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Best Practices: Reduce Hiring Guesswork

Ask any of the "Big Five" consulting firms which problem areas urgently need attention at most companies today, and invariably they’ll tell you that high on the list is the need to find and keep qualified people. Traditional recruiting and retention strategies considered satisfactory not too long ago are outmoded and insufficient in today’s fierce employment environment.

In meeting this critical need to find qualified people, many companies are turning to the Internet to find experienced professionals. Companies are posting job openings on Internet job sites or on their own Web site.

For example, charges $2,500 a year for unlimited access to its keyword-searchable resume bank. It currently includes approximately 67,000 resumes, and it will notify you when new resumes come in that fit your job description. Other resume databases include:,, and

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