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Employee Referrals

Referral Recruiting: Duh!

It has been interesting to note the recent re-emergence of referral recruiting ventures and ideas. Duh, everybody knows that (employee) referrals have been the No. 1 source of hires forever (as indicated by CareerXroads), and that according to professor Granovetter’s…

Corporate Recruiting

Easy In, Easy Out: Keeping Recruiting Simple

How much should we let chance and circumstances define who we hire, rather than continue to invest time in tough screening and many interviews? In the simplest terms, should (and maybe even does?) randomness play a large role in selection?…

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Next Half of 2010: Same Old, Same Old

The stock market is worried. The Conference Board says a rise in its Employment Trends Index is a sign of loss of optimism. The CareerBuilder / USA Today survey says 41 percent of employers plan to hire in the coming…

Passive Candidates

How to Recruit Passive Candidates

We’re now working on a major survey with LinkedIn on determining the percent of its 70mm+ network that is active, passive, or somewhere in between. Recent data from the Recruiting Leadership Council (CLC Recruiting — Building Talent Pipelines Survey) indicates that…

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Quality of Hire: The Top Recruiting Metric

We talk about “top” talent and “top” performers, but how do you know you’ve reached the “top”? Is there some kind of altitude marker? A sign that reads “Welcome to the Top”? Unfortunately, no. But of all the recruiting metrics…

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China Lacks a Transition Generation

Total reliance on anything is generally to be avoided, but relying on something that shows signs of vanishing comes either from a misunderstanding of the present, or an ignorance of possible future scenarios. Long-term reliance has a slow, grinding positive…