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    The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

    January 17, 2020

    In this week’s list of must-read articles for talent professionals, you can find a way to really shake up your hiring process. It’s called “cluster hiring” — a Hunger Games approach in which applicants band together to get hired as a group. No word, though, if Lenny Kravitz will provide wardrobe. And if you’re not a Katniss Everdeen fan, there’s still plenty to...

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    How to Achieve a Win-Win Hiring Outcome by Categorizing Your Metrics

    January 16, 2020

    I contend that “Win-Win Hiring” will become the dominant hiring trend in the next decade. A “Win-Win Hiring” outcome means both the hiring manager and the new employee agree it was the right decision one year after starting. This is a challenging goal, but possible with the proper use of metrics.  My early career was in manufacturing where metrics were used to...

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    5 Ways to Keep Your Best Recruiters from Leaving

    January 15, 2020

    With competition for talent heating up, recruiters are becoming a hot commodity. In fact, demand for recruiting professionals has risen 63% since 2016, according to data from The Future of Recruiting Report.  This means companies will have to do more to retain their best recruiters if they want to compete for the talent they need. Unfortunately, while many...

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    3 Mistakes Companies Make When Hiring Their First 100...

    January 14, 2020

    After spending nearly a decade helping Fortune 500 companies with organization development, Matt Hoffman decided he’d rather work on a...

  • Screenshot of Jeff Bezos’ first job ad for Amazon:  Well-capitalized start-up seeks extremely talented C/C++/Unix developers to help pioneer commerce on the Internet. You must have experience designing and building large and complex (yet maintainable) systems, and you should are able to do so in about one-third the time that most competent people think possible. You should have a BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science or the equivalent. Top-notch communication skills are essential. Familiarity with web servers and HTML would be helpful but is not necessary.  Expect talented, motivated, intense, and interesting co-workers. Must be willing to relocate to the Seattle area (we will help cover moving costs).  Your compensation will include meaningful equity ownership.

    3 Lessons from Amazon’s Very First Job Post

    January 13, 2020

    Amazon now employs more than 750,000 people around the world. In 2019, the e-commerce giant hired nearly 100,000 workers in the third...

  • 15% fewer job posts are live in January than in an average month

    LinkedIn Data Reveals an Overlooked Opportunity for...

    January 10, 2020

    The month of January takes its name from Janus, the god of beginnings and transitions in Roman mythology. We tacitly acknowledge that...