March 26 , 2017

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Not Enough Recruiters? Maybe You Need a Talent Scout Program

Are you facing talent shortages? Do you need more help but have no headcount for more recruiters? Are you working in an industry where talent isn’t that visible? If you answered yes, you are not alone. Despite legislation that makes the recruiting process more laborious, an increase in the complexity of skills needed, a global talent shortage, demands from candidates ... Read More »

The Single Most Powerful Question in Recruiting

How to Use The Information Once you know a candidate's criteria, use it in the following ways: Screening out. Obviously, if their acceptance criteria include things your firm can't or won't offer (i.e., the option to work at home), you can then screen out candidates early on in the process. Crafting your sales pitch. Once you know the candidate's decision ... Read More »

Green Recruiting: Building Your Environmental Employment Brand

Environmental Sustainability Goes Wide Companies like Honda, S.C. Johnson, Goldman Sachs, Starbucks, Patagonia, Timberland, and GE have successfully used their environmentally friendly policies to sell their product and gain media exposure. However, until recently, few firms have made a concerted effort to leverage the company's environmental stance as a critical point in recruiting pitches. Firms like Google, Timberland, and yes, ... Read More »

Can’t Find Talent…You Must Be Kidding!

In Times of Low Unemployment, Your Industry is Your Farm Team Like many, you have probably heard that there is a shortage of talent. This statement would be true if you were managing the macro-level economic engine of a state or country, but luckily, you are not. The plain and simple truth is that for any single firm there is ... Read More »

Strategic HR Metrics for a Global Organization

Why Utilize Metrics? While researching my book "HR Metrics, The World-Class Way," I found that many HR professionals realized a need for more metrics, but lacked the vision to create them. They didn’t have criteria for where to apply metrics or a methodology to figure out which activities it even made sense to measure. This need was a hot topic ... Read More »

Remote College Recruiting, Part 2 of a 2-Part Series

In part one of this series I highlighted the many reasons why you should include remote college recruiting as part of your college hiring strategy. In part two, I will highlight action steps, tools, and approaches that you can use to identify and sell top college students remotely. Tools for Virtual College Recruiting (Identifying and Selling)   Finding people remotely ... Read More »

Remote College Recruiting, Part 1 of a 2-Part Series

As recruiting continues to become more difficult, more and more companies are looking to reinvigorate their college recruiting programs and concentrate a greater percentage of external hiring efforts on entry-level professionals. If you are preparing to go that route, I suggest you look at some of the new approaches that comprise “remote” college recruiting. Many of these approaches produce three-times ... Read More »

55 Low-Cost Ways to Recruit Nurses

While many firms fight a war for talent, that phrase doesn’t adequately describe what goes on in the healthcare industry. For most industries, the war for talent is a temporary condition that will eventually end, but the battle to attract and retain talent in healthcare is a struggle that literally has no foreseeable end! In the good and bad economic ... Read More »

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Revelation! Unconscious Bias Hurts Your Hiring Results Across All Candidates

One of the primary reasons why increasing amounts of technology are entering the recruiting space is the recognition that recruiters and hiring managers harbor a great deal of unconscious bias, which has a negative impact on a firm’s recruiting results. I live in the Silicon Valley, where in an effort to increase diversity hiring many high-tech firms have rushed to ... Read More »