December 14 , 2017

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Best Practices in Recruiting — ERE Excellence Awards 2010 (Part 4 of 4)

Winner — Sodexo USA If one were to look at the recruiting practices of the U.S. region of this integrated global food and facilities management services provider with over 110,000 employees, you wouldn’t guess that its function was only a few years old. Like many organizations, Sodexo experimented with outsourcing the full scope of its recruiting activities in 2004, opting ... Read More »

Best Practices in Recruiting — ERE Excellence Awards 2010 (Part 3 of 4)

Winner — Ernst & Young As one of the “big four,” Ernst & Young’s thirst for new talent to fill the ranks of its professional service workforce is unending. Despite noticeable economic impacts on their business, Ernst & Young invested as usual, hiring 2,700 new graduates from over 300 of the best colleges and universities in North America. Over the ... Read More »

Best Practices in Recruiting — ERE Excellence Awards 2010 (Part 2 of 4)

Award Winner — Ernst & Young As a global leader in accounting and advisory services, Ernst & Young has a long history of excelling in many aspects of talent management. Its efforts with regard to employer branding are no exception. E&Y’s brand focuses on telling a robust story about how it helps professionals “Achieve Potential — Make a Difference.”It has ... Read More »

Best Practices in Recruiting — ERE Excellence Awards 2010 (Part 1 of 4)

As with all posts, you are encouraged to share your thoughts on the practices described, ask follow up questions, and suggest additional practices that elevate the game following each installment. Best Practices in Employee Referral Programs I have long argued that employee referral programs should be the foundation of all external recruiting efforts, and across the board most award ... Read More »

Why Recruiters Hate the Compensation Department!

I seldom use the word hate. As a kid I was scolded by my father if he heard me or my brothers use it. While I may dislike the Dodgers, tea baggers, and Simon Cowell, I wouldn’t say I “hate” them.   There is one exception, one I share with many recruiters: I hate the compensation department. While there are a ... Read More »

How Candidate Abuse Is Costing Your Firm Millions of Dollars in Revenue

A reporter from the Wall Street Journal once asked me what I thought was the greatest secret in recruiting.  Such a broad question would usually cause one to ponder, but my immediate response was that abusive hiring processes cost organizations millions of dollars by turning possible customers into lifelong “haters.” For decades it has been accepted that god-awful treatment of ... Read More »

One-to-One Recruiting: The Importance of Personalizing All Aspects of Recruiting

The most powerful recruiting advertisement I’ve seen in the last two years didn’t originate from Google and it wasn’t found on a social media site; instead it was a “take your breath away” billboard designed to attract a single person. Usually billboards are a complete waste of money, but this one dared to go where no one has gone before. ... Read More »

The Best-Time Recruiting Strategy Avoids the Pitfalls of Coincidence Hiring

Spock of Star Trek fame was famous for pointing out things that were completely illogical, which leads me to believe he would have had a field day examining corporate recruiting practices. Of all the things that we do in corporate recruiting that are difficult to logically justify, my vote for the least logical is use of the “best available talent” ... Read More »

A Think Piece: How HR Caused Toyota to Crash

In any situation where employees fail to perform as expected, investigators must determine if the human error could have been caused by factors beyond the employee’s control. Such external factors might include actions by senior management, lack of adequate information or job training, faulty inputs to the process, or rewards that incent actions not in line with documented goals. If ... Read More »

India Surpasses the U.S. in Global Recruiting Leadership

The Hotbeds of Evolution and Innovation are Shifting No one can argue that rapid growth of the technology sector in 1997 left many technology companies desperate for talent, and that desperation drove many charged with recruiting for such organizations to both collaborate and innovate new practices to help close gaps in supply and demand. While not cheap, importing labor and ... Read More »


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 »