Quality of Hire Articles

  • Here Are the Best (and Worst) Predictors of Quality of Hire

    January 11, 2018

    In the last few years, we’ve run a survey asking how recently hired people found their jobs and how active or passive they were when they heard about the job. With the help of a curious Harvard undergrad, we recently looked back through the results to see if we could determine what are the best predictors of quality of hire. Based on our data, we were able to...

  • 12 High Touch Ways to Win Over Passive Candidates

    November 15, 2017

    No one disputes the idea that if you want to raise quality of hire, you need to hire more passive candidates. But hiring more passive candidates involves an entirely different process than hiring active candidates. The most important step is having a job that represents a true career move. The second most important step is ensuring the prospect doesn’t opt out...

  • How to Improve Quality of Hire by Using Supply vs. Demand Analysis

    November 8, 2017

    In a talent scarcity situation, when the demand for talent exceeds the supply, you need to use an “attract the best” sourcing and recruiting process. This is represented by the left side of the supply vs. demand curve displayed in the graphic. Under these circumstances it’s important to recognize that the candidate initially has the upper hand. This will only...

  • How to Build a Slate of Red Hot Prospects in a Few Hours

    October 24, 2017

    Red Hot Prospects: These are performance-qualified, top performers who are open to explore new opportunities and will call you back. I...

  • The 9 Step Recruiting Model That Will Help You Make More...

    November 28, 2016

    In a recent post, I suggested that a recruiting and sourcing strategy designed to more efficiently weed out the weak was a sure way to...

  • How to Measure Quality of Hire Before Making the Offer

    November 8, 2016

    A recent LinkedIn research report indicated that these three metrics are what recruiters believe are most important when it comes to...