Strategic Sourcing

3 Questions to Keep Your Recruiting Aligned With the Business

As a business leader, you know who makes your company run. (Hint: your employees.) A study by SHRM shows that 95% of recruiters expect recruiting to be as or more challenging next year. Everyone wants to hire and retain the best, so we’re constantly revisiting and questioning everything we’ve ever thought we knew…

A Cousin of Siri Is Coming to the Recruiting Field

HiringSolved will soon unveil what it considers “Siri for recruiting,” an artificial intelligence assistant for recruiters. His name will be RAI, pronounced like the name Ray, and standing for “Recruiting Artificial Intelligence.” The company has been working on it for five years, and is still perfecting it. The gist of it is you’d ask…

Candidate Research — The Critical Information That You Must Know About Your Recruiting Targets

It’s a sad fact that most of what we know about those who we are trying to hire (recruiting prospects and candidates) is anecdotal and historical. At the same time, both the job search process and candidate expectations are changing at an incredibly rapid rate. These changes are a result of the Internet, social…

Leadership in Recruiting: How to Create Happy Employees, Happy Experiences, and Happy Clients

My family and I go to Disneyland every year. When I walk in, I can smell the popcorn and cotton candy right away. The friendly staff wishes you a magical day and, of course, all the amazing entertainment is certainly a “wow” factor. So, why do thousands of families (mine included) continue to…

December Is the Critical Month to Recruit (and Retain) Salespeople

If you haven’t already shifted to a data-based recruiting approach, December is an ideal time to see the benefits resulting from using data to take what I call “right-time” recruiting actions. Most executives and recruiting leaders are shocked when they learn that nearly 50 percent of all employee turnover in the sales group…

Don’t Pass on Game-changer Candidates Who Are Still Rookies

Don’t Pass On Game-changer Candidates Who Are Still Rookies Professional sports lead the way in recruiting “game-changer” candidates who are only rookies, while in the corporate world, most of them are simply passed over. If you’re not familiar with the term “game changer,” they are high-impact hires who soon after joining a team, end up…

If Your Talent Acquisition Department Doesn’t Have One of These, Maybe It Should

“… my awesome company/team is looking for a ninja recruiting coordinator … if you all know anyone please send them my way…” That was posted in an online sourcing group I’m in. Recruiting coordinator — maybe for those departments which lack it, that’s what we’re missing today in the sourcing field. Maybe we need sourcing coordinators instead…