Quality of Hire Articles

  • How to Determine When You Should Take a Risk on a Candidate

    April 16, 2018

    No candidate selection process can deliver a 100% success rate—even world class assessors make mistakes from time to time. As long as we are dealing with human beings, we will never achieve a goal of error-free hiring. The critical point is knowing when to take greater risk, and equipping your organization to address hiring mistakes efficiently and appropriately...

  • How to Use the 80/20 Talent Rule to Increase Quality of Hire

    March 22, 2018

    Most companies unknowingly violate this the 80/20 Talent Rule every day. The rule is: Focus 80% of your hiring and recruiting efforts on the most important 20% of the talent market. When companies don't follow this rule, they overpay and work too hard to hire average candidates. This entire concept is summarized in this graphic. It doesn’t take much research to...

  • 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...

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

    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...

  • 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...