Tag Archives: Talent Acquisition

The Paradox of Cultural Fit

Values-based interview

A structured, values-based interview process can deliver quality candidates while reducing unconscious bias.

By The Editors

Making great hires is about recognizing great fit. Most companies aren’t just looking for candidates with the right skills; they want someone who aligns with their culture. In fact, according to a report by West Monroe Partners, 60 percent of organizations integrate a cultural fit evaluation or behavioral interview into their hiring process. But while this approach sounds great on paper, it could create an environment that stifles rather than encourages innovation.

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Winning the Long Game

Talent Management

Whether it’s hiring, contracting, or training employees, organizations need to design talent strategies with long-term goals in mind.

By Traci McCready

Recently, at a speaking engagement, I asked a room of C-suite executives: “What is your company’s most valuable asset?” Each and every volunteer had the same answer: their people.

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The Digital Divide

Digital

In a time of skills scarcity, leading organizations are adopting a multi-dimensional approach to talent acquisition and development.

By Jeff Kavanaugh

Organizations are struggling to find talent with the right skills to meet digital business needs. This trend led the Infosys Knowledge Institute to conduct a worldwide study of more than 1,000 senior management executives globally. The research shows that today’s digital environment is calling for new skills, producing talent gaps that organizations have to fill. What else did it discover? Here are five key takeaways from the recent study.

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The Questions You Need to Ask to Have a Successful Talent Acquisition and Management Program

Talent Strategy

With Jeanne MacDonald, President of Global RPO Solutions, Korn Ferry

Ultimately, talent acquisition professionals have one clear goal: to get the right talent in the right place at the right time to achieve business needs. Unfortunately, many companies take a “whack-a-mole” approach by working to fill one open position and then jumping right to another, neglecting to see how the hires fit into the company’s long-term strategy.

There is a better way.

Korn Ferry’s President of Global RPO Solutions, Jeanne MacDonald, talks about the three questions talent acquisition professionals must ask themselves to construct a strategy for finding and keeping the right talent.

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Proactive Talent Approaches

Miguel Terrizzano

With Miguel Terrizzano, President of Pierpoint International

The U.S. unemployment rate is currently hovering around a 50-year low. During that half-century, the population has grown by approximately 120 million people. The economy has shifted from a manufacturing economy to a service one, and is headed toward what Miguel Terrizzano, president of Pierpoint International, calls an innovation economy. Organizations have de-constructed corporate hierarchy, employ technologies to embrace non-traditional workers, and are expanding their searches beyond the boarder of their own industries to find talent. What does this all mean? Here, Terrizzano explains how HR and organizations can get ahead in an ever-changing workforce.

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Elevating the Candidate Experience

Candidate Experience

Looking to improve the overall experience during the hiring process? New research offers six strategies to help.

By Debbie Bolla

Current unemployment numbers aren’t working in the favor of HR. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an unemployed population of 6.1 million and 7.3 million open positions. This means that HR and TA teams need to use every strategy in their wheelhouse to ensure they are attracting the right talent into their organizations. A key piece of this puzzle is the candidate experience.

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Keeping Job Seekers Engaged

Online branding

Companies can advance their recruiting strategies by communicating their culture and brand through online tools.

By Marta Chmielowicz

An employer’s reputation and brand are key factors that draw in top talent—and in today’s digital world, it is more important than ever that companies leverage online tools to communicate what makes them unique and attractive.

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The Next Gen Norm

New Generation

Organizations need to focus on flexibility, growth opportunities, and company values in order to attract young talent.

By Jenn Labin

A decent, competitive salary and a basic health package was once enough to entice workers to join an organization, but today’s new generation of job seekers is demanding different, less tangible, benefits from prospective employers. Flexible schedules, wellness programs, professional development opportunities, mentoring programs, and meaningful societal impact are what the young workforce is seeking. And with a job market that demands organizations work to attract top talent, these workforce benefits have attained non-negotiable status when it comes time to make an offer.

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Market Volatility

Concern over the U.S.-China trade war has worldwide economies on edge.

By Larry Basinait

Deploying a global workforce and ensuring access to the best talent is a crucial component of success for all multinational enterprises. Global labor market intelligence is an invaluable tool for HR departments and can be used to inform critical decisions around the best countries and regions in which to grow. With that in mind, HRO Today and Orion Novotus, an Orion Talent company, partner to explain global unemployment rates by quarter.

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