Recruiting Strategy Articles

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    Why Recruiters Can Lead the Charge Against the Unemployment Stigma

    October 29, 2020

    The world of hiring has changed a ton over the last two decades. We have gone from paper resumes in file cabinets to LinkedIn profiles and applicant tracking systems. Newspaper ads to job boards and search engine optimization. Personnel files to HRIS systems. Major shifts in the areas of diversity, training, assessments, bias all have led our industry forward in...

  • 10 Ways to Reduce Interviewer Bias

    October 14, 2020

    In my 45+ years as a recruiter, one of the many things I’ve learned is that strangers get a bad deal when it comes to being accurately assessed during interviews. While people who are known to the hiring manager are assessed on their past performance, strangers are judged on their motivation to get the job, a bunch of generic competencies, the depth of their...

  • This Is One of the Biggest Mistakes Companies Make When Evaluating Candidates' Soft Skills

    September 22, 2020

    At Recruiting Toolbox, we do a lot of work to help companies improve who they hire and how they hire. And the how part sometimes involves some pretty basic – but critical – changes. Today, almost all companies have a big focus on improving diversity. But we’ve noticed some processes that are still outdated (very 2005) that can lead hiring teams to make unfair...

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    Why It’s Time to End the 'Ideal Target Candidate Profile'

    July 15, 2020

    When I was a young recruiter, during my intake meetings I learned to ask the Hiring Manager, “What’s your ideal target candidate...

  • How GM’s Fast-Moving Recruiters Helped Save Lives

    May 12, 2020

    For recruiters, finding talent is always critical. But recently, for the recruiting team at General Motors, it became a matter of...

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    Employees Stay 41% Longer at Companies That Use This...

    March 4, 2020

    Even employees who love their jobs rarely stay in the same role forever. People want to make career moves — whether that means moving...