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


#RPOA Weekly: What Business Culture Means to Talent Acquisition

By Lamees Abourahma Tue, Sep 26,2017 @ AM

The three top workplaces this year according to Glassdoor are: Bain Consulting, Facebook, and World Wide Technology. Glassdoor company ranking is based on employee reviews; companies need at least seventy-five reviews to qualify. Best workplaces have engaged employees. Best workplaces have great culture. Best workplaces have higher success in attracting top talent- including passive candidates. In this #RPOA Weekly we review latest articles on how best workplaces build their corporate culture, attract passive talent, and create an engaged work environment.

Topics: recruiting strategy, recruiting best practices, Company Culture


#RPOA Weekly: Kim E. Ruyle Speaks at Upcoming Webinar

By Lamees Abourahma Wed, Sep 20,2017 @ AM

In his previous session, renowned speaker and published author Kim E. Ruyle touched on implicit bias (rooted in our brains) that directs and influences who we select or hire. Rulye also reviewed six characteristics of high potentials including cognitive ability, drive and ambition, competence, personality and emotional intelligence, and learning agility. 

Next Friday, September 22nd @ noon ET, Ruyle join us again to explore the neuroscience of personality, methods to mitigate implicit bias, and insights that will enhance your selection, development, and retention of high potential talent. Don’t miss this 30-minute webinar! Register now to attend the live session or to receive the recording to watch on-demand.

Topics: rpoa news, recruiting best practices


Avoid This Mistake When Handling Negative Reviews on Glassdoor

By Guest Fri, Sep 15,2017 @ AM

Companies are no longer in control of their public image as an employer of choice in the age of internet and social media. Glassdoor, a Yelp-like review site for businesses, has more than 11 million employee reviews for a half million companies, viewed by over 30 million unique visitors each month. These reviews are likely shaping what potential candidates think of each company, and the decision they make when applying or accepting a job. Company reviews can either help or hurt the employer branding and the company’s recruiting efforts. So if you can’t control your company’s online image, what do you do? You should at least manage your online image.

Topics: Employer Branding, recruiting best practices


How To Hire And Retain Quality Candidates in a Competitive Hiring Environment

By Guest Thu, Sep 14,2017 @ AM

Let’s face it. Hiring can be tough. The unemployment rate is low – just 4.4% according to the Department of Labor Statistics – and employers have to compete for good employees. In order to find and retain quality candidates, it requires some work on our end. That work can come in the form of collecting more information at various stages in the employee lifecycle or tailoring your benefits to desired candidates. Here are a few tactics you might explore to step up your recruiting and hiring success rate.  

Topics: recruiting best practices


Making the Business Case for Hiring Top Performers

By Steven Dashiell Tue, Sep 12,2017 @ AM

Given the amount of forethought, research, and manpower required to reliably bring top talent to your company, how do you make the case to leadership to start dedicating the resources necessary to take on that talent?

Sometimes it comes down to the numbers.

Topics: recruiting best practices


#RPOAWeekly: Predicting Potential Talent

By Lamees Abourahma Fri, Sep 08,2017 @ AM

Potential: the ability to adapt to and grow into increasingly complex roles and environments is the key to selecting top executives according to Fernandez-Araoz in his “21st-century talent spotting” article published by Harvard Business Review. Not only important to executive positions, potential is key to other management and white collar jobs as well. Predicting potential talen based on personality is the topic of an upcoming RPOA webinar presented by renowned speaker and published author Kim E. Ruyle. This week’s #RPOAWeekly we keep the focus on finding potential talent and present the following top resources on the topic.

Topics: recruiting best practices


Understanding Learning Agility: The Number One Predictor of Leadership

By Steven Dashiell Thu, Sep 07,2017 @ AM

In our recent series on leadership and talent, we discussed the idea that there are six traits common amongst effective leaders: cognitive ability, drive and ambition, competence, personality, emotional intelligence, and learning agility. Though none of these individual traits are necessarily valued one over the other, there is one trait that stands as the strongest predictor of leadership: learning agility.

Topics: recruiting best practices


Look for These Six Qualities When Assigning Your Next Leader

By Steven Dashiell Thu, Sep 07,2017 @ AM

Do you know who among your staff is prime leadership material? Perhaps there is an individual who always volunteers for additional items beyond their expected work load, or can just as easily work with members outside of their own team as they can with their own. These are laudable qualities, but will promoting such a person result in a great leader?

Topics: recruiting best practices


Our Brain: Does it Help or Hinder When it Comes to Hiring?

By Steven Dashiell Thu, Aug 03,2017 @ AM

Our brains (one of the most complex and magnificent organs in the human body) have more to do with who we select for our next position – and why we select them – than we realize. The brain is a complex mechanism, one that directs and influences our actions even when we aren’t necessarily aware of that fact. This unaware influence on our decision-making processes is called implicit bias, explained Kim E. Ruyle, renowned speaker, published author, and president of Inventive Talent Consulting.

Topics: recruiting trends, recruiting best practices