Candidate Pipeline Strategies

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We Don’t Need a Stinkin’ Plan

October 29, 2013 | William Uranga | HR Examiner

I had it all planned out.  An extended September weekend backpacking with my oldest son (our first trip together) along with a couple of neighbors – It was going to be great.  Skyline-to-the-Sea is a great Bay Area trail with ...

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The Beauty of Delayed Gratification

September 23, 2013 | Dr. Todd Dewett | HR Examiner

Our myopic focus on satisfying short-term needs and desires is killing us – both individuals and organizations.  We simply are not good at understanding the beauty of delayed gratification, hard work, patience, and smart risk ...

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Can Candidate Relationship Management Be Effective in Talent Acquisition Like It Has Been in Sales? Part 2 of 2

August 27, 2013 | Shahbaz Alibaig, Recruitment Technology Manager, GE | HCI

In my previous blog, I discussed that before embarking on a Candidate Relationship Management (CRM) initiative, it is best to segment your jobs; identify rules of engagement (i.e. who, when and how CRM will be used) and finally develop metrics for success. In this blog, I shall share examples of how CRM may be used in talent acquisition.
Employee referrals: Study after study has proven that the most cost effective method of sourcing is employee referral. CRM may be used to capture and engage employee and executive referrals. 

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Improving the Objectivity of Your Interview Debrief

August 19, 2013 | Tim Gardner | HCI

The interview process for professional jobs may never be perfected. It is dependent on the organization, the role, the hiring manager, the recruiter, and the candidate. The process is regulated to control illegal bias and new ideas on how to assess seem to crop up daily.
And people still make hiring mistakes.
There are a lot of reasons why. And these vary by employer. Many managers feel that in a one hour discussion they can learn everything they need to know that wasn’t on the resume. They believe they have a keen intuition and can read people well enough to make the call based on that meeting.
They can, undoubtedly, form an opinion. And many times, it will be correct, or at least sufficiently correct. But every once in a while, the process fails, and a hire that once had everyone smiling and giving a big “thumbs up” turns out to be someone they regret hiring.

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Communication Channels III

July 16, 2013 | John Sumser | HR Examiner

The number of communications options are exploding. Knowing how and where to communicate your employment brand and job opportunities is no longer easy. Social media, mobile technologies, job boards, talent communities, groups and pages on social ...

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Managing Glassdoor Reviews and Employer Branding

July 8, 2013 | Ben Eubanks | upstartHR

As a guy working in a small HR shop, I am subscribed to multiple forums, blogs, and websites. I like having a lot of information at my fingertips, and recently I ran across a great question I thought would be worth sharing.
I would also be ...

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In Hiring, a Friend in Need Is a Prospect, Indeed

January 29, 2013 | Nelson D. Schwartz | New York Times

Riju Parakh wasn’t even looking for a new job.
But when a friend at Ernst & Young recommended her, Ms. Parakh’s résumé was quickly separated from the thousands the firm receives every week because she was referred ...

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