September 24 , 2017

Tag Archives: Employee Referrals

Looking for an Applicant with Great Soft Skills? Ask Their Co-Workers

As seen on SHRM (Society For Human Resource Management), August 4, 2017, by Roy Maurer. New research suggests that co-workers tend to emphasize interpersonal behaviors, like being helpful or compassionate, when providing references for job candidates, as opposed to managers, who are more likely to focus on experiences or completed tasks. Colleagues tend not to suggest people who lack these ... Read More »

Need More Strategic Thinkers? Here’s How to Hire Them

What firm doesn’t need to be strategic? In fact, what could contribute more to the success of an organization in today’s fast-changing world of business than having a large cadre of strategic thinkers? As a result, CEOs would love to have as many of them as possible at all levels of the organization. And when polled, in a survey of executives, a ... Read More »

Do You Work At A Dinosaur Recruiting Function? A Quick Assessment Checklist

As seen on ERE Media (March 10, 2017). I read an excellent think piece the other day by Kaela Wax. Where on her blog she stated that as an outsider, after closely studying the recruiting industry, she concluded that “My biggest takeaway: The industry is about 65 million years behind, and it’s a total mess”. Of course, her description made ... Read More »

Peer-To-Peer Recruiting Really Works — Just Ask Kevin Durant

In case you missed it, earlier this month one of the top recruiting accomplishments of the last decade occurred when the Golden State Warriors successfully recruited superstar Kevin Durant. And even though it occurred in professional sports, corporate recruiters in any industry can learn valuable lessons from this amazing recruiting accomplishment. The most important lesson is that the recruiting effort ... Read More »

The Key Operational Components Of An Effective Talent Pipeline Part 3 of 3

Let’s face reality: most sourcing efforts are extremely rushed. As a result, there is a high probability that in key jobs, your sourcing effort will completely miss a significant number of high-quality external prospects. If you instead want to avoid missing a single top prospect, a superior approach is to stretch out the sourcing process so that you have a ... Read More »

The Many Benefits From A Talent Pipeline – And How It Improves Quality Of Hire Part 2 of 3

If you’re looking for a powerful strategic recruiting approach that has powerful long-term impacts, you really only have two choices: employer branding, and a “recruiting talent pipeline.” While almost every major corporation is investing heavily in building their employer brand, it’s quite rare for one to actually have a high-performing external recruiting talent pipeline. A recruiting talent pipeline approach is ... Read More »

15 High Value Action Steps to Elevate Your Employee Referral Program to the Next Level

Presented by Dr. John Sullivan Sponsored by Zalp Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015  Title: 15 High Value Action Steps to Elevate Your Employee Referral Program to the Next Level Time: 11:00 am PT, 2:00 pm ET,  Duration: 60 minutes Cost: FREE Click here to register for today’s webinar   Imagine having an efficient and smooth-running employee referral program that produces nearly ... Read More »

‘Friends of the Firm Referrals’ — Expand Referrals to Non-Employees

There is an emerging recruiting trend where traditional employee referral programs are being expanded to allow non-employees to submit referrals. I call these variation “friends of the firm” referrals (FOF) because it expands the number of individuals who are looking for top talent for your firm beyond the traditional employee base. So that those looking for talent now include family, ... Read More »

The Top 25 Recruiting Trends, Problems, and Opportunities for 2014, Part 1 and 2

Even if you work in a corporate recruiting function with low resources or minimal expectations for change, every recruiter still has a professional obligation to maintain their awareness of the latest trends and predictions. I have grouped 25 predictions of the leading corporate recruiting trends for 2014 into four separate sections. Part 1 includes two sections that cover 14 new ... Read More »