Tag Archives: Recruitment

From Quantity to Quality

Market pressures are shifting how China-based organisations recruit.

By Michael Switow

Despite a cloud of uncertainty hanging over Sino-U.S. relations resulting from more than a year of escalating tariffs, trade tensions, and technology spats, recruiters in China are bullish about the year ahead. Even signs of a slowing economy are not dampening sentiment, though many companies are clearly becoming more conservative.

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The Future of Recruiting Is Now

Recruiting process automation is helping businesses find the best possible job candidates—and fast.

By Tierney McAfee

In response to trying to improve the candidate experience, applying for jobs today can sometimes be as easy as pushing a button on an app. But in order to keep up with quick apply solutions and candidate expectations, businesses must also establish scalable, efficient processes to review a high volume of applications.

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The Marketing of Hiring

Informed Job Candidates

Recruiting well-informed candidates can be a challenge, but by closely managing their online presence, organizations can get the upper hand.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Marketing is, and always has been, a highly consumer-focused business function, but talent acquisition hasn’t kept up—until now. In today’s competitive job market, companies are intentionally shaping their brand and online presence in order to attract top talent.

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The Unincorporated Workforce

DXC Technology

CHRO Jo Mason explains DXC Technology’s agile approach to attracting and retaining talent.

By Debbie Bolla

As a global player in the technology services business, no one understands the speed of change better than DXC Technology. Jo Mason, the company’s executive vice president and CHRO, has led a dynamic and comprehensive approach to human capital management that helps DXC guide its 6,000 clients across 70 countries on their digital transformation journeys, even while the company transforms itself.

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C-TEN Insights: Diverse by Design

Diversity

Leading D&I for a minority majority company, SVP of HR and D&I Jacqueline Welch reveals strategies that drive results.

By Debbie Bolla

Industry research shows that diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts can provide organizations with a competitive edge: McKinsey reports that the most ethnically diverse companies are 35 percent more likely to outperform their counterparts and Bersin by Deloitte research finds that inclusive companies are 1.7 times more likely to be innovative leaders in their fields. Jacqueline Welch knows this—and more. As senior vice president of human resources and diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at Freddie Mac, she has made D&I a real priority for the organization. Here, she shares how to increase, communicate, and measure D&I efforts.

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Getting Ahead

Agile TA

An agile TA process solves many of the talent challenges today’s multinationals are facing.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Imagine this: An organisation is seeking a candidate to fill a newly open leadership position. A team of recruiters gets to work and just a few days later, there’s already several promising options on the table, with contract workers ready to fill the temporary talent gap in the meantime. But that’s not all—the search has revealed potential candidates for a variety of other positions that aren’t even listed yet. Not only have recruiters filled the existing job opening quickly and efficiently, but they have delivered a top-of-the-line experience, engaged a number of high-quality potential hires, and made strides to solve their organisation’s future hiring challenges.

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CEO’s Letter: The New Reality of Recruiting

HRO Today

By Elliot H. Clark

Every year, we feature our Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings for recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). This year’s service scores are down—and not down a little. They are down a lot. And based on our analysis of the trend research, we think the reasons are driven by both providers and practitioners. How could the client be at fault? First, I didn’t say the providers were not also culpable. I said both, so strap on your seat belts and keep your hands and arms inside the “Statistical Geek Van” and try to enjoy the ride whilst we unpack the data sets.

The overall RPO industry adjusted “Quality of Service” index was actually down for enterprise providers by 5.93 per cent. That is the largest single-year decline we have seen since we began doing the survey. The decline in the “Quality of Service” index when considering all service providers is 6.2 per cent. If you consider the service scores on a year-over-year basis, this year’s top-rated service provider would have ranked third or fourth last year. There was also a modest decline seen across both the “Size of Deal” and “Breadth of Service” indices when the entire market is included.

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Talent Tech Driving Transformation

Talent Tech

How organizations can leverage the latest tools to positively impact the hiring process.

By Debbie Bolla

Today’s talent technology is a key enabler driving transformative change in the way organizations attract, manage, and retain candidates. The rise of the gig workforce, access to information, and a move toward a consumer-driven environment are all factors increasing global workers’ expectations of potential employers. And enterprises are turning to technology to up their game.

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