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Fast, Good and Cheap: Pick 2 for Recruiting in a Post-COVID World

I’m on record as calling BS on the psychology of many Hiring Managers in a postrecession world, as many hiring managers think they have postrecession hiring power when it comes to the recruiting process. For a brief time after a recession, this theory is true. Recessions lead to high unemployment, which means candidate supply outstrips employer demand. The issue, of course, is that this quickly subsides when the hiring market picks...

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3 Interview Questions to Ask: Getting Negative Information from Candidates

I know. We should be kinder and gentler during the sh*****w that this past year has been. I generally agree. There’s just this one little problem. As hiring everywhere ramps back up, we’ve lost any muscle memory we once had related to interviewing. Let’s face it, most hiring managers (and some of us as real recruiters) aren’t great to begin with at interviewing. Taking a half year (or more) off from hiring, and the situation is...

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What Your Recruiters Should Do When a Hiring Manager Doesn’t Want to Interview Submitted Candidates

Let’s talk about hiring managers. The good kind, the bad kind, and everything in between. Your recruiters do good work. Let’s assume that. Also, let’s assume that on the req in question, they’ve done good work and submitted candidates that the hiring manager should reasonably consider. But wait!! That’s a loaded assumption, right? Let’s talk about how you know as a TA or HR leader that good work has been done. Here’s some...