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Should I Seek Out Customized Hiring Metrics?

November 21, 2014

We are ramping up hiring at multiple plants across the U.S. How could I determine market benchmarks for time to hire, turnover and cost per hire at these individual plants? Should we seek out average figures or are there better metrics we could use to make sure we recruit and hire competitively?
Market Forecaster, consumer goods manufacturing, Atlanta


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What Are the New-School Recruiting Tactics for Old-Fashioned Managers?

October 29, 2014

Are there best practices or techniques for using social resumes and mobile recruiting tools when sourcing candidates? I'm looking for guidelines on making sure we see each résumé without it becoming a time management issue. Our goal is the same: Find the best available talent, but our team is primarily trained to recruit the old-fashioned way.

—Old School, recruitment services practice manager, manufacturing, Anniston, Alabama


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Are Internal Promotion Rates Increasing?

April 29, 2014

Research reports suggest companies are finding it hard to hire externally. Has this led to an increased rate of internal promotions on average? How are companies filling jobs that become available if there truly is a skills shortage? Our small firm wants to figure out the best strategy to fill jobs that may become vacant in the near future.

— Sizing Up the Future, manager, services, Amherst, Massachusetts


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What Suits Today's Recruits?

February 25, 2014

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


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