Position Yourself Strategically for Sourcing Success

By Carrie Kolar Thu, Oct 01,2015 @ AM

Sourcing is key for successful recruiting. Finding candidates, establishing a rapport with them, and setting up lines of communication is the best way to ensure that you have a steady stream of top-tier applicants to fill your open positions. In this week’s RPOA Roundup, we take a look at sourcing best practices, how to approach candidates and talent communities, and how to build a sourcing strategy to find out how to best position yourself strategically for sourcing success.

Topics: candidate sources, source of hire, hiring process, sourcing


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


Entry-Level Job Negotiation: Negotiate the Salary You Deserve

You might think that you need to be established in your field before you can negotiate for a better salary, but you'd be wrong. It's fairly common place for recent graduates to discuss the terms of their new contract, and you shouldn't let the opportunity pass you by! Below, you can find some of the methods you can use in your negotiations.

Topics: employers, candidate sources, employment


3 Major Best Practices for Hiring through Social Media

By Allison Reilly Tue, Dec 10,2013 @ AM

Social media recruiting is still a very new arena for many organizations. Not only is measuring your investment somewhat difficult, but social media does have rules regarding appropriate behavior with candidate profiles and the information you find online. If you're interested in starting social media recruiting, or want to know if you can do it better, then here are the three major best practices for hiring through social media:

Topics: social recruiting, social media recruiting, best practices, candidate sources


The Potential Value of Predictive Analytics in Human Resources

The last few years have seen a continuing growth in the use of predictive analytics – using computer models to analyse data and predict patterns and trends. Widely used in finance, insurance and marketing, it is less popular in HR, where much emphasis is still placed on human intuition.

Topics: HR industry, HR research, recruiting trends, candidate sources


Talent Acquisition, Retention, and Other RPO News

By Allison Reilly Fri, Nov 29,2013 @ PM

Happy Thanksgiving! It's a holiday and the last thing people want to think about today is work. But, if you'd like a break or want to do something besides watch football, then we do have a few RPO news stories for you to peruse. Most of the stories here involve talent acquisition and retention, a timely topic. Enjoy!

Topics: finding good candidates, talent acquisition, employee engagement, candidate sources


MORE Incredible Stats about Candidate Sourcing in 2013

By Allison Reilly Tue, Nov 19,2013 @ AM

With candidate sourcing, like many other areas of hiring and recruiting, you can't go off of hunches and guesses as to determining the best and most prolific sources for your candidates. We previously covered seven incredible stats about candidate sourcing, but with 2013 coming to a close and with recruiting processes under evaluation for the coming year, it's prudent to take a few more statistics under advisement as your company makes its hiring and recruiting decisions. Here are MORE incredible stats about candidate sourcing:

Topics: finding good candidates, innovative recruiting, candidate sources, source of hire


7 Incredible Stats about Candidate Sourcing in 2013

By Allison Reilly Tue, Aug 20,2013 @ AM

Recruiting has changed a lot over the past few years, and it's still changing. If you're not changing with it, particularly your candidate sourcing, then you're going to miss out on great talent by selecting your candidates from such a small pool of the population. In fact, there is probably a thing or two that you can do differently, as the following seven incredible stats will illustrate. Candidate sourcing may not be what you think it is.

Topics: social media recruiting, finding good candidates, candidate sources, source of hire


Energize your Employee Referral Program

An effective, high visibility, regularly evaluated employee referral program is not a mere source of resumes and inquiries. It is a promotional engine that brings interested, qualified candidates to your company via your current employees. Successful employee referral programs that are planned, monitored, and maintained are a powerful recruiting tool.

Topics: finding good candidates, talent acquisition, recruiting strategy, candidate sources


Source of Hire: The Signal to Noise Metric in Candidate Sourcing

By Allison Reilly Tue, Aug 13,2013 @ AM

If you're spending 80 to 90% of your time and resources finding candidates on LinkedIn, then you're probably going to say that you get most of your hires from LinkedIn. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it does mean that your data is biased because you spend most of your time on LinkedIn sourcing candidates. Where else are you supposed to find candidates if you're spending that much time and energy on one source?

Topics: finding good candidates, candidate sources, source of hire, noise to hire metric

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