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Does your Talent Acquisition function pass this 8-point health check?

By Michelle (Shelly) Wallace Johnson Tue, Jan 15,2019 @ AM

The current labor market is extremely competitive. The U.S. unemployment rate is at a 49-year low of 3.9 percent as of December 2018, and in September 2018 alone, there were 7.0 million openings and 5.7 million hires, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Stats. Talent Acquisition professionals and hiring managers for organizations should look at their recruiting strategy the same as traditional business does for consumers, supply and demand and price equilibrium.

Topics: recruiting best practices

 

Are you in the Know with Diversity Recruiting?

By Michelle (Shelly) Wallace Johnson Mon, Jan 07,2019 @ AM

It is a known fact that diversity recruiting has been a high priority amongst most talent acquisition professionals and organizations. Many people will agree that diversity is good for business. Not only bringing fresh ideas, but various perspectives as well.

Topics: diversity, recruiting best practices

 

A Look Ahead: What Talent Acquisition Leaders are Expecting from the 2019 Job Market

By Steven Dashiell Tue, Dec 18,2018 @ AM

As 2018 comes to a close, we’re able to look back on the job market this year and observe a remarkably strong year for businesses and workers. As of October, the unemployment rate remained at 3.7 from prior month.  And across the whole year, the unemployment rate and number of unemployed individuals fell by 0.4 percentage point to and 449,000 respectively, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Topics: Job Market

 

The 4 Questions You Should Be Asking Candidates in an Interview

By Michelle (Shelly) Wallace Johnson Tue, Dec 11,2018 @ AM

When your internal hiring process is broken and the engagement survey shows less than satisfactory results, you might want to consider bringing in a recruitment process outsourcing company (RPO).

Topics: recruiting best practices

 

Labor Market Outlook for 2019

By Guest Thu, Dec 06,2018 @ AM

A Goldman Sachs recent report suggested the US economy is growing at a rate of 3.5%; or in other words — at twice the rate Goldman themselves forecast this time last year. Impressive reading for sure, but how does it translate into job creation in the U.S. labor market? What new opportunities are set to present themselves? And how easy will it be for businesses to find the right new hires as we move into 2019?

Topics: Job Market

 

Big Fish in the Talent Pool: Rebuilding a Stronger Employer Brand

By Steven Dashiell Wed, Nov 28,2018 @ AM

As a global organization with over 270,000 employees across the world, it should be no surprise that Wells Fargo has an extensive recruiting team. In fact, as Wells Fargo continues to grow, they hire for roughly 90,000 positions each year. But what does it take to hire nearly 90,000 positions each year - half of those internal promotions, and the other half new hires?

Topics: Big Fish Diaries, recruiting best practices

 

World Class Recruitment: Hiring Talent the Hueman Way

By Steven Dashiell Tue, Nov 13,2018 @ AM

As any talent acquisition leader can tell you, hiring these days isn’t what it used to be. Posting a job description on a job board and hoping for the best won’t get an organization the talent they need for success. And that’s just the hiring portion –  engaging and retaining that talent is just as important for overall recruitment. Recruiting, often, is overwhelming.

Topics: recruiting best practices, recruitment process outsourcing

 

2019 Recruiting Outlook: Upcoming Challenges and Opportunities

By Steven Dashiell Tue, Nov 06,2018 @ AM

The talent acquisition space has undergone a variety of challenges within the last few years. Many of these challenges were brought by rapid advances in technology. Others emerged from an economy on the rise, with jobs increasing and top talent becoming more fiercely contested.

Topics: Job Market, recruiting trends

 

Marketing Meets Recruiting: New Trends in Attracting Top Talent

By Guest Tue, Oct 30,2018 @ AM

The way companies recruit people has changed in the past few years. In the current candidate-driven job market, candidates have the power in the recruitment process.

A good illustration of this trend is that 95 percent of the people businesses want to hire for critical positions are not looking for a job. As a result, recruiting people has become more expensive and time-consuming for companies. Employers are competing for the best candidates who are treated as customers. This had made effective recruitment strategies all the more important.

Topics: social recruiting, recruiting trends

 

Recruiting Technology to Watch in 2019

By Steven Dashiell Tue, Oct 23,2018 @ PM

As recruiting practices continue to evolve, tech companies are pushing forward in kind, producing new and more advanced technology solutions for talent acquisition professionals. Keeping up with tech development is a challenge, but a must in the current competitive recruiting environment. Here we continue our coverage of new tech trends and tools to watch in the upcoming year.

Topics: recruiting technology