I am working for a company that doesn’t want to spend money on recruiting, but wants lots of warm bodies to interview. I have maxed out new résumés and posting jobs on free boards. How could we get more people interested?
—Make Something From Nothing, staffing and recruiting, energy, Boston
Let me pass on two stories of hiring people who were straight out of the military. One was an amazing hire; the other was pretty much a bust.
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