Archive for December 2013

Recruiting Solutions for 2014 – Gamification

Using game thinking and game mechanics to engage people and solve problems in non-game activities, or gamification, is one of the outgrowths of advancing technology and social media. And today’s recruiting solutions are increasingly taking advantage of the emerging field of gamificaiton. The recent Pew Internet/Elon University report “The Future of Gamification” found that university…

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Lou Adler on Recruiting Metrics

Lou Adler is a veteran recruiter, author of books about recruiting and hiring, originator of Performance-based HiringSM, and CEO and founder of the Adler Group. He’s been in the recruiting industry for 30 years, and knows better than most what matters in recruiting. He is a strong advocate of recruiting metrics, especially quality of hire.…

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Expert Advice for an Effective Employee Referral Program

The Michael Jordan of hiring, Dr. John Sullivan, has a few thoughts on employee referral programs. He has had the opportunity over the years to take a look at hundreds of employee referral programs, and he hasn’t been impressed. He says most are “pretty dull” and basic, but even so, referrals produce a higher volume…

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8 Essential Executive Interview Questions

Recruiters will agree that recruiting for executive level positions and talking to executive candidates requires a unique set of executive interview questions. Executive interviews are different than interviewing candidates for non-executive positions. They involve longer recruiting cycles with more comprehensive interviews. Non-executive interviews may take one to three hours, while executive interviews are typically a…

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Recruiting Tips and Secrets from the Masters

Recruiting is a complicated process that requires matching employers and job seekers who often have differing ideas of what they want and need from a working relationship. The recruitment process includes activities such as analyzing the job requirements and company culture, attracting candidates to companies and positions, screening and selecting candidates, and hiring and onboarding…

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The Value of the Virtual Recruiter

The value of virtual recruiting is in saving time and money and taking much of the routine process and streamlining it with technology. In the current job market, employers have access to candidates from around the world at their fingertips with recruiting software, major job boards, and social media. This requires tools and strategies to…

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7 Recruitment Strategies for 2014

Jobvite’s sixth annual Social Recruiting Survey of more than 1,600 human resources and recruiting professionals shows some surprising trends in social recruiting. Employers are using social media other than LinkedIn to efficiently and cost-effectively source the perfect passive candidates. With bottom line results like 30 to 45 percent improvements in time to hire, quality of…

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Recruiting Strategies for Small or Mid-Size Companies

Some companies rely on human resources to recruit new employees. Others use employment agencies or recruitment process outsourcing firms. But any small or mid-size company that is growing can learn from the recruiting strategies of larger and well-known businesses. Hewlett-Packard – Recruiting Technology Hewlett-Packard has had a global HR strategy and has been using HR…

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Shedding Light on Employee Survey Questions

Are you thinking about creating or improving upon a set of employee survey questions? In “Getting Action from Organizational Surveys,” William A. Schiemann, Ph.D. and Brian S. Morgan, Ph.D. suggest 10 key questions to ask about your employee survey process. Questions to ask include “Does our survey process capture our organizational goals and values?” and…

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The Strategic Value of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)

Talent acquisition has become a strategic planning tool that can create a competitive edge, making corporate recruiting and recruiting services and consultants more important than ever. With businesses spending thousands of dollars per hire on recruiting, the market for recruitment process outsourcing services is growing rapidly with new tools and technologies to offer. Recruitment process…

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