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<i>Dear Workforce</i> What Could I Do To Kick-Start Recruiting?

March 27, 2003
I am new to both the recruiting position and to my region. I would like to recruit five people this year, but job fairs and career seminars are high-effort, low-return propositions. Networking at chambers of commerce is useful but takes time to develop, and advertising hasn't worked. I am recruiting for insurance and financial service representatives and want to really get it into high gear this quarter. What activities would you suggest if you were in my shoes?
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> What is the Latest Thinking Regarding Psychometric Testing Of Potential Executives

March 5, 2003
My organization currently requires candidates for senior positions to undertake an assessment that includes verbal and numerical reasoning-ability tests, a personality test, and a behavioral experience interview process. I am reviewing this practice and would like to know what the latest thinking is about the use of psychometric (ability, aptitude, personality) testing for recruitment and selection of executives?
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