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Corporate Culture: Is it possible to outsource?

By Carrie Kolar Fri, Feb 24,2017 @ AM

The body of evidence is growing that companies with a strong culture consistently outperform those without it. According to a Columbia University study, the likelihood of job turnover at an organization with high company culture is a mere 13.9 percent, whereas the probability of job turnover in low company cultures is 48.4 percent. The Department of Economics at the University of Warwick found that happy workers are 12 percent more productive than the average worker, and unhappy workers are 10 percent less productive. 

Culture was once an amorphous term in the business world, and according to Ryan Baca, Vice President of About Talent, a Denver, Co. based talent management company, “it was considered pretty soft and fluffy.” However, academic and industry leaders “are getting a clear understanding of how positive corporate culture really contributes to bottom line results through employee engagement,” says Baca, “there’s a thread that connects corporate culture to employee engagement, to productivity, to customer satisfaction.” In their post, "Statistical case for company culture [infographic]", Growth Everywere makes the compeling case for corporate culture and the "link between employee happiness, productivity, and profit".  

Topics: employment brand


How Technology in the Recruitment and Selection Process Can Save You Money

By Guest Thu, Feb 23,2017 @ AM

Whether you run a two-man shop or employ hundreds of workers, streamlining your recruitment and selection process is key. You need to use cost-effective strategies to find candidates, narrow searches, and onboard new employees. Resourceful recruiting boils down to one question: What’s your time worth?

Topics: tech recruiting, guest post, recruiting technology


RPOA Weekly: Staying on Top of the Hottest HR Trends

By Carrie Kolar Tue, Feb 21,2017 @ AM

Is your workplace up-to-date on recruiting technology? Are you using the latest tech tools to find your next great hire? The HR industry is constantly changing, thanks to technological innovation and workforce shifts, and if you want your company to come out on top you need to stay abreast of the latest developments. In this week’s RPOA Weekly we take a look at the newest trends and technologies in the HR industry, with articles that discuss current trends, how best to implement them, and what aspects of the HR industry are predicted to dominate the landscape.

Topics: technology and recruiting


Employment Story: Do's and Don’ts of Winning Top Talent

By Lamees Abourahma Thu, Feb 16,2017 @ AM

As competition for top talent becomes increasingly fierce, why is it that some companies like Google, Shopify, and Netflix don’t have much difficulty filling their candidate pipeline? Joel Capperella, founder of Capperella Strategies, LLC, a content marketing consultancy based in Pennsylvania, argues that companies’ future success in attracting top talent lays in their ability to communicate their employment story, or what it’s like to work for the company. In his recent RPOA webinar “The Employment Story: The future of recruiting and employer brand,” Capperella shares some of the biggest dos and don’ts for building an enticing employment story.

Topics: social recruiting, employment brand, featured article


RPOA Weekly: Recruiting Technology – Use it Wisely, Use it Well

By Carrie Kolar Tue, Feb 14,2017 @ AM

Are you getting overwhelmed by all the new developments in HR and recruiting tech? You’re not alone. It seems like a new tool comes out every day, and trying to keep up with the changes can feel like trying to hold back a river with your bare hands. In this week’s RPOA Weekly we look at the changing world of recruiting and HR technology, with articles that discuss how to use new tools to your best advantage, what developments are coming, and how to avoid technology burnout.

Topics: technology and recruiting, tech recruiting


Recruiting in-demand talent in a hot labor market

By Carrie Kolar Thu, Feb 09,2017 @ AM

The nearly-full employment rate of the U.S. economy, presents a tough challenge for employers looking for candidates in general, but particularly those who are looking for in-demand talent. Unemployment rate has fallen steadily in the past few years – in fact, in December 2016, the U.S. labor market experienced its 75th consecutive month of job growth, and the unemployment rate was at pre-recession levels of 4.7%.

Topics: Job Market


#AskAnRPOExpert: Patty Silbert Makes the Case for Outsourced Recruiting

By Brent G Trotter Wed, Feb 08,2017 @ AM

How do you compete for top talent in an economy where candidates are in the driver seat? In this week’s #AskAnRPOExpert, we’re continuing our discussion with Newton Talent’s, Patty Silbert on how HR can best adapt to the present job market from a talent acquisition point of view.

Related: Adapting Your HR Strategy to A Changing Job Market with Patty Silbert

Topics: Ask an RPO Expert, Job Market


#AskAnRPOExpert: Adapting Your HR Strategy to A Changing Job Market with Patty Silbert

By Brent G Trotter Thu, Feb 02,2017 @ AM

According to CNN Money and the U.S. December Jobs Report, December, 2016 marked the 75th consecutive month of job gains, the longest streak on record. With the jobs market running hot, many companies are struggling to fill certain positions amidst the challenges of shrinking qualified candidate pools, rapidly evolving technology and shift in candidate selectivity.

Topics: Ask an RPO Expert, Job Market


RPOA Weekly: Recruiting and AIs and Bots, Oh My

By Carrie Kolar Tue, Jan 31,2017 @ AM

The impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on all aspects of our lives can be witnessed in autonomous cars, in online shopping, and even in recruiting practices. In this week’s RPOA Weekly we discuss how recruiting AIs, bots, and other technologies affect recruiting activities and the industry as a whole.

Topics: IT recruiting, tech recruiting


RPOA Weekly: Crafting Your Compelling Brand

By Carrie Kolar Tue, Jan 24,2017 @ AM

Are you a great company to work for? Why should candidates apply for your jobs and not somewhere else? The answer might be in your employment brand: what candidates think of your company as an employer. In this week’s RPOA Weekly we take a look at the importance of employer branding with articles that discuss how to craft, define and broadcast your employer brand. For greater discussion on the topic, register for our upcoming webiner, "the employment story," with marketing guru, Joel Capperella. 

Topics: employment brand, rpoa weekly

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