What do recruits want most today? Is money still the key factor or is professional development more important? It's sometimes hard to tell what we should tout.
—Inquiring Mind, manager, consumer products, Sri Lanka
Let's talk about the trend of major college football programs using executive search firms from the business world to land their next head coach.
How do I search for, and select, a recruiting firm to help us find engineers? Specifically, my customer group has about 15 very specific, hard-to-fill engineering openings. We're already using social media and have considered advertising in trade publications, but we also need a more targeted approach.
—Dear Recruiting a Recruiter, manufacturing, Dearborn, Michigan
Message in a bottle? You’re hired. Tarot reading? You should have known better.
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—Need a Formula, finance/insurance/real estate, Naperville, Illinois
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What should we do with short-list candidates who don't get the job? I believe it is important that candidates invited to a job interview be informed of their status and the outcome of the recruitment process (even if they aren't the one selected). I think it gives the potential job holder a sense of accomplishment and self-confidence, but might it not also be important to our reputation as an employer? To say nothing of getting a head start on recruiting top candidates in the future? How do most organizations of any size handle this?
—Tough Choices, human resources management adviser, integrated professional services, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina