Talent Acquisition

Candidate Sourcing Tips: 10 Ways to Find Top Talent

Hiring and retaining top talent is as tough as it’s always been. Cultivating a company culture that attracts top talent is a practice the top 10 percent of US companies have in common and certainly one of the top candidate sourcing tips to keep in mind. Consider Southwest Airlines, which has recently received more than 50,000 applications for 500 available positions. Unfortunately, small businesses do not have much luck with traditional recruiting, thus they are required to use other recruitment means, such as trusted networks or job boards. Finding top talent can be a simple recruiting process as long as you Read more

How SMBs Can Switch to a Better Applicant Tracking System

It’s time for your company to adopt a modern and better applicant tracking system. You’ve known it for a while and have heard the experts say it. Your old applicant tracking system just isn’t cutting it anymore and new technologies will help your company source better applicants, screen and interview more quickly and speed up the overall hiring process. In short: you know that your organization’s talent acquisition efforts can benefit a lot if you had a better recruiting system in place. Are you ready to make the leap but not quite sure how to assure a smooth transition? The Read more

Top 7 Tips for Making a Good Hiring Decision

Who you choose to hire makes a big difference to the success of your organization. A hiring decision can have a long legacy, so be sure to set the stage for success. Planning, preparation and more efficient processes will save your company in the long run. A bad hire can be a very expensive mistake! Here are seven tips to making a Good Hiring Decision when you are looking to bring the best talent on board and need to do it fast. 1.    Know What You Want The first step to making a good hiring decision is to know what you Read more

Top 5 Reasons You Have a Slow Hiring Process

Are you on the hunt for your next great employee? If you’re like many other professionals, you’ve probably noticed a peculiar new development in the job hunting world: a tremendous s-l-o-w-d-o-w-n in the progress of finding a great applicant and offering him/her a job. What’s going on here? Below, we’ve outlined the top 5 reasons behind this slow hiring process for candidate selection. Check out the reasons why – and potential workarounds to the problems. 1. Narrowly Defined Needs In many ways it’s good for your team to be picky with your new hire. A well-defined job description helps in getting the Read more

Hire Faster From Your Employees’ Social Media Networks

Your co-workers have an average of 350 Facebook friends apiece. That might not seem like much to go on, as you search for your next great hire. But when you multiply it by only ten employees, that’s a potential reach of 3,500 prospects. Now factor in the fact that employee referrals constitute the number one source for both quality and quantity of new hires, and you’ve got a solid chance of recruiting success based on how you are able to leverage your employees’ social media networks. It’s one thing to know that the connections are out there, waiting for you, and Read more

What A Talent Acquisition Team Must do To Win

Just like a soccer team works hard to maintain its formation and presses ahead with full force, a talent acquisition team must go all out these days to have a chance at winning – when competing for top talent. In Ruchi Dubey’s article, she mentioned several challenges and global phenomenon that are simultaneously happening across companies and nations. Recruiters must now face a very active and mobile talent pool along with emerging markets, fierce business competition, technological advances, and demographic changes. And if that wasn’t enough, employers must also look at issues regarding lack of relevant skills, retention and workplace satisfaction.  If last year Read more

Launch Your Digital Recruitment Strategy With These 3 Tips

The task of finding top candidates to hire for their open positions is a constant pain point for companies looking to grow fast. An effective way for companies to tackle this challenge is to embrace and implement a digital recruitment strategy to deal with the rapidly changing world of talent acquisition. With the proliferation of digital means of communication, the best people your company seeks to hire are now able to identify and scout their potential employers way before recruiters even glance at their online profiles. This new breed of passive, yet interested, job-seekers have the means to quickly measure a company’s Read more

Online Recruitment Systems and Talent Acquisition in The Digital Age

If you are looking to hire top talent for your company, you already know how important it is (in the SURVIVOR spirit)  to ‘Outwit, Outlast amd Outplay’ the competition and stay one step ahead by having up-to-date hiring standards and recruitment systems in place. Most job seekers rarely spend time sending resumes around – instead they rely a lot on applying online and through referrals. What you’ll see though are perfectly crafted online profiles ready for viewing anytime, anywhere. With just the click of a button, any candidate can now shop around for jobs while recruiters can easily browse through thousands of applications in Read more

Great Talent – How To Find And Recognize Fast

Most growing businesses will have stories to tell about hiring decisions that went wrong in one way or another.  Hiring mistakes can range from not targeting the right audience or lack of proper recruiting tools to bringing the wrong person on board for a critical position. One of the more common and often overlooked recruiting mistakes, however, is to let great talent slip away without truly realizing the cost of such a mistake. In fact, in many cases, employers and recruiters may not recognize this until it is too late. Being aware of these risks is crucial to implementing an Read more

Talent Management And The Role Of Recruiting

When investing in HR technology, understanding and prioritizing your organization’s most important HR and talent management challenges is critical. In the absence of a clear understanding of the priorities, a company is likely to acquire a solution that is either too specific and inadequate for its organizational needs, or provides too many “features” – though in reality barely touches each at the surface level. In both cases, the result is that you end up with something that cannot get the job done. Companies are now increasingly aware of the importance of talent acquisition in talent management. In fact, starting off Read more

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