Your company has to prepare to fight competitively for in-demand talent. Create attractive packages, development opportunities, and interesting work challenges to attract highly skilled candidates. Whether you’re looking to hire women, new college grads, scientists, veterans, or international hires, learn how you can develop a targeted recruiting strategy to easily attract the candidates you need.
A lot of companies try to view recruiting as a faucet that can be turned off or on as the need arises. But the reality is typically far from that perspective. For the recruiting department to be effective, it needs time to build and grow a pipeline of talent which necessarily involves a lot of moving pieces - employer branding, online talent communities, social recruiting, job boards, career sites, etc. Beyond that 90 day lead in, firms also often find themselves in situations where it makes better financial sense to outsource that work in today’s complex economy.Read more
With today’s hyper-connected world, data is created, examined and applied from numerous sources on a daily basis. How are talent acquisition professionals supposed to understand and process all of this big data? Michael Hakeem, Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition at Novo Nordisk shared the story of how his firm harnessed big data to drive value for recruiting in a breakout session today at the 2013 Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference.Read more
Everyone in the talent acquisition space knows the importance of social media in an effective recruitment strategy, but many are unsure of what percentage of resources to devote to social media versus traditional avenues. Lars Schmidt, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition & Innovation at NPR shared his insights with the crowds today at the 2013 Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference. NPR has chosen to spotlight their social media campaign as the crown jewel. Schmidt champions empowering his current employees to assist in the outreach as brand ambassadors and utilizes innovative twitter hashtags to drive the brand and posts to an NPR Tumblr page as well.Read more
The 2012 Manpower Talent Shortage Survey states that 49% of U.S. employers are experiencing difficulty filling mission-critical positions within their organizations. Why? A lack of available candidates with the right technical expertise and employability skills continues to elude employers. More specifically, the top reason employers say they can’t fill roles is simply an overall lack of applicants; the second is the candidate-based factor that applicants lack the technical competencies, or hard skills, required for the role.Read more