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RPOA Weekly: Tips on Providing an Exceptional Candidate Experience

By Carrie Kolar Tue, Sep 20,2016 @ AM

It is essential  for employers to provide an exceptional candidate experience to compete in the current job market. Candidates are in the driver seat for two reasons, first candidates have a great deal of intelligence on prospective employers with services like glassdoor, careerbliss, and Seek; second, the candidate pool has been shrinking as the economy has been adding healthy number of new jobs each month for the past couple of years.  This news roundup of the RPOA Weekly presents articles that cover the importance of, and present some best practices for improving, the candidate experience.

Topics: candidate experience, rpoa weekly

 

The Biggest Challenges of Today's Top Candidates

By Carrie Kolar Tue, Mar 22,2016 @ AM

To recruit top talent effectively, you need to be able to put yourself in a candidate’s shoes. Where are they looking for jobs? What challenges are they facing? What are they thinking? In this week’s RPOA Weekly, we answer these questions and more as we look at the biggest challenges of today’s top candidates.

Topics: finding good candidates, candidate experience, recruiting challenge

 

Best Practices for Creating an Exceptional Candidate Experience

By Carrie Kolar Tue, Jun 30,2015 @ AM

In recruiting, a bad candidate experience can get in the way of an organization getting and keeping the best talent for their positions. A bad process, therefore a bad experience, can be so powerful that candidates abandon the application process halfway through, in a move called “candidate abandonment.”  However, there are steps that organizations can take to make sure that they provide candidates with the best possible experience all the way through the recruiting and application process. In the RPOA webinar “Is Your Recruiting Strategy More Like Go Fish or Minecraft?” presenters Beth Miller and Richard Jordan suggest the following best practices for creating an exceptional candidate experience.

Topics: finding good candidates, candidate experience, candidate management, job descriptions

 

Is Your Recruiting Strategy More Like Go Fish or Minecraft?

By Carrie Kolar Wed, Apr 22,2015 @ AM

The Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association recently hosted a webinar entitled “Is Your Recruiting Strategy More Like Go Fish or Minecraft?” presented by Beth Miller with Headway Workforce Solution, and Richard Jordan with strengthening Talent. This webinar discusses the importance of having a well-planned recruiting strategy with the examples of the popular games Go Fish and Minecraft.

Topics: employment brand, candidate experience

 

ABC’s of Recruiting Top Candidates (Part 1)

In Sales, the “ABC’s,” stands for “always be closing,” meaning at every stage of the sales process – from first few seconds of a cold call through to negotiating contract terms – is an opportunity to “close” new business. Similarly, the success of your recruiting efforts can be attributed to a candidate’s experience throughout the entire recruit-to-hire process – from resume submission to interviewing to offer negotiations.

Topics: recruiting, rpo, recruitment process outsourcing, candidate experience, recruit-to-hire business performance, candidate management, interview process, candidate screening process, job descriptions

 

ABC’s of Recruiting Top Candidates (Part 2)

In the first part of this series, we covered two important tactics for pushing your top candidate down the recruiting process: job description and the screening process. Here we explore the next two steps in closing these top candidates: the interview and offer letter. 

Topics: recruiting, rpo, recruitment process outsourcing, candidate experience, recruit-to-hire business performance, candidate management, interview process, candidate screening process, job descriptions

 

Overcoming Recruitment's Black Hole and More Hiring News

By Allison Reilly Thu, Aug 07,2014 @ AM

Recruitment's black hole is the gap between all those job seekers looking for an open position and all those companies with open positions that are looking for the right candidates to fill them. We call it a black hole because so many candidates and open positions fall into this gap, not knowing the other existed. "Skills gap" may be a buzzword, but it's a very real problem for many organizations. This week's hiring and recruiting news roundup addresses the issue of the black hole, offering insight into who's falling into it and how we can retrieve those candidates and positions before they're gone forever.

Topics: hiring and recruiting news, talent acquisition, candidate experience, candidate sources, skills gap, recruitment's black hole

 

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

 

Perfect Candidates, Mobile Recruitment, and Other RPO News

By Allison Reilly Thu, May 15,2014 @ AM

"The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue." - Antisthenes

Topics: rpo news, finding good candidates, hiring and recruiting news, candidate experience, mobile recruiting

 

Post-Recession Recruiting, Hiring Trends, and Other RPO News

By Allison Reilly Thu, May 08,2014 @ AM

Part of the reason why we do a weekly hiring and recruiting news roundup is to keep our audience abreast with some of the latest hiring and recruiting trends and discussion. What are the hot topics in the industry, topics that aren't mentioned on this blog? Are there any new research findings or strategies that the world ought to know about? This week's roundup covers some of those trends and strategies, while highlighting some of the newer challenges in RPO and human resources.

Topics: hiring and recruiting news, process recruitment, innovative recruiting, candidate experience, recruiting trends, recruiting metrics

 
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