On the surface, the concept of managing employees seems simple. You set their goals, help them work towards hitting them, and make adjustments whenever necessary. Of course, it’s much more complicated than that. Jeff Haden of CBS MoneyWatch once wrote, “Managing is straightforward; leadership is not. You really earn your management stripes when the right answer is, at times, also the hardest answer.”
In the world of talent acquisition, we’ve all seen the many references to recruiting and marketing, and how that translates into thinking about the hiring pipeline like a funnel. The problem with the funnel, in our opinion, is the shape.
Funnels are wide at the top, and then get very narrow at the bottom. The implication is that many people apply, and very few get hired. In fact, a company this morning was bragging about having 5k applications for 5 hires.
Want to improve file management for the HR team, but intimidated by the process? Here’s how to move to electronic employee files fast this summer.
Managing employee files in an organized and compliant way is a critical part of the HR team’s responsibilities. Unfortunately, files can be nearly impossible to manage when documents are on paper or spread across different teams, offices, and systems.
As graduation season comes and goes, another class of young professionals will soon be entering the job market. Recruiters will have a whole new group of 20-somethings to hire for entry-level jobs and groom for career success.
You’re likely already familiar with how Millennials and Generation Z differ from the older professionals in your workplace.
Early reporting suggests that, compared to past generations, today’s younger workers are less concerned with money and more focused on gaining skills and having meaningful early employment experiences. They’re thinking about the long game. By making your summer workplace experience skills-focused, you can appeal to younger workers and staff up more efficiently for the summer season.
More information: https://theundercoverrecruiter.com/summer-job-candidates/
We speak to Charlotte Clark and the Head of Talent Development at The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). She is responsible for positioning APSCo’s UK & International Talent Development division as the recruitment profession’s ‘go to’ source of high quality, credible training and talent development courses. All of which are developed and delivered by recruitment and training experts and lead to recognized qualifications which help individuals achieve their full potential throughout their recruitment careers.
Gender equality has been under a harsh spotlight for some time now, with pitiful percentages of women in upper management and inexplicable differences in pay. Sure, we’ve made significant progress in the last 100 years, but diversity is still a huge issue and we can’t afford to stop pushing forward.
There are many, many ways in which you can make your workplace a more hospitable place for diversity – not only women. Here are just five!
More information: https://theundercoverrecruiter.com/get-more-women-into-your-workforce/
So sure, I know that it’s the objective of in-house recruitment teams, to reduce the cost of third party expenditure, and recruitment agencies are top of the list. However, against all those odds, the agency industry continues to thrive and in fact, grow year on year.
If this expenditure is a concern but still a necessity, then we need to re-look at the engagement with the more positive and productive words; ‘investment’ and ‘value’
More information: https://theundercoverrecruiter.com/questions-you-should-ask-you-agency/
When growing your company, it’s important to think about the qualities you’re looking for in a new hire, and there are times when the domestic hiring process can be exhausting and ineffective for high-level jobs.
That’s where the international market comes in. 55% of companies in the US said they were interested in finding talent abroad.
Summer, 2001. Do you remember it?
2001 was the year that the first Harry Potter movie came out and delighted audiences watched Harry as he realized he’d been admitted to Hogwarts. And Legally Blonde’s Elle Woods used a homemade VHS tape to get into Harvard. Train’s Drops of Jupiter blasted through the airwaves, and orange-tan teens bounced around America’s then-bustling shopping malls in matching terry cloth track suits.