Why Your Talent Acquisition Plans Should Include Passive Candidates

By Steven Dashiell Thu, Jun 22,2017 @ AM

With the continuing creation of new jobs and an economy on the upswing, unemployment continues to fall to levels not seen in some time – employment increased by 138,000 in May and unemployment stayed unchanged at 4.3%, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics. Great news for the workforce, but businesses with positions to fill might feel a pang of worry – because of overall low unemployment, the number of candidates actively searching for a job are similarly quite low.

That means that much of the high-level talent you want working for your company will already be employed. However, not all is lost. Though these candidates are not actively seeking a new job, many of them fall into the category of “passive job seeker.”

Roughly 75% of candidates fall into the passive category, says Sarah Palmer, Vice President of Marketing at Hueman, a recruiting process outsourcing (RPO) provider in Jacksonville Beach, FL. In an RPOA Leadership Forum webinar hosted by the Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association,“Culture Fit Disrupted,” Palmer and Hueman CEO Dwight Cooper describe how these two categories of candidate dictate the direction of your talent acquisition efforts.

Topics: recruiting trends


How to Succeed in Recruiting in the New Year

By Carrie Kolar Tue, Jan 19,2016 @ AM

Happy New Year! Recruiting and hiring top talent in 2016 will bring new challenges, so this week’s RPOA Roundup will focus on what you and your company need to succeed, from crafting plans and deciding on themes to being aware of new trends and opportunities for professional growth. Let’s take a look at how to succeed in recruiting in the new year.

Topics: recruiting, recruiting trends


Tips and Trends for Recruiting in 2016

By Carrie Kolar Tue, Jan 12,2016 @ AM

How would 2016 be for recruiting? And what are the best practices in this recruiting environment? In this week’s RPOA Roundup we present predictions, best practices and tips and trends for recruiting in 2016.

Topics: hiring and recruiting news, recruiting trends


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


Recent Trends in Recruiting Leading into 2016

By Carrie Kolar Thu, Nov 19,2015 @ AM

Recruitment methods and offerings constantly evolve to meet the changing needs of clients and the circumstances of the broader economy. In this week’s RPOA, we take a look at on-demand RPO and scalable and “artisanal” recruiting as examples of at recent trends in recruiting leading into 2016.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, reasons to outsource, recruiting trends


How to Coordinate Your Contingent Workforce

By Carrie Kolar Tue, Oct 20,2015 @ AM

The continent workforce is growing at a phenomenal rate, and there’s no sign of stopping. With the growth of temporary workers, contractors and freelancers in the job market, employers need to rework their approach to recruiting and managing their hires to make sure they stay on top of the trend. In this week’s RPOA Roundup, we take a look at how to coordinate your contingent workforce to positive your company for success.

Topics: recruiting trends, HR industry trends, contingent hiring, independent contractors, temporary workforce


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


How Data and Metrics Affect Recruiting Efforts and Industry Trends

By Carrie Kolar Thu, Aug 20,2015 @ AM

Performance measurement and data gathering are huge trends in every aspect of business, and recruiting is no exception. Recruiting generates massive amounts of data, and understanding the data and using it to measure quality and performance promises a more efficient, effective recruiting process.  Using this data wisely can highlight where good sources and hires are easily identifiable, while elimininating waste in time and money can be eliminated. In this week’s RPOA Roundup, we take a lot at how data and metrics affect recruiting efforts and industry trends.

Topics: recruiting, recruiting trends, HR industry trends, recruiting metrics


Top Recruiting Suggestions for the Coming Talent Crunch

By Carrie Kolar Thu, Jul 23,2015 @ AM

The job market could see a talent crunch. The world is currently facing a shortage of talent, and this shortage will get worse as time goes on. A shrinking workforce means fewer applicants and longer waits to fill positions, with correspondingly fierce competition among recruiters. In this week’s RPOA Roundup, we look at the causes for this shortage as well as how recruiters can adapt to it, and provide some top recruiting suggestions for the coming talent crunch.

Topics: recruitment, finding good candidates, recruiting strategy, recruiting trends, recruiting issues, recruiting talent, recruiting challenge


Recruiting Techniques, Strategies and Other RPO News

By Allison Reilly Thu, Jul 17,2014 @ AM

One can surmise that part of the reason why the skills gap is one of the biggest recruiting challenges of our time is because the skills needed to succeed in today's work environment is very different from the skills needed just five or 10 years ago. The skills needed include those necessary to do well in an interview and to get past applicant tracking systems and recruiting boards. This week's hiring and recruiting news roundup addresses today's recruiting challenge in a new light, focusing on the skills needed and the lessons learned from resisting the ongoing change in the recruiting landscape.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, hiring and recruiting news, recruiting strategy, recruiting trends, recruiting model, job boards

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