Recruiting Tips Articles

  • Reinventing Hiring Based on How the Best People Find New Jobs

    August 8, 2018

    This past month, I talked with a dozen companies about their hiring challenges. They were the exact same challenges a dozen different companies described to me last year. In fact, they were exactly the same ones from five years and 10 years ago. They all involved not having enough qualified candidates, managers who were not fully engaged, recruiters who weren’t...

  • What Your Company Can Do to Tap Into an Enormous (and Often-Overlooked) Talent Pool

    August 7, 2018

    Imagine if we created a hiring process that eliminated the chance to offer a job to anyone whose last name started with a letter in the first half of the alphabet. That’s right, no one from A to M. Sorry, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Marissa Mayer, Elon Musk. The truth is: We already have a process that too often would rule out all of those hugely successful...

  • 11 Questions You Should Ask When Doing Reference Checks

    August 6, 2018

    To the list of things that people either love or hate—Taylor Swift, cats, Nicolas Cage, cilantro—we can safely add reference checks. Fans see them as a sure-fire way to uncover candidates’ abilities—and if they are likely to be a phenom or a fiasco. Haters, on the other hand, find them to be a complete waste of time. One of the reasons reference checks can feel...

  • The 5 Most Popular Talent Blog Articles Among Recruiters...

    August 3, 2018

    If you're looking for an update on industry trends or simply need some quick, actionable tips to help you improve your performance as...

  • How to Close More Candidates by Preventing Job Hopping...

    July 18, 2018

    Two weeks ago, I posted the below image and message on LinkedIn:   “A new disease is on the horizon—and it's career threatening. As...

  • What Recruiters Can Learn From How Magic Johnson Wooed...

    July 11, 2018

    When NBA free agency started a few weeks ago, Magic Johnson was asked about his approach to recruiting top talent, including LeBron...