Recruiting Strategy Articles

  • 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 Right Candidate

    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 to ask easier question. And, when we feel negative right way, we ask more difficult questions. In other words, we (often subconsciously) look to confirm our first impression. This is the primitive friend vs. foe reaction taking...

  • Rejecting Candidates Who Don't Send a Thank-You Note: Understandable or Unreasonable?

    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 not a dealbreaker...right? For Jessica Liebman, the executive managing editor of Insider Inc., it is. The thank-you note, in her opinion, can determine a candidate’s chances of getting the job. In a recent article for Business...

  • 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...

  • How the NBA’s Top Teams Recruit Top Coaches — and What You ...

    April 22, 2019

    At last, the NBA postseason has rolled around. And with the league’s best teams so fully stocked with talent, the playoffs may very...

  • How the FBI is Beating the Skills Gap by Recruiting ...

    February 20, 2019

    In Louise Penny’s best-selling Inspector Gamache detective novels, one character has a particularly unusual backstory. Thérèse Brunel,...