The Importance of Networking in Talent Acquisition

By Carrie Kolar Thu, Nov 12,2015 @ AM

Networking is an essential activity for both job hunters and recruiters. Both groups network to expand their contacts, job hunters in the hope that it will lead to a job opportunity, recruiters in order to fill their pipeline and find candidates and potential hires. In this week’s RPOA Roundup, we take a look at the importance of networking in talent recruitment as well as networking methods and best practices that both companies and individuals can use to find success.

Topics: social recruiting, HR conferences, recruiting best practices


How Social Media can Drive Recruiting Success

By Carrie Kolar Thu, Aug 27,2015 @ PM

Recruiting is all about attracting the attention and interest of the right candidates, and social media provides numerous platforms that recruiters can use to interact and connect with potential candidates, display their brand and culture, and post about job openings. The many different options for a social media recruiting strategy can be overwhelming – should you use LinkedIn or Twitter? How often should you post? What should your content be like? In this week’s RPOA Roundup, we explore social media strategies, successes, and options to determine how social media can drive recruiting success.

Topics: social recruiting


7 Best Recruiting Strategies for Hiring Success

By Carrie Kolar Wed, Feb 11,2015 @ AM

There is no doubt the U.S. labor market in 2015 will be highly competitive.

As demand for top talent increases and the pool of qualified candidates shrinks, hiring and recruiting in 2015 will be rather challenging. Last year, there were 46% newly created position with 800,000 of them being high-tech jobs. On the other hand, labor force participation by the end of 2014 – workers currently employed or who are actively looking for work – was the lowest since 1978. Candidates are in the driver’s seat feeling more comfortable leaving their current job and rejecting offers, making it harder to recruit and retain.

How do you recruit and hire in such a challenging labor market environment? John Younger, CEO of Accolo, a recruitment process outsourcing company, lays down a roadmap for recruiting success in a recent webinar titled, "a recruiter's roadmap to hiring success." Younger offers the follow seven recruiting strategies for hiring success.

Topics: social recruiting, recruiting strategy, recruiting issues


Facebook and Personality Recruiting and More News

By Janine Lucas Wed, Nov 05,2014 @ AM

Are you using social media to recruit potential job candidates? If not, you may be missing out on a key way to recruit new talent. Other opportunities you won’t want to miss out on can be found in these five articles, including how to hire competent people - how to have a successful video interview - why you might want to consider recruiting based on personality - and why letting employees work from home may boost productivity.

Topics: social recruiting


RPO Solutions, Social Media Recruiting and More Hiring News

By Allison Reilly Thu, Sep 18,2014 @ AM

We're almost into the last quarter of 2014, the busiest three months of the year. Of course, there are all the holidays, but these three months are also busy because many organizations are trying to meet end-of-the-year goals and preparing for the coming year. Those goals and preparations include hiring and recruiting, so this week's hiring and recruiting news roundup includes solutions and recruiting tips to help with this. We may not be able to clear your schedule so you can enjoy a little more holiday, but we can help make everything easier to balance.

Topics: social recruiting, recruitment process outsourcing, hiring and recruiting news, employee engagement


5 Ways Companies Can Stand Out in Social Media Recruiting

By Staff Writer Wed, Sep 10,2014 @ AM

Chances are you’re already using social media to recruit. And if you’re not, you’re missing out on a veritable landmine of talent. 72% of all Internet users are on social media, and today's most talented professionals know that social media is a great way to find – and land – their dream jobs.

Topics: social recruiting


Social Recruiting, Diversity Challenges and More RPO News

By Allison Reilly Tue, Aug 26,2014 @ AM

According to the 2014 Global Leadership Forecast, the number one leadership challenge for CEOs is human capital, followed by customer relations and innovation. To overcome the challenge of leadership and human capital, improving the effectiveness of management and improving leadership development program were cited as the top two strategies. This week's hiring and recruiting news roundup should help with both of those strategies, where development is possible and where management is currently ineffective. Both of these strategies may not necessarily require new staff and may instead simply need new ways to evaluate and to enhance each of your staff members individually.

Topics: social recruiting, recruitment process outsourcing, hiring and recruiting news, recruiting trends


5 Ideas to Consider for Your Talent Acquisition Efforts (Part 3 of 3)

By Allison Reilly Thu, Jul 03,2014 @ AM

In the first two parts of this series, we covered current statistics in hiring and recruiting as well as current trends in hiring and recruiting costs and efficiencies. In the final part of this series, we're presenting five great ideas that employers ought to consider for their talent acquisition initiatives. These ideas are specific recommendations that address the statistics and trends featured in the first two parts. Implementing one or all of these ideas effectively will enable employers to hire more creatively and efficiently, which is necessary in today's talent shortage in the marketplace.

Topics: social recruiting, talent acquisition, hiring, candidate management, recruiting best practices


3 Amazing Tips For Your Mobile Recruitment Strategy

By Allison Reilly Tue, Apr 22,2014 @ AM

The number of people who own a smartphone has doubled between February 2010 and November 2012, with 76 percent of Americans saying that they own one. Granted, I am not among the 76 percent, but I am the minority as that percentage has only increased in the 18 months since our last presidential election. What does all this mean? It means that you better have a mobile recruiting strategy, or that your mobile recruiting strategy may need refinement since the last time you looked at it, or even created it. Here are three amazing tips to improve your mobile recruitment strategy:

Topics: social recruiting, recruiting trends, recruiting technology


Staffing Challenges, RPO in its Infancy, and Other Recruiting News

By Allison Reilly Thu, Feb 20,2014 @ AM

The irony about recruiting's biggest challenge is that some organizations are having trouble filling open positions because of a lack of qualified candidates, but others are reluctant to hire because they are worried about the economy or don't have the resources to pay someone a competitive salary. The overall challenge, no matter the company, is to find the best candidates with the least strain on time and money. There isn't just one way to accomplish that, but perhaps this week's news roundup will help.

Topics: social recruiting, recruitment process outsourcing, hiring and recruiting news, recruiting best practices