When you browse open HR leadership jobs, you’ll find a few things in common. Companies look for people who have developed and executed large-scale recruiting strategies, worked with senior leadership to identify talent gaps, and managed complex budgets. In recent years, one qualification that has increased in desirability is expertise in the organization’s industry—or at least the ability to learn about it quickly.
‘Gamification’ is a term that has been circulating around the corporate world with ever-greater intensity in recent times. Is it something that has any real relevance to your business – in particular, your approach to hiring?
The answer might just be a surprising ‘yes’ – and here’s why.
Automation is a buzzword in the recruitment industry. While we witnessed the first automation technology making its mark in HR in mid 1990s, it wasn’t until last 5 years that applicant tracking system became an absolute necessity for HR professionals and there were good reasons for that. HR Technology has come up in a big way in the last few years. While large enterprises have been quick to adapt, there are still several small and medium businesses that are stuck with the traditional ways of hiring thus losing out on top talent and hours of productivity with every passing day.
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.
Sourcing the right candidates is a tough job. Ideally, every recruiter wants to get the best-fit candidate in a limited number of attempts. After all, every company is in a hurry to fill the job slot and get on with the work. Luckily there are several blogs on HR sourcing, written by top recruitment thought leaders, which guide HR executives on the best strategies for sourcing candidates.
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.
The coming impact of computers and machines on the workforce is a hot topic. Technology is improving at a rapid pace and companies are finding more efficient ways to accomplish basic tasks.
However, technology will soon do more than simply work faster and stronger than a human can. The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) means computers are becoming smarter, as well, and will soon be capable of doing even more complexed work.
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.