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 Sourcing is the Key to Recruitment Success

By Carrie Kolar Fri, Sep 18,2015 @ AM

For the recruiting process to work best, you need to have a reliable source of top-tier applicants. In this week’s RPOA Roundup, we examine the difference between sourcing and recruiting, what habits, actions and metrics make sourcing successful, and take a look at an innovative sourcing program to determine how sourcing is the key to recruitment success.

Topics: recruitment, recruiting, source of hire, sourcing


How to Create an Employee Referral Campaign (Part One of Two)

By Allison Reilly Thu, Sep 04,2014 @ AM

The number of employee referrals a company receives is a major indicator of employee morale. If employees are referring people to open positions within the organization, then it's likely that they like their jobs and like their employer. So, how does an organization encourage employee referrals without coming across as tacky or desperate for talent?

Topics: talent acquisition, employee engagement, source of hire, employee recognition, employee referrals


The Best Recruiting Boards for Your Recruiting Dollars

By Allison Reilly Wed, Jul 09,2014 @ AM

The RPOA, in partnership with Software Advice and the National Human Resources Association, conducted a survey with 150 recruiters to determine the best job boards. We conducted this survey to figure out which job boards provide the best value for recruiters in terms of quality, quantity and price. Our best job boards survey asked asked recruiters specifically about six job boards: Glassdoor, LinkedIn, Monster, Craigslist, Indeed and Careerbuilder. Although all the recruiters didn't use all six of the job boards, all of them were used by some percentage of those surveyed. Here are the results of our survey:

Topics: rpoa news, talent acquisition, source of hire, job boards


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


How to Think About the Business Impact of Recruiting

By Allison Reilly Tue, Oct 15,2013 @ AM

Organizations understand the importance of talent acquisition. Their assumptions about it's importance, albeit accurate assumptions, reflect the need to act on these beliefs but not necessarily how to act on these beliefs. Great talent is key to a company's competitive advantage, and is central to achieving business goals, but the hard part is understanding these assumptions enough to make the right decisions regarding talent acquisition. Here's how to understand these assumptions in a way that illustrate the business impact of recruiting, and how to get the resources you need to acquire the best talent:

Topics: novotus, talent acquisition, source of hire, recruiting metrics


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


Sources of Hire, Recruiting Problems, and Other RPO News

By Allison Reilly Thu, Aug 15,2013 @ AM

More candidates, more recruiting channels, more recruiting problems. Dealing with all this isn't necessarily about finding one solution that fixes it, it's about finding different solutions over and over again, and reusing the best solutions as the situation applies. Here is this week's latest and greatest news headlines on RPO, sources of hire, and other major recruiting problems:

Topics: recruiting, hiring and recruiting news, talent acquisition, source of hire, recruiting metrics


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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