RECRUITING AND HIRING WINNERS: 11 Excellent Tips

Rick Conlow

Your success as a manager is often linked to whether you are recruiting and hiring winners. Recruiters and managers need to understand good selection practices. Better Recruiting and Hiring Reduces Turnover. Therefore, I say recruiting is part of a manager’s job.

How to avoid being blacklisted from consulting (or any other) recruiting

Tom Spencer

Research and Prepare in Advance of the Interview. Do your research on the company. Do your research on the industries, functional verticals, and types of clients the company focuses on. Before the Interview consulting recruitment

Recruiting Strategies for a Tight Talent Market

Harvard Business

If any story demonstrates how far employers will go in today’s fierce war for talent, the tale of Snapchat’s geofilter recruiting campaign is it. The fight for new recruits is intense — not just in the tech sector, but across all industries. “Feeling pinned down?”

Cornerstone Research Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

CORNERSTONE RESEARCH. Ranked at #8 in the Vault Consulting Top 50, Cornerstone Research may just be the most interesting consulting firm you’ve never heard of. Specializing in economic, financial and market analysis, specifically for cases in litigation, Cornerstone Research touts itself as the one player major law firms turn to when navigating the obstacle course that is the American and European legal systems. CORNERSTONE RESEARCH KEY STATS. Research.

Future of Work There Will Be No More Recruiting & Retention

Cheryl Cran

In the Future of Work There Will Be No More Recruiting & Retention. My research into future of work confirms that this trend is already and has been quietly taking place for over a decade. What does this mean for the future of work and recruiting and retention? The post Future of Work There Will Be No More Recruiting & Retention appeared first on Cheryl Cran. Workers and workplaces rejoice!

How Geography Affects Where Elite Consulting Firms Recruit

Harvard Business

Research has shown that attending an elite university can make or break a student’s chances of being recruited by the best firms ( whether or not that strategy makes sense for firms ). Why not just recruit the best students from all the top schools in Pennsylvania?

Research: Hiring Managers Are Biased Against People with Longer Commutes

Harvard Business

So my team of research assistants and I identified a collection of low-wage jobs in Washington, D.C. … So, as we were recruiting for employees, we definitely took into account where they lived.” shanghaiface/Getty Images.

Research: When the Economy Is Good, Employers Demand Fewer Credentials

Harvard Business

Our research points to one possible reason: employers increased skill requirements during the recession, when high-skill workers were more plentiful, making it more difficult to fill those positions as the job market began to recover. Geri Lavrov/Getty Images.

Research: Narcissists Don’t Like Flat Organizations

Harvard Business

Research has shown that reducing hierarchy can lead to more satisfied employees and speedier decision making , and some companies have concluded that flatter structures would work better. Our research demonstrates that narcissists prefer hierarchical organizations.

Simple Changes to Job Ads Can Help Recruit More Police Officers of Color

Harvard Business

Because of this, it’s no surprise then that police departments lean on public service messaging to recruit. Of the police forces that are running any active recruitment efforts, the majority use some version of a “service” message: potential candidates are often asked to “come serve” or “answer the call to serve.” Drew Angerer/Staff/Getty Images. The United States is experiencing a human capital crisis at all levels of government.

Why the Australian Defence Organization Is Recruiting Cyber Analysts on the Autism Spectrum

Harvard Business

As the pioneering Danish firm Specialisterne showed first in the early 2000s, however, and as the Australian Defence Organization’s partner DXC Technology has demonstrated through deployments in Australia, if you manage things right, you can recruit great talent and activate it to a maximum degree from populations of autistic people. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) pioneered the idea of recruiting analysts from populations on the autism spectrum. Aaron Tilley/Getty Images.

Research: When Managers Are Overworked, They Treat Employees Less Fairly

Harvard Business

Extensive research finds that employees who feel fairly treated are better performers, helpful to colleagues, more committed to their workgroups and the organization, and less likely to steal or be rude to others. Over 60 years of research finds that fairness is not one simple, singular choice but a complex and integrated set of decisions and actions. In our first study, we recruited 107 managers in the United States to complete two daily surveys for 10 workdays.

Research: When Boards Broaden Their Definition of Diversity, Women and People of Color Lose Out

Harvard Business

” Similarly, Korn Ferry, a global management consulting firm, urges firms to reorient their recruiting efforts to emphasize “diverse perspectives, experiences, and contributions.” Director and recruiter interviews confirm evidence procured from company disclosures.

