December 12 , 2018

Tag Archives: Recruiting

The 6 Strategic Recruiting Metrics That Executives Want To See

Stop Flailing, and Finally Understand What Makes a Metric Strategic During the many decades that I have been a metrics expert, I have found that the amount of time recruiting leaders devote to recruitment metrics adds little value to recruiting or to the business. Those frustrating failures can be attributed to three basic causes. The first is that the metrics …

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Diversity Recruiting Fails … When You Lump All Diverse Groups Together

November 9, 2015 | ERE How shifting to “segmented diversity recruiting” will improve your results Recently there has been a high level of scrutiny directed on diversity recruiting. Why? Because executives are increasingly realizing the tremendous revenue impact that comes from having at least the product development, sales, and customer service components of your workforce mirror the diversity of your …

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Referrals From Job References — The Simplest And Cheapest Sourcing Tool

November 1, 2015 | ERE Almost everyone in recruiting agrees that employee referrals produce the highest quality of hire (i.e. superior on-the-job performance). But few are aware that the references provided by new hires, with little work, can also provide outstanding referrals. I call them “reference referrals” and both the concept and the execution are easy and straightforward. Once the new …

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Using Stories To Improve Your Recruiting Results

by Dr John Sullivan Brace Yourselves Take a moment to think about the future of recruiting, because it is about to change radically. Currently the recruiting paradigm is pretty simple it includes the 5 key components of: 1. Employer branding 2. Sourcing top candidates 3. Assessing them 4. Matching candidates to the right job and then 5. Selling them on …

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Silver Medalists — Reconsider Those Who Came Close to Getting Hired

20 Categories Of Candidates Who You Should Revisit One of the most underused but surprisingly effective approaches to hiring focuses on “silver medalists. If you’re not familiar with the term in recruiting, it is revisiting past applicants who that came in second during a previous hiring effort. Now if you’re thinking that these individuals are “rejects,” you could be wrong …

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You Might Be Surprised How Much Commute Issues Hurt Hiring and Retention

As more firms adapt a data-supported approach to HR decision-making, new data is revealing that commute issues can have a major impact on hiring success and retention. Now you may have assumed that commute issues were an obscure factor with only a minor impact, but you would be wrong. You probably already know that long commute times frequently increase new-hire …

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Grow a Pair — Treat Other Firms as Your ‘Farm Teams’ and as Part of Your Talent Pipeline

I get frustrated with recruiting leaders that continually say that they want to be bold and strategic but they end up actually taking only minor actions. Well, if you’re feeling bold again, I have a strategic big idea for you to consider — build an inexpensive future talent pipeline of already trained and proven-on-the-job talent by identifying potential “farm teams” …

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Hire Like Google — Project the ‘Career Trajectory’ of Your Candidates

I frequently get asked the question “What is the one thing that recruiting functions should be systematically doing, but for some unexplained reason, it doesn’t do it?” Well, one quick answer to that question is “to project the career trajectory of potential hires.” Which simply means to assess whether a candidate, after they are hired, are likely to progress and …

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Passive Candidates — Valuable, Yes, but They’re Not Passive Nor Are They Candidates

Why calling them “passive candidates” or “passive job seekers” is misleading Using the term “passive candidate” is just wrong for so many reasons. First, these recruiting targets haven’t applied for anything, so they can’t be classified as candidates (the correct name for those who have not applied is prospects). Calling them “passive job seekers” is equally inaccurate because they are …

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