Hiring Coach for Talent Acquisition Leaders and Hiring Managers

I help clients get better at convincing top Talent Acquisition Pros to consider their career opportunities!

​​​​Do Top People Ignore your Recruiting Messages?

One of the biggest problems employers have today is finding enough top people that are willing to discuss their job opportunities…especially in candidate driven markets!

Overcoming this obstacle means becoming successful at opening a meaningful conversation with top people and presenting a compelling rationale for them to seriously consider your job…when they otherwise might be reluctant to do so.

You cannot “court a candidate” you either don’t know about or when found refuses to begin a discussion about your career opportunity.

Famed hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky famously said, "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

As a Recruiter or Hiring Manager, "You won't hire 100% of the candidates you never talk to!"

This Hiring Problem has a Strategic Solution

Part of it is creating the proper search game plan BEFORE you ever begin the search. The right game plan will save you hours of wasted time, reduce frustration, improve offer acceptation rates, and result in filling your job much quicker.

The foundation of a superior hiring game plan is  based on one of Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits of Successful People” habits: “Sharpen the Saw.” Here’s the story behind that habit.

A woodcutter strained to saw down a tree.  A young man who was watching asked “What are you doing?”

“Are you blind?” the woodcutter replied. “I’m cutting down this tree.”

The young man was unabashed. “You look exhausted! Take a break. Sharpen your saw.”

The woodcutter explained to the young man that he had been sawing for hours and did not have time to take a break.

The young man pushed back… “If you sharpen the saw, you would cut down the tree much faster.”

The woodcutter said, “I don’t have time to sharpen the saw. Don’t you see I’m too busy?”

Can you imagine a professional sports team ever playing a game without a comprehensive game plan? Of course not. It’s their way of “sharpening the saw.” They NEVER play a game without comprehensive analysis of their competition and devoting considerable time  preparing to win!

Being prepared, using the correct game plan will make the end result of hiring a top person much more likely and completed much quicker. At a minimum there are three key components that make up a hiring game plan...before you BEGIN your search.

You and your hiring team should never begin your search process without taking the time to create the right game plan...FIRST!

How to Develop a Strategic Recruiting Game Plan

Carl Bradford - Bradford Consulting

I’m Carl Bradford and I accept a limited number of engagements that are laser focused on this problem. When you solve this one BIG obstacle, you dramatically improve you entire recruiting process. (I can also help you tackle other gaps, but until this one is solved, you’ll struggle with the rest).

I use a complete and structured game plan formula that becomes the blueprint I use as the foundation of my coaching program.

I coach Talent Acquisition Leader, Top Recruiters and Hiring Managers.

Click the orange button below today and schedule a brief discovery discussion.

We’ll mutually determine if it makes sense for us to work together. No pressure on my part and in the balance, you’ll get some valuable insights about what you are doing and some suggestions on changes you can implement immediately.


Carl Bradford has certified 2,000+ recruiters in Performance-based Hiring providing invaluable insight into what the best companies do to hire top people. These processes can readily be adapted to smaller SMB organizations allowing them to compete favorably with larger employers.

Click For Examples of Recruiting Teams Carl Bradford Has Certified in Performance-based Hiring.

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