December 14 , 2018

Tag Archives: corporate recruiting

December Is Prime Time For Recruiting … Because The Competition Is So Low

Recruiting is a direct competition between firms. So, unless you’re a firm with a great employer brand like Google, Facebook or GE, focus your recruiting during the months where the competition is extremely low. And, in the U.S. and many other industrialized countries, the time period between late November and New Year’s Day is the time with the lowest level …

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CEOs Expect a Competitive Advantage, So Why Aren’t Recruiting Leaders Providing It?

This think piece is designed to stimulate recruiting leaders to the point where they will commit to providing their firm with a competitive advantage over their top recruiting competitors. There many things that recruiting can improve on, but there is one important area that is almost completely absent from corporate recruiting. And that is proving that the recruiting function provides …

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Lies, Deception And Gut Feelings … No Wonder Hiring Fails Half The Time

he Top 7 Reasons Why Your Process Continuously Produces Hiring Failures Unexplainably, few in corporate recruiting attempt to measure the failure rate of new hires from their external hiring processes. However, those who have done the research (i.e. Harvard Business School, The Corporate Leadership Council, and LeadershipIQ) have found that the failure rate within 18 months of hiring for most jobs is …

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Opposition Research Provides A Competitive Advantage In Recruiting And Retention

The centuries old adage “knowledge is power” is still true today. And anyone who has ever fought an intense battle in the military, in politics, or over corporate products, knows that you improve your chances of beating your opposition when you have detailed information about what your competitor is currently doing and planning. If you’re not familiar with the term “opposition …

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Corporate Recruiting: Action Steps During a Recession

Anyone who has worked in corporate recruiting for any period realizes they work in a profession that has dramatic up-and-down cycles. Unfortunately, the down cycles following rapid growth tend to be the harshest. Who can forget the literal “implosion” of world-class recruiting functions like those at Cisco, Nortel, and Trilogy after the 2001 downturn? Those dominating recruiting functions have never …

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Increase Your Impact: Prioritize Recruiting on Revenue-Generating Positions

Calculating the Cost of a Vacancy in a Revenue-Generating Job A revenue-generating job is one that when vacant, no revenue is generated. Obviously, this category includes sales jobs, but it also includes a large number of jobs that can potentially halt the revenue stream if left vacant, like pilots or surgeons. It should be obvious to everyone that whenever you …

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Developing Bonus Systems for Rewarding Corporate Recruiters

When times are good and recruiting is booming, invariably recruiters wonder why there is no bonus plan for internal corporate recruiters. The impetus for their proposal stems from the fact that external third-party recruiters routinely receive bonuses based on their performance. In my experience, it is the incentive system that makes these recruiters superior to the typical corporate recruiter, just …

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The Top Strategic Recruiting Metrics

Metrics are becoming more and more essential for successful recruiting managers. Unfortunately, most metrics that are regularly used in recruiting cover administrative rather than strategic areas. These are my top recommended strategic ó as opposed to administrative ó recruiting metrics: Performance of hire: On-the-job performance ratings (or performance appraisals) after 6 or 12 months in the job.   New hire failure …

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