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The path to becoming a great HR professional can be a tricky one. 
Here’s how to avoid the most common recruiting mistakes...
Mistake #1
Lack of preparation
Mistake #1
Lack of preparation
To hire the best people, you need to know
what your organisation needs and what
each role r...
Success
Ask the hiring manager specific
questions about the role and
validate your understanding.
Make sure your stakehold...
Mistake #2 Misdiagnosis
Mistake #2 Misdiagnosis
To recruit hard-to-find candidates, you need to understand
the request for specific skills or expe...
Success
Find out what’s behind the request
for specific candidate experience. 
Discuss what other experience you
could loo...
Mistake #3
Plan your strategy
Mistake #3
Plan your strategy
As recruiting requests build, you need to 
plan ahead. ‘Try harder’ is not a strategy!
Success
Build a recruiting timeline and try 
and stick to it. Build in best-case and
worst-case scenarios. 
Pick some low ...
Discover how to avoid other top recruiting
mistakes and fill roles fast and efficiently.
Download John Vlastelica’s expert...
Three Top Recruiting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
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Three Top Recruiting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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The path to becoming a great HR professional can be a tricky one. Here’s how to avoid the most common recruiting mistakes.

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Three Top Recruiting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

  1. 1. The path to becoming a great HR professional can be a tricky one. Here’s how to avoid the most common recruiting mistakes. Three top recruiting mistakes and how to avoid them
  2. 2. Mistake #1 Lack of preparation
  3. 3. Mistake #1 Lack of preparation To hire the best people, you need to know what your organisation needs and what each role requires.
  4. 4. Success Ask the hiring manager specific questions about the role and validate your understanding. Make sure your stakeholders understand best practice recruiting processes. Share personal tips and success stories about attracting and recruiting top talent.
  5. 5. Mistake #2 Misdiagnosis
  6. 6. Mistake #2 Misdiagnosis To recruit hard-to-find candidates, you need to understand the request for specific skills or experience.
  7. 7. Success Find out what’s behind the request for specific candidate experience. Discuss what other experience you could look for to discover equally suitable talent. Look at candidates you’ve already screened in a different light to see if they could fit.
  8. 8. Mistake #3 Plan your strategy
  9. 9. Mistake #3 Plan your strategy As recruiting requests build, you need to plan ahead. ‘Try harder’ is not a strategy!
  10. 10. Success Build a recruiting timeline and try and stick to it. Build in best-case and worst-case scenarios. Pick some low hanging fruit. Plan to fill easy roles fast while working long-term on those harder-to-find candidates. Report back to the business on progress and next steps.
  11. 11. Discover how to avoid other top recruiting mistakes and fill roles fast and efficiently. Download John Vlastelica’s expert webinar How to Avoid the 8 Biggest Recruiting Mistakes.

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