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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…


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…


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…

Job Boards

6Sense Matching Launched for Applicant Ranking

Monster unveiled an applicant matching feature today at SHRM that leverages the 6Sense Semantic Search it introduced last fall. The new feature matches applicants to jobs, producing a ranked order list that includes a side-by-side comparison of the top matches….

Talent Management

8 Questions About Your Hiring Process

What is the most important factor in successfully recruiting top candidates? If you said things like salary, benefits, or the economy, you’d be wrong. It’s your organizational culture. I have a longer article in the upcoming Journal of Corporate Recruiting…


The Ladders Begins Offering Sourcing Service

With the latest Business Roundtable survey of CEOs saying 39 percent of America’s biggest companies plan to hire in the next six months, recruiters can be forgiven for thinking of it as a mixed blessing. On the one hand, recruiters…


Sneak Peek at the Week Ahead

It has been some time since I have done one of these posts, but a lot has been going on around the world: On July 13, ERE community members will be coming together across the globe to attend a…

Screening & Assessment

Uncovering Test Secrets, Part 2

Validation can get squirrelly fast. Without first conducting a legitimate job analysis and choosing a legitimate hiring test, there is no need to go any further. Everything is worthless without the first two steps. Once that is behind you, establish…

Screening & Assessment

Uncovering Test Secrets, Part 1

This might seem like a no-brainer, but many tests used for selection/promotion have no validity. In lay terms, the scores predict absolutely nothing! Not only do these tests fail their basic purpose, but they invite legal challenges, favor the inept,…