Tag Archives: Poaching

Hire Those That Beat You – A High Business Impact Recruiting Strategy

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After a sports team beats yours, you try to hire their highest impact player away. Corporations can also prevent losing future competitions using a “hire those that beat you” recruiting program. Which is a program that targets directly hiring at least one key employee away from a competitor’s team that recently beat your company in a head-to-head product development race. …

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Target Suddenly Available Talent During This Business Disruption

Let me be clear, I am advocating the aggressive recruiting of workers displaced during the current business turmoil. Now, of course, there’s no denying that through no fault of their own, a large number of people are currently having their work and family lives disrupted. Recruiters should realize that they have a unique opportunity to help out. They can offer top talent a better career opportunity.

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Government Shutdown’s Silver Lining: A Corporate Hiring Guru Speaks Out – by Jessica Goodheart

Written by Jessica Goodheart on 01/14/2019 on CapitalandMain.com When the federal government shut down for 16 days in 2013, corporate hiring guru John Sullivan advised companies on how to raid federal government workplaces for talent. A blog post he penned at the time caused some to charge him with being unpatriotic, he said recently, while others thanked him for the reminder that federal workers …

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If You Really Want to Help Government Workers … Recruit Them Away

It’s not an overstatement to label the current federal government partial shutdown as the most extraordinary opportunity to recruit government employees since the end of World War II! Firms in nearly every industry are faced with the painful tripartite combination of record low unemployment, record high employee turnover, and a prolonged “skills shortage” that are all restricting corporate growth. Fortunately, …

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Shift to a Poaching Strategy When There Are Few Unemployed to Hire

Have you seen this startling current job market statistic? For the first time in this century, there are more job openings than unemployed people. And this shortage of unemployed applicants means that you must shift your recruiting strategy from an unemployed/active candidate focus to one that emphasizes poaching currently employed talent. If you have noticed recently that your firm isn’t …

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Raiding Volkswagen: It’s Always OK To Take Talent From A Company In Trouble

October 6, 2015 | TLNT Unless you have had your head in the sand, you are aware that Volkswagen is in serious troublebecause it appears that it tampered with pollution control devices on millions of its diesel engines. If you care about the environment or corporate ethics, you should be concerned about this nasty behavior. However, if you are a recruiter, you …

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Hire to Hurt: the Boldest Recruiting Strategy of Them All

The recruiting function is unique among business functions because almost no one in recruiting can actually name even a handful of the different strategies that are available to the chief recruiting leader. But this article is not about the complete list of recruiting strategies, but instead, it is about which strategy from among the 20+ possibilities is the boldest and …

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