How to Nail the Hiring Process

By Carrie Kolar Thu, Dec 24,2015 @ AM

Hiring is complicated process on both sides. There are a lot of moving pieces, and no matter how carefully you prepare, neither recruiters nor job hunters have any guarantee of success. However, there are some best practices and suggests that can help both recruiters and job seekers tackle individual pieces and get the results they want. In this week’s RPOA, we take a look at how to nail the hiring process for recruiters and job seekers alike.

Topics: hiring, hiring process


How to Create a Scalable Recruiting Model

By Katie Duffy Tue, Nov 10,2015 @ AM

There are a number of external factors contributing to the growing challenges faced by present-day talent acquisition teams. One of which includes rapid and sudden changes to hiring volume. While many organizations have found solace in scaling recruiting efforts through Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) services, others continue to be skeptical about relinquishing the keys to the talent kingdom gates. Director of RPO for Yoh, Katie Duffy, gives her professional and expert insight on how to create a scalable recruiting model.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, Yoh, hiring process


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


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


How to Predict High-Risk Candidates When Hiring

By Carrie Kolar Tue, Jul 21,2015 @ AM

Recruiting and hiring candidates can be a risky business. Recruiters try to predict whether the candidate will be an asset to the company based on criteria such as skills, previous performance, and recommendations from other employers. However, one area that recruiters have not been able to measure is whether candidates will commit to the employer long-term. A second-best candidate who stays with the company is a better choice than a first-place candidate who only remains for a matter of months. A candidate who is a “flight risk,” or who is probably to move to another position before bringing value to the company, is a high-risk candidate that employers would rather avoid. While flight risk has been historically difficult to measure, Talent Analytics Corp. has recently released pre-hire flight predictions for job candidates and current employees, which recruiters and hiring managers can use to help assess whether a candidate is the right one for the job.

Topics: finding good candidates, hiring challenge, hiring process, candidate management, new hire risk


Candidates and Mobile Recruiting, What RPO Is and Other Hiring News

By Allison Reilly Thu, Jun 19,2014 @ AM

Summer is one of the busier times of the year for recruiters and hiring managers. There's an influx of young talent with college degrees looking for gainful employment. The summer months are also prime time for internships and temporary employment, where people can fulfill needs to handle additional customers or to try something new for a few months. The year is also halfway over, urging many company's to evaluate their progress toward hiring and recruiting goals. This week's hiring and recruiting news roundup features articles that are appropriate for the needs of the summer months: hiring the best talent, choosing who to hire, and how to improve your current recruiting process.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, hiring and recruiting news, hiring, recruiting trends, hiring process, HR industry trends


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

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