September 22 , 2018

Tag Archives: Sourcing

Shift to a Poaching Strategy When There Are Few Unemployed to Hire

Have you seen this startling current job market statistic? For the first time in this century, there are more job openings than unemployed people. And this shortage of unemployed applicants means that you must shift your recruiting strategy from an unemployed/active candidate focus to one that emphasizes poaching currently employed talent. If you have noticed recently that your firm isn’t …

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Improve Your Hiring Results With These Speed of Hire Tips

Many recruiting leaders are not aware that “the magic bullet” in recruiting is improving your speed of hire. Hiring faster improves your quality of hire because you make a hiring decision before any top candidates drop out to take a competing offer. A faster time to hire will also improve your offer acceptance rates, strengthen your employer brand, and make …

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Implementing Innovations Requires a “Future-Acting” Workforce

If your firm competes against serial innovation and top-market-cap firms like Amazon, Apple, and Google, you already know that you must match their “speed of innovation.” But you might not realize that to reach that speed, you also need “a future-acting workforce” in order to implement the new ideas generated by your innovative employees. Why Increasing Your Speed of Innovation …

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The Many Benefits From A Talent Pipeline – And How It Improves Quality Of Hire / Part 2 of a 3 Part Series

If you’re looking for a powerful strategic recruiting approach that has powerful long-term impacts, you really only have two choices: employer branding, and a “recruiting talent pipeline.” While almost every major corporation is investing heavily in building their employer brand, it’s quite rare for one to actually have a high-performing external recruiting talent pipeline. A recruiting talent pipeline approach is …

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ESports — An Under-The-Radar Social Media Community That Recruiters Should Use

By Dr. John Sullivan February 22, 2016 | ERE The dream of every corporate recruiting leader is to discover a phenomenal secret source that few in recruiting are even aware of. That recruiting source would ideally be a social media community, so its members would be “social savvy.” The new source would include millions of potential recruits, who are highly talented …

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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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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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Sourcing Revelation — Work Anniversaries Are the Best Time to Recruit Employed Prospects

Rather than being data-driven, I have found that most recruiters and sourcers contact employed prospects almost randomly on a trial-and-error basis. However, there are specific times when employees who previously said “no and stop calling me” actually change their mind and are fully receptive to a recruiting call. So in case you didn’t realize it, the months immediately around an …

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15 Ultra-bold Recruiting Practices — Are You Falling Behind Your Competitors?

by Trena Luong and John Sullivan In case you haven’t noticed, the world of corporate recruiting has become so intense that formerly rare aggressive and ultra-bold recruiting practices are now becoming mainstream. Of course as a professional, you know that you have an obligation to keep up with the latest practices, but your outdated recruiting approach is damaging your firm. …

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