Recruiting Strategy Articles

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    Make Internal Hiring a Success by Avoiding These 5 Pitfalls

    February 5, 2020

    One of the most important developments in talent acquisition is completely OG, an old-school idea with some interesting new wrinkles. LinkedIn’s brand-new Global Talent Trends 2020 report cites internal hiring as one of the four trends that will reshape talent acquisition in the years to come. With the talent market historically tight, recruiting teams have...

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    The 3 Strategies X, the Moonshot Factory Uses to Find Candidates Who Will Change the World

    December 12, 2019

    When Rachel Williams joined X, the Moonshot Factory (formerly Google X) earlier this year as the head of equity, inclusion, and diversity talent acquisition, she quickly realized that this wasn’t going to be like anything she’d done before. She’d spent more than a decade in the talent space, but the corporate environments she’d previously worked in were nothing...

  • Generalist vs Specialist: Which Kind of Recruiter Should You Hire for Your Team?

    November 12, 2019

    There’s a saying in certain circles that Java is to JavaScript as car is to carpet. It’s a phrase developers often use to explain their frustration with talent professionals who don’t know as much and, as a result, make some embarrassing missteps in their outreach and interviews — like mixing up the similar-sounding programming languages. There are even entire...

  • Why You Might Need to Reverse Your Hiring Strategy

    August 28, 2019

    Early in my career, I had the good fortune to work as a financial analyst for a Fortune 50 company. During a meeting where the...

  • The Latest Trend in the NBA: Recruit Your Own Teammates ...

    July 24, 2019

    ESPN.com called it “the wildest NBA week ever,” the first few days of the free-agent signing period earlier this month. Superstars...

  • What You Need to Ask the Hiring Manager In Order to Source ...

    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...