Tips & Trends

Have you ever applied for a position at a company only to never hear back? Or perhaps you get an interview, but weeks pass without any follow-up from the company. We’ve all been there!

In the past, the hiring process was often thought of as a funnel: Recruit as many candidates as you can, dump them into the top of the funnel and see who filters out at the bottom. But that technique wastes a lot of time, money and work, according to Chris Murdock, senior partner at IQTalent Partners. If you want to work smarter and not harder, Murdock said it’s time to switch to what he calls the Diamond Recruiting Technique (DRT).

If you focus on “source of hire” as a primary recruiting metric to track, you’re in the majority. Of metrics we asked about in a recent ZoomInsights poll, more recruiters track source of hire (72.8 percent) than any other metric. “Time to fill” came in a close second (72.1 percent). Referral rates (33.8 percent) and candidate satisfaction (35.7 percent) were at the bottom of the list.

With so many options open to recruiters when it comes to sourcing and hiring great candidates, it can be hard to know what really works and what is just “the next big thing.” Well, if you ask Lou Adler, author and president of the Adler Group, it’s not always about the tools.

Have you mastered the art of using social media to meet your recruitment goals? How about mobile technology? Well, now there’s another tool to add to your arsenal: The quick response (QR) code.

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