Recruiting Strategy Articles

  • This Is One of the Biggest Mistakes Companies Make When Evaluating Candidates' Soft Skills

    September 22, 2020

    At Recruiting Toolbox, we do a lot of work to help companies improve who they hire and how they hire. And the how part sometimes involves some pretty basic – but critical – changes. Today, almost all companies have a big focus on improving diversity. But we’ve noticed some processes that are still outdated (very 2005) that can lead hiring teams to make unfair...

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    Why It’s Time to End the 'Ideal Target Candidate Profile'

    July 15, 2020

    When I was a young recruiter, during my intake meetings I learned to ask the Hiring Manager, “What’s your ideal target candidate profile?” I wanted them to describe their perfect candidate — beyond the laundry list of 37 must-have requirements on the job description, tell me about all of your preferences for target companies, target schools, and personality type...

  • How GM’s Fast-Moving Recruiters Helped Save Lives

    May 12, 2020

    For recruiters, finding talent is always critical. But recently, for the recruiting team at General Motors, it became a matter of saving lives during a pandemic. In mid-March, GM and Ventec Life Systems of Bothell, Washington, began working on a plan to rapidly expand production of Ventec’s VOCSN critical care ventilators to help COVID-19 patients in the United...

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    Employees Stay 41% Longer at Companies That Use This...

    March 4, 2020

    Even employees who love their jobs rarely stay in the same role forever. People want to make career moves — whether that means moving...

  • 10 of the Most Successful Business Leaders Share Their...

    February 17, 2020

    Ray Kroc, the man who grew McDonald’s into the hugely successful global franchise it is today, famously said, “You’re only as good as...

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    Make Internal Hiring a Success by Avoiding These 5 Pitfalls

    February 5, 2020

    One of the most important developments in talent acquisition is completely OG, an old-school idea with some interesting new wrinkles....