Research: A Strong Privacy Policy Can Save Your Company Millions

Harvard Business

Studying hundreds of data breaches, our research has found that they create significant ripples that affect other companies in the industry. Our research shows that data breaches sometimes harm a firm’s close rivals (due to spillover effects), but sometimes help them (due to competitive effects). Our research shows that sometimes a breach creates spillover, where investors perceive a guilt-by-association effect that harms the breached firm’s close rivals.

Research: When Getting Fired Is Good for Your Career

Harvard Business

We conducted additional research on 360 executives, analyzing their careers in depth. About the Research This article is based on research conducted over 10 years in support of our 2018 book The CEO Next Door. Our research with SAS found that highly confident candidates were 2.5

Research Shows Immigrants Help Businesses Grow. Here’s Why.

Harvard Business

Researchers are not completely sure, but as William Kerr has said , “The very act of someone moving around the world, often leaving family behind, might select those who are very determined or more tolerant of business risk.” Clearly explain your priorities to your recruiting team.

Research: Having a Black Doctor Led Black Men to Receive More-Effective Care

Harvard Business

Research has found that physicians of color are more likely to treat minority patients and practice in underserved communities. The researchers — Drs. Marcella Alsan of Stanford University, Owen Garrick of Bridge Clinical Research, and Grant C. hero image/Getty Images.

LinkedIn Connection Secrets

The More Clients Blog

Do your research for ideal clients on LI. Do some research of the prospective client and do your best to find something you have in common. I’m not a LinkedIn Expert. More like a LinkedIn Dummy. Watch my quick video on this.

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Research: Women and Men Are Equally Bad at Multitasking

Harvard Business

For example, women came out as better multitaskers when researchers used fMRI scans to measure brain activity, computer tests to measure response times, and an exercise in which people walking on a treadmill had to simultaneously complete a cognitive task. Daniel Grizelj/Getty Images.

Research: Why Ratings on Everything from Wine to Amazon Products Improve Over Time

Harvard Business

Despite attempts to make accurate and fair assessments, our findings suggest that evaluation processes will benefit candidates interviewed by a recruiter who has been making evaluations for longer time periods. perets/Getty Images. Ratings play an enormous role in our lives.

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Research: You Have Fewer Friends than You Think

Harvard Business

That’s because success depends on the ability to recruit friends to help at critical times. HBR STAFF. People generally assume that when they consider another person a “friend,” that person also thinks of them as a friend. In other words, friendship is reciprocal.

Research: To Be a Good Leader, Start By Being a Good Follower

Harvard Business

In a recent paper , we set out to test these ideas through a longitudinal analysis of emergent leadership among 218 male Royal Marines recruits who embarked on the elite training program after passing a series of tests of psychological aptitude and physical fitness. For this purpose, we tracked recruits’ self-identification as leaders and followers across the course of a physically arduous 32-week infantry training that prepared them for warfare in a range of extreme environments.

Research: How Incentive Pay Affects Employee Engagement, Satisfaction, and Trust

Harvard Business

The main issues covered in the interviews related to workplace characteristics, recruitment and training initiatives, pay determination, payment systems, and workplace performance. Most managers would agree that motivated, productive employees are crucial for organizational success, regardless of company size, industry, or corporate strategy. The question is how to motivate them.

Research: How Subtle Class Cues Can Backfire on Your Resume

Harvard Business

Based on prior research showing that hiring in top professional services firms is highly skewed toward applicants from wealthy families, we expected that an applicant’s social class background would play a decisive role in determining interview invitations. But our research uncovered a surprising — and disturbing — twist: coming from an advantaged social background helps only men. Harvard and Yale) are typically recruited on-campus.

Research: Why Americans Are So Impressed by Busyness

Harvard Business

In one study, we purposely recruited an international sample of participants drawn from Italy and the U.S. “What is a ‘weekend?’” ’” Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham, famously asked during the first season of Downton Abbey, set in 1912. The joke, of course, is that the Dowager Countess is too aristocratic to even recognize the concept of a week divided between work and leisure.

Research: When You Don’t Have an Alternative in a Negotiation, Try Imagining One

Harvard Business

In earlier research we found that alternatives not only make negotiators feel more powerful, they can also serve as high or low reference points, helping to frame the negotiation. In a simulated job negotiation for a sign-on bonus, we had MBA students in Singapore and France either play the role of a recruiter or job candidate. Yenpitsu Nemoto/Getty Images. Conventional wisdom suggests that negotiators need alternatives to succeed.

