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Stop! Does Your Talent Acquisition Program Align With Your Business Strategy?

By Steven Dashiell Tue, Jun 19,2018 @ AM

An effective talent acquisition program doesn’t occur in a vacuum. An enormous amount of planning, cooperation and execution go into creating a system that lets your organization hire the candidates you need for growth and keep those candidates coming through a healthy talent pipeline.

Topics: talent acquisition, recruiting best practices

 

Belonging: What Candidates Look for in an Employer

By Steven Dashiell Tue, Jun 12,2018 @ AM

Talent acquisition leaders have come to understand the growing importance of branding and recruitment marketing. As Staci Johnson, Vice President Marketing at Roth Staffing Companies noted, organizations need to continue to recruit existing employees with just as much effort as spent on recruiting external candidates. In this sense, both the candidates a business seeks and the existing employees they possess are customers.

Topics: recruiting trends, recruiting technology

 

Managing Change in an RPO Partnership

By Steven Dashiell Tue, May 22,2018 @ AM

Unlike a typical staffing solution, recruitment process outsourcing is a strategic partnership that can result in great improvements to internal hiring practices. These changes need to be managed well in order for the relationship to succeed –a big lesson, Lumina Foods learned, when bringing RPO company Newton Talent onboard to help them solve their complex recruiting problems.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing

 

Building a Talent Pipeline: The Employer Branding Effect

By Steven Dashiell Tue, May 15,2018 @ AM

When Lumina Foods decided to partner with an outside vendor on scaling up their hiring capabilities, they weren’t entirely sure what to expect. Mandy McPherson, Vice President, Human Resources at Lumina Foods knew from prior experience that recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) vendors  were often used by big businesses to fill high-volume recruiting needs, and thought that was the extent of their use.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, recruiting trends

 

The Do’s and Don’ts of RPO Partnerships

By Steven Dashiell Tue, May 01,2018 @ AM

In today’s evolving market, many organizations recognize the tremendous advantages that a recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) partnership provides and are eager to incorporate these advantages into their business. There is a danger in hastiness however – recruiting isn’t one size fits all.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing

 

Aberdeen Report: RPO Effective in Building a Centralized Talent Pipeline

By Steven Dashiell Tue, Apr 24,2018 @ AM

In a recent study titled,“Revisiting the Value of Strategic Partnership”, Aberdeen found that Best-in-Class organizations are turning to subject-matter experts (SMEs) in building a centralized talent pipeline model to better develop and manage the resources needed for this new approach. In addition, the study found that organizations using a central talent pipeline model are reaching active and passive candidates by a ratio of 2.5 to 1 whereas All Other companies are at 9.7 to 1.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing

 

IBM: Bias Must Fall Before AI Can Truly Help Recruiting

By Steven Dashiell Tue, Apr 17,2018 @ AM

IBM recently held IBM Think 2018, a first-of-its-kind conference dedicated to the technological innovations and research going on inside of IBM and the world at large. The multi-day conference covered everything from the rise of big data, to blockchain and its use outside of cryptocurrency, and even quantum computing.

Topics: recruiting technology

 

A Big Fish Diary: Being Strategic With Seasonal Hiring

By Steven Dashiell Wed, Mar 28,2018 @ AM

When we last jumped into the talent pool with Erin McDermott Peterson, we heard from Tara Noonan Amaral, former Senior Vice President of Talent Acquisition at Fidelity Investments. In Peterson’s podcast “Big Fish in the Talent Pool,” Amaral shared her experiences and thoughts on several hot trends in the recruiting space, including technology and artificial intelligence.

Topics: talent acquisition, recruiting strategy

 

RPO Is More Than Recruiting – It’s a Partnership

By Steven Dashiell Thu, Mar 22,2018 @ AM

Mandy McPherson, Vice President of HR at Lumina foods, had several questions about how her company could improve upon its recruiting practices. Among their recruiting challenges,TBHC, their food distribution brand, needed not just any candidate, but candidates with specific skills that could fill the role of an account manager plus more. And for Pedestal Foods, the contract food management subsidiary of Lumina, the number of positions they needed to fill was great, but resources for recruiting were limited due to Pedestal’s early business stage.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing

 

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