Recruiting Strategy Articles

  • Why Screening Candidates for Growth Potential Will Make You a Better Recruiter

    August 2, 2017

    When looking to fill a role, recruiters sometimes screen out candidates based on shorthand they have developed over the years. The trouble is that this shorthand can be wrong. For example, in a recent post I talked about a recruiter who told me she didn’t want to talk to candidates who didn’t fit in the salary range, saying it was a waste of her time. She didn’t...

  • 4 Clever Ways These Companies Poached Talent From Their Competitors

    July 19, 2017

    Chasing a passive candidate is like trying to ask out your crush…if your crush was already happily engaged. We all know many of the best and brightest talent out there are gainfully—and happily—employed. Too often, these crush-worthy candidates aren’t looking at your job post, they’re not picking up your cold call, and they’re not responding to your email. But...

  • How to Make the Hiring Leap From Good to Great

    July 12, 2017

    If you’re wondering just how effective (or ineffective) your hiring process is, finding out is actually pretty simple. All you need to do to evaluate the quality of your company’s hiring processes is to categorize the results you’ve had over the past year or two into the four buckets listed below. As you bucket your hires, in most cases there will be a big bulge...

  • 12 Innovative Recruiting Strategies That Savvy Companies...

    July 10, 2017

    If you want to gain significant competitive advantage, you need to use strategies superior and different from your competitors’. The “...

  • “Snaplications” Are a Thing: How Companies Like McDonald's ...

    June 15, 2017

    20 times a day. That’s how often Snapchat users age 25 and under are checking the app. Safe to say, “snaps” and “stories” have become...

  • How the Best Candidates Want to be Hired

    June 6, 2017

    In a recent post, I made the contention that too many companies design their hiring processes around the needs of active candidates...