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  • 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...

  • The Best Way to Reject Candidates: 3 Tips from LinkedIn’s...

    August 2, 2018

    Brendan Browne has had to tell hundreds of candidates that they would not be getting the job they interviewed for. But his approach to...

  • 4 New Job Post Stats That Will Help You Attract Candidates

    August 1, 2018

    When you’re writing a job post, it’s hard to know what works. One job post might yield a flood of applicants while a similar one only...