Recruiting Strategy Articles

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    Diversity & Inclusion Recruitment Strategies to Help You Find and Attract Underrepresented Talent

    March 11, 2021

    Globally, 77% of talent professionals say diversity will be very important to the future of recruiting. They recognize the integral role they’ll play in helping companies stay accountable to their commitments to diversity and inclusion. And that starts with sourcing a diverse pipeline of candidates. “My sense,” says Melissa Thompson, the head of global talent...

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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...

    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...

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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...