February 23 , 2019

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Stop the Recruitspeak: Learn to Talk and Think Like a CEO, Part 2

CEO Measurement and Reward Criteria After money and sports analogies, the next element of CEO language to develop covers the board of directors' and the CEO's reward factors. CEOs are not unique in that everyone pays a lot of attention to what they are measured and rewarded on. But because the amounts of their rewards are so high, CEOs are …

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Stop the Recruitspeak: Learn to Talk and Think Like a CEO, Part 3

Risk Taking CEOs love to bet on almost anything for fun, to show that they are good at taking calculated risks. Some CEOs will literally say that they are "betting the future of their corporations" on some of their major decisions. CEOs get major kudos and bonuses when they produce business results. Unfortunately, it is difficult to produce striking results …

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Recruiting Managers, Do You Really Have a Recruiting Strategy?

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Part 1. What is a recruiting strategy? When I meet with directors or managers of corporate recruiting, I routinely ask them a simple question: “What is the name of your recruiting strategy?” Almost without fail, I get one of two basic responses, either, “We hire great …

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12 Elements of a Comprehensive Recruiting Strategy

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 In Part 1 of this three-part article series, I defined recruiting strategy and the benefits of having one. Here in Part 2, I highlight the 12 essential elements of a comprehensive recruiting strategy. 1. What are your primary goals? (Why hire?) The first element of recruiting …

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Steps in Developing a Recruiting Strategy

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Very much like a roadmap you use when traveling, a recruiting strategy tells you where, when, and what you need to do in order to meet organizational goals. More specifically, it gives the recruiting department (and the recruiting professionals in it) a focus and a direction. …

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Steps In Developing A Recruiting Strategy, Part 2

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 There are no shortcuts in developing a recruiting strategy. It takes a logical process and numerous interrelated steps. Steps 1 through 7 were covered in Part 3; the remaining steps are outlined below. 8. Select your measurable recruiting goals. Now that you know where the organization …

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Improving Execution by Auditing Your Recruiting Strategy

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 If the modern business world were static, it would be enough that you dedicated time and effort to craft a recruiting strategy. But the world is not static, and the recruiting strategy you just invested so much time and energy in will be virtually useless if …

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The 17 Dumbest Things In Recruiting

If you utilize any of the approaches mentioned here, feel free to be defensive if you must, but at the very least tolerate my rants for a few minutes (if you have some of your own pet peeves, feel free to send them to [email protected]): Lame corporate employment websites. Probably 99% of the corporate employment sites I visit are an …

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Recruiting and Talent Management Trends for 2005

17 Hot (and Getting Hotter) Trends in Recruiting and Talent Management An increased emphasis on assessment. After sourcing, assessment is the highest impact area in traditional recruiting. If, for example, you recruited Tiger Woods but rejected him because "he wore that silly Nike cap throughout the interview," you will certainly not end up with a large number of high quality …

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Peoplesoft Is Being Swallowed by the Evil Empire

Here are a few of the ways it will impact critical HR areas, including recruiting, metrics, reporting, and self service. 1. Say goodbye to a cadre of HR founders and visionaries. There's little argument that "bad boy" Larry Ellison cares little about HR as a profession. HR isn't a prime function within Oracle, nor is the HR suite a primary …

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