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Nine Creative Tips for Poaching Talent

Nine Creative Tips for Poaching Talent

Douglas MacMillan / BusinessWeek

June 05, 2008

9. Use Your Big Brass

Larger companies rarely involve their top executives in the hiring process, but when they do it can help add to the allure of a job offer. Bill Crutchfield, chief executive of consumer electronics retailer Crutchfield in Charlottesville, Va., takes a personal stake in the hiring process when his hiring managers tell him a quality candidate is on the fence: He calls them up or has them come into his office. “I do this when we are aggressively recruiting a highly competitive applicant,” says Crutchfield. He says key prospects perk up when he gives them a call, “since applicants for positions other [than] the most senior ones rarely get an opportunity to speak with a CEO during the recruiting process.”


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