From Our Blog:
We all want to hire the best talent possible. To do so, we need to remember that it’s not about moving people through the process – it’s about how the candidate feels while going through the process.
We are in a competitive talent market right now, and there aren’t many ways to differentiate your brand from your competitors. Salaries and benefits are already competitive and on par for most companies. That means you need to up your game in other ways.
How can you do that? By leveraging technology to meet the expectations of your candidates.... read more
Young people are finally returning to the workplace, the March employment report showed. That means companies will have to make a bigger effort in recruiting. As the job market tightens, how are firms going to get the best recruits?... read more
So, you’ve been hired as a sourcer, one of those stealthy (in a good way!) covert agents who combs through the all-encompassing, open web to locate resumes and phone numbers for candidates who may be completely unaware that their information is out there. You employ keywords, complex strings and niche sources to pinpoint your targets. When done well, you find the next great hire.
Intriguing work, right? Absolutely! But it gets better! Many companies, like Seven Step RPO, where we work, are taking on a new hybrid model where sourcers are also working as recruiters. Understandably, it’s a big change to go from looking up data to picking up the phone and making cold calls! If you’re starting out in this hybrid role, we’ve got some tips to help you succeed:... read more
You’re thinking about hiring an RPO firm, and you have a wish list for all the ways the company could improve your talent acquisition: best-in-class tools, a more consistent process, improved candidate experience, better candidates, happier hiring managers – all valuable things an RPO firm can bring.
Yes, those are great goals, but if you can’t prove just one thing, I guarantee you that you don’t need RPO. What am I referring to? It’s simple: Return on investment through increased revenue and/or margin.
Now, why is the executive vice president of an RPO firm telling you that you may not need the very services we provide? Because I’ve seen companies eager to jump into a long-term RPO relationship only to find that, when they assess their situations, they can’t prove the business case for it. I don’t want you wasting time or resources on services that you can’t prove will make you money. What I am here for is to help you determine whether you can prove a business case that validates engaging an RPO provider.
So, what do you need to do?... read more
Every single company measures time-to-fill. Any talent acquisition leader worth her salt will be able to tell you her organization’s average. But while this metric is crucial to quarterly reviews and remains the number one speed metric, there a few things that it may be hiding behind its glossy cover.... read more