Tag Archives: Recruiting Strategy

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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The ‘27 Names’ Strategy for Recruiting New Employees

A single job opening can expand hiring possibilities exponentially, if you leverage WSJ Leadership Expert John Sullivan’s strategy. (Originally published in the WSJ Experts July 21, 2016 1:15 pm ET).   One of the toughest challenges in business is to find qualified, experienced workers. Especially in industries like tech or manufacturing where the unemployed talent pool is small, managers need to magnify …

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Talent Attraction Strategies that Drive Competition in the War for Talent

Dr. John Sullivan is an internationally known HR thought-leader from the Silicon Valley who specializes in providing bold and high business impact; strategic Talent Management solutions. In this podcast, he shares the top 13 most impactful strategies for competing for talent. To learn more about the underwriter of this podcast please visit: http://www.kellyocg.com/home/ To Download this Podcast visit iTunes and …

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Hire Self-Motivated People — the Single Smartest Thing a Hiring Manager Can Do

How recruiters can become a hero of your hiring managers by dramatically reducing the number of hours that they have to spend motivating and watching their employees  If you are a corporate manager, you already know that you routinely spend a significant portion of your time trying to motivate your employees. On average, I estimate that encouraging, cajoling, and the …

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Hiring for This Job and Their Next Job

Hiring for a current need is actually pretty simple. The hiring manager defines some specific skills they need, recruiters then discount that profile by 30%, and then begins the process of sourcing, assessing, selecting, and closing an offer to an individual with the current skills and competencies. Historically, most organizations have focused on hiring individuals based solely on current need …

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12 Elements of a Comprehensive Recruiting Strategy

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 In Part 1 of this three-part article series, I defined recruiting strategy and the benefits of having one. Here in Part 2, I highlight the 12 essential elements of a comprehensive recruiting strategy. 1. What are your primary goals? (Why hire?) The first element of recruiting …

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Steps in Developing a Recruiting Strategy

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Very much like a roadmap you use when traveling, a recruiting strategy tells you where, when, and what you need to do in order to meet organizational goals. More specifically, it gives the recruiting department (and the recruiting professionals in it) a focus and a direction. …

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December Is Prime Time for Recruiting

Some of the reasons to gear up recruiting during December include: Thinking globally requires you to recruit globally. Although many people talk about the importance of global recruiting, only a handful of U.S.-based companies actually practice global recruiting. When you begin to think globally, you realize almost immediately that not every country in the world takes the entire month of …

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Radio: Try the Most Targeted Recruiting Tool

Okay, before you instantly think, “John’s nuts!” stop and think about radio for a minute. Don’t you personally listen to it several times a day, perhaps in your car, in places where you are a “captive” audience? Some of the most under-used tools in recruiting involve the media. Nearly every major firm has used TV and radio advertising (with great …

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