Monthly Archives: September 2014

Career Management for HR (and everyone else)

This is advice for HR professionals in Wisconsin. And every other worker, in any field, anywhere. Over the last several years, I’ve done quite a bit of HR recruiting in Wisconsin. And I’ve heard a number of complaints from employers about the HR talent pool in the dairy state. I’m convinced there is both a […]

The Lost Art of Courting Candidates

by George Blomgren Recruiting for a local electrical contractor, I recently lost a candidate (she withdrew) after she showed up for two one-hour interviews and learned that the employer had tacked on a third. The employer didn’t think it was a big deal — it was the end of the day. In contrast, the candidate […]

3 Reasons You’re Missing The Best Candidates

by George Blomgren This article is inspired by a fantastic article written by Dr. John Sullivan. My version covers some different territory. Employers often talk about the cost of bad hires. But we don’t talk about the cost of missed hires — the great employees we fail to recruit/hire. In a talent shortage market, that […]

[INFOGRAPHIC] 5 Ways To Supercharge Success With Recruiting

POW! The infographic below is jam-packed with SUPER tips to take your recruiting strategy from average to heroic! Also, be sure to check out the corresponding webinar: 5 Ways To Supercharge Success With Recruiting for more in-depth analysis and discussion.                         Click the image […]

Every Day, You are Scaring Away Top Talent. Here’s How.

by George Blomgren How much are your open positions costing you? Many businesses report that unmet talent acquisition needs are the primary obstacle to growth & productivity. They blame job boards and recruiters, internal and external. They blame the government and schools. Most of all, they blame job seekers and “skills gaps.” To be sure, […]

Your Newest Employees Are Your Most Vulnerable

by George Blomgren I used to know a headhunter who specialized in recruiting candidates away from new jobs. His success reflected his belief that employees in their first 30 days in a new job were the easiest to recruit. If this is true, a lot of employers are sitting on a significant risk, one that […]

Are Your Hiring Expectations Ridiculous?

by George Blomgren Admission: the following story is absurd. So, why are these sorts of requests a typical part of a recruiter’s day? The phone rings — a call from a client. “Our Controller is leaving. We need to replace her ASAP.” “When you say ASAP, what did you have in mind?” “The end of […]