Tag Archives: Employee Referrals

Why Your No. 1 Recruiting Source Is Underperforming (Fully Explained)

Consistently, the top source for producing high-performing hires is an organization’s employee-referral program. Unfortunately, because most current programs were designed years ago based on a 20th-century ERP model, there is a high probability that your stale program is a prime contributing factor to your organization’s current talent and skills shortage. Its design flaws are likely to be costing even medium-size …

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End Your Seasonal Recruiting Problems — The Top 10 Proven Solutions

Why You Are Losing “The War For Seasonal Talent” Explained Managers who must recruit seasonal staff need to wake up and realize that the recruiting landscape has changed. Today’s managers must learn that recruiting is now much more difficult. In times of extremely low unemployment, individuals looking for seasonal work now have multiple seasonal and permanent job choices. And with …

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Employees Excel at Selling Candidates – The Warriors’ ‘Hampton 5 Story’

When it comes to closing top candidates, your own employees are the best salespeople. Top recruiting leaders already know the tremendous value that a firm receives when it lands even a single superstar recruit. In addition to outstanding performance and innovation, this “magnet hire” will signal to other outside stars that your firm deserves a second look. Acquiring this superstar …

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A Story Inventory Will Allow You to WOW Top Candidates

How Stories Will Dramatically Improve Your Recruiting Results If you want to improve your recruiting results dramatically, one of the smartest things that you can do is to ask your new hires “Why did you say yes?” during onboarding. Most recruiting leaders are surprised when they learn that the top convincing factor was a “compelling story” that clearly revealed why …

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Adopt Same-Day Hiring or Lose Your Top Candidates With Multiple Offers

As seen on ERE Media, February 12, 2018. Heads up: you are probably unwittingly damaging your firm’s hiring results. Slow hiring during periods of record low employment means that top candidates will be gone long before you make an offer. In fact, a CareerBuilder 2012 survey revealed that even when the unemployment rate was double what it is today, a …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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