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Recruiting Is Just Another Form Of Playing Poker


You’ve got to know when to hold them (candidates) know when to fold them, know when to run, or walk away…

Just like the song, there is a lot to say about us recruiters and how we play the game of hiring correctly and to win. Below are some strategies for recruiting the right talent by simply playing the game right.

  1. Put the game face on –– While interviewing, sourcing, or just meeting new people, we have to play cool, play smart, and play like we are here to win. Face it: finding top talent isn’t easy these days. So what exactly is your company doing to brand themselves to be in the position to show you are one of the top companies in the market that the candidate should want to fight to get into, not just waltz in like they own the place? A great example of “showing off” a company to a candidate would be GE’s career website. It has awesome branding on its careers page as to why candidates should want to work for them. The page on diversity has examples of current employees and their stories, information graphics about how the company has supported diversity in the company, and ways that employees can get involved. Now that’s what some would call playing to win in this competitive talent market.



Chris is a digital marketing and publishing whizz by trade, having worked alongside the Automotive, Information Security and Software Asset Management sectors.

Specialising in data analysis and social media, he combines an analytical approach with a creative flair to achieve the best results. With a keen interest in Technology and Politics, Chris is constantly on the look-out for the latest stories around change and innovation.

As a lover of all things innovative, he has developed a keen eye for spotting the latest trends and hot topics. He sources and reads the latest news and thought-leadership articles from the world of recruitment before sharing them with the social media population.


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