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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

 

Big Fish in the Talent Pool: Rebuilding a Stronger Employer Brand

By Steven Dashiell Wed, Nov 28,2018 @ AM

As a global organization with over 270,000 employees across the world, it should be no surprise that Wells Fargo has an extensive recruiting team. In fact, as Wells Fargo continues to grow, they hire for roughly 90,000 positions each year. But what does it take to hire nearly 90,000 positions each year - half of those internal promotions, and the other half new hires?

Topics: recruiting best practices, Big Fish Diaries

 

World Class Recruitment: Hiring Talent the Hueman Way

By Steven Dashiell Tue, Nov 13,2018 @ AM

As any talent acquisition leader can tell you, hiring these days isn’t what it used to be. Posting a job description on a job board and hoping for the best won’t get an organization the talent they need for success. And that’s just the hiring portion –  engaging and retaining that talent is just as important for overall recruitment. Recruiting, often, is overwhelming.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, recruiting best practices

 

8 Ways to Close the Gender Gap

By Guest Tue, Sep 18,2018 @ AM

With the growing Me Too movement, the pay gap between men and women in the workforce is being brought into the spotlight. In 2015, American women working full time were paid 80% of what their male counterparts made on average, creating a pay gap of 20% (AAUW 2017). Some companies are striving to close the gender gap and have found that what they perceive and what is reality can be two very different things. Here are seven tips to help a company find balance in their workforce.

Topics: recruiting best practices, diversity

 

Build Your Recruiting Program Around a Customer Centric Process

By Steven Dashiell Tue, Sep 11,2018 @ AM

Who are your customers? This is a fundamental question to any business, but one that talent acquisition teams have been tangling with more and more as recruitment marketing plays a greater role in the acquisition of highly skilled, passive candidates.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, recruiting best practices

 

Measurement Drives Growth When it Comes to Talent Acquisition Programs

By Steven Dashiell Tue, Aug 28,2018 @ AM

It goes without saying that without proper measurement of your organization’s actions and accomplishments, figuring out just how well you’re doing in terms of business is difficult. The Office of Personnel Management notes that measurement “plays a crucial role in translating business strategy into results.”

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, recruiting best practices