Recruiting Strategy Articles

  • Candidates' Soft Skills are Notoriously Hard to Assess, But Following These 6 Steps Will Help

    March 20, 2019

    The psychologist Nicholas Humphrey once stated that a person’s social intelligence — the soft skills they use to interact with their environment and the people around them — defines them far more than their quantitative intelligence. And with artificial intelligence and automation making many hard skills obsolete, this is increasingly true in the workplace. In...

  • 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 changed from when the first edition was published in 1997. Not much, I said. Despite the enormous investment in technology and process improvement, companies still struggle to find enough top-tier talent to fill high-demand positions...

  • 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...

  • This Phone Screen Checklist is the Swiss Army Knife of...

    January 2, 2019

    Over the years I’ve discovered that by obtaining the information shown in this phone screen checklist, a recruiter can confidently...