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Talent Acquisition and Tech Leaders Share Messages of Inspiration and Transforming for 2021

By Lamees Abourahma Wed, Dec 30,2020 @ AM

The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc throughout all industries, including talent acquisition. Many business and human resource (HR) leaders had to adapt to the unexpected chaos of the coronavirus quickly. Nearly all recruitment operations went virtual.

However, despite the coronavirus chaos within the talent acquisition space, technology sparked a fast shift to new recruiting and hiring practices.

Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association (RPOA) explored this paradox of crisis and transformation during its inaugural virtual conference in October: Talent Acquisition Transformed Conference 2020. The conference gathered top thought leaders within the TA and technology space to discuss the pandemic's impact on talent acquisition and give messages of hope for the industry as we move into the future.

The conference opened with Ben Eubanks, author, speaker, researcher, and podcaster, giving an inspiring keynote speech. After the keynote, there were three sessions, each addressing different areas of talent acquisition transformation. Eleven TA industry leaders spoke on employer branding, remote work, fluctuating hiring demands, recruitment marketing, and the state of job seekers and employers in the era of COVID. The virtual conference ended joyously with Slash Coleman, founder of Laughter Yoga Richmond, providing the power of laughter to improve our health, energy, and attitude.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, recruiting trends, recruiting metrics, recruiting best practices, recruiting technology, Candidate Experience

 

What you always wanted to know about RPO but never knew who to ask

By Nancy Ruff Thu, Nov 12,2020 @ AM

A common interview wrap-up is to ask a candidate “Do you have any questions?” In this post, we’re flipping that on its head and drilling down on the questions those on the talent acquisition side in RPO may have. If you’ve never known where to turn for answers to your RPO questions, we’re here to help. Besides, no matter how much you know about RPO, there’s always something new to learn!

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing

 

Source or Else

By Tim Plamondon Thu, Aug 27,2020 @ AM

The legendary adman David Ogilvy had a saying, "Sell or else." He meant, if your words aren't selling, they're worthless. In talent acquisition, it's "source or else." If your organization isn't sourcing candidates all the time, you won’t be ready to hire rapidly when you need to grow your workforce.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing

 

The Recruitment Landscape: How Agility is Being Redefined

By Staff Writer Tue, Aug 18,2020 @ AM

Since COVID-19 hit in March of this year, almost everything about our work and our lives has been disrupted and turned upside down. For instance, HR teams practically overnight have had to figure out how to enable their employees to work from home. And companies in industries highly impacted by the pandemic are laying off, furloughing, or reassigning employees to new positions.

In short, many are learning that remaining agile is critical for survival; yet they’re not completely sure what it takes to navigate this unchartered territory. What does all this mean for RPO providers? That helping clients meet their most pressing recruitment challenges now goes hand-in-hand with guiding them on how to be more agile in their recruiting approach. We recently brought together a terrific team of RPO leaders to talk about just that and we’ll be covering their helpful insights and (mostly) upbeat outlooks over several posts.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing

 

Talent pipeline readiness during a recession

By Tim Plamondon Thu, Jul 16,2020 @ AM

Why Building Your Talent Pipeline During an Economic Downturn is Good for Your Business.

Along with a giant cloud of unknowing, the coronavirus-induced recession has created a new work routine for industries and societies. Workers and companies found themselves adjusting to remote work and work-from-home (WFH).

Once the economy starts bouncing back and businesses reopen, companies need to be ready to begin hiring. 

According to a recent WilsonHCG study, 71 percent of surveyed business leaders expect to begin hiring in the 3rd and 4th quarters of this year. Sixty-three percent of HR and TA professionals surveyed said that their teams are getting ready to start hiring. 

Part of the hiring readiness should be a talent pipeline readiness. To that end, a candidate-centric pipeline is what Best-in-Class companies adopt, according to Aberdeen's analyst, Zach Chertok. Aberdeen's data also shows that a recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) partner is best suited to creating a continuously populated pipeline.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, talent acquisition, recruiting strategy, recruiting best practices

 

Why RPO providers need to pivot their business strategy today

By Staff Writer Thu, Jul 02,2020 @ AM

The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic on employers and candidates requires RPO providers to pivot their business. Pivoting to a new strategy often entails drastically changing an entire organization. But in the case of unexpected crisis, pivoting has more to do with quickly changing course to adapt to outside, uncontrollable forces.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, recruiting trends

 

How COVID-19 is Changing Candidate Screening

By Staff Writer Thu, Jun 25,2020 @ AM

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted recruiting practices and caused organizations to rethink their candidate screening process. As companies adapt to these changes, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) leaders are adjusting with them. The ability of RPOs to quickly pivot in any direction makes them the perfect hiring partner to help businesses adjust to the changes in candidate screening.   

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, Candidate Experience

 

The More Efficient Way to Build Contact Tracing Programs

By Lamees Abourahma Thu, Jun 11,2020 @ AM

States all across the U.S. are briskly moving to hire hundreds and thousands of contact tracers very rapidly. According to a recent NPR story, states nearly doubled their plans for contact tracers within a ten-day period. As states ramp up to build their contact tracing programs in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus and reopen the country, they are faced with monumental challenges. RPO offers a unique solution for building a contact tracing workforce. 

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing

 

RPO for e-Commerce Business

By Staff Writer Fri, May 15,2020 @ AM

How an RPO Partner Can Help Companies Like Amazon and Other e-commerce Companies Hire Thousands of Employees

During the first two months of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., Amazon experienced an extreme increase in customer demand. To meet this abrupt increase, Amazon successfully filled 175,000 positions in its fulfillment and delivery network. Other e-commerce businesses like Instacart and Chewy also rushed to fill needed positions. Therefore, they needed to ramp up their hiring function to hire thousands of workers to meet the extreme demands placed on their operations. It’s in these kind of extreme situations, recruitment process outsourcing providers (RPO)s offer strategic, consultive, and proactive solutions for quickly hiring thousands of people.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing

 

How RPO helps with talent acquisition continuity amid chaos

By Staff Writer Thu, May 07,2020 @ AM

Media rental service Netflix, toy manufacturer Lego, and photography giant Fujifilm. Vastly different industries but they have one thing in common. They used internal disruption to improve their business models and reinvent themselves to adapt to a changing world.

For Netflix, it was recognizing changing technologies and transforming from a DVD by-mail rental business to the king of streaming. Lego, for decades one of the most popular construction toys for children, turned its brand around by releasing The Lego Movie in 2014 and then scaling back its products to focus on those that delivered a great customer experience. Perhaps the greatest adaption came from Fujifilm which not only survived the move to digital photography but started successful pharmaceutical and cosmetic lines.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, recruiting strategy