Recruiting Strategy Articles

  • 12 Assessment Tools That Will Help You Hire the Best Candidates Quickly (and Fairly)

    January 14, 2019

    Nearly everyone wants to shake up the traditional interview, according to the our Global Recruiting Trends report. Talent acquisition professionals note that conventional interviews often reinforce existing biases, have a limited ability to assess soft skills, and are unreliable. Besides, they’re often not much fun. But there’s now a chance to swap the test of...

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

    January 2, 2019

    Over the years I’ve discovered that by obtaining the information shown in this phone screen checklist, a recruiter can confidently recommend a candidate to be interviewed onsite. More importantly, by getting a hiring manager to conduct a similar phone screen, the manager would only need to personally interview 3-4 people to make one great hire. The impact of...

  • Why You Should Consider Removing ‘Bachelor’s Degree’ from Your Job Requirements

    December 24, 2018

    It’s become rare to read a job description that doesn’t have “bachelor’s degree” in the requirements, even when the job doesn’t necessarily require college-level skills. In fact, according to a report out of the Harvard Business School, degree inflation in the United States has been especially prevalent for jobs such as administrative assistants and production...

  • Why You Should Hire Strangers the Same Way You Hire People ...

    December 5, 2018

    I find it puzzling that we hire and promote people we know based on their past performance while we hire strangers based on their...

  • Marketing Matters When It Comes to Recruiting Top Tier...

    November 6, 2018

    For many years I have advocated a “small batch, high touch” recruiting process. This involves identifying 12-15 highly qualified...

  • These Two Questions Are All You Need to Assess Leadership...

    October 17, 2018

    As I think back on the thousands of people I’ve interviewed and the hundreds I’ve tracked for years after they were hired, leadership...