Posts Categorized: Recruiting

Eliminating Your Number One HR Cost

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Our decades of work with clients has led us to the observation that the number one cost for most businesses is keeping people whose cost exceeds value. You cannot win the game in today’s market with mediocre employees and keeping them can, at times, drive out your top performers. So why do so many leaders… Read more »


Recruiting Top Performers Domestically and Overseas

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By Dean Klovens Human resource assessment programs throughout the world are designed to enhance job prospects and employment opportunities, while identifying skilled professionals and top talent for business. Assessing skills coupled with the need to understand cultural fit between the candidate and company is essential to avoid extra cost and slowdowns in production. We believe that… Read more »


Recruiting Does Not Belong In HR

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Where does recruiting belong? It belongs in Marketing because good recruiting requires good marketing. Or, it can be put in a separate department (your recruiting department can be done in house or it can be outsourced) that reports to the president/GM. Here is why: Can you imagine any major sports teams (which have the best… Read more »


The Four Tool Player

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By John Ruh What is a four-tool player? In baseball, the term five-tool player describes someone who has all the skills necessary for greatness. In business, a four-tool player is an impact player/leader who can support and empower others to accomplish results beyond those they might ordinarily achieve. The ideal four-tool player in business has:… Read more »


How to Recruit Like a Pro

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Employees are the heart and soul of most businesses and without them, the business would fail to operate. Finding the best talent in your industry isn’t easy. Usually, the most talented people are already employed so what can you do as a business owner, HR executive or leader to attract them? Ask yourself these three… Read more »


How to Interview Like a Pro

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Recruiting Like a Pro means you must Interview Like a Pro What Does That Mean? Determine if the interviewee’s vision, goals, mission and values align with yours. Do an in-depth interview to discover their true skills, experience and education. Determine if their hard-wired behavioral traits, strengths and weaknesses align with what the position requires. Over… Read more »


Recruiting Like a Pro

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What is it? Why bother? How does it work? Recruiting Like a Pro is a program where recruiting is made a priority and ongoing process. This is the way all sports teams and the best companies recruit. It is built on the premise that you can never stop growing your leadership team and adding the… Read more »


Recruiting Top Performers in Chicago

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Employees are the heart and soul of most businesses and without them, the business would fail to operate. Unfortunately, the top talent in any industry is highly sought after and is likely already gainfully employed. So how do you find the best available individuals who are hunting in the job market? Follow these tips to… Read more »


The John M. Ruh and Associates 5 Step Recruiting Model

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Recruiting Program Chicago

Success in your business means hiring the right people that align with your company’s mission and vision. Having a Internal Recruiting Program that produces quality candidates is paramount for every business. Step 1 – Culture Defined (the foundation) The company’s history, vision, current goals, mission and values need to be clarified so this program (and… Read more »


Rainmakers: How to Find, Focus and Retain Them

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Throughout history there are people who have said that if you paid them enough they could bring down rain from a sky empty of clouds and make an arid land fertile. I’m not too sure about the success rate of those super weathermen, but I do know that, in business, a Rainmaker can help a… Read more »