Recruiting Strategy Articles

  • As Sourcing Becomes Easier, Recruiting Becomes Harder

    April 10, 2018

    In a talent scarcity situation where the demand for top talent exceeds the supply, I advocate a “small batch, high touch, high tech” hiring model. Done properly, you only need 15-20 prospects at the top of the funnel to wind up with 2-3 strong finalists at the bottom. Since you’re starting with such a small target list, exceptional recruiting skills are needed...

  • How I Stumbled Upon the World’s Greatest Interview

    March 28, 2018

    Imagine a job interview that achieves the following: Accurately predicts on-the-job performance, motivation, cultural fit and potential. Minimizes every type of interviewer bias, like race, gender, appearance and age. Could be used for internal moves, referrals and new hires for any type of job from entry-level to chairman. Accurately assesses diverse and...

  • 3 Hacks That Will Improve Your Phone Screens

    March 1, 2018

    You’ve worked your sourcing magic and have a list of candidates you want to talk to. Now, it’s time for the phone screen. And, let’s face it—this isn’t as simple as some people might think. You only have a short time to determine if the person on the other end of the phone will be a good fit for the role and company. And, it’s not just about them as an...

  • 4 Highly Effective Ways to Eliminate Hiring Bias

    February 28, 2018

    Bias permeates everything we do. Politics in the news is the best example of bias at its worst. While this is just one area in which...

  • The New Way Companies Are Evaluating Candidates' Soft...

    February 26, 2018

    Soft skills are one of the top predictors of on-the-job success. But, the problem is that they are notoriously hard to screen for. In...

  • The "No Salary History" Law Won't Make Recruiting...

    January 23, 2018

    While some people are concerned about how the “No Salary History” law will affect hiring, the truth is that asking or not asking about...