Outsourced Recruiting: Here's how a national multi-brand food company solved their unique talent acquisition challenges

By Steven Dashiell Tue, Mar 13,2018 @ AM

Lumina Foods, a Nashville, TN based food services and distribution company, was growing year after year with little sign of slowing down. Their two subsidiaries had unique and completely different challenges. TBHC Delivers, Lumina’s food distribution arm, is one of the nation’s largest distributors of Hunt Brothers Pizza, with distributors across 21 states. Pedestal Foods, their contract food management business, provides food service in private education facilities, colleges, and universities.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, talent acquisition


Jump Into the Deep End with Erin McDermott Peterson: Real Conversations with Talent Acquisition Leaders

By Steven Dashiell Thu, Mar 08,2018 @ AM

If you love RPO, great stories, and all of the joys and challenges that come with large scale recruitment, then you'll love “Big Fish in the Talent Pool”. The Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association (RPOA) is thrilled to partner with Erin McDermott Peterson on this new podcast.

Topics: rpoa news, talent acquisition


Blurring The Lines: Here’s How HR and Marketing Work Together to Find Top Talent

By Steven Dashiell Tue, Feb 27,2018 @ AM

In today’s candidate-driven market, employees are more likely to quit their jobs and hop onto another opportunity. Holding on to those employees, particularly those that are among the organization’s top talent, is looking to become one of the biggest challenges facing organizations in a hot labor market. What can organizations do to retain those employees?


9 Simple Steps to Writing a Compelling Job Advertisement to Attract Millennials

By Guest Thu, Feb 22,2018 @ AM

Is your job advertisement effective? Moreover, is it effective for your target audience specifically? While a good company always keeps a target audience in mind when creating job ads, in some cases this could be extremely difficult - especially if it’s millennials we’re talking about.

Topics: social recruiting, talent acquisition, recruiting best practices


Guideline to Selecting a Recruitment Process Outsourcing  Provider

By Lamees Abourahma Wed, Feb 14,2018 @ AM

Selecting a recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) provider is a big decision for any organization. Recruitment process outsourcing can be a comprehensive talent acquisition solution with big business impact. Previously, we explained how to determine if RPO is right for your smaller organization and how to make the case for top executives. Here we zoom in on the challenge of choosing an RPO provider.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing


Glassdoor Survey Warns of High Employee Turnover, Job Hopping in 2018

By Steven Dashiell Thu, Feb 08,2018 @ AM

Keep an eye on your best employees this year – they might just be eyeing up their next opportunity. According to a recent Glassdoor survey, nearly 35 percent of hiring decision makers expect more employees to quit over the span of 2018 than they did in 2017.

Topics: hiring and recruiting news, recruiting trends


2018 Employment Laws You Should Know About

By Steven Dashiell Thu, Feb 01,2018 @ AM

Employment legislation can lead to sweeping changes in the way organizations approach recruiting, and to remain successful, employers must stay abreast of any new laws and regulations that will affect their hiring. Not only are the economy and technology changing the way HR leaders make their hiring decisions, but 2017 saw several shifts and trends in employment legislation that will resonate through 2018.

We’ve asked seasoned employment lawyers to offer some insight on what sort of employment policies and legislation HR leaders will want to keep an eye on as we move into 2018. Here are four key issues they highlighted.

Topics: Employment Policy


Middle Market Expands its Workforce in 2018 Expert Predicts

By Lamees Abourahma Wed, Jan 24,2018 @ AM

According to the National Center for The Middle Market, “In the third quarter of 2017, middle market companies continue to report strong growth, confidence, and optimism. At 7.0%, year-over-year revenue growth remains steady and the 6.4% growth in employment is well above the historical average. While confidence in the U.S. economy is down slightly from the first quarter of the year, global and local economic confidence remain near peak levels.”  

We wanted to investigate what the current state of the middle market means in terms of hiring and recruiting, and what the business drivers are affecting talent acquisition. To find out, we recently interviewed talent acquisition expert, Pam Verhoff, president of Advanced RPO, a recruitment process outsourcing company based in Chicago, IL.  Here is an edited excerpt of this interview.  

Topics: hiring and recruiting news, recruiting trends


Stop Being Reactive to Your Hiring Needs, Expert Advises

By Lamees Abourahma Wed, Jan 17,2018 @ AM

Filling open positions as need arises for an organization is no longer effective. Staying competitive in today’s job market means building candidate pipelines and managing candidate pools among other talent acquisition strategies.

Topics: talent acquisition, Ask an RPO Expert


Making the Case for RPO to Top Executives

By Steven Dashiell Tue, Jan 09,2018 @ AM

Recruitment process outsourcing provides a strategic solution to talent acquisition challenges for different size organizations. However, top executives might not easily see the value. As Mike Palmer and Mike Tastle of Accolo explained in Why Smaller Businesses Should Outsource Their Recruiting: RPO can solve hiring fluctuations, reduce time-to-fill, improve candidate and hiring manager experiences, and provide an effective hiring process, among other benefits.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing