Tag Archives: Recruiting Strategy

Discourage Applications From People You Will Never Hire

Discourage applications to find qualified candidates and stop wasting recruiter time.

Are you flooded with unqualified applicants that have no chance of being hired? Proactively discourage them and avoid wasted recruiter time and legal risks. Due to record high unemployment levels during this unprecedented downturn, most organizations are being bombarded with applications. Unfortunately, many of these applicants have no chance of being hired. Every organization, of course, welcomes fully qualified applicants. …

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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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Outrageous Recruiting Examples – Stretching Your Conservative Recruiting Boundaries

Think differently about recruiting to hire creative people. Credit: Pixabay

Recruiting is a risk-averse copycat function. However, to get creative prospects to notice you, having the courage to add boundary-stretching “outrageous recruiting” approaches is needed. Using even one will make your organization stand out. Outrageous Recruiting Sends Both An Employer Brand And A Recruiting Message  Few recruiting leaders will publicly admit it, but recruiting is a copycat function. Where every …

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The Downturn Forces These Strategic Pivots In Recruiting

I argue that “rigidity during changing times leads to catastrophe.” Today’s changing business environment requires every recruiting function to avoid rigidity by making several pivots. Pivots are situations where you dramatically shift your tools, goals, and direction by as much as 180°. In my view, TA has no choice but to respond to the numerous shifts in business, health, and …

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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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Wild, Crazy, and Bold Recruiting Allows You to Avoid The Competition

If you work in the conservative world of corporate or agency recruiting, it never hurts to occasionally take a quick look at the wild side of recruiting. Such a look is especially valuable if you’re looking for a competitive edge in recruiting (and who isn’t). You gain a competitive advantage when you place your recruiting messages where they will appear …

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Talenytics’ Howard Flint on – Is ‘Speed of Hire’​ the Next Essential Metric?

As seen on Talenytics.com by Gianna Legate Having recently read Dr John Sullivan’s article on Speed of Hire, Talenytics’ Chief Strategy Officer Howard Flint is left wondering whether or not it could really plug the current gap in hiring metrics. Speed of Hire is an interesting way of dressing up the traditional Time to Hire metric we all know and (sort of) love. Due …

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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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