Recruiting Strategy Articles

  • In the Game of Talent Acquisition, the War for Skills (Not Talent) Is the Only War That Matters

    May 21, 2019

    When Cognizant’s AI team asked the head of Talent Acquisition to hire more data scientists, they were surprised by the answer they received: No way. The company wasn’t willing to pursue data scientists because the competition was just too fierce. So instead, Cognizant built an intensive training program to upskill existing staff with no previous data science...

  • How the NBA’s Top Teams Recruit Top Coaches — and What You Can Learn from Them

    April 22, 2019

    At last, the NBA postseason has rolled around. And with the league’s best teams so fully stocked with talent, the playoffs may very well turn on the performances of people who never take a shot: the coaches. In a close-fought series the difference between winning and losing may hinge on if they get the right players on the floor at the right time with the right...

  • How the FBI is Beating the Skills Gap by Recruiting “Unexpected Agents”

    February 20, 2019

    In Louise Penny’s best-selling Inspector Gamache detective novels, one character has a particularly unusual backstory. Thérèse Brunel, the head of Quebec’s police force, joined the police academy after a career as the curator of Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts—because she realized her skills and love of puzzles made her perfect for that path. Thérèse might be...

  • Use This Six-point System to Hire the Best Candidates

    January 31, 2019

    In the process of writing the 4th edition of Hire with Your Head, my publisher, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., wanted to know what has...

  • How Prudential Revitalized Its Careers Site—and Boosted Job...

    January 17, 2019

    When Will Neville-Rehbehn accepted an offer to create and lead a new Talent Brand team at Prudential, he had already been working on...

  • 12 Assessment Tools That Will Help You Hire the Best...

    January 14, 2019

    Nearly everyone wants to shake up the traditional interview, according to the our Global Recruiting Trends report. Talent acquisition...