Tag Archives: Recruiting

The Many Benefits of Social Network Recruiting: Making a Compelling Business Case

Business Case Step #1: Identify the Potential Benefits of Social Network Recruiting Provide targeted executives with a list of potential benefits and then simply have them select the ones that (if proven) would be compelling enough to positively influence their decision. Have them eliminate benefits that, whether true or not, wouldn’t influence their decision. With that guidance in hand, design …

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Five Ugly Numbers That You Can’t Ignore – It’s Time to Calculate Hiring Failures

It’s Time to Face the Numbers and Facts… Almost any senior executive would be alarmed upon learning that users were dissatisfied, failure rates approached 50%, and a significant percentage of your customers regretted their decisions. Obviously, if the numbers listed above came from an important profit-impact function (supply chain, finance, customer satisfaction), everyone would be screaming for a complete rethinking …

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Comic novels – The Latest Innovation in Recruiting

The most critical aspect of recruiting is getting and building a potential candidate’s interest in your organization. There are a variety of media that you can use to reach your recruiting targets however; most corporations only take advantage of a limited range of the available options. The US military, in direct contrast, has recently demonstrated its willingness to “push the …

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Attract Reluctant Applicants by Compiling Your Selling Points

Many organizations struggle to get enough high-quality applicants. While corporate websites, job boards, and events generate lots of flow, most agree that the quality is lacking in a vast majority of applicants. The culprit might be how organizations sell their opportunities. A quick scan of major job boards, print advertisements, and corporate career sites reveals that organizations rely on ordinary, …

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Cost of Vacancy Formulas for Recruiting and Retention Managers

Calculating the cost of a vacancy (COV) is a critical activity, one that’s necessary to determine the actual business impact of talent shortages that result from a gap between the time talent is needed and the time required by the recruiting function to supply such talent. As a metric, it can be configured to measure the dollar impact of voluntary …

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Tips On Getting a Job as a Recruiter

It’s no secret that, with the downturn in the economy, almost every firm has reduced its hiring. As a result, there is a decreased need for recruiters. If you happen to be one of the many recruiters who are currently looking for a recruiting position, here are some admittedly aggressive tips for those of you who are willing to try …

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The Advantages And Disadvantages Of “External First” Hiring Preferences?

There is an ongoing debate among employment managers as to whether it is better to give preference to internal candidates before looking externally to fill vacancy. Older, more established firms traditionally give preferences to internal candidates while fast-growing and more innovative firms tend to focus more on external hires. Although most firms end up using a mixed strategy, the target …

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CEO Metrics for HR (1st draft): aka – questions from hell.

Don’t let CEOs read this, they might want answers! Most HR measurements miss the boat! Many HR departments say they are a “business partner” but few can provide any real evidence that they are having a strategic business impact. After years of studying CEO expectations of HR I’ve compiled a list of the kind of questions CEO’s might want answered …

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