Our human resources department attracts and selects top-notch candidates, sells the company very well and arranges a solid orientation program for newcomers. Yet other departments seem to cause a high rate of turnover soon after the probation period and during the first year.
How do we improve our recruitment process and avoid these setbacks?
—It Hurts When They Leave, human resources manager, services, Alexandria, Egypt
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We want to fix our recruiting after some bad hires. How can we measure the effect, in dollars and other costs, of poor hiring decisions?
—Penny-Pinching Recruiter, government, New South Wales, Australia
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Are there industry averages for how many positions a recruiter should fill every month/quarter/year?
—I'm CEO, but I Don't Know, services, Mississauga, Ontario
How can I find a standard checklist or procedure for upper management to
use to communicate recruiting needs? Currently we are not being informed
until long after the employee is to be terminated, allowing little time
for quality replacements.
—Kept in the Dark, human resources director, hospitality, Prairie
I want to revise the goals for our small team of recruiters. We don't do a lot of hiring, but when we do, we are very selective. How then should we be setting these new goals: based on quality of fill, time to hire or other metrics?Read More
As future trends quickly become today's best practices (or yesterday's news), the following three areas carry the biggest pain points: technology, social recruiting and a changing workforce.Read More