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Global Outsourcing: Offshore vs. Nearshore Recruitment Comparisons

By Guest Thu, Mar 07,2019 @ AM

Outsourcing is a hot topic that in some cases can become easily debatable. 

Even with a casual conversation about exploring the benefits of outsourcing for business efficiency, the comparison of its benefits or detriments has many points from both sides. Yet, when your company is looking at efficiency options, outsourcing still has many perks.

Of course, when you jump into the outsourcing discussion from a budgeting perspective, it becomes a much more sensitive topic with questions that arise if it should come from an offshore provider, or by a more recent trend selecting “nearshore” companies providing a similar but uniquely different alternative.

Topics: Global Hiring

 

Why RPO Makes Sense for Consulting and Professional Services

By Michelle (Shelly) Wallace Johnson Thu, Feb 21,2019 @ AM

In this day and age, finding talent with the right mix of skills and personality to fit the organization's culture, is not that easy. For consulting and professional services firms it is even more difficult, as their reputation comes in to play. In an article by Consultants 500, they list some of the largest causes or disruptors this industry is facing. For example, increased competition, deregulation, globalization, changing client demands, and technology and artificial intelligence.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing

 

7 Golden Rules of Successful RPO for Banks and Financial Services

By Michelle (Shelly) Wallace Johnson Fri, Feb 15,2019 @ AM

“Competition to attract the type of talent your business needs is coming from all sectors—it’s no longer possible to simply talk of an FS [financial services] talent market as boundaries are now increasingly blurred, if not non-existent,” according to a report from PwC. With the U.S. unemployment rate at a record low, competition for top talent remains at an all-time high. In addition to the tight labor market, financial services are challenged by digital disruptions that require changes in the operating models, changing consumer needs and expectations, and regulatory shifts and security concerns. PwC states, “As financial institutions’ business models evolve, they’re really going to have to think differently, and that means hiring and developing people with vastly different skills and views.”

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing

 

6 Steps to Optimizing your Talent Acquisition Function

By Michelle (Shelly) Wallace Johnson Tue, Jan 29,2019 @ AM

When your talent acquisition function is not run like a ‘well oiled machine’, you could be losing top talent and more than likely, leaving a pile of money on the table. In a study by Bersin, Deloitte Consulting LLP, “Bersin’s research indicates that companies with high-maturity talent acquisition functions exhibit 18% higher revenue and 30% greater profitability compared to companies with low-maturity talent acquisition performance.”

“By continuously fine-tuning the process, you’ll end up with faster, more efficient hiring. This means hiring the right people for your organization, higher revenues and a motivated, more productive workforce” states Elaine Davidson, Founder and CEO of Beacon Lane Consulting.

Topics: talent acquisition, recruiting best practices

 

Global Hiring: Using Cultural Anthropological Glasses

By Guest Tue, Jan 22,2019 @ AM

Being based in the U.S., often I’ve seen existing recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) companies or new companies describe themselves as “global” in the staffing industry.  More specifically, they present an outsourcing or offshoring solution that is “tailor-made” or “customized” to provide a recruitment service in a specific geography outside of their home country. But, do they actually provide global hiring?  

Topics: Global Hiring

 

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: recruiting best practices, diversity

 

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