting, under almost every likely upcoming scenario, the capabilities held by the type of recruiter that will thrive dramatic shifts and the number of total recruiters will likely decrease. If you need to …

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Walking Employees Downstream Improves Retention, Productivity, Recruiting, and Engagement (Part 1 of 2)

The Powerful Impacts From Showing Employees That Their Work Is Meaningful Forget engagement survey results. If you really want to kickstart actual hands-on commitment, “walk employees downstream” to see their work’s impact. Walk employees downstream is a tool whose goal is to increase the emotional connection between an employee and those who use their work. Fully realizing that their work …

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Separating the Recruiting Function From HR — A Strategic Opportunity!

Arguments for Separating the Recruiting Function From HR  Note: This “think piece” is part of a series of articles that are designed to stimulate your thinking about strategic recruiting. Corporate recruiting can’t be completely successful in ending the talent shortage while it remains part of HR. If the recruiting function were to be made an independent business function, after being …

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Here’s How a Slow Hiring Process Impacts Your Bottom Line – by eightfold.ai

The average time it takes to fill an open position is 44 days, representing a 50-percent increase since 2010, Dr. John Sullivan writes at ERE. For each day a position goes unfilled, the organization loses productivity, as the position’s tasks remain undone. Additional productivity losses occur as other staff members take time from their own work to cover the essential tasks of the open position. Since existing staff are stretched thinner, their engagement suffers and their risk of burnout increases, further jeopardizing long-term productivity.

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Why You Can’t Get an Interview – Explained Using Job-Search Science Data

Ponder this: Two resumes are received, one with 58% of the job requirements and another that meets 100%, but the 58% resume gets the interview. Yes, it’s completely illogical. Job-search science data from TalentWorks reveals that you are just “as likely to get an interview matching 50% of requirements as matching 90%.” If you’re not familiar with the term “Job-Search …

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The Ultimate Guide for Finding Innovators — Use It to Jumpstart Corporate Growth

Even though increasing corporate innovation is almost always a top-five CEO goal, surprisingly few in recruiting realize that the highest business-impact action in corporate HR is the hiring of innovators. Innovator new hires make an immediate quantum difference in an organization’s performance, direction, and image. Top executives at firms like Google, Apple, and GE have calculated the tremendous “performance differential” …

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The Top 5 No-cost Candidate-selling Approaches

In last week’s companion article “The Top 5 No Cost Sourcing Approaches — And Each Is Guaranteed To Work,” I covered the five best no-cost approaches for finding top candidates. However, in today’s highly competitive job marketplace, even if you find top candidates those with multiple job choices will be extremely hard to land. So, if you are also having …

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15 High Value Action Steps to Elevate Your Employee Referral Program to the Next Level

Presented by Dr. John Sullivan Sponsored by Zalp Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015  Title: 15 High Value Action Steps to Elevate Your Employee Referral Program to the Next Level Time: 11:00 am PT, 2:00 pm ET,  Duration: 60 minutes Cost: FREE Click here to register for today’s webinar   Imagine having an efficient and smooth-running employee referral program that produces nearly …

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