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


Stop Being Reactive to Your Hiring Needs, Expert Advises

By Lamees Abourahma Wed, Jan 17,2018 @ AM

Filling open positions as need arises for an organization is no longer effective. Staying competitive in today’s job market means building candidate pipelines and managing candidate pools among other talent acquisition strategies.

Topics: talent acquisition, Ask an RPO Expert


#RPOA Weekly: Talent Acquisition vs. Recruitment

By Lamees Abourahma Tue, Oct 17,2017 @ AM

One-half of organizations surveyed by SHRM in a 2016 report cited factors such as a low number of applicants (51%), lack of the needed work experience among candidates (50%) and competition from other employers (49%) as reasons for difficulty finding candidates for their open positions.

With challenging recruiting conditions in the current labor market (according to 68% of HR professionals), a more strategic talent acquisition approach is likely to position employers better for the talent war than tactical recruiting activities. Our #RPOA Weekly highlights the difference between strategic vs. tactical talent acquisition and some characteristics of the new talent landscape.  

Topics: talent acquisition, recruiting strategy


RPOA Weekly: Lessons from Talent Leaders

By Lamees Abourahma Tue, Jun 13,2017 @ AM

The role of a CHRO is one the most important C-level positions according to a recent article from Harvard Business Review, yet keeping up with the trends and best practices in the talent world can be daunting. In this #RPOAWeekly, we present some of the latest articles to keep you informed on hiring challenges, recruiting trends, and success stories.

Topics: hiring and recruiting news, talent acquisition


Hiring Challenges: What Talent Acquisition Leaders Encounter Today

By Steven Dashiell Thu, Jun 08,2017 @ AM

Hiring the best talent  for your business is an important endeavor full of unique complexities that demand a thorough and careful approach. The candidate landscape is changing, technology is rapidly evolving, and a task that took five people one year might evolve to require an entire development team the next.Because of these challenges and others, not all businesses find success in their initial recruiting efforts. Several issues are common adversaries for businesses, and staying aware of these challenges is the first step to circumventing recruiting failures.

We’ve asked talent acquisition experts to describe a few of these frequent trouble areas. The following six general challenges should give you an idea of where to review and what to prepare for when recruiting.

Topics: talent acquisition


AskAnRPOExpert: Getting Executive Buy-in for RPO

By Lamees Abourahma Thu, Nov 17,2016 @ AM

The most import key in the success of any talent acquisition strategy is, arguably, leadership commitment. But, how do you make the case for change to the executive team? And how do you win buy in and commitment before, during and post implementation? 

In this edition of #AskAnRPOExpertwe asked John Younger, founder and CEO of Accolo, a recruitment process outsourcing provider based in Dallas, Taxes to answer these questions and others. Here is what Younger said.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, talent acquisition, Ask an RPO Expert


Advice on Adapting Your Talent Acquisition Strategy from Advanced RPO's President

By Lamees Abourahma Fri, Sep 23,2016 @ AM

How can companies compete for talent in a highly competitive job market? As the U.S. economy continues to add hundreds of thousands of new hires each month, the pool of candidates continues to shrink. Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 151,000 in August, and the unemployment rate remained at 4.9 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment continued to trend up in several service-providing industries. In a previous edition, we learned about the conditions of the job market in 216 from the perspective of professional recruiters. 

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, talent acquisition, recruiting best practices, Ask an RPO Expert


RPOA Weekly: The Surprising Cost of Talent Acquisition

By Carrie Kolar Tue, Aug 30,2016 @ AM

Your company's workforce is likely one of your highest business expenses. Between sourcing, recruiting and hiring costs, each new employee represents a significant investment. This news roundup of the RPOA Weekly covers the cost of talent acquisition and the steps you can take to decrease it.

Topics: hiring and recruiting news, talent acquisition


The Best Tips to Attract Top Talent

By Carrie Kolar Tue, May 24,2016 @ AM

We’re in a talent crunch, and competition for the best talent is fierce. In order to win the talent Hunger Games, companies need to have talent attraction strategies that will make candidates come to them, instead of the other way around. In this week’s RPOA Weekly, we take a look at the best tips to attract top talent, from long-term content strategies to the newest social media phenomenon.

Topics: talent acquisition, recruiting best practices


Filling Open Positions with Passive Candidates

By Carrie Kolar Tue, Apr 12,2016 @ AM

Recruiting in the current U.S. job market remains very competitive forcing recruiters to get more aggressive with their recruiting strategies. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, reported job openings were little changed at 5.4 million in February and hires increased to 5.4 million, while jobless rate was down over the year in 296 of 387 metro areas and payroll jobs were up in 323. While the pool of active candidates shrinks (payroll employment risen by 215,000 in March) recruiters will start tapping into the pool of passive candidates (those who are already hired and not actively looking for a job). This RPOA Weekly looks into the challenges, opportunities, and best practices of filling open positions with passive candidates in the current recruiting environment. 

Topics: talent acquisition, recruiting best practices