Tag Archives: Recruitment

Blockchain in Beta

Blockchain Recruitment

The biggest challenge to blockchain adoption is finding highly skilled workers.

By Monique Black

Blockchain is radically changing the world as we know it. The technology, best known for its role in recording Bitcoin transactions, is an encrypted digital network of information that is organized into groups of data called “blocks” and easily accessed by everyone in a “chain.” Blockchain provides an efficient and secure way to store and share personal data, creating an infrastructure of trust that will impact personal lives, business, and government across the globe.

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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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Increased Expectations

RPO Technology

The level of technology delivered by RPO partners is rising.

By Nikki Edwards

Recruitment tools and analytics platforms are now tablestake offerings from all leading recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) partners. Today’s RPO engagements typically include a range of tech platforms and tools to enhance the overall hiring process. The days of one-size-fits-all are long gone. In fact, HR practitioners should expect platforms and tools tailored to nuances such as industry sectors; geographic regions; and specific qualities of their target audiences, including stage of career, generation of workforce, business function, and skillset. Seamless integration by the RPO organization of all the various platforms and tools—including proprietary, third-party, new, or existing—is necessary to provide a great user experience.

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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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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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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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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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