Tag Archives: Hiring

Actions with Impact

Diversity Screening

Bias in candidate screening remains a major obstacle to diversity, but AI-enabled technology can help.

By Marta Chmielowicz

The world economy is growing and diversity is growing with it. According to the U.S. Census, more than half of all Americans are projected to belong to a minority group by 2044—and this will have a major impact on labor market demographics. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the percentage of Hispanics in the workforce is expected to almost double by 2060 while the percentage of whites is expected to decrease by nearly 20 percent. In addition, rising labor participation rates among women, increasing numbers of millennials in the workplace, and continued growth of immigration are all making diversity a critical business consideration.

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Candidate Experience Counts

Cielo Candidate Experience

Be an employer of choice for seasonal hiring.

By Debbie Bolla

As reported last year, Amazon made headlines with it plans to hire 120,000 employees for the holidays, and other retailers weren’t far behind. This translates to seasonal workers having their pick of opportunities. With such competition, organizations need to ensure they offer a positive candidate experience.

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Holiday Hiring Starts Now

Cielo Holiday Hiring

Organizations should consider these workforce planning strategies to excel during the high volume holiday season.

By Debbie Bolla

Ready for the holidays? This is a question that is already on the minds of retailers. With a little strategic planning now, organizations can get their high volume holiday hiring on track now and be effectively prepared for execution in the Fall. And they will need to be ready if last year’s trends indicate this year’s activity. A 2017 CareerBuilder study found that across industries, 35 percent of employers expected to hire seasonal workers in the fourth quarter and 38 percent of top holiday jobs were in customer service.

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Quantity and Quality

RPO

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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AI as an Enabler

HR Outsourcing

New tech tools can help HR improve hiring processes.

By Michael Switow

Before he joined Allegis Global Solutions, Paul Martin applied for a job at an Australian bank. He thought he was more than qualified for the role, but months went by without any word from the company. After four months, Martin received an automated email stating that he did not get the role. As an HR professional, he understood the requisition was closed and that companies use automated technologies to reply to applicants. But the fact that a formatted letter was the only communication he received left a bitter aftertaste.

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The Role of the Recruiter

The Role of the Recruiter in APAC

Three trends impacting how HR teams approach talent acquisition.

By Michael Switow

Set against a backdrop of a global war for talent—and leveraging 21st century tools such as smart data, targeted communication, machine learning, and gamification—talent acquisition teams increasingly customise the candidate experience in order to create more successful outcomes.

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Closing the Talent Gap

Talent Gap

Organizations are using data and analytics to get ahead of succession and hiring planning.

By Audrey Roth

Long gone are the days when succession and hiring planning were considered cutting-edge HR. Today, both initiatives are essential components to the overall talent management strategy. When executed efficiently, talent gaps will be minimized, and all employees from the entry-level to the C-suite will understand their path to success within the company. Succession planning frequently focuses on senior-level roles, which is certainly a necessity, but lack of a broader organizational strategy can lead to lower levels of engagement and higher levels of attrition.

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A Clear View

HR Outsourcing

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.

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