Moneyball for Hiring? The same lessons play out every day, on the field and at work.

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I’m not a big fan of baseball, but in a fit of boredom and curiosity to see what my business partner keeps going on (and on) about, I finally relented and streamed Moneyball last week. What surprised me is that I’ve seen the very same heated, emotional discussions about player performance and potential that took place in the Oakland A’s back office, … Read More

How to Blow the Doors Off Your Sales Plan with Better Hiring of Sales People

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Better Sales By Better Sales Hiring

If you ran a business with an 80% defect rate in a core product, what would you do? Truth is, that’s likely the defect rate in your company’s hiring decisions. If your organization isnormal, your hit rate – unqualified success for both the organization and the new hire, where the new employee becomes a solid contributor – is about 20%. … Read More

Top 10 #HR Twitter Accounts to Follow

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Top #HR Twitter Accounts to Follow

Twitter has an impressive user base of more than 320 million people, so it comes as no surprise that this is the premiere social media marketing platform for many human resources professionals. To build your network on Twitter, it helps to look to those who have already turned Twitter into a successful HR platform. 1) Trish McFarlane @trishmcfarlane Trish McFarlane … Read More

Why Resumes Are Bad for Recruitment

TalentSorter StaffHiring Tips, Recruitment, Resumes

resumes bad for recruitment

How effectively are résumés helping us match talent with opportunity? Let’s take a look: 80% of the workforce is in some stage of disengagement with their work…rendering an estimated 23% of payroll dollars non-productive. Only 14% of the workforce are in roles that draw from their strengths most of the time. In a recent survey, well over 90% of senior HR … Read More

Social Media Job Recruitment Facts, Stats & Tips

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social media job recruitment

Social networks are constantly growing, and so is the opportunity to use it as a recruitment tactic. People currently registered on Facebook worldwide is around 1.44 billion, a 12 percent increase from the previous year. According to a 2013 Pew survey, 63 percent of Facebook social users check their account at least once a day, 57 percent for Instagram and … Read More

Key Hiring Lessons from Amazon, Uber, Groupon

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hiring lessons amazon uber groupon

If you want to create a successful company you’ve got to get one thing right – hiring. I caught an article over the weekend by Peter Diamandis (Abundance, Bold) about an interview he had led with Jeff Holden, the current Chief Product Officer of Uber. Jeff is a brilliant entrepreneur and executive who had previously held leadership roles at two … Read More

20 Hiring Stats Every Recruiter (and Business) Should Know

TalentSorter StaffJob Postings, Recruitment, Statistics

Recruitment & Hiring Stats

If engaged and talented people are the backbone of a strong company, then recruiting is one of the most important practices to keep a business healthy and thriving. However, recruiting is like any other aspect of business–it is continually changing and adapting to the 21st century. Here are 20 important facts for modern recruiters (and businesses) to know so they can … Read More

10 Lesser Known Places to Post Your Job Ad

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10 Lesser Known Places to Post Your Job Openings

Want to stand out when it comes to finding that ideal target employee? While using traditional websites like LinkedIn and Monster are acceptable ways of finding new talent for your company, sometimes stretching your job ads to more unique and specific areas can make a big difference in who receives them and who you attract. Consider these less-than-common areas for … Read More

Ever wondered what it REALLY takes to be successful at your company?

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We have all developed our own tricks for dealing with a stack of résumés. I’ve seen my share over the years, from the fanciful (Google-like screening questions along the lines of ‘How many golf balls would it take to fill Lake Ontario?’) to the absurd (one company owner who routinely picks up the top two-thirds of the stack and tosses … Read More