ten-year study by milewalk,
which included more than ten thousand employees and two hundred companies, surfaced the hidden reasons why employers have difficulty hiring and retaining top talent.
A job candidate’s often faulty decision-making approach coupled with short-term emotions and other external influencers exacerbate an already-systemic issue regarding how employers evaluate job seekers. Companies will struggle with these challenges until they fully understand and account for the real reasons they have difficulty recruiting the right resources.
In The Hiring Prophecies: Psychology behind Recruiting Successful Employees, a milewalk Business Book, learn a proven recruitment methodology that counteracts these ever-present challenges when evaluating job candidates. Once employers understand and implement the methods that address the true predictors of recruiting and retention success, they will be on their way to hiring employees who stay!
It not only surfaces many of the hidden (and obvious) issues with recruitment,
but also gives you the prescription to fix them.”
It’s about time someone wrote a comprehensive view of recruiting
from the vantage point of both sides: the employer AND the job seeker.”
your approach to recruiting.”
What a refreshing look at a rather bland subject (for many). The author brings to light the most important asks of career changing and hiring—the psychological ones. The interesting part of this book is that the author spends a fair amount of time explaining all the unknown thoughts and feelings that the job candidate is dealing with. The reason that this is important for the employer to understand is that is significantly influences how the candidate thinks through and decides whether to join your company. All of the other aspects you’d hope would be there related the most effective recruiting techniques are there as well. Great book. — Jonathan M. Bashir
Fantastic overview of the recruitment process. Highlights one of the most critical aspects of a successful hire—the candidate’s ability to evaluate and think through their decision to join your company. You’ll undoubtedly learn something from the author’s unique viewpoint. A must read if you’re in recruitment. — Sara Curry
Excellent resource reading for business owners whether you’re a small business or Fortune 500 company. Our largest challenge and biggest cost is the hiring and retention of high quality staff. The book is written in short, comprehensive concepts that enhance the hiring process to vastly improve recruitment success. As the founder and owner of a boutique investment real estate firm, I do not have time nor the resources to repeatedly train new employees for the same position, let alone hire the wrong candidate to start. — Amazon Customer
This book will definitely make you rethink your approach to recruiting. The author really wants you to understand the mindset of the candidate and how that plays into a successful long-term relationship between the candidate and the employer. I’m definitely going to review a number of the sections and incorporate into our recruitment processes! — Luci Pope
I loved the author’s approach with this book. Most of the books I read of this name are a simple “how to.” This book highlights what is actually occurring during the recruitment and hiring process that often derails successful connections between the job candidate and employer. These aspects are fascinating, even for a seasoned HR pro like me. The author then shows you how to address and counteract these issues and helps you implement most effective recruitment techniques. The appendices are also a nice touch where he addressed the candidate’s side. Great read. — Tony J. Aukett
I really enjoyed this book not only because of the content, but also because the style in which the author presented the concepts. His tone is very conversational (almost like you’re reading fiction), but the facts are there to support his conclusions. I also liked the way he takes you through the beginning of these concepts and wraps the book with the three main pillars of success: Matching, Decision-Making, and Communi- cation between the employer and job candidate. A wonderful read that anyone in HR or Recruiting should have. — Stephanie C.
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