Quality of Hire Articles

  • 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 make the claim that you only need 3-4 great referrals and 8-10 cherry picked direct sourced candidates to make one great hire. I also contend that this slate of prospects can be developed using LinkedIn Recruiter in just a few...

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

    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 put a lid on the quality of people seen and hired. In my mind, the quickest way to improve quality of hire is to “think small” at the top of in the funnel and “hire big” at the bottom. The Think Small, Hire Big Sourcing and...

  • 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 measuring new hire success: The length of time new hires stay at the company Time to hire Hiring manager satisfaction It’s not a surprise that both 1 and 3 relate to quality of hire – this metric has been on the top of every talent...

  • 3 Ways One Company Determines If a Candidate Is a Good...

    October 24, 2016

    You can have the most impressive leadership, the sleekest products, or world-changing ideas, but it won’t amount to much if your...

  • How to Optimize Your Recruiting Funnel for Quality of Hire

    August 17, 2016

    The graphic below shows you my take on the recruiting funnel and how to optimize your journey through it in order to improve quality...

  • How to Spend Less Time Weeding Out Low Quality Candidates (...

    June 15, 2016

    Last week, I spoke with the VP of IT at a well-known company regarding improving quality of hire. He told me his interview process is...