Opinion Archives

How Google Begins and Ends the War for Talent

The average member of the workforce is well aware that today’s job hunt looks very different than it did just a few years ago. Now, virtually all applications must be completed online, and there’s usually an opportunity to populate applications…

Back-door References Raise Some Big Questions

Anyone who hires employees is guilty of it, whether directly or indirectly … that dirty little secret no one ever talks about: back-door references. It goes like this: You actively recruit candidates for a position, and after pop out to you…

3 Ways You Can Measure the Quality of a Hire

CEB, after exhaustive research, concludes that 20 percent of new hires are “regretted decisions.” If this is true, why aren’t more companies testing quality of hire improvement strategies? Quality of hire is the holy grail metric for most recruiting organizations….

Stop Calling It an Intake Form!

Intake form. It’s a term I’m embarrassed to say I used for many years. You know, the form you take into a hiring manager meeting, to scope out a new req? There are so many things wrong with “intake form.”…