Talent Acquisition

In the war for talent organizations must develop a multi-layered talent acquisition approach in order to gain a competitive edge and attract coveted passive candidates. A talent acquisition strategy should be high-touch—engaging with candidates throughout the entire lifecycle from application to hire to onboard. Technology powers organizations to elevate the candidate experience. Social media channels offer the opportunity to deliver engaging content and reinforce employment branding to top talent.

What’s Ahead

HR Trends 2018

HR leaders discuss their top priorities for 2018.

By Debbie Bolla

Faced with a pressing expectation to deliver strategic initiatives, HR business leaders have become more agile in their approach to human capital management. And it’s making an impact. Randstad Sourceright’s 2018 Talent Trends Report finds that 84 per cent of respondents say the work they do will prepare their organisation for the future. Here, four HR leaders share what is on their agenda for 2018; ways they are attracting, recruiting, and retaining the best talent; and how they are getting ready for the European Union’s impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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View From the Top

HR Global Superstars

Meet the best and brightest minds in the HR industry.

By The Editors

Faced with globalisation, rapid technological change, and intense competition in the labour market, the role of HR is being forced to evolve—and this evolution is being spearheaded by none other than this year’s HRO Today Global HR Superstars.

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Competing for the Best

APAC Talent Shortage

Organisations in Asia are adapting to stay competitive in a tough talent market.

By Marta Chmielowicz

The Asia-Pacific region is home to 4.5 billion people— nearly 60 per cent of the world’s population. Consisting of five countries that rank amongst the top 15 largest economies in the world—China, Japan, India, South Korea, and Australia—and featuring a robust annual GDP growth of 5.5 per cent in 2017, the region presents some of the best opportunities for business expansion and growth.

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Quantity and Quality


How today’s technology helps tackle the challenges of high-volume hiring.

By Debbie Bolla

Hiring 25,000 people for a short period of time, in a short period time is no easy feat, but it’s a reality for many organizations. Industries including retail, hospitality, outdoor services, and security are innately prone to high-volume hiring periods in which organizations need to ramp up staff quickly and efficiently. Faced with a large hiring volume, these organizations are seeking both quantity and quality.

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Measure What Matters

Recruitment Process Outsourcing

Organizations with high-volume hiring periods will benefit if they zero in on a few strategic metrics.

By Debbie Bolla

For organizations that hire thousands of customer-facing candidates at time, a few key reports and measurements can make a big difference to future hiring cycles.

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Spearheading Hiring

HRO Today

gategroup’s Director of Talent Michael Spear drives game-changing results with his workforce planning tool.

By Debbie Bolla

When Michael Spear, director of talent acquisition and development for gategroup, accepted his award for Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year for Innovation at the 2017 HRO Today Forum in Chicago, he said:

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2018 Baker’s Dozen Ranking: Talent Management Technology

HRO Today Baker's Dozen

We rank the top providers based on customer satisfaction surveys.

By The Editors

HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings are based solely on feedback from buyers of the rated services; the ratings are not based on the opinion of the HRO Today staff. We collect feedback annually through an online survey, which we distribute both directly to buyers through our own mailing lists and indirectly by sending service providers the link to send to their clients.

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Transformative Technology

Talent Management Technology

Today’s AI-enabled talent management platforms deliver a quality user experience and best-fit candidates to boot.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Every business leader knows one thing to be true: Customer experience is essential to good business. And in today’s socially connected world, the consequences of delivering a bad customer experience can be costly.

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Cielo Invests in Talent Acquisition Technology Start-up Talentify

BROOKFIELD, WI – January 11, 2018 – Cielo, the world’s leading strategic Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) partner, is making a significant investment in Talentify, a talent acquisition technology company that believes there is a simpler way to leverage technology in recruiting experiences.

Talentify is centered on quickly connecting matched applicants with hiring managers, while creating more meaningful interactions in the process. Flux by Talentify is the firm’s revolutionary first product; a results-as-a-service technology that automatically attracts, screens, and schedules high-volume hourly candidates for interviews with hiring managers. Flux by Talentify combines recruitment marketing, human psychology and experience design to deliver dramatically different results – a better velocity, quantity and quality of candidate.

“If we’re doing this right, and our investors like Cielo believe we are, our products will free up the people who work in talent acquisition to actually work with talent. We will nudge them to take the next necessary action, right when it is appropriate to achieve optimal outcomes,” says Talentify founder Othamar Gama Filho. “But it is about more than being able to reallocate precious time, our consumer-grade, mobile-first experience and programmatic sourcing capability also drives down cost by improving conversion to hire rates.”

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Centralizing Talent Acquisition

HR Outsourcing

Learn how and why today’s organisations are moving toward a total talent approach.

By Michael Switow

From direct sourcing, alumni referrals, RPO, and redeployment to full-time workers, freelancers, SOWs, interns, and robots, the universe of talent acquisition has never been more complicated. Contemporary HR and talent acquisition (TA) professionals now manage more than a dozen potential talent streams, with one eye on recruiting and retaining the right workforce and another on keeping costs under control.

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