Posts tagged with 'hiringmanagers'
Hire People Who Can ‘Look Around Corners’Read the rest of this entry »
When Genpact hires, it looks for people with curiosity, humility and learning agility.
Instead of focusing entirely on the usual talent indicators of background and experience, the 90,000 employee global professional services firm decided a few years ago that, as Piyush Mehta, Genpact’s CHRO, explains, “We need people who can look around corners.”
In an interview, Mehta pointed out that, “No single person has all the answers. And the …
4 Reference Checks Make For Better HiringRead the rest of this entry »
Reference checking is one of the checkbox tasks HR people do because they're supposed to, yet expect little. In our litigious society, many company policies allow only dates of employment, title and last pay.
Checking the references a candidate provides is considered next to worthless. The reasonable belief is that they're only going to give you the names of people they are sure will be positive.
A whitepaper from the …
You'll Hire Better People By Being DecisiveRead the rest of this entry »
The bane of every recruiter's existence is to hear a hiring manager say, "I'd like to see just one more candidate."
What they usually say is, "OK." What they really want to say is, "No. Hire one of the five you already interviewed."
Smart hiring managers do just that and they're more successful for being decisive. A new study from Gartner shows decisive managers hire 10% more high-quality candidates and …
Your Runners-Up Are Your Best CandidatesRead the rest of this entry »
Remember that last candidate you almost hired? The one who lost your mental coin toss? Now that you have another slot to fill, your first call should be to that runner-up candidate.
If you liked them last time, chances are good you'll like them even more now. And why? Because they have more experience and not just more time on the job, but the kind of varied experience that comes …
What You Can Do to Hire FasterRead the rest of this entry »
Managers who leave it up to in-house recruiters to fill their vacancies and then wonder why it's taking so long, need a dose of talent supply reality.
That term "war for talent" means just that: With unemployment at historic lows, the size of the labor force shrunken to a point not seen since the early 1970s, and experienced workers retiring at the rate of 10,000 a day, the competition for …
A Reality Check Must Be Part of Every Hiring PlanRead the rest of this entry »
The most important part of filling an opening may well be the intake meeting. Also often called the recruitment planning meeting or kickoff, this is when the recruiter and the hiring manager get together -- yes, it should always be face-to-face -- to discuss the job opening and the details of the search.
Too many intake meetings are perfunctory. Get the recruiter in. Discuss the job description, rundown the skills, …
If You Haven't Been Ghosted, You WillRead the rest of this entry »
Turnabout may be fair play, but try telling that to desperate hiring managers who found the perfect candidate only to be "ghosted" after making an offer.
For years, job applicants complained of never again hearing from an employer even after being told in an interview they would. Now, candidates are doing the same. In some cases, they're failing to show up on the first day and going silent to repeated …
5 Tips For Hiring Managers Who Work With RecruitersRead the rest of this entry »
Hiring great talent has never been harder. That's why it's more important than ever that hiring managers and recruiters get on the same team, working together to attract the best talent and get them in the door.
Here are 5 tips for hiring managers on how to effectively partner with your recruiter:
- Be a partner -- Recruiters are not support staff. They are gatekeepers to great talent. They want to …
6 Interviewing Tips for New Hiring ManagersRead the rest of this entry »
Your first interview as a new hiring manager is coming in next week; will you be ready?
Chances are that the only training you've gotten about hiring was compliance focused. Someone from HR may have given you a briefing on the company procedures and reviewed the types of questions you can't ask -- religion, sexual orientation, marital and parental status, age, national origin and some other areas are all off-limits. …
Recruiting Stats That Will Make You Sit Up and Take NoticeRead the rest of this entry »
Glassdoor recently published a recruiting guide it rather prosaically entitled "65 HR and Recruiting Stats for 2018." Don't be fooled by that; this is a guide every recruiter and hiring manager should read through, because it's a real eye-opener.
Here's just a sample:
- The average annual turnover is approaching 19%; voluntary turnover is 12%
- The average cost per hire is $4,129. Sound low? It is, because that's just …