Research: How a New CEO Can Make a Firm More Entrepreneurial

Harvard Business

We researched changes in a firm’s entrepreneurial strategy after CEO successions. Our research paper in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice shows that new CEOs indeed change a firm’s strategy and that this change tends to go into a more entrepreneurial direction. However, there our research shows differences with regard to the origin of the CEO. However, this choice of recruiting an outsider or insider also affects when firms embark on new strategies.

Networking to Get McKinsey, Bain & BCG Offers

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I went through workshops offered by these firms and talked to numerous recruiters and consultants. My Reply: Congratulations on the BCG offer, and thank you for sharing the ups and downs in your recruiting process. So thank you for sharing the full history of your recruiting process. I remember when I went through recruiting, the people a year ahead of me who already had jobs never talked about the jobs they did not get -- only the one they did.

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Research: How You Feel About Individualism Is Influenced by Your Social Class

Harvard Business

In fact, a growing body of research shows that one’s social class background — defined by the educational attainment, income, and occupation of one’s parents — continues to shape people’s experiences after they enter college and professional life. Our body of ongoing research shows that people from working-class backgrounds tend to understand themselves as interdependent with and highly connected to others.

Link it to purpose and people will do more

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: This research from Adam Grant on fundraising shows how much more effective it can be to link people’s work to a the people they’re doing it for. Consulting Well Get what you want Manage others Persuade and sell recruitment teamNot a “higher purpose” like Alcoholics Anonymous (although, why not?), but at least something that they feel they can get behind. employees who know how their work has […].

Research: How the Best School Leaders Create Enduring Change

Harvard Business

Typically, a half of this change came from recruiting new staff to resource growth, a quarter from reducing the number of supply teachers and a quarter from managing out poor performers. They achieved this by recruiting capable teachers, increasing informal teaching observations (through mentoring programs within and across subjects), and sharing best practices within and across schools. Transforming a school is a long, hard, and often lonely task.

Hiring with a Focus on Emotional Intelligence

Gina Abudi

Research has shown that emotional intelligence (EQ) is necessary for organizations who focus on consensus building, relationship building and collaboration to achieve goals. Human Resource emotional intelligence EQ hiring employees hiring leaders hiring practices new hires recruitmentAbudi Consulting Group has been working with an increasing number of our clients to focus their hiring practices on emotional intelligence.

Research: Are Clients Loyal to Your Firm, or the People in It?

Harvard Business

However, due to data limitations, large-scale empirical research on this subject has been lacking. The answer may seem to be yes, but recruiting these employees could result in a winner’s curse where hiring firms overestimate the value these employee will create and systematically overpay them. Employee turnover can be a big challenge for companies.

Research: Cracking a Joke at Work Can Make You Seem More Competent

Harvard Business

In our research, we hypothesized that a joke teller is perceived as more confident than people who don’t tell jokes. First, we recruited 166 participants to write and present testimonials for FastScoop, a fictional waste removal service that cleans pet owners’ yards. Unbeknownst to participants, the first two individuals to present their testimonials were research assistants with prepared testimonials.

Research: What Happens to a Startup When Venture Capitalists Replace the Founder

Harvard Business

Research suggests that 70% of executives at public companies have signed noncompetes and that these contracts discourage them from taking jobs in the same industry. In states that have made noncompetes harder to use, it should be easier to recruit replacement executives with industry experience, and vice versa. Importantly, for these state-level changes to have an effect, it must be the case that replacement executives are usually recruited from within the same state.

Top Ten Ways to Attract Top Talent in 2018

Cheryl Cran

The days of a recruiter requiring numerous interviews to hire someone are gone for now. For example an HVAC company I worked with put up a recruiting booth at a hunting and fishing conference and successfully recruited new employees that were a great fit for the company culture.

Research: We’re Less Likely to Collaborate in Bad Economic Times

Harvard Business

In two experiments, we recruited employees working in U.S. Mordolff/Getty Images. In the fall of 1930, the U.S. economy was on a path to recovery following a contraction that occurred the year before. However, worries about the state of the economy, and the banking system in particular, prompted an increasing number of bank customers to attempt to withdraw their funds, an event known as a bank run.