New Trend in Recruiting: Project RPO

By Carrie Kolar Fri, Oct 16,2015 @ AM

The on-demand economy is thriving, and more on-demand businesses are popping up every day. Business like Uber and StyleBee and apps like OrderUp are changing the fabric of the economy, as businesses and consumers increasingly expect and demand to receive products and services on their own schedules. On-demand businesses have been mostly business to consumer instead of business to business, but the on-demand trend is slowly but surely penetrating the B2B markets. A recent Recruitment Process Outsourcing webinar entitled “Project RPO: Testing the Water with Project-Based RPO” explores how RPO can be adapted to an on-demand model, and how this on-demand or “project RPO” can benefit client organizations. In the webinar Ray Rika, the president and CEO of Accolo, provides his insight into the efficient and effective new trend in recruiting: Project RPO.

Topics: recruiting, recruitment process outsourcing, process recruitment, innovative recruiting, recruiting strategy, recruiting trends, HR industry trends


Tips and Strategies for Recruitment Process Results

By Carrie Kolar Thu, Jul 09,2015 @ AM

For effectiveness in recruiting, you need a strategy. But what should that strategy look like? How should it be implemented? How should your strategy prioritize goals and allocate resources? These questions and more are address in this week’s RPOA Roundup, in which we selected some of the best recruiting and talent management articles to give you tips and strategies for recruitment process results in 2015.

Topics: recruitment, recruiting, innovative recruiting, recruiting strategy


Top Five Tips for Successful Video Interviewing

Video interviewing provides a valuable way for businesses to save time and money on the recruiting process. Hiring managers can speak to a wider geographic pool of applicants to find the best fit, while picking up on mannerisms and aspects of personal presentation that would be missed with the traditional phone interview. With free services like Skype available, it's not even necessary to purchase extensive teleconferencing systems to take part. For all of these reasons, video interviewing is becoming an increasingly standardized step in the hiring process. Yet it can present unique challenges for the interviewer, both from a technical and professional standpoint. Keep the following tips in mind to make your next video interview a success.

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1. Choose an appropriate environment.

When conducting a face-to-face interview, you most likely choose a quiet conference room or office and forward your phone calls for the duration of the interview. Use this same awareness for a video interview. Be sure to limit any background noises which could prove distracting, and be aware of your background. Use the same lighting principles that you would learn in professional photography courses. If there's a window in the office, try closing the shade to prevent a backlighting effect. Set the camera at an angle to show you from the waist up, but dress appropriately and get rid of background distractions from head to toe.

2. Prepare your candidate for the interview.

Topics: innovative recruiting, video interviewing


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


HR Recruiting Resources, Hiring Statistics, and Other RPO News

By Allison Reilly Thu, May 01,2014 @ AM

How is your organization allocating its recruiting resources? Although many organizations may not specifically measure their recruiting resources, they aren't finite. Ensuring that your HR staff has the resources they need to fill positions, to fill them quickly, and to fill them with the best possible candidate, is easier said than done. This week's hiring and recruiting news roundup provides the latest information that will help you to allocate your recruiting resources more effectively.

Topics: recruitment, job description, hiring and recruiting news, hiring challenge, innovative recruiting


How to Add a Human Touch to Applicant Tracking Systems

By Allison Reilly Tue, Apr 01,2014 @ AM

Like many things in technology, and in life, you can't just "set it and forget it." Many things require constant attention in order to work well, and even a little human intervention from time to time. One of those things is the applicant tracking system, where it seems like you can set up the software and let it do all the work in sorting and picking your best candidates. But, technology isn't always perfect, and if you don't add a human touch to the work of your applicant tracking software from time to time, then you may miss out on a some awesome talent. Here's how you can add a human touch to your ATS and find a potential hire that the system may have missed.

Topics: job description, innovative recruiting, best practices, applicant tracking software, technology and recruiting


Video Interviewing, Recruiting for the Skills Gap, & Other RPO News

By Allison Reilly Fri, Mar 14,2014 @ AM

In just two months, many college seniors will be graduating with newly minted degrees and looking to join the workforce. Many of these seniors may already be looking for work, while others may choose to finish school before starting the job hunt. Whatever the case may be, talent acquisition is more important than ever as the number or potential candidates increases in May and how badly these people are needed to bridge the skills gap. This week's recruiting and hiring news roundup covers the recruitment process, RPO, and how you could bridge the skills gap in your company.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, talent acquisition, innovative recruiting, recruiting trends


The Future of RPO, Contingent Hiring, and other Recruiting News

By Allison Reilly Thu, Mar 06,2014 @ AM

Contingent, or temporary staffing, is one of the biggest trends in RPO and in recruiting happening right now. People are changing the way they work, whether they want to or they have to. Companies are changing who they hire to keep costs down, to retain the best employees, or to improve productivity and to maintain a competitive edge in the marketplace. This week's hiring and recruiting news roundup emphasizes this trends and it's impact on the RPO and recruiting industries.

Topics: hiring and recruiting news, innovative recruiting, recruiting strategy, recruiting trends, contingent hiring


Highly Successful Recruiting, RPO at 10 & Other Hiring News

By Allison Reilly Thu, Feb 27,2014 @ AM

What does it take to be a great recruiter, or even to find great recruiters for your organization? What does it take to create the results that your clients and colleagues want? This week's hiring and recruiting news roundup answers these questions, outlining some of the best practices and mindsets for successful recruiters, recruiting, and employee engagement.

Topics: recruiting, recruiters, hiring and recruiting news, hiring, innovative recruiting, best practices


How to Create an Awesome Career Page for your Website

By Allison Reilly Tue, Dec 31,2013 @ AM

It's New Year's Eve, and a great resolution for any employer is to have an awesome career page. Career sites were the source for 23% of all external hires in 2012, and not having one (or having a site that isn't well-maintained) is only hurting your chances of finding a great external hire. For 2014, employers should make it a point to have an awesome career page on their company website, and here's how to create one your company and employees can be proud of.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, finding good candidates, innovative recruiting, career sites

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