Category: Recruitment productivity

RPO Change Management: What to Expect in the First 120 Days

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Have you moved to a new location or transitioned into a new job? Change isn’t easy. In fact it makes a lot of people uneasy. They say there are several stages of grief, but has anyone identified the stages of transitioning to change? With any type of major shift, the transition will always offer challenges to confront whether it’s getting used to a new location or adapting to new management. The recruitment process outsourcing system is no different. Strategic Director, Emily Gordon, discusses on, RPO Change Management: What to Expect in the First 120 Days. 

Recruiter: It’s a fact that no recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) transition is perfect, yet people assume theirs will be. I’ve managed RPO transitions with many clients, and while change is always challenging, it helps to know that there is a predictable pattern to it — a normalcy to the pain you will feel. Part of my work at Seven Step is to hold a full day “change management” meeting with new clients. We have found that nothing beats taking the time to be informed and educated about what to expect as we work toward a mutual goal of aligning a team that hires great talent. ...  read more

Sourcers Are From Mars, Recruiters Are From Venus: Bridging the Great Divide

Since the dawn of time, the relationship between sourcers and recruiters has been similar to the relationship between Yankee fans and Red Sox fans. While there hasn’t been any Babe Ruth trades, Bucky Dent home runs, or 3-1 ALCS comebacks between sourcers and recruiters, the volatility between both sides can be just as palpable as going to a bar in the Bronx or Boston while wearing the opposing team’s hat. However, while there is close to no hope that the two baseball teams’ fans will ever get along, what would actually happen if sourcers and recruiters became friends and worked together to help hire the best talent? Senior Sourcing Specialist Andrea Blasdale discusses how this can happen, the benefits that would come out of sourcers and recruiters working together, and what they can learn from each other. We can promise you one thing – the world won’t end because of it, but maybe Big Papi and Derek Jeter will get a beer together one day…but maybe not. 

SourceCon: Sourcers and recruiters both have the same purpose: to facilitate the hiring of the best talent. So, why is it that we don’t always work as a team? Let me tell you a story. When I first started my work as a sourcer, I went about my work with my sourcing team, the way we always did it. We focused on finding stellar candidates. And the recruiters? Well, they were in another location, doing their thing, finding… stellar candidates. One day, after a few interactions with each other, we realized that our two teams didn’t really know that much about what the other one did, or how they did it, or what they struggled with, or that we had tools that could make the entire process so much easier. So, we decided to do the next logical thing: we moved in with them. That’s right, into the same office space. We now sat next to each other all day. And what happened? We started having conversations, learning from each other, and getting to know the value we each brought to the game. Where do we stand today? We’re a seamless team of colleagues that leverages our combined strengths to achieve a common goal....  read more

How Recruiters Can Create Successful Partnerships With Hiring Managers

Recruiters and hiring managers’ shared goal is to fill positions with top talent. So why do they often end up frustrated with each other? Most often, it’s because hiring managers and recruiters have different perspectives and approaches when it comes to hiring.

The only person you can change is you. Take on the responsibility to be a guide, to provide value by serving to help the hiring manager succeed, and in doing so, create a spirit of partnership. Here is some guidance to help you forge a successful working relationship with hiring managers....  read more

Three Ways To Stay Competitive In The War For Talent

Be competitive.  This mantra drives and motivates businesses in every single aspect and department of the company’s current and future plans and developments – from sales to advertising to hiring at the entry level to the executive division. However, there is a big difference between being competitive and competing the right way with a well thought-out plan. Featured on, Business Development Manager James Holt has identified the challenges and keys to success when it comes to the competitiveness of hiring. There are multiple factors that indicate the war for talent is once again heating up. The recovering economy is bolstering people’s ability to refocus on employer choice and career advancement. Retiring baby boomers are driving gaps in key talent markets – particularly in the health care and finance fields. The move toward re-shoring/on-shoring in manufacturing is exacting a demand for highly skilled engineers and tech talent that simply does not exist in the United States. A vacuum of talent puts critical roles in many industries at a premium. Competition is fierce....  read more

Class / Volume Hiring Tips for Recruiters

Class hiring, which is when companies hire multiples of the same position to start on the same date can be a challenge for recruiters, as there are so many factors to consider in such a project. Strategic Director Donna DeCosta provides recruiters with a few tips on how to best succeed in such a project, as featured on  read more

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