Tag Archives: Talent Acquisition

Eye on Skills

The disruption of the past year has caused new worker skills to be in demand.

By Debbie Bolla

The events of 2020 have led major business transformation, and with that comes the need for employees to have different hard and soft skills in order to achieve success. Emsi’s Skills Index 2021 examines UK job data to help understand the jobs and skills that have grown and are in demand over the past year. Part of this is achieved by analysing job postings and identifying the skills that are included most often during 2019 and 2020.

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Getting More From Employee Screening

A data-driven approach can save money, speed up the hiring process, and improve quality of hire.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Monitoring key performance indicators has become a critical element of any business strategy—and that extends to employee screening. By measuring, tracking, and benchmarking screening data, organizations can be more agile in their hiring process, addressing efficiencies and optimizing their strategies to provide a better candidate experience.

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Rethinking EVP

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the importance of a human-centric EVP that supports the overarching needs of the workforce.

By Simon Kent

Recruiting and retaining great talent has never been about one thing. Salary can be important for candidates, but so too can health and well-being support, discounts, and memberships afforded through employment, the social life around work, and the brand image of the business itself. According to Gartner HR research, companies increasingly need to take a holistic approach to what it means to be employed. Bundling these elements under the company’s employee value proposition (EVP), Gartner’s 2021 Benchmarking Survey found only 31% of HR leaders believe their current employees are actually satisfied with what they’re getting from work.

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Changing Job Landscape

To meet its ambitious economic growth goals, India will need to embrace its evolving workplace demographics.

By Marta Chmielowicz

India’s economy is experiencing a moment of transformation as it faces technological growth, government investment, globalisation, and demographic changes in its workforce. Home to the world’s largest population of youth, with over 600 million people under 25 years old, the country is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and is aiming to become a $5 trillion economy by 2025—up from $2.7 trillion in 2019.

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A Step Ahead

From building the foundation for talent acquisition practices to launching a new performance management system, Manoj Kumar Chaudhary’s has transformed HR at Edelweiss Financial Services.

By Marta Chmielowicz

In only six years, Manoj Kumar Chaudhary has progressed from a campus hire to the head of HR for public markets at Edelweiss Financial Services. He has overseen the organisation’s tremendous growth from ₹100 crore of assets under management (AUM) to around ₹40,000 crore of AUM.

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Recruiting in the Dark: Research Outcomes and Effectiveness of Resume Redaction in Recruiting

A renewed spotlight on systemic racism in 2020 emphasized the importance of Diversity & Inclusion more than ever before. Transcending into the workplace, organizations were enlightened to increase equity and eliminate biases in all areas of their business, starting with hiring and practices like resume redaction.

Resume redaction, also known as blind recruitment, is the process of removing identification details for job candidates’ resumes. The goal is to help recruiters evaluate people based on their skills and experience, instead of factors that could lead to unconscious or conscious biases.

But while the intention of this practice is laudable, does it meet the goals of improving workforce diversity and reducing bias? How prevalent is the practice and how is it being done?

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Evolving Employer Branding

Employers need to redefine their EVP and employer brand to respond to the transforming world of work.

By Marta Chmielowicz

As COVID-19 restrictions lift and the U.S. economy begins to recover, employees are seeking out new job opportunities in droves. In fact, Achievers’ 2021 Engagement and Retention Report shows that 52% of employees plan to look for a new job—up from 35% in 2020. To remain competitive and attract top talent in this environment, organizations need to revamp their employee value proposition (EVP) and brand strategy to meet the needs of today’s evolved workforce.

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Generation Next

Strategies to develop a holistic workforce strategy to attract younger talent and contingent workers.

By Vish Baliga

The pandemic has challenged companies to rethink their workforce strategies in profound ways, particularly with respect to remote work and gig opportunities. Almost overnight, companies were required to enforce work-from-home policies for most of their workers. And well into 2021, this trend continues. Much of the U.S. has become a work-from-home economy, with over 42% of the workforce now working from home or a remote location full-time. Many of the concerns associated with working from home have been addressed with the aid of new technologies and work practices. In fact, the pandemic-induced remote work environment has provided ideal conditions to validate the benefits of remote work for organizations, workers, and society at large.

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A New Approach to TA

Turkcell’s digital process has revolutionised recruitment for early career talent.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Turkcell, the leading mobile phone operator in Turkey, realised that empowering today’s youth is critical to laying the groundwork for a more sustainable future. By engaging recent graduates and early career talent, the company tapped into a promising talent pool—a prospect that was especially enticing given that Turkey has the highest proportion of youth in the EU, with nearly half of its population under the age of 31.

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TA Metrics for Business Results

Get the most from your talent acquisition strategies by keeping an eye on these metrics.

By Debbie Bolla

As the saying goes, “the proof is in the pudding,” and there’s no better way to understand the success of a business strategy than by tracking and analyzing a variety of specific metrics. This is the case for a talent acquisition and management strategies, especially in a tight candidate market.

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