Hiring Wisdom: Are New Recruits Really That Hard to Find?

A recent study conducted by the folks at LinkedIn found that, for one-third (33 percent) of the people who’ve recently taken new jobs, it was also a career change!

So, if you’re not looking for new talent outside of your industry, it’s time to consider this approach.

A client of ours in need of carpenter’s helpers followed this advice and got a much better response when they ran an ad on Cragislist.com that read: “Tired of working in a kitchen?”

And did you know most teachers and nurses quit after five years on the job? While they may not know your industry, dollars to donuts, they’ll learn in a hurry.

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The key, as always, is to look for talent ─ wherever you can find it ─ and train for skills.

This was originally published on Mel Kleiman’s Humetrics blog.

Mel Kleiman, CSP, is an internationally-known authority on recruiting, selecting, and hiring hourly employees. He has been the president of Humetrics since 1976 and has over 30 years of practical experience, research, consulting and professional speaking work to his credit. Contact him at mkleiman@humetrics.com.


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