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Shally’s Way, “Conduct a SWOT Analysis of your Recruiting Department”

Posted on May 7, 2007
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By Shally Steckerl, Chief Cybersleuth, JobMachine, Inc.

Journal of Corporate Recruiting Leadership

Be on the look out for the May edition of the Journal of Corporate Recruiting Leadership. I wrote a piece describing how you can conduct a SWOT analysis of your recruiting department to gain strategic insights about how it relates to your company’s external environment. The SWOT analysis is a tool used to audit an organization and its environment. While typically used by marketers, I reveal how this simple instrument can easily be applied to planning in the talent acquisition marketplace and provide clarity on which key issues or areas of improvement to prioritize.

 
Also in May, Dart Lindsley, Sr. Business Process Architect at Cisco, whom you may remember from his presentation at last year’s ERE in San Diego, along with Dawn Chaney-Chuprevich, Senior Consultant at The IQ Business Group, discuss the question they asked of recruiting directors: “Who is your primary customer: Candidates? Hiring managers? Shareholders? Senior Management? End consumers?” They suggest an answer, and describe why this question is not an academic one, but rather it’s one with tremendous implications as to how you spend your time and money.
 
BTW – if you are contemplating “going global” – in the March issue I wrote about establishing an International recruiting practice so if you are coming to ERE San Diego be sure to pick up a copy of that one as well.
 
Cheers,
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