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Recruiting Strategies to Hire the Best Candidate

  • Format: Self-paced
  • Course Duration: 1 hr 6 mins
  • SHRM Professional Development Credits: 1.0
  • HRCI General Recertification Credits: 1.0
  • Certificate of Completion (after passing quiz)

Recruiting in today’s fast paced, global economy is not the same as it was even five years ago. With constant competition, identifying the right candidate is far more difficult than writing up an ad based on a job description and hiring someone that has most of those skills. And research has shown the high costs of filling a position as well as leaving it open. Developing a clear, deliberate strategy to hire the best candidate instead of “a candidate” has become increasingly important.

In this course, we’ll review best practices in acquiring talent without wasting resources. We’ll focus on what it means to hire for cultural fit and discuss the interview process. Building a strategy to maximize a return on recruiting investments is imperative. Educate and guide your management team by learning how to hire the best and save your organization a great deal of time and money.

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Title: Course Objectives
Module: Setting The Foundation
Duration: 2:16

By the time we are finished today, I hope you will be conversant with 8 objectives. I hope you will understand what each one means, and have the tools to utilize these ideas to help you grow your organization in a strategic, targeted, cost effective manner when you are developing your recruiting plan.

Number 1 - Understand the different types of recruiting specifics (skill vs. cultural fit) –What is different between the two?

Number 2 - Explain which is preferred to wind up with the "Best Candidate" – in other words which one is preferred and why I believe this method is preferable to the other.

Number 3 - Describe the Business Case – Return on Investment for hiring the "Right" Candidate - I will show you some numbers gathered by several world-renowned experts when it comes to the bottom line when you hire the “Right Candidate”

Number 4 - Describe the Business Case (ROI) for Hiring the "Wrong" Candidate - I will also discuss some numbers from the same experts, to show what hiring the wrong candidate will cost you.

Number 5 - Explain how the proper cultural fit will lead to Employee Engagement – I will make a direct correlation between hiring for the correct cultural fit and employee engagement.

Number 6 - Explain why Employee Engagement is good for business – I will discuss why this is important for your business

Number 7 - Identify latest tips and trends in overall recruiting - As I said in the introduction, I will give you a “blueprint” in hiring tips and trends to help you craft the best hiring plan for your organization

Number 8 - Identify best practices to achieve the goal of hiring the best candidate and I will identify the best practices needed to actually hire the best candidate!

Instructor: Lois Krause

Lois has held senior HR leadership positions with both domestic and global responsibility, with emphasis in workforce planning (including succession planning); organizational development; employee relations; regulatory compliance (including Affirmative Action); compensation and rewards; benefits (including development of wellness programs); performance management; recruitment; and mergers & acquisitions.

With over 25 years of experience, Lois has served a...

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