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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

 

2018 List of Recruiting and Talent Acquisition Conferences

By RPOA Staff Sun, Jan 07,2018 @ AM

The conference scene for talent acquisition professionals is very active in 2018. With over two dozen sourcing and recruiting conferences with different focus areas ranging from social media recruiting, to nonprofit talent acquisition, to executive forums expanding the nation’s top destinations, there is no shortage of options to choose from.

Topics: hiring and recruiting news

 

#RPOA Weekly: The Intersection Between HR and Marketing

By Lamees Abourahma Thu, Jan 04,2018 @ AM

While analysts and practitioners might have different views on the new role of human resources, they all agree that HR has evolved from the basics of employee managing and hiring to serve a more strategic function. Some of the new responsibilities of HR include succession planning and data analytics, creating better processes and training protocol, and attracting and retaining top talent. 

Topics: Employer Branding

 

Should I Be Scared of Recruiting AI?

By Steven Dashiell Wed, Jan 03,2018 @ AM

With the substantial number of technological advancements arriving in the recruiting space, there’s a growing worry that technology and AI will replace recruiters wholesale. Certainly, there is some truth to the notion. Technology often finds a way to replace the rote activities humans don’t care to perform (such as the auto industry or manufacturing). But should recruiters be scared for their jobs?

Topics: recruiting technology

 

#RPOA WEEKLY: 10 Best Recruiting Stories of 2017

By RPOA Staff Wed, Dec 20,2017 @ AM

As a talent acquisition professional you need to stay informed of topics affecting your work environment. Finding, attracting, and engaging top talent that drives business value to your organization is becoming a complex discipline pivoting from human resources into leadership, marketing and business development, all of which have a technology spin that’s further adding to this complexity.