Tag Archives: Recruiting

Recruiting Can’t Be Strategic Until It Shifts to a Marketing Approach – Here Is How

There is currently little doubt among strategic recruiting leaders that recruiting must become more like corporate marketing. That’s because, among the hierarchy of business functions, marketing receives much stronger executive support and multiple times more funding than recruiting. If you’re curious why the corporate marketing approach is so much more strategic and impactful, it is because it emphasizes data-driven decision-making, …

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Attitude Fraud — An Employment Culture “Crime”

As seen on Crowdstaffing by Casey Enstrom (August 15, 2017). A hot dog restaurant in California made the news this weekend for firing one of its employees, Cole White, after learning that he had participated in the violent, tragic white nationalist gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia, which left three dead and dozens injured. A spokesperson for Top Dog, the Berkeley eatery, said …

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Looking for an Applicant with Great Soft Skills? Ask Their Co-Workers

As seen on SHRM (Society For Human Resource Management), August 4, 2017, by Roy Maurer. New research suggests that co-workers tend to emphasize interpersonal behaviors, like being helpful or compassionate, when providing references for job candidates, as opposed to managers, who are more likely to focus on experiences or completed tasks. Colleagues tend not to suggest people who lack these …

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Begin Your Next Job Interview With Just A Text Message

As seen on PSFK by Laura Yan she quotes, Dr. John Sullivan on his insight with text interviews. Canvas is a startup that seeks to change the job recruiting process, screening candidates through text conversations before proceeding to real life interviews. The startup capitalizes on millennials’ evident preference for communication over text rather than phone calls and voice mails. It’s …

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Want a job? It may be time to have a chat with a bot

As seen in the San Francisco Chronicle, June 15, 2017, by Nicholas Cheng.   A report by the McKinsey Global Institute estimates that more than half of human resources jobs may be lost to automation, though it did not give a time period for that shift. “Recruiting jobs will definitely go away,” said John Sullivan, who teaches management at San Francisco …

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The Top 7 Ways to Get Hiring Managers to Devote More Time to Recruiting

As seen on ERE Media (June 5, 2017). Of all of the contributing factors that lead to success in recruiting, the hiring manager has the highest overall impact. For example, one study found that recruiting’s relationship with the hiring manager was the No. 1 driver of overall talent acquisition’s performance and that it was four times more influential than the …

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Facing A Shortage Of Applicants? — Losing Applicants Explained With 5 Ugly Numbers

As seen on ERE Media (April 17, 2017). It’s an almost universal complaint across both corporations and small businesses around the world. “We aren’t getting enough applicants and it is hurting our business.” This shortage of applications is probably occurring despite the fact that your corporation is well known and that your jobs are exciting. Find out the precise underlying …

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Frustrated With Your Recruiting Results? Ask New Hires ‘What Worked’

As seen on ERE Media (April 5, 2017). It’s a basic law for business process improvement. When your process is completed, you survey your users to find out what worked and what didn’t work. In recruiting, it turns out that identifying “what worked” is the second-most impactful of all internally reported recruiting metrics (after quality of hire). This what-worked data …

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Don’t Pass on Game Changer Candidates Who Are Still Rookies

A white paper for distribution to talent acquisition leaders and other customers of College Recruiter. Professional sports lead the way in recruiting “game changer” candidates that are still untried rookies, while in the corporate world; most of the inexperienced are simply passed over. If you’re not familiar with the term “game changer”, they are high-impact hires that soon after joining …

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