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.

Rebooting Recruiting

Recruitment Technology

Two organizations share how they made significant improvements to their candidate attraction and selection processes through technology.

By Debbie Bolla

Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) is in the business of providing memorable experiences to its guests, and it strives to do the same when it comes to candidates who are looking to grow their careers with the organization.

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Get Onboard

Onboarding Process

Three best practices to engage and retain a changing workforce.

By Lilith Christiansen

The age of digital disruption driven by technologies like machine learning, automation, and artificial intelligence is here, and organizations are witnessing its impact on their talent. Is HR ready? Amid the uncertainty of how machines and humans will best work together, one thing is clear: Humans will be a necessary piece in realizing the benefits that new technologies bring.

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Achieving Business Value

Technology HR

These five strategies can help organizations reap the full business benefits of their HR technology investments.

By Debora Card

From the dot com era to the mobile boom, embracing the latest technology has always been a key priority for companies looking to stay competitive in today’s digital world. In fact, according to Sierra-Cedar’s 2018-2019 HR Systems Survey, 45 percent of large companies and 51 percent of midsize companies are increasing their spending on HR tech. But the 2019 ISG Industry Trends in HR Technology and Service Delivery survey found that while more than 60 percent of respondents are achieving significant savings in the areas of IT/technology operations and HR administration, drawing ongoing business value from platform technology solutions is still a challenge.

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Tapping into Talent

Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year

The pressure on TA leaders to drive success is greater than ever before. See how this year’s award finalists are getting ahead with innovative initiatives.

By Taylor Thompson

With SHRM reporting that 83 percent of HR professionals have faced challenges recruiting the right job candidates in the past year, it comes as no surprise that organizations are restructuring their talent acquisition departments with the hopes of seeing positive change. Gone are the days of job applicants working to gain the attention of potential employers. Instead, that focus has shifted onto the organizations themselves as HR and talent acquisition leaders drive initiatives to help them stand out among the crowd in a competitive job market.

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New Hire Momentum

Onboarding Process

A strategic onboarding process can help engage employees during their first weeks on the job.

By Stacey Kervin

The U.S. unemployment rate has been hovering around four percent for more than a year now. While this is great news for the economy and for the American workforce, it has created a unique challenge for HR and talent acquisition professionals.

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Exemplary Employer Brands

The 2019 Most Admired Brand Award finalists have taken a proactive approach to attracting and retaining today’s top candidates by building and communicating their EVPs.

By Debbie Bolla

Employer brand has become one of the most integral parts of an organization’s recruiting and candidate attraction strategies. It has the power to showcase to potential employees an authentic view of an organization’s culture, mission, and values. In fact, according to research from TalentNow, 84 percent of job seekers say the reputation of a company as an employer is important when making a decision about where to apply for a job. The hiring side agrees too: 80 percent of talent acquisition managers believe that employer branding has a significant impact on the ability to hire great talent, according to LinkedIn. And this is driving some organizations to think outside of the box when implementing their employer branding efforts.

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Eye on Diversity

Diversity

Four organisations share their journeys to a more inclusive workforce.

By Simon Kent

Make no mistake, creating and maintaining a diverse workforce is both a business imperative and a huge challenge for today’s employers. Researching the subject back in 2012, McKinsey found companies ranking in the top quartile of executive-board diversity experienced 53 per cent higher returns on equity, on average, than those in the bottom quartile. Forbes has also identified diversity as a key to innovation, claiming “diversity is no longer simply a matter of creating a heterogeneous workforce, but using that workforce to innovate and give it a competitive advantage in the marketplace.”

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Reducing Turnover, Increasing Retention

How nurse residency programs can help organizations add to their bottom line.

By Tierney McAfee

Nurse residency, or “grow your own,” programs are a critical part of the future of nursing. They’re not only helping organizations solve for the growing nurse shortage facing the U.S., they’re also helping participating healthcare systems and hospitals save money.

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Solving the Shortage Problem

How “Grow Your Own” RN programs are helping organizations build great talent while filling a gap.

By Tierney McAfee

They say change starts from within—and some forward-thinking hospitals and health systems are taking that sentiment to heart when it comes to addressing the nationwide shortage of qualified nurses.

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New Strategies for Seasonal Workers

Programmatic advertising helps hire the best seasonal workers in a tight labor market.

By Tierney McAfee

Seasonal workers are enjoying the fruits of a strong labor market—but for the companies hiring them, the low unemployment rate has made it all the more challenging to find qualified candidates.

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