#RPOAWeekly: Not Your Average Recruiting Ideas

By Lamees Abourahma Tue, Aug 15,2017 @ AM

It’s hard enough to find and entice skilled employees to join your company, but to conduct interviews while lifting weight or punching boxing bags in the gym is taking it to another level. We thought the idea is so refreshingly fascinating that we had to include in this news roundup. View the following #RPOAWeekly for this and other innovative recruiting ideas.

Topics: innovative recruiting


#RPOAWeekly: Google Introduces New Recruiting Technology

By Lamees Abourahma Tue, Aug 08,2017 @ AM

There is a new disrupter in the recruiting technology world, and it is none other than good old Google. The search engine behemoth is repurposing its core capability of online search to introduce a new job board (Google for Jobs) and an applicant tracking system (Google Hire). For a review of Google’s new software and their impact on the recruiting technology market, this week’s #RPOAWeekly curates the latest information on Google Hire and Google for Jobs.

Topics: recruiting technology


#RPOAWeekly: Finding Potential Talent

By Lamees Abourahma Tue, Aug 01,2017 @ AM

Many or most managers are incapable of distinguishing between performance and potential when it comes to hiring talent. Predictions about future success are abysmal. False positives are common. Could unconscious bias rooted in our brain be standing in the way of making the best hiring decisions? What are the best predictors of leadership and learning agility?

We’ve recently spoken with renowned speaker and published author, Kim E. Ruyle, about the topic. Kim reviewed research and provided a framework to accurately identify high potential talent, accelerate their development, and retain these critical employees.

Besides potential talent, our #RPOAWeekly covers workplace culture and the equilibrium between technology and human interactions in recruiting.

Topics: rpoa weekly, recruiting technology, Recruiting Culture


#RPOAWeekly: How Employers Are Winning The Talent Wars

By Lamees Abourahma Tue, Jul 25,2017 @ AM

The U.S. labor market added 222,000 new jobs in June, the average hourly earnings increased slightly by $0.04, employment cost index increased by 0.1% and unemployment rate stood at 4.4%. Recent economic news releases by the Bureau of Labor Statistics offer no clear signs of huge changes in the situation of the labor market. As a results, employers can expect to continue to hire in a tight labor market, and will need to adapt their hiring strategy with the current conditions.

Topics: rpoa weekly


RPOA Weekly: Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

By Lamees Abourahma Tue, Jul 18,2017 @ AM

How can employers create a more inclusive workplace? It’s a question that more companies are beginning to invest time and resources in. A Globe and Mail report on the Best Diversity Employers in Canada covers various strategies employers implement to create inclusive environments for their employees. Some strategies include conducting a mental-health survey to better understand employee knowledge and attitudes toward mental health and illness, launching recruiting campaigns targeted specifically at certain underrepresented groups, and providing bias-free interview training for recruiters and managers. This week’s #RPOAWeekly zooms in on diversity and inclusion in the workplace with a roundup of articles that shed some light on the subject.

Topics: workplace best practices


RPOA Weekly: Siri Might Not Find Your Next Hire but a Video Might

By Lamees Abourahma Tue, Jun 20,2017 @ AM

It is undeniable that technology is changing the face of the recruiting world. What is the latest recruiting gadget? What will bring you the top talent you need and what doesn’t? And what are the common mistakes HR professionals make in analyzing big data? Our roundup of articles for this week’s #RPOAWeekly covers media, technology, and some lessons learned from the U.S. military in transforming their approach to talent. 

Topics: rpoa weekly


RPOA Weekly: Lessons from Talent Leaders

By Lamees Abourahma Tue, Jun 13,2017 @ AM

The role of a CHRO is one the most important C-level positions according to a recent article from Harvard Business Review, yet keeping up with the trends and best practices in the talent world can be daunting. In this #RPOAWeekly, we present some of the latest articles to keep you informed on hiring challenges, recruiting trends, and success stories.

Topics: talent acquisition, rpoa weekly


What Can You Expect When You Outsource Your Recruiting?

By Lamees Abourahma Thu, Jun 01,2017 @ PM

When QAD Inc., a public software company based in Santa Barbara, CA, decided to outsource some of their recruiting functions to an outside vendor (i.e., an RPO provider,) Malaika Kattke, Senior Human Resources Manager, was eager to maximize their return on investment (ROI) by learning what they can expect from their RPO partner. She landed on the Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association website through a Google search and was thrilled with all the resources she and her team were able to access to prepare them for the newly forged relationship.

There are a number of key advantages to outsourcing your recruiting to an external provider, such as fluctuating your recruiting capacity, attracting top talent, and gaining the expertise of specialized recruiters. Beyond the basics, an established recruitment process outsourcing vendor will bring in additional value-added services. Maru Gonzales and Cynthia Cohen with Mynt Consultants, an RPO consultancy, identify the following four value-added services you can expect from your RPO partner. 

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing


RPOA Weekly: Tech Trends for Boosting Your Employer Brand

By Lamees Abourahma Tue, May 16,2017 @ AM

Strong marketing will always prove a boon for building and promoting your employer brand, but as technology changes – and the way that candidates interact with that technology – your marketing efforts will also have to evolve in order to remain effective. In this week’s #RPOAWeekly, we look at the intersection of technology and employer brand, and how your business can use the latest in social media best practices to intrigue and engage potential candidates.

Topics: employment brand


RPOA Weekly: State of the Recruiting Environment - April Issue

By Lamees Abourahma Tue, May 09,2017 @ AM

Employers competed to recruit top talent and hired more employees last month according to April jobs report. In this week’s RPOA Weekly we present a roundup of reports and analysis of the current job market to give you an understanding of the recruiting and hiring environment employers currently work with.  

Topics: rpoa weekly, Job Market

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