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RPO Communication: Global Challenges of “Speaking Business”

By Joshua G Rodriguez Thu, Aug 01,2019 @ AM

Global RPO teams lack the communication skills needed for a successful engagement.   A bold statement by some but, is this really true? Well, before partnering with any RPO provider, you’ll need to be thoroughly prepared and informed with what they’re willing to provide in order to meet your expectations.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, recruiting best practices, Global Hiring

 

4 Tricks to Employer Branding Strategy

By Michelle (Shelly) Wallace Johnson Thu, May 16,2019 @ AM

Creating an employment brand is not as easy as it sounds. Making sure the organization is viewed how executives and shareholders want it to be, in order to recruit and retain top talent, requires strategy. Katrina Kibben, CEO/Founder of Three Ears Media, states, the “Employer brand doesn’t work unless you do.”

Topics: Employer Branding, recruiting best practices

 

3 Top Tips to Employer Branding

By Michelle (Shelly) Wallace Johnson Thu, May 09,2019 @ AM

Recruitment marketing and employer branding are gaining popularity in most organizations as the war on talent continues. An employer’s brand includes the values and mission of an organization and how current, past, and future employees view the organization. According to an article in Forbes, “One of the most effective ways of promoting recruitment is to create a workplace that employees recommend to their friends.” Tracey Parsons, President of Parsons Strategic Consulting, stated her famous quote “They come for the brand, they convert for the job, they stay for the culture”

Topics: Employer Branding, recruiting best practices

 

Recruiters, It's Time To Trade in First In-Person Interviews for Live Video Interviewing

By Guest Thu, May 02,2019 @ AM



It's easy to understand why recruiters are so attached to in-person interviews. It creates a great environment to get to know the candidate and how they may fit into your organization. It also lets the candidate see your company in action, which will help them decide if they want to work for you.

Topics: recruiting best practices

 

7 Errors To Avoid When Communicating With Your Job Candidates

By Guest Thu, Apr 11,2019 @ AM

As an employer and as a job candidate, first impressions do matter.

The way you come across in your conversations and interactions, in person and online, will make a big impact on whether you get hired or find the ideal candidate. In the latter case, even if you are inundated with applicants, miscommunication or simply putting off the wrong vibe can mean that you end up with an employ who is considerably less desirable than if you had navigated the situation correctly. But knowing exactly how to manage early communications can be really difficult: it’s a tricky blend of personal and professional skills. The stakes feel very high, on both ends of the spectrum. So, without further ado, here are seven classic mistakes you should avoid.

Topics: recruiting best practices

 

How to Avoid Expensive Hiring Mistakes and Lower Employee Turnover

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

Employee turnover is expensive and it’s a real business issue. A survey in 2016 by consulting firm, Deloitte, suggested that a combination of hiring costs and lost productivity added up to $121,000 per departing employee. Figures from the second quarter of 2018 showed that employee turnover in the American software sector was running at an annual rate of 24%, with two-thirds of those workers leaving voluntarily. And the issue is not slowing down. Turnover in the U.S. was little changed at 5.6 million and total separations rate was 3.7 percent in March of this year, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

What can be done to reduce turnover?

Topics: recruiting best practices

 

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

 

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

 

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