Recruiting for Hard to Fill Positions (Easiest Isn't Always Best) Live Online Training

On Demand Webinar Credits HR Certification Institute, ASA, SHRM

December 10 at 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

Learn the strategies needed to recruit for hard to fill positions.

Many companies try to fit the same recruiting process to every position. Suddenly the time to fill gets longer and longer with one or more positions. If the company expects different results, shouldn’t they try a different variation of their process? This topic helps those responsible for recruitment recognize when a position, sometimes called a purple squirrel by third-party recruiters, needs a little different attention. This hard to fill position requires a different strategy to source, recruit, and hire the purple squirrel. Included in this information are different ways to source for this type of position; and best practices to deliver the best candidate.
Learning Objectives
  • You will be able to define what the best method is to source and hire for the hard to fill positions.
  • You will be able to describe the best steps to fill the hard to fill positions.
  • You will be able to discuss the advantages of discussing a potential counter offer early in the process with a candidate.
  • You will be able to recognize the best fit for the hard to fill position.
What Metric Does Your Company Use to Define Hard to Fill Positions?
  • Position Examination
  • Potential Impacts to Business
  • Time to Fill
How to Prepare Sourcing for Hard to Fill Positions
  • Job Description
  • Candidate Upsides
  • Value Proposition
Best Ways to Source for the Best Candidates Using Post and Pray Model
  • Corporate Website
  • Internet Job Postings
  • College Campus Postings
Better Ways to Source Best Candidates
  • Direct Sourcing
    • Networking
    • Conferences
    • Books
    • Networking (Again)
    • Go Where the Best Candidates Go Both Online and in Person
    • Networking (Yet Again)
Determining Proper Offer
  • It's Not All About the Salary
  • Extending the Offer
  • Counter Offer Discussion
  • Close Candidate
Handling the Counter Offer
  • Talk About Reasons Companies Make Counter Offers
  • Talk About What Company Officials Say Prior to a Counter Offer
  • Ask the Candidate's Feelings (Making a Move Is Emotional, Not Rational)
Onboarding the Best Candidate
  • Welcome Them Sincerely
  • Remind Them Why Choice Was a Good One
  • Demonstrate That It Was a Good Move
  • Protect Them From Submariners
Who should attend?
This live webinar is designed for human resource manages, recruiters, hiring managers, benefits and payroll professionals, personnel managers, presidents, business owners and managers and controllers.

In Partnership With Lorman Business Center, LLC

Your Instructor

Bill Humbert
Bill Humbert
  • Founder and CEO of
  • Worked from home since 1990, #WFHTips
  • Certified Virtual Presenter by
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of talent attraction
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on talent attraction, proper goal setting, working from home, and finding a job
  • Sought after conference Speaker
  • Author of “Employee 5.0: Secrets Of A Successful Job Search in the New World Order” and “RecruiterGuy’s Guide To Finding a Job,” and currently preparing “Expect Success: The Art of The Over 50 Job Search” for publication
  • Sought after television guest with 108 television appearances, popular podcast, and radio guest
  • B.A. degree in English, Assumption University, Worcester, MA


OnDemand Course

This course was last revised on April 9, 2019.
This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • Lorman Education Services is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.5 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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