RPOA Weekly: Lessons from Talent Leaders

By Lamees Abourahma Tue, Jun 13,2017 @ AM

The role of a CHRO is one the most important C-level positions according to a recent article from Harvard Business Review, yet keeping up with the trends and best practices in the talent world can be daunting. In this #RPOAWeekly, we present some of the latest articles to keep you informed on hiring challenges, recruiting trends, and success stories.

Topics: talent acquisition, rpoa weekly


Hiring Challenges: What Talent Acquisition Leaders Encounter Today

By Steven Dashiell Thu, Jun 08,2017 @ AM

Hiring the best talent  for your business is an important endeavor full of unique complexities that demand a thorough and careful approach. The candidate landscape is changing, technology is rapidly evolving, and a task that took five people one year might evolve to require an entire development team the next.Because of these challenges and others, not all businesses find success in their initial recruiting efforts. Several issues are common adversaries for businesses, and staying aware of these challenges is the first step to circumventing recruiting failures.

We’ve asked talent acquisition experts to describe a few of these frequent trouble areas. The following six general challenges should give you an idea of where to review and what to prepare for when recruiting.

Topics: talent acquisition


AskAnRPOExpert: Getting Executive Buy-in for RPO

By Lamees Abourahma Thu, Nov 17,2016 @ AM

Before a company can implement an effective talent acquisition strategy, stakeholders need to be onboard. the C-Level HR and leadership executive team need to be on the same page. Does everyone agree on the existing hiring challenges? Are they aligned on which solution would produce the desired results? Possibly not. How you can clarify these common challenges and get executive buy-in on proposed solution?  

In this edition of #AskAnRPOExpert, John Younger, founder and CEO of Accolo, a recruitment process outsourcing provider based in Dallas, Taxes, answers questions related to working with senior management and the executive team on hiring challenges and solutions.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, talent acquisition, Ask an RPO Expert


Advice on Adapting Your Talent Acquisition Strategy from Advanced RPO's President

By Lamees Abourahma Fri, Sep 23,2016 @ AM

How can companies compete for talent in a highly competitive job market? As the U.S. economy continues to add hundreds of thousands of new hires each month, the pool of candidates continues to shrink. Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 151,000 in August, and the unemployment rate remained at 4.9 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment continued to trend up in several service-providing industries. In a previous edition, we learned about the conditions of the job market in 216 from the perspective of professional recruiters. 

Topics: recruiting, recruitment process outsourcing, talent acquisition, Ask an RPO Expert


RPOA Weekly: The Surprising Cost of Talent Acquisition

By Carrie Kolar Tue, Aug 30,2016 @ AM

Your company's workforce is likely one of your highest business expenses. Between sourcing, recruiting and hiring costs, each new employee represents a significant investment. This news roundup of the RPOA Weekly covers the cost of talent acquisition and the steps you can take to decrease it.

Topics: talent acquisition, rpoa weekly


The Best Tips to Attract Top Talent

By Carrie Kolar Tue, May 24,2016 @ AM

We’re in a talent crunch, and competition for the best talent is fierce. In order to win the talent Hunger Games, companies need to have talent attraction strategies that will make candidates come to them, instead of the other way around. In this week’s RPOA Weekly, we take a look at the best tips to attract top talent, from long-term content strategies to the newest social media phenomenon.

Topics: talent acquisition, recruiting talent


Filling Open Positions with Passive Candidates

By Carrie Kolar Tue, Apr 12,2016 @ AM

Recruiting in the current U.S. job market remains very competitive forcing recruiters to get more aggressive with their recruiting strategies. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, reported job openings were little changed at 5.4 million in February and hires increased to 5.4 million, while jobless rate was down over the year in 296 of 387 metro areas and payroll jobs were up in 323. While the pool of active candidates shrinks (payroll employment risen by 215,000 in March) recruiters will start tapping into the pool of passive candidates (those who are already hired and not actively looking for a job). This RPOA Weekly looks into the challenges, opportunities, and best practices of filling open positions with passive candidates in the current recruiting environment. 

Topics: talent acquisition, recruiting talent


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


The RPO Value Proposition Evolution

By Carrie Kolar Tue, Jul 28,2015 @ AM

Working with an RPO provider can be a transformational to your recruiting and business success. While there are immediate benefits to working with an RPO provider, the true value is revealed when you engage with them in a long term partnership. Recruiting is never a one-and-done process. It is an ongoing need, and engaging an RPO provider as a strategic partner over the long term pays dividends far beyond meeting your immediate hiring needs. The value of RPO evolves and increases over the length of your partnership in three distinct steps: immediate cost-efficiency, a longer-term positive business impact, and in the development of an overarching workforce strategy that supports your business needs and goals. Here, we’ll delve into the details of the three steps of the RPO value proposition evolution.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, process recruitment, talent acquisition


Key Added Values From Recruitment Process Outsourcing Engagement

By Carrie Kolar Tue, Jul 14,2015 @ AM

What would a recruitment process outsourcing program offer that other talent acquisition solutions don't? Recruitment process outsourcing provide four unique value propositions that can be attractive to companies looking to reduce hiring cost, scale recruiting activities, or restructure their organization. The Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association, or RPOA, put on a webinar entitled “Practical RPO: Getting Real Benefits from an RPO Program” presented by Matt Rivera and Andy Roane from the Yoh Corporation. In this webinar, Rivera and Roane discuss the value proposition of RPO and elaborate on it using three examples of corporations who benefited from RPO engagements. Below, we’ll share the four key added values from Recruitment Process Outsourcing engagement taken from this webinar.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, talent acquisition, recruit-to-hire business performance, recruiting talent

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