On January 23, @shrmnextchat held a special Tuesday edition of #Nextchat: SHRM Live 2018 -- Leveraging Untapped Talent Pools to Help Your Business Thrive, where we carried the SHRM LIVE 18 virtual event conversation to Twitter to hear from HR and recruiting professionals from around the world about how they’re leveraging untapped talent pools in their talent acquisition strategies.
I spoke at a conference five years ago in which I declared, “resumes suck.” The context was about over-inflated resumes filled with key words, and on the other side, employers who dismiss great talent based on a piece (or ten) of paper. In short, resumes needed to be retired and replaced with a more dynamic way of matching talent with needs.
Recruiting technologies that have emerged over the past few years have been a boon for HR when it comes to unloading many of the burdensome administrative tasks that accompany the hiring process. However, with all this new technology, companies can run the risk of alienating the candidate with a cold and impersonal experience. Balance is needed.
Recruiting is no longer post-and-pray, cost-per-hire, and/or attempting to hire someone at the lowest possible salary (easy, easy—at least I now have your attention). The specialty of talent acquisition (TA) now has its own burgeoning global association, candidate experience now has its own awards and niche conferences now cover topics that didn’t exist as recently as five years ago.
The job description was inaccurate, the mobile application was time-consuming, the receptionist was rude, the interviewer was 45 minutes late and HR never communicated that you didn’t get the job—or why. You never hear from the company again. After all this, you’re glad you didn’t get the job, and you relay your entire horrible experience on Glassdoor to warn others.
Talent acquisition has been continually evolving for the past several years. One of the biggest changes has been an increasing emphasis on the candidate experience. This growing focus is fueled by a number of factors, including
Two words that are often inadvertently confused are “diversity” and “inclusion.”
A great way to remember the difference is this: If diversity is being asked to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance.
If you’re an employer looking to create a diversity and inclusion (D&I) program, the next logical question might be: “If we’re having a party, who’s handling the invitations?”
Arte Nathan describes his unique technique for recruiting the right employees.
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As if Google Jobs wasn’t a big enough announcement to disrupt the recruiting industry, now there’s a new recruiting tool in town – Google Hire. Announced last week, Hire is a service provided by