Recruiting Strategy Articles

  • Why You Might Need to Reverse Your Hiring Strategy

    August 28, 2019

    Early in my career, I had the good fortune to work as a financial analyst for a Fortune 50 company. During a meeting where the president of a $2 billion group was presenting his business plan for the next year, he was lambasted by the corporate CEO with the following: “Strategy drives tactics. Tactics don’t drive strategy. And from what I can tell, you have a...

  • The Latest Trend in the NBA: Recruit Your Own Teammates (and What It Means for the Rest of Us)

    July 24, 2019

    ESPN.com called it “the wildest NBA week ever,” the first few days of the free-agent signing period earlier this month. Superstars were in constant motion, and a fascinating trend emerged that has implications for recruiters and businesses everywhere: The league’s best players are now recruiting their own teammates. To some extent, this is what happened when the...

  • What You Need to Ask the Hiring Manager In Order to Source the Right Candidate

    July 9, 2019

    If a recruiter ever needs to present more than 3-4 candidates in order to make one great hire, there is something fundamentally wrong with the hiring process being used. And, if two of the remaining three aren’t aren’t strong backups, something is even bigger is wrong. Having just finished a series of meetings with a group of hiring managers and their recruiters...

  • 5 Steps to Eliminate First Impression Bias and Hire the...

    July 8, 2019

    First impression bias is the primary cause of most hiring mistakes. Why? Because when we feel good about someone right away, we tend...

  • Rejecting Candidates Who Don't Send a Thank-You Note:...

    June 3, 2019

    It’s always nice to receive a thoughtful thank-you note from a candidate after you interview them. But if they don’t send one, it’s...

  • In the Game of Talent Acquisition, the War for Skills (Not ...

    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...