6 Pointless and Utterly Ineffective Recruitment Habits
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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Recruiting top talent can almost be just as frustrating and challenging as finding an ideal gig as a job seeker. Human resource professionals and recruiters are tasked with finding the best of the best for the companies they work for. And it’s not just about finding the top worker, but maintaining an awesome record of retention.

When it comes down to finding the person not only qualified to do the job but who will fit in well with those in the company and align with the company’s mission, recruiters may find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place. Here are a few bad habits that can lead to defeated efforts:

1. Hire slow, fire fast.

2. Candidate pause patrol.

3. Miss America syndrome.

4. Lowballing.

5. Squeaky wheel gets the grease.

6. Show me, don’t tell me.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.


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