Scott Erker, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Development Dimensions International, Inc. (DDI)
DDI’s Global Selection Forecast 2012 is part of a continuing series of trend research by DDI’s Center for Applied Behavioral Research (CABER). It was designed to inform and advise talent management professionals about the current state of hiring and selection strategies of organizations worldwide. More than 250 staffing directors and over 2,000 new hires from 28 countries provided perspectives on their organization’s selection processes. Staffing directors provided insights into what selection systems look like today; new hires provided an unprecedented view of how those systems are perceived as well as their post-hiring experiences.
Some interesting findings include that one out of two new hires report being “very confident” in their decision to accept their current job. Combine this statistic with the fact that nine out of ten of these respondents said they searched for a new job within the first year of being hired and it’s obvious that there is something fundamentally broken, yet most likely fixable, in the hiring process. In this session, Scott Erker will share findings from the research as well as research-driven actions for improving talent acquisition performance and closing the gap on missed opportunities.