How to Make Your Staffing Program a Success

By Carrie Kolar Tue, Feb 16,2016 @ AM

Getting the right people in the right seats can be a massive hassle for employers. If you don’t want to dedicate the time or resources to finding full-time employees, you can opt for a staffing solution that will bring in contingent or temporary workers to fill your personnel requirements. In this week’s RPOA Weekly, we take a look at best practices and suggestions on how to make your staffing program a success.

Topics: best practices, staffing solutions,


2015 Year End Recruiting Best Practices Review

By Carrie Kolar Thu, Dec 10,2015 @ AM

Every business industry has its own set of best practices, and recruiting is no exception. Best practices let you leverage the experience and success of others to grow and succeed in your business. In this week’s RPOA Roundup, we take you through a tour of the best recruiting advice around. In this year-end recruiting best practices review we present best practices that range from general overviews to peeks into the future of recruiting and leveraging different pipelines to achieve recruiting success.

Topics: best practices, recruiting trends, technology and recruiting


How to Avoid Common Hiring and Talent Acquisition Hazards

By Carrie Kolar Thu, Aug 13,2015 @ AM

The road to the perfect hire is rarely smooth. While the hiring market is extremely competitive and companies are struggling to fill open positions, some of the biggest issues for recruiters lie in the candidates themselves. In this week’s RPOA Roundup, we take a look at how to avoid common hiring and talent acquisition hazards like high-risk candidates and new-hire no-shows, as well as how checking references and knowing how to hire to your company’s needs can result in the getting the right person for the job.

Topics: talent acquisition, hiring challenge, best practices, hiring process, recruiting issues, recruiting talent, new hire risk


Best Tips for a Successful RPO Relationship

By Carrie Kolar Thu, Jul 30,2015 @ AM

The most successful partnerships between recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) providers and their clients are not one-off deals. Rather, they are ongoing, long-term relationships, where the client trusts that the RPO provider will understand and meet their recruiting needs and larger business needs. In this week’s RPOA Roundup, we take a look at the best tips for a successful RPO relationship, from picking the right provider and why you should trust them, to how providers can ensure the client gets their best work as well as strategies providers can use to meet increasing client demand for RPO services.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, best practices, recruiting challenge


Win-Win Salary Negotiation: Tactics for Hiring Managers

How do you negotiate a salary with your top candidates? Believe it or not, when it comes to salary negotiations, even the most experienced human resource personals can struggle; and when your personal skills are pitiable, your chances of hiring good candidates to help your business thrive are reduced. Not every hiring manager has pitiable “people skills”, and surprisingly, many dread negotiations because they don’t know how to approach an experienced candidate. Nevertheless, here are some win-win negotiation tactics you might want to consider to hire the best talent.

How Much Does Your Industry Pay?

Some industries are more competitive than others. The IT domain for example, is a cutthroat business field, and some companies battle each other to land the best talent. How do you persuade an executive to work for you and not for one of your competitors? Negotiating win-win deals with potential employees is more challenging than meets the eye. Apart from an attractive salary package, you must offer them something extra, something your competitor doesn’t have.

Topics: best practices, interview process


5 Must-Ask Recruiting Questions to Find Great Fit

By Monika Jansen Tue, Oct 28,2014 @ AM

Are we approaching recruiting, interviewing, and development all wrong? Not if we follow the tips in these five great articles, which include tips around recruiting – how to hire for results and improve social recruiting – interviewing – five must-ask questions to find a great fit – and development – cultivating passionate employees and changing our overall approach to staff development. 

Topics: talent acquisition, best practices


How to Measure Your Recruiting Performance (Part 1 of 2)

By Allison Reilly Wed, Jun 25,2014 @ AM
You can't improve what you can't measure, and your recruiting performance isn't any different. Without the right recruiting metrics, your organization won't have the information it needs to assess its recruiting process and make the necessary improvements. In the first of this two-part series, we're going to show you how to measure your recruiting performance, starting with defining your goals, metrics and infrastructure.

Defining Your Goals

Topics: process recruitment, best practices, applicant tracking software, recruiting metrics


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


How to Write an Effective New Hire Survey

By Allison Reilly Tue, May 13,2014 @ AM

A new hire survey is a questionnaire given to your new hire within his/her first 30 days. The point of the survey is to have them assess your onboarding process, everything from how they were referred to the position all the way to first-day orientation and the explanation of the company's benefits and procedures. Hopefully, your new hire surveys are effective in providing substantial feedback so that you can improve your onboarding and hiring processes. If they aren't, then here's how to write an effective new hire survey.

Topics: employment brand, best practices, career sites, hiring process, new hire surveys


RPO News Roundup: Adding Value to Your Recruitment Strategy

By Allison Reilly Wed, Apr 02,2014 @ AM

April is often the time for spring cleaning, but sometimes, giving your recruitment strategy isn't always about "cleaning it up" and removing things. When cleaning, there are times where you may have to add things, which add value, so that you are more organized, or so each part of the recruiting strategy is a little more meaningful and impactful. This week's hiring and recruiting news roundup offers ways that you can add value to your recruitment strategy, and "clean up" this spring with a more efficiency and effective recruiting process.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, hiring and recruiting news, best practices, recruiting strategy

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