Winning At Talent Acquisition: Reminders | No BS Hiring Advice

Here are a few things to remember when you are embarking on hiring. Originally recorded for LinkedIn

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Hi, I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I coach people iand organizations, helping them be more effective in job search, hiring, management career. Those are the four basic buckets I work with.
Here's a video that's designed to talk
with you about how to be more effective with talent acquisition. I know you're doing a lot of things, right? But these are reminders for you about things that you can be doing. Number one is pay attention to women in the workforce. You may be a team of 12 men, and you tend not to make the environment inviting for women leaders, women staff.
How do you do that? A million different ways. But I'm going to encourage you to make sure you're talking about career pathing to the women that you're interviewing. I'm going to encourage you make sure you're talking about career pathing to the women that you're interviewing. We also want to encourage it, talk about career pathing to the men that you're interviewing. Take a little bit more time.
Don't just focus on "I need such and such. Do you have such and such?" No! Cover that but also spend some time dealing with what's in it for them. Why should they join you other than you're offering them a job?
Number two is pay attention to your networks of relationships. Often, when jobs are created, the leaders in the organization forget to contact their network to see if someone might be interested. As you know, a person who's in your network very likely will get into production and effective far more quickly than someone who's not there, who has to learn the ropes, who doesn't really know you particularly well. contact your network where possible.
Flex time. So many people want the opportunity to work from home at least one day a week. Try and create that for them. They will truly appreciate it.
Here's the fourth one. This is where I get a little controversial. Men want to be sold to these days, as well. Do not treat people, men or women, like a disposable commodities. Stop lying about "this great career opportunity" where the last four people who've sat in that seat have turned over within six months. It happens so often.
Sell to them. Talk about career opportunities. See where you can talk with them about promotional possibilities where they'll learn a whole host of different things. Sell to the men; sell to the women; sell to junior staff, like Gen Z that's entering the workforce now. They're going to be very different than the millennials. At least the millennial stereotype. Most Millennials are not what the stereotype was.
Stop thinking that way about them. Stop thinking that because the someone's 21 they're incapable. These are digital natives. They know how to use the tech far better than you. Sell to them. Make them feel wanted. They will love you for it and they'll bust a gut to help you.
Hope you found this helpful. I'm Jeff Altman. Visit my website, Go exploring. I've got thousands of videos there. Thousands of podcasts (I really do), things that you can watch, listen to or read, that'll help you.
If you're curious about coaching, schedule a free discovery call through my website. We'll have a quick conversation, get acquainted. See if it makes sense for both of us.
Have a great day and take care


JeffAltman, The Big Game Hunter
JeffAltman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1500 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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