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The Most In-Demand Jobs Right Now

The Most In-Demand Jobs Right Now

According to the latest LinkedIn data, financial advisors have become a hot commodity. The role tops our latest list of jobs with the fastest-growing demand, beating out in-person positions (including retail sales specialists, store associates, and tellers) that employers are rushing to fill as the United States and many European countries continue to lift pandemic restrictions.

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The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

A recent article by Harvard Business Review points out a seeming contradiction in the U.S. labor market: Unemployment is high, yet many businesses are struggling to fill open positions. With European countries potentially heading down a similar path, it may be time for talent professionals around the globe to rethink their hiring strategies.

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How Employee Stories Can Help You Build a More Inclusive Workplace

How Employee Stories Can Help You Build a More Inclusive Workplace

When you go to the doctor, it’s natural to talk about the symptoms you’re experiencing. While medical tests will be critical to judging your health, a doctor can make a better assessment when you share details of how your life is changing and what pain you might be feeling. The same can be said about measuring diversity and inclusion.

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Creating a Win-Win Hiring Culture Starts with a Win-Win Hiring Strategy

Creating a Win-Win Hiring Culture Starts with a Win-Win Hiring Strategy

As part of the launch of the 4th edition of Hire with Your Head (Wiley, September 2021) we’ll be hosting a number of interactive webcasts where we work through active search projects using the principles of Performance-based Hiring as a foundation. We'll be demonstrating this idea at our next webcast with a focus on what recruiters need to do to connect with outstanding and diverse talent who are in high demand. The key to success here is to start with the right hiring strategy that maps to how these people look for new jobs.

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5 Interview Prep Tips to Help Ensure Your Good Candidates Aren’t Being Excluded for Bad Reasons

5 Interview Prep Tips to Help Ensure Your Good Candidates Aren’t Being Excluded for Bad Reasons

While writing my book, The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired, I found it challenging to write the section about “Getting Hired” since my target audience was primarily hiring managers, interviewers, and recruiters. But I felt the “Getting Hired” part was important to add in order to give job seekers a chance to take control of the interview whenever they felt they weren’t being fairly assessed.

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Posted in: Quality of Hire, Recruiting & Closing, Talent Strategy

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Double Your Productivity With These 6 Recruiting Tips

Double Your Productivity With These 6 Recruiting Tips

When I first became a recruiter, one big frustration was having hiring managers reject good people for bad reasons. When this happened, the hiring manager would inevitably ask, “Do you have any other candidates?” and I would have to do the search all over again. For everyone involved — the recruiter, the hiring manager, and the candidate — this is a waste of time. And when it happens too often, it means the hiring process is broken.

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The One Rule Recruiters Should Follow to Prevent Employee Turnover Before It Starts

The One Rule Recruiters Should Follow to Prevent Employee Turnover Before It Starts

With a recent Gallup report suggesting turnover in U.S. businesses is a $1 trillion problem, it’s no surprise that companies are increasingly focusing on employee retention. But where many companies get things wrong is in assuming that turnover is a problem that can be solved by intervening after-the-fact.

Instead, recruiters can get ahead of the game by understanding what causes employee turnover and developing interview processes that screen for candidates who are unlikely to stick around for long.

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Stop the Revolving Door of Dissatisfaction and Turnover with This Crazy Idea

Stop the Revolving Door of Dissatisfaction and Turnover with This Crazy Idea

It’s important to remember that when it comes to changing jobs, it’s where you’re going that matters more than where you’ve been. 

In a recent post I contended that you don’t need a high-tech solution to solve a high touch problem like turnover. The problems and solutions are just too obvious.

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Use the Phone Interview to Convert Strangers into Acquaintances

Use the Phone Interview to Convert Strangers into Acquaintances

The reason hiring acquaintances is more predictable is that these people are hired based on their known performance doing comparable work in comparable situations. Strangers, on the other hand, don’t get this free pass. Instead, they’re first screened on their level of skills, experiences and academic background and then assessed in large measure on the quality of their presentation skills, first impression and personality.

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This Phone Screen Checklist is the Swiss Army Knife of Recruiting

This Phone Screen Checklist is the Swiss Army Knife of Recruiting

Over the years I’ve discovered that by obtaining the information shown in this phone screen checklist, a recruiter can confidently recommend a candidate to be interviewed onsite. More importantly, by getting a hiring manager to conduct a similar phone screen, the manager would only need to personally interview 3-4 people to make one great hire.

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