Author: Seven Step RPO

A Salute to All Veterans from Seven Step

On this very special day Seven Step would like to show its deep appreciation for our brave servicemen and women who have kept this country safe from those who threaten the liberties of our homeland – the United States of America. America is the land of the brave, and home of the free. But, without our brave servicemen and women who have sacrificed their lives to protect and serve this country, America would not be the beacon of freedom that it is today.  

There aren’t many places in the world where men and women – whom we have never met – will fight with their lives to safeguard the freedoms that not everyone else has, and that we sometimes take for granted – and not ask anything in return. President Kennedy once said “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” Our brave veterans of the United States military epitomize the true meaning of this statement.   

This occasion also gives us the opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of the veterans we’ve had the pleasure of working with here at Seven Step. Through your knowledge, skills, and experiences you have helped drive our mission at Seven Step. We are truly grateful for your courage, and are honored to have worked alongside you. Our country is now and always will be a better place because of great men and women like you.

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6 Key Metrics to Measure the Success of Your Recruiting Process

Identifying the key metrics to measure the success of your recruiting process can certainly be challenging for talent acquisition professionals. The difficulty of measuring the success of recruitment processes is one of the reasons why recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) companies thrive, and why they spend a great deal of time fine-tuning their measurement techniques and strategies.

As a professional in the recruitment space, I have seen many organizations select various key metrics to measure the success of their recruiting processes over the years. Understandably, these metrics are generally grouped under measurements of efficiency and quality, and the organizations utilize a mixture of measurements that allow them to better determine the success of their recruitment efforts.

While measuring recruitment activity is very important, measuring and reviewing every single possible metric will leave you very little time to actually recruit.

So, assuming you already have a star-studded recruiting team that is ready to build an outstanding workforce, it’s time for you to take a step back and consider the following six key metrics to measure the success of your recruiting process....  read more

Don’t get ghosted after your next job interview

Talk to any professional in New York City and you’ll likely hear a similar story. Being ignored by a hiring manager after an interview — i.e., “job ghosting” — may be universal, but that doesn’t mean it’s not unprofessional, annoying and unsettling. Here, some ways to cope when it happens to you....  read more

7 Common Leadership Mistakes You're Probably Making

There's no such thing as a "perfect" leader. Whether you've just landed your first leadership role or you've been managing employees for years, there are always lessons to be learned and improvements to be made.

Because leadership is such an important job, you owe it to yourself and your staff to work toward becoming the best leader you can be. This means being wise enough to recognize your weak points, and humble enough to work on correcting them. Here are common mistakes that leaders at all levels struggle with, and how you can fix them....  read more

No Degree, No Problem: Updating the approach to candidate qualifications

Professional services firms Ernst & Young (EY), Deloitte, and PricewaterhouseCoopers made headlines recently when their U.K. affiliates publicized the decision to de-emphasize formal education in the recruitment process. Deloitte will be hiding the name of the candidate’s university from recruiters in its search for entry-level talent and EY eliminated the requirement of a college degree altogether. Both of the firms cited the need to diversify their talent pool as the impetus for their policy shift, as well as a desire to focus on the candidate’s attributes that positively correlate with strong job performance....  read more

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