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A Case Study of Google Recruiting

“Disruptive Technology” and Strategic “Disruptive Recruiting” Google, through its branding, PR, and recruiting efforts, has made itself so well known and attractive to professionals from every industry and university that they have essentially changed the game of recruiting forever. If you know anything about technology, you know that people in …

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A Case Study of Google Recruiting, Part 2

Google has plans to nearly double its workforce, growing from approximately 5,000 employees to 10,000 employees in the near future. The recruiting structure that they have designed to enable such growth is, like most successful recruiting organizations, primarily a centralized operations model.

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HR IS A PROFIT CENTER, AND HERE’S HOW TO PROVE IT

Focusing on Cost Containment is Less Strategic than Driving Revenue Growth For the past decade, the human resource function has operated under the myopic focus that process efficiency was the most critical deliverable in the enterprise.  While this misguided focus can be partially attributed to external pressure from the finance …

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Why Not Do Something Strategic in Recruiting?

Most Recruiting Activities Are Not Strategic in Scope Almost everything that an individual recruiter does is intended to resolve an immediate need and is therefore operational or tactical in nature. Because the scope of the outcome is so limited, it is nearly impossible for any single instance to rise to …

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Referral Programs Can Produce Millions in Business Impacts

Business Impacts of Referral Programs Various academic and internal corporate research has found that employee referral programs can: Produce employees who are more productive on the job. MIT Sloan School of Management Professor Emilio J. Castilla discovered that employees recruited through employee referral programs can have significant performance differentials from …

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Metrics for Improving Referral Program Effectiveness

Basic Characteristics of Excellent Programs In order to gather the “right” metrics about a referral program, you need to know upfront what the critical design elements are that turn good referral programs into great ones. Next, you need to have metrics that cover each of these critical areas if you …

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Six Best Practices in Recruiting

Recruiting Leader of the Year, Best Use of Metrics, and Best Recruiting Process: Dan Hilbert, Valero Energy What Dan Hilbert and his team at Valero Energy have accomplished will forever change the strategic options that recruiting directors must consider. They have developed what may be the world's most strategic staffing …

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Seeking Out “Next Practices,” the Next Generation of Best Practices

Next Practice Development Is More Common in Other Business Functions Next practice development isn't about making something more efficient; instead, it is about a fundamental transformation of the core business activity. For example, Apple has long been a participant in the computer industry, in which the core best practices are …

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