Recruiting metrics and recruiting technology are two crucial topics in hiring and recruitment. They are two things that every organization ought to have, but if they aren't used correctly, then the organization is not getting the full benefit of the metrics' insight or of the technology's capabilities. This week's hiring and recruiting news roundup focuses on these two topics, topics that we haven't covered much in news roundups and that are long overdue for discussion.
Getting a hold of your metrics means a lot more than just refining the way in which you measure and collect information on the state of your company’s hiring function. In order to truly get the most out of your hard work, blood, sweat and spread sheets, your metrics have to do more than just collect dust. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of accurate measurement, but recording metrics for metrics sake just isn’t the point of the whole exercise. The point of this data is improvement, and the potential that good metrics have for growing your hiring function is immense. The only problem is that, much of the time, the same HR people who put in the time to collect and catalog the right metrics can’t quite tell the story that the data is pointing at. Even if the numbers are all laid out in front of you and your executives, the bottom line and organizational impact of recent HR decisions and your hiring function as a whole can still be lost in translation.
Part of the reason why we do a weekly hiring and recruiting news roundup is to keep our audience abreast with some of the latest hiring and recruiting trends and discussion. What are the hot topics in the industry, topics that aren't mentioned on this blog? Are there any new research findings or strategies that the world ought to know about? This week's roundup covers some of those trends and strategies, while highlighting some of the newer challenges in RPO and human resources.
In the first part of our series on hiring and recruiting statistics, we covered a few of the latest statistics reflecting the state of hiring in the United States. Although three-fourths of organization said they were planning to hire this year, and that more job openings are being advertised online than in 2010, filling those openings effectively and hiring efficiently are still big challenges. In the second part of this three-part series, we have three of the latest trends on hiring costs and recruiting efficiencies. Knowing these trends should help you overcome the challenges of hiring effectively and efficiently by illustrating areas where you can improve your recruiting process.
Christmas is less than a week away! The New Year will be here in exactly two weeks. This year has been a big year for hiring and recruiting, and 2014 will, hopefully, be bigger. What trends should we expect for the coming year? What should organizations evaluate this year to ensure a successful recruiting strategy and process? This week's RPO news roundup should be a big help.
It's that time of year again when everyone is offering tips and making predictions about the next 12 months. What should professionals expect in 2014 in recruitment process outsourcing? This week's hiring and recruiting news roundup highlights these tips and predictions, showing what employers and recruiters ought to be doing to keep up with the changing times while staying ahead of those who refuse to do something different. What's trending, and what's no longer a trend? Find out in the articles below.
Less than a month until the new year! How are your measuring your recruiting for 2013, and how are you preparing your recruiting strategy for 2014? This week's hiring and recruiting news roundup answers that very question, highlighting what companies can do to attract and to retain the best during one of the busiest times of the year. Learn what candidates are doing to find jobs, what you need to do to find them in return, and how to measure your progress.
The last few years have seen a continuing growth in the use of predictive analytics – using computer models to analyse data and predict patterns and trends. Widely used in finance, insurance and marketing, it is less popular in HR, where much emphasis is still placed on human intuition.
Happy Halloween! Fortunately, we don't have anything "spooky" to report in recruitment process outsourcing this week, but things don't have to get spooky in the coming weeks either. This week's roundup covers recruiting tools and methods to help companies find great candidates through social media, to calculate their recruiting costs, to stop of bad hires, and to start keeping great employees. No tricks here! This week's hiring and recruiting news roundup is a real treat.