Recruiting Strategy Articles

  • Generalist vs Specialist: Which Kind of Recruiter Should You Hire for Your Team?

    November 12, 2019

    There’s a saying in certain circles that Java is to JavaScript as car is to carpet. It’s a phrase developers often use to explain their frustration with talent professionals who don’t know as much and, as a result, make some embarrassing missteps in their outreach and interviews — like mixing up the similar-sounding programming languages. There are even entire...

  • 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 ...

    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...

  • 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...