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.

2018 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings: MSP

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 to buyers directly through our own mailing lists and indirectly through service providers. Once collected, response data for all providers with a statistically significant sample size are loaded into the HRO Today database for analysis. For this survey, we required 10 responses from seven companies.

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Building the Workforce of the Future

Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year

Meet the 2018 Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Award finalists.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Without the right talent in the right positions, businesses are unable to move forward with their strategy for the future. In fact, according to LinkedIn’s 2017 Global Recruiting Trends report, 83 percent of HR leaders say that talent is the number one priority for their organization.

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Breaking Down Barriers

Total Workforce Solutions

Embrace the future of talent with a total workforce solution.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Gone are the days of one-size-fits-all sourcing, recruiting, and hiring. The gig economy is on the rise, the workplace is becoming more diverse, and top talent is increasingly hard to come by. But even as skills shortages become the norm and attracting talent grows more difficult, organizations are gearing up their hiring efforts to position themselves for future success. In fact, LinkedIn’s Global Recruiting Trends 2017 study reports that talent is the top priority for 83 percent of executives, and 56 percent of organizations are planning to increase their hiring volume in 2018.

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Repeat Performance

Quality of Hire

Measuring quality of hire is a challenge, but these three strategies will help HR land top candidates time and again.

By Debbie Bolla

And now’s the time: According to Randstad Sourceright’s 2018 Talent Trends survey, 72 percent of respondents say that employers’ expectations of talent continues to grow.

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Closing the Gap

Recruitment Marketing Strategy

New research shows that even with the proven benefits of recruitment marketing, adoption rates are slow.

By Elyse Mayer

The speed of business has accelerated significantly, and it feels like the rate of change in talent acquisition is moving even faster. People, processes, and technologies are in constant flux. In the past few years, talent acquisition has moved closer to a function of marketing for talent, or recruitment marketing. Organizations are currently in a quest to deliver creative, experience-driven strategies to differentiate themselves by their brands and cultures, not merely by their inventory of jobs.

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To Bot or Not to Bot?

Chatbots in Talent Acquisition

Artificial intelligence has the potential to improve speed to hire, quality of hire, and candidate experience.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Chatbot technology is not new. In 2001, more than 30 million people were chatting with SmarterChild on AOL Instant Messenger, and now, chatbots are everywhere. Want to order pizza, see next week’s weather forecast, or get some personal shopping recommendations? There’s a bot for that.

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Contingent Connection

Engaging Contingent Workers

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.

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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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