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the challenges of recruiting in hypergrowth

Aimee Griffin on April 21, 2016 2:39:00 PM EDT

Perfecting your recruitment and hiring process is hard enough during so-called normal conditions, but as Wrede Petersmeyer and the rest of the team at Airbnb found out, it’s even more difficult during a period of hypergrowth. Since Wrede joined the company in 2013, the company has hired..

Maybe You Should be Recruiting Job Hoppers

Doug Horn on October 1, 2015 10:02:44 AM EDT

 Recruiting job hoppers may wind up costing employers a large sum of money due simply to their unreliability. The average cost to replace an employee is 21 percent of that employee’s yearly salary, so hiring a job hopper might wind up costing an organization much more than they would..

RecruitiFi Presents: Social Recruiting Webinar with Tony Restell

Doug Horn on June 5, 2015 10:00:00 AM EDT

A strong social media presence can attract a steady flow of targeted candidates to your business. It can spark conversations with potential clients and elevate you to a position of authority in the niche recruiting markets you serve. But you have to have the right social media strategy..

3 Habits of Successful Recruiters

Doug Horn on April 17, 2015 10:22:00 AM EDT

We all have bad habits. Maybe you crack your knuckles. Maybe you take longer showers than you should. Maybe you just make that “Ahhhhh” sound after you finish a sip of something. If you’re guilty of that last one, clean up your act. 

Bad habits develop in all aspects of our lives, yet..

Candidate Pipelining is Dead

Doug Horn on February 25, 2015 9:33:00 AM EST

The dream of a never-ending pool of candidates that can be constantly replenished is obviously alluring. In this ideal scenario, a new job would open up, and it could be filled almost immediately by just dipping one’s hand into that pool and plucking out a candidate who is qualified,..

The Arguments for Recruiting Active and Passive Candidates

Doug Horn on January 30, 2015 9:39:00 AM EST

People seem to want what they can’t have. Tell a kid he can’t stick his hand in the cookie jar, and he’ll find a way to get in there. Tell a man he can’t date a woman because she’s taken, and he’ll only want her more. Tell a company that a particular candidate is already employed, and..

3 Recruiting Myths That Still Persist Today

Doug Horn on December 30, 2014 11:05:00 AM EST

There are many misconceptions about recruiters that seem to persist, despite numerous written works attempting to debunk them. Some people think a recruiter's day consists of emailing resumes out en masse and desperately blowing up phones, trying to create as many matches as possible...

The Pros and Cons of Recruiting Job Hoppers

Doug Horn on December 19, 2014 10:39:00 AM EST

We all know people who seem unable, or perhaps just unwilling, to make up their minds. Everything is a process. Where to go for dinner. What type of television to purchase. Even texts to potential love interests get painstakingly scrutinized.

When this happens in the world of business,..

Recruiting Trends to Expect in 2015

Doug Horn on December 12, 2014 10:03:00 AM EST

With the New Year just around the corner, it’s time not to look back at what was, but forward to what will be. Maybe you’ll start going to the gym instead of counting your stairs as exercise. Maybe you’ll finally read a book, beginning to end, in that order! Or maybe, just maybe, you’ll

Why You Should Recruit Student-Athletes

Doug Horn on December 4, 2014 10:28:00 AM EST

Many of us look up to professional athletes as personal heroes and living testaments to the benefits of hard work. And while it would be a dream come true to have Michael Jordan filing TPS reports at your company or Derek Jeter presenting sales decks, neither of those things is going to..