30
JUN
2010

Quality of Hire: The Top Recruiting Metric

We talk about “top” talent and “top” performers, but how do you know you’ve reached the “top”? Is there some kind of altitude marker? A sign that reads “Welcome to the Top”? Unfortunately, no. But of all the recruiting metrics in your talent capital toolbox, one indicates a recruiting
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30
JUN
2010

The Crude Truth About Impending Employee Departure

Q: What could soon be gushing faster than the oil leak in the gulf ?  A: Fleeing employees. Q: What could cost companies exorbitant expenses in staffing containment and damage control?  A: Fleeing employees. Q: What could upset corporate ecosystems and work cultures across the country
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28
JUN
2010

The Golden Rules for Recruiting Top Performers Using Social Media

Social Media. First it was a curious way of connecting or reconnecting with friends. Today everyone is trying to turn it into the ‘next big thing’ for business – this includes recruiting. Columnist and Brazen Careerist CEO Penelope Trunk asks us to rethink how we see
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28
JUN
2010

The Unemployed – Should You Hire Them?

Just a few weeks ago on June 16th, CNNMoney.com published an article entitled “Looking for work? Unemployed need not apply.” Senior writer Chris Isidore went on to report that many employers are now stipulating that only candidates currently employed will be considered for
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23
JUN
2010

Many Roads Lead to the Same Destination…..

What does riding a Harley and selecting the right candidate have in common? Although the answer to this question may not be obvious to most, there are some very distinct similarities between the two.   It may take the warped mind of a long time recruiter and Harley enthusiast to see t
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13
JUN
2010

Hiring Again? Weigh Your Options Carefully!

I recently came across Kris Dunn’s blog at Fistful of Talent entitled “Scared? Don’t Hire More Recruiters…” and read it with great curiosity. Kris correctly points out that as the economy continues to improve, hiring demand is sure to follow. We have all seen the drastic cut backs tha
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02
JUN
2010

Don’t Sell What You Have, Sell What They Want!

I recently read an article posted on RecruitingTrends.com by Barbara Bruno titled “Effectively Sell Your Company to Attract and Hire Top Talent”.  Barbara made a great point that everyone involved in the hiring process, from the recruiter to the hiring manager, needs to un
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01
JUN
2010

Is “Location, Location, Location” the Key?

How many times have we heard this quote?   “Location, location, location”.  It is often used in reference to the three most important factors that cause a business to succeed or fail.  In today’s time where the assets of an organization continue to shift from manufac
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