Contingent Connection

Organizations are increasingly turning to social media as a way to attract contract workers.

By Marta Chmielowicz

No matter the name—contractors, freelancers, consultants, or contingent workers—there is no denying that the gig economy workforce has seen a massive spike in recent years. According to Upwork’s 2017 Freelancing in America study, the contingent workforce in the U.S. now makes up 36 percent of the working population and is growing at a rate three times faster than the total workforce overall. At the current rate, the majority of workers in the U.S. will freelance within the next 10 years.

Taking Candidate Relationships to the Next Level

By Taylor Thompson With Glassdoor reporting that the average job opening attracts 250 resumes, it’s hard to believe that 65 percent of recruiters, according to Jobvite, report their biggest challenge in hiring as a shortage of available talent. So why are talent acquisition teams struggling to manage candidates? Many applicants may just be unqualified. However, […]

A Clear View

Total workforce solutions allow organizations to zero in on their most important asset: talent. By Debbie Bolla In recent years, HR and talent acquisition leaders have become more and more accountable for the workforce. They often have ownership of not just the people who organizations hire, but also how they perform. One of the drivers […]

Tech it Out

HR can get ahead of the hiring curve by leveraging the latest in technology. By Christa Elliot HR departments have more tools at their disposal for ramping up recruitment and hiring than ever before, and technology plays a huge part in keeping the industry current. In 2017, the push toward a 100-percent-digital hiring model is […]

PeopleScout Introduces Affinix™ – Empowering Faster Connection with Talent Through a Proprietary, AI-Enabled Platform

Chicago – November 8, 2017 – PeopleScout today released Affinix™, a proprietary technology solution designed to help its clients connect with the best talent faster through a candidate experience that mimics the simplicity and usability of the best consumer websites. Affinix is a mobile-first, cloud-based platform that creates a consumer-like candidate experience and streamlines the sourcing process. […]

Challenge Accepted

If you are in the 68 per cent of HR leaders that are experiencing talent challenges (according to SHRM research), than this is the issue for you. HRO Today covers strategies to attract, develop, and retain top performers in every issue, but our Autumn edition is essentially your Golden Ticket to talent acquisition and management. […]

Taking the Market by Brand

Much like candidates applying for jobs, the employer branding game is constantly changing. By Christa Elliott To attract today’s top job seekers, employers need to put their best faces forward. This means not only offering competitive compensation and stellar benefits, but also cultivating an employer brand that tells candidates, “Your search is over! You belong […]

Relocation And The New Hire

More care is needed to address the emotional experience By Russ Banham It’s one of the most difficult decisions a person must make—whether or not to take the job offer that requires relocation to a new city. The way that this delicate decision is handled by the hiring organization may determine the new employee’s level […]

Vetting to Impress

While organizations continue to screen to reduce hiring risk, they now also need to consider the impact they leave on the candidates. By Debbie Bolla As organizations continue to compete for top talent, each step in the hiring process is a vital one. Today’s candidates are looking for a positive experience throughout—from applying and interviewing […]