December 12 , 2018

Tag Archives: Recruiting

How to Hire the Best Performers

San Francisco State’s John Sullivan says hiring isn’t an art. Rather, it’s a science. John Sullivan talks about the smartest ways to attract and keep the best and brightest. As seen on The Wall Street Journal (June 1, 2016). Building a solid pipeline of talent is critical for any business, but finding and retaining good employees can be especially tricky …

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Talent Shortage Problem Solved! Create A Recruiting Culture

As seen on ERE Media Feb 3, 2017. How leaders can stop worrying about their persistent and damaging talent shortage It’s hard to find a large corporation, a tech firm, or a small business that isn’t currently suffering from a shortage of top talent with the required skills. So if you’re an executive or manager, you might be surprised to …

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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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Recruiting’s Ugly Secret — You Know How Exciting It Is to Work at Your Firm, But No One Else Does

The recruiting leader’s guide to revealing the excitement of working at your firm Consider this sad but all-too-common recruiting scenario. Your firm is an exceptionally exciting place to work. You have great people, great leaders, great products, and to put it bluntly, every employee considers working there to be an amazing experience. But then here comes the rub. When an …

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Don’t Just Fix What’s Broken In Recruiting, Consider What You’re Not Doing

Identifying the key program omissions in talent acquisition One of the key characteristics of strategic leaders is that they don’t just focus on refining existing processes, they are also forward-looking. So they continually ask themselves the strategic question “What is missing that we should be adding?” It’s easier to focus on existing processes that need tweaking like sourcing and interviewing …

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Important Recruiting Lessons From LeBron, Stephen Curry, And Other Game Changers

LeBron James and Stephen Curry are without a doubt both great basketball players. However, those in recruiting should also realize that these two game changers can also provide many valuable recruiting lessons that are adaptable to corporations. Let’s start with LeBron. If LeBron James was a corporate hire, he would literally be the “hire of the decade.” He would qualify …

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11 Reasons It’s Crucial for Recruiters to Track Quality of Hire

Measuring quality of hire, or measuring the on-the-job performance and the retention rate of new hires, is one of the most strategic moves any recruiting department can make. Having that metric handy allows you to prove the business value of your recruiting team, improve the recruiting process itself, and get hiring managers attention. Yet, many recruiting leaders have trouble building …

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A ‘Most-Wanted List’ — A Forward-Looking Way To Hire Exceptional Talent

One of the most frequent questions that I get is, “What are the best practices in recruiting?” Well, one best practice that always appears near the top of my list is developing a “most wanted list.” Unfortunately, this approach is rare in the corporate world, where 100 percent of all hiring is “immediate need hiring.” What this means is that …

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