Tag Archives: Talent Acquisition

Keeping Compliant During Crisis

While COVID-19 poses some challenges to screening new hires, these strategies help companies conduct due diligence now and in the new normal.

By Debbie Bolla

For the last few months, organizations have been forced to think on their feet and devise human capital strategies in response to COVID-19. While some organizations have had to put a freeze on hiring, plenty of companies, including Kroger, Healthfirst, and Instacart, are on the opposite end of the spectrum, ramping up pools of essential workers. During this time of social distancing and state closure mandates, HR has had to enlist a bevy of approaches to get new workers on board. On that list: background screening. Verifying the many facets of a candidate’s background is imperative to mitigating risk and ensuring a positive hire no matter the climate.

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New Virtual Reality

Two organizations share insights into their successful tech-driven hiring processes that improve the candidate experience.

By Marta Chmielowicz

The outbreak of COVID-19 has forced much of the business world to make rapid changes to the way they operate, and organizations will to have continue to adapt as all industries enter a new normal post-pandemic. With the Federal Reserve anticipating an unemployment rate of 32 percent, continued restrictions around social distancing, and widespread economic instability, the hiring landscape for both businesses and job seekers will change dramatically.

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The Differences Are Clear

New research shows the varying ways salaried and hourly employees are recruited and hired.

By Larry Basinait

Are there differences in which hourly and salaried positions are recruited? According to new research from HRO Today and Cielo, yes—and the differences are actually quite significant.

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Flexible Hiring Solutions for a Dynamic Market

Organizations that leverage a hybrid RPO partnership gain talent acquisition flex and scale for challenging times.

By Tierney McAfee

Depending on the industry, most organizations are looking across their business to understand where they can either cut costs or bolster support for critical operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Built-in scalability or flexibility during times like these helps companies implement any needed changes quickly—and with less disruption to the business. While this applies to any business function, it’s especially impactful for talent acquisition.

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Finding Meaning in Data

A people analytics strategy that draws data from all segments of the business is key to effective workforce planning and management.

By Simon Kent

For such a data-rich function, HR can seem behind the curve when it comes to making the most of the numbers it records about the workforce. But whilst finance and operations may still take the lead on number crunching, it is clear that HR has the potential to tap into its organisational people data to not only to deliver more value, but to demonstrate that value to organisation it serves.

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Breaking Down Workforce Silos

Sevenstep

Total talent is designed, not prescribed.

By Tierney McAfee

 Total talent management has been a trending topic for more than a decade, but in spite of this, adoption remains low. One of the key reasons? Many organizations don’t understand what it means to truly adopt this approach in the first place.

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Elegant Design and Total Talent

Linking the right questions with successful outcomes.

By Tierney McAfee

It’s not unusual for organizations to view total talent management as a simple combination of RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing) and MSP (Managed Service Provider) services. But forward-thinking organizations looking to succeed in today’s changing workforce recognize that this makeshift approach is not the answer.

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Reimagining Talent Acquisition for SMBs

With Tim Oyer, Vice President of Sales, Advanced RPO

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with 15,000 employees and less are the engine of the U.S. economy, but in a tight talent market, many are struggling to hire and retain top-performing employees. A recent study from LinkedIn found that the majority of SMBs (84 percent) struggle to find enough people to interview and hire for open positions. Seventy-three percent are challenged by competing with better-known companies for talent, and 75 percent are unsure if candidates will succeed in the role, even after the interview.

In this interview, Tim Oyer, vice president of sales at Advanced RPO, shares some insights that mid-sized organizations can leverage to improve their hiring outcomes in a competitive marketplace.

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Building Brand Resonance

Employer Brand

For recruitment and retention, communicating a brand proposition that engages all talent populations is the key to success.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Today’s job seekers care as much about the way a company conducts its business as they do about the business it’s in. With Mercer’s 2019 Global Talent Trends report indicating that two in five employees plan to leave their organizations in the next 12 months and 97 percent of C-suite executives predict an increase in competition for talent, it is more important than ever for companies to create and communicate an employer value proposition (EVP) that resonates with top talent.

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Small But Mighty

Small businesses face four major challenges when hiring in a competitive talent market.

By Marta Chmielowicz

For any business, hiring the right people is critical. But for smaller businesses that have to compete with enterprise companies, it can be particularly challenging to attract top talent from a limited talent pool.

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