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What Suits Today's Recruits?

February 25, 2014
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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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Sifting the Web to Recruit Code Writers

December 5, 2013
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Demand for application developers is reaching unprecedented levels, giving rise to a new breed of sourcing tools.
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The Naked Corporation Can Be Beautiful

October 8, 2013
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The way forces of transparency are disrobing companies and exposing them — warts and all — for anyone to see.
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The Biggest Pitfall of Social Recruiting

September 25, 2013
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Don’t let anyone in the chain of hiring view candidates’ social media profiles. Train an employee who is insulated from the hiring process to do your social media searches.
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Job Candidates: Good, Bad and Bizarre Ways Applicants Try to Get Their Foot in the Door

September 17, 2013
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Message in a bottle? You’re hired. Tarot reading? You should have known better.


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Making the Right External Hire

September 4, 2013
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We have a dilemma. We have some positions for which we can’t internally promote our existing employees, since they lack the requisite skills (leading teams, innovating, etc.). We considered promoting some folks anyway, but decided against it. That means we now are in the process of recruiting external candidates. Here’s the question: How could we reasonably know that a person externally hired will be better (and stay longer) than someone we promote from within and train? 

—A Worried Executive, services, Amherst, Massachusetts


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