Recruiting Tips Articles

  • 3 Ways to Ensure Your Interviews Are Set Up to Identify the Best Candidate, Not the Best Interviewee

    December 8, 2016

    Interviews are a crucial part of the recruiting process and when I surveyed recruiters as to what their purpose is, I got the following responses: Assess competency and fit: 100% Take money off the table: 20% Demonstrate to the candidate the recruiter is a career counselor: 13% Defend good candidates from bad decisions: 13% Assess someone who doesn’t want to be...

  • Here Are the Reasons Your Job Offers Get Turned Down

    October 17, 2016

    There are few things more frustrating than to finally find the perfect candidate, extend them a job offer, and have them say “thanks, but no thanks.” But with competition for top talent only getting tougher, recruiters will be experiencing this scenario more and more often. However, if you understand the reasons why a candidate rejected (or may reject) your job...

  • The Metrics That Really Matter in Recruiting (And the Ones You Can Ignore)

    September 27, 2016

    In my early career, I was an engineer developing missile guidance systems. If there is one thing I learned that I took to recruiting, it is: you have to know how to accurately hit your target. In recruiting, some people think reducing time to fill or cost per hire is the big target. But, these are tactical targets, not strategic ones. In reality, the target...

  • These Candidate Red Flags Should Make Any Recruiter Think...

    September 15, 2016

    When you’re hiring, the job interview is the one chance you have to sniff out what a candidate is all about. If it’s not until after...

  • The 3 Keys to Staying Happy at Work, According to Google’s ...

    September 14, 2016

    Research tells us that happier people are more successful. But when it feels like there are a million roles to fill and little hiring...

  • 9 Books Every Recruiter Needs to Read at Least Once

    September 6, 2016

    Sadly, summertime’s coming to an end. But, just because you’re no longer lying on a sunny beach doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take...