Category: Recruiting best practices

Seven Step RPO on - Why Google+ Is the Recruiter’s Hidden Advantage

On Tuesday, featured a piece by Seven Step's Social Media Manager Erin Bazinet (@ErinBaz) on the hidden advantages of Google+ for recruiters.

Here's a bit of what she had to say: Most likely you’re already using LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, but what many recruiters don’t know is that Google+ is starting to make an impact. It is the second-largest social network and has more than a billion users. While this network has had a quiet emergence, savvy recruiters will find that Google+ offers some major advantages and ...  read more

RPO Requisition Management in Five Simple Steps

Keeping track of requisitions and where each position is in the requisition lifecycle can be a daunting task. Human Resources departments are stretched thin, with employees juggling heavy, multi-faceted workloads. One of the key benefits of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) is the efficiency that RPO service providers can bring to the hiring process. Not all RPOs are equally efficient, however. If you are considering hiring an RPO firm, we recommend that you inquire about the process they use to keep you informed and to ensure a seamless workflow that meets your hiring needs in a timely manner.

One successful system utilizes a customizable tool called the “open requisition dashboard.” This tool keeps track of each requisition and provides daily, at-a-glance tracking that shows where each position is in the hiring process. By categorizing the steps into five standardized phases, RPO staff can easily prioritize their day to ensure requisitions flow smoothly. ...  read more

How to Win the Regional Talent War


The fight for top talent throughout the country has never been tougher, and companies are struggling to recruit, hire, and retain the regional talent they need in order to succeed. To make things even more difficult, competition is no longer just limited to other companies in the direct line of business since ”Shared Services” positions such as IT, Finance, Marketing, and Customer Service constitute the majority of common positions that all companies must fill.

So what does a TA leader do when there is a substantial amount of regional competition for the same types of candidates?  ...  read more

Powering Up Internal Mobility: Treat Internal Candidates Like External Candidates!

The War for Talent continues to threaten organizations with unexpected attrition and loss of human capital.  To fight this war, companies spend an incredible amount of money on assessment software, internal career sites, corporate citizenship, and learning & development, all with the goal of getting employees to love what they do, where they work, and their career path at the company. It's a tall order!  For those that can pull it off, lower attrition rates, higher productivity, and increased internal mobility is their reward.

There is an interesting line drawn in HR between Talent Acquisition and Talent Development departments.  One is responsible for finding the employee and the other grows and retains them once hired. While there are many different aspects of these two HR functions, there are also so many foundational similarities. Talent Management needs to apply Talent Acquisition best practices post hire in order to achieve ideal staff retention and growth within the organization....  read more

Lessons Learned from High-Stakes Sports Free Agent Recruiting

In my opinion, we are now in one of the most exciting times of year for professional sports. September is the Major League Baseball season’s final month, and tight pennant races are keeping fans on their toes as playoff match-ups are determined. Sundays are ruled by the NFL, hockey training camps are underway, and the NBA is right around the corner.  If you’re a sports fan, you know that the chatter and analysis of free agent acquisition busts and boons dominate the ESPN airwaves as the four major sports jockey for attention and ratings. So, what can Talent Acquisition leaders learn from the high-stakes free agency process?...  read more

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