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Stop! Does Your Talent Acquisition Program Align With Your Business Strategy?

By Steven Dashiell Tue, Jun 19,2018 @ AM

An effective talent acquisition program doesn’t occur in a vacuum. An enormous amount of planning, cooperation and execution go into creating a system that lets your organization hire the candidates you need for growth and keep those candidates coming through a healthy talent pipeline.

Topics: talent acquisition, recruiting best practices

 

A Big Fish Diary: Being Strategic With Seasonal Hiring

By Steven Dashiell Wed, Mar 28,2018 @ AM

When we last jumped into the talent pool with Erin McDermott Peterson, we heard from Tara Noonan Amaral, former Senior Vice President of Talent Acquisition at Fidelity Investments. In Peterson’s podcast “Big Fish in the Talent Pool,” Amaral shared her experiences and thoughts on several hot trends in the recruiting space, including technology and artificial intelligence.

Topics: talent acquisition, recruiting strategy

 

Outsourced Recruiting: Here's how a national multi-brand food company solved their unique talent acquisition challenges

By Steven Dashiell Tue, Mar 13,2018 @ AM

Lumina Foods, a Nashville, TN based food services and distribution company, was growing year after year with little sign of slowing down. Their two subsidiaries had unique and completely different challenges. TBHC Delivers, Lumina’s food distribution arm, is one of the nation’s largest distributors of Hunt Brothers Pizza, with distributors across 21 states. Pedestal Foods, their contract food management business, provides food service in private education facilities, colleges, and universities.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, talent acquisition

 

Jump Into the Deep End with Erin McDermott Peterson: Real Conversations with Talent Acquisition Leaders

By Steven Dashiell Thu, Mar 08,2018 @ AM

If you love RPO, great stories, and all of the joys and challenges that come with large scale recruitment, then you'll love “Big Fish in the Talent Pool”. The Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association (RPOA) is thrilled to partner with Erin McDermott Peterson on this new podcast.

Topics: rpoa news, talent acquisition

 

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