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Getting a Hold on Your Metrics

Getting a hold of your metrics means a lot more than just refining the way in which you measure and collect information on the state of your company’s hiring function. In order to truly get the most out of your hard work, blood, sweat and spread sheets, your metrics have to do more than just collect dust. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of accurate measurement, but recording metrics for metrics sake just isn’t the point of the whole exercise. The point of this data is improvement, and the potential that good metrics have for growing your hiring function is immense. The only problem is that, much of the time, the same HR people who put in the time to collect and catalog the right metrics can’t quite tell the story that the data is pointing at. Even if the numbers are all laid out in front of you and your executives, the bottom line and organizational impact of recent HR decisions and your hiring function as a whole can still be lost in translation.

Topics: accolo, hiring challenge, candidate experience, recruiting metrics, noise to hire metric

 

Finding the Perfect Candidate

Have you ever made a hiring mistake? There are few things as painfully obvious as when an employee isn’t working out at your company, so how is it possible that you thought they were great for the job just a few months ago?

Topics: accolo, talent acquisition, best practices

 

The Latest Trends in Hiring Costs and Efficiencies (Part 2 of 3)

By Allison Reilly Wed, May 07,2014 @ AM

In the first part of our series on hiring and recruiting statistics, we covered a few of the latest statistics reflecting the state of hiring in the United States. Although three-fourths of organization said they were planning to hire this year, and that more job openings are being advertised online than in 2010, filling those openings effectively and hiring efficiently are still big challenges. In the second part of this three-part series, we have three of the latest trends on hiring costs and recruiting efficiencies. Knowing these trends should help you overcome the challenges of hiring effectively and efficiently by illustrating areas where you can improve your recruiting process.

Topics: recruitment, recruiting, accolo, hiring, hiring challenge, recruiting trends, recruiting metrics, noise to hire metric

 

The Latest Statistics on Hiring and Recruiting (Part 1 of 3)

By Allison Reilly Tue, Apr 29,2014 @ AM

We're almost halfway through the year, and nearly three-fourths of organizations said at the beginning of the year that they were planning to hire this year. Many of those organizations may have already made their hires. Others may still be looking to fill positions, or may not have started hiring those that they planned to hire in 2014. Companies who aren't yet finished hiring for the year need to pay attention, as any recruiting challenges you may be facing might only get tougher to overcome. The following three eye-opening statistics reflect today's hiring and recruiting landscape, and suggest acquiring the best talent isn't going to get any easier.

Statistic #1: The U.S.'s Employment Participation Rate is at 63.2%

The employment participant is defined as anyone between the ages of 16 and 64 who is employed or is currently seeking a job. Typically, the employment participation rate (which is also known as the labor force participation rate) hovers between 67 and 68 percent. With the participation rate, as of March 2014, at 63.2% it means that more than 90 million Americans are no longer employed or looking for work, instead of the normal 70 million. In the last 13 years, an additional 20 million people have taken themselves out of the workforce, for whatever reason.

"It also says we have a lower population to recruit from," said Ray Rike, chief operations officer with Accolo. "So, in those functions where there's a war for talent... it's going to force us to be even more intelligent and smart about the way we're going out and recruiting great employees today."

Topics: recruiting, accolo, HR industry, finding good candidates, talent acquisition, hiring

 

Evaluating RPO Providers, Speed of Hire, and Other Recruiting News

By Allison Reilly Thu, Apr 24,2014 @ AM

Nearly three-fourths of organizations plan to hire this year (if they haven't completed their hiring already), and about half of them are considering RPO providers and other outsourced recruitment firms to help them meet their needs. This week's hiring and recruiting news roundup focuses on the need for organizations to hire, and how they can do it faster and better.

Topics: rpo news, rpo companies, accolo, hiring and recruiting news

 

Contingent Hiring, Company Culture, and Other Recruiting News

By Allison Reilly Sun, Apr 20,2014 @ AM

Happy Easter! This week's news roundup is a little bit late, but that's only because we took some extra time this week to find the best hiring and recruiting news stories from the past week. As you celebrate the holiday, enjoy these posts on contingent hiring, company culture, and more.

Topics: rpo news, accolo, hiring and recruiting news, contingent hiring, company culture

 

The Future of RPO: 2014 and Beyond (Part 3 of 3)

By Allison Reilly Wed, Mar 05,2014 @ AM

For the final part of our three-part series covering the past, present, and future of the RPO industry, we look at recruitment process outsourcing from this day forward. The industry has come a long way from education and proof of concept, and in the third part of this series, we look to the horizon and project the next 10 years for this industry.

Topics: rpo news, rpo discussion, rpo leaders, rpo industry news, rpo, recruitment process outsourcing, accolo, rpo management, rpo webinar

 

RPO at 10: What It Mean for Buyers, Providers & Results (Part 2 of 3)

By Allison Reilly Wed, Feb 26,2014 @ AM

In part one, Recruitment Process Outsourcing in its Infancy, of this three-part series, we covered the recruitment process landscape as it existed 10 years ago. Back then, many HR leaders and companies were not comfortable with outsourcing and needed to be educated on what RPO was. Also, some of the first RPO providers needed to prove that this solution worked and was better than the other recruiting solutions that existed. Now, in the second part of this series, we explore what the landscape is today and what RPO means for buyers, providers and results in 2014.

Topics: novotus, rpo discussion, rpo leaders, rpo industry news, rpo, accolo, rpo management

 

3 Points to Remember for a Healthy RPO Relationship

By Allison Reilly Tue, Jan 28,2014 @ AM

Why does the RPO buyer/provider relationship matter? What's the benefit in paying attention to the relationship, when most other outsourcing relationships don't need a lot of attention? Essentially, the time and attention matters because recruitment process outsourcing is much more than a business transaction. It's a 50/50 relationship that requires a good fit, good communication, and a consistent evaluation of success to be successful. There are three points to remember to maintain a healthy RPO relationship and to stay focused on your recruiting results.

Topics: rpo discussion, rpo, recruitment process outsourcing, Yoh, accolo, rpo management, rpo relationships

 
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