Increasing Hiring Effectiveness


Spotting the Great but Imperfect Resume

Article | Author: George Anders, Author of "The Rare Find" | Source: Harvard Business Review | Published: September 18, 2012
Recruiters and senior executives express frustration these days about corporate talent hunts at all levels. The gripe: "We're pouring tremendous energy into finding the right resumes. But we're losing the ability to find the right ... Read more

Managers Need You to Screen Out the Weakest Candidates

Article | Author: Dr. Wendell Williams | Source: | Published: August 8, 2012
Thus grief still treads upon the heels of pleasure; Married in haste, we may repent at leisure. –William Congreve, 1693 If you work from a job description only to find it does not correctly define candidate requirements; if you send ... Read more

High-School Graduates Feel Ill-Equipped for Work

Article | Author: Katie Kuehner-Hebert | Source: HR Executive Online | Published: July 15, 2012
More and more high-school graduates who aren't attending college are feeling ill-equipped for the working world, according to a Rutgers University study. Human resource leaders can help, experts say, by enlisting their companies to provide ... Read more

Is That Degree Really Necessary?

Article | Author: Mark McGraw | Source: HR Executive Online | Published: February 24, 2014
A recent EEOC discussion letter opines that adopting education requirements for jobs may screen out certain applicants, and that employers shouldn't apply the standard unless they can show that the requirement is job-related. While including ... Read more

Your Customers: A Near-perfect Recruiting Target

Article | Author: Dr. John Sullivan | Source: | Published: June 8, 2012
They are the perfect recruiting target because these prospects are currently employed (i.e. passives); they are diverse; it costs almost nothing to get a recruiting message in front of them and best of all; and they already know and like your ... Read more

Seven "Non-Negotiables" to Prevent a Bad Hire

Article | Author: David K. Williams and Mary Michelle Scott | Source: Harvard Business Review | Published: May 31, 2012
The costs of a bad hire are staggering. A recent survey by Career Builder reports more than two-thirds of employers were affected by a bad hire last year, according to AOL Jobs. Of nearly 2,700 employers surveyed, 41% estimate a single ... Read more

What Motivates a Geek to Take a Job

Article | Author: Elizabeth Black | Source: | Published: May 30, 2012
Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg marries his long-time girlfriend and the Washington Post writes, “Another reason, ladies, to give those college geeks a shot.” Read more

Why You Should Hire Other Entrepreneurs

Article | Author: Jessica Stillman | Source: | Published: May 29, 2012
Candidates with dreams of starting their own business can actually make great hires for yours, argues one expert on entrepreneurship-obsessed Gen Y. When Millennial Branding and analytics company combed through millions of Facebook ... Read more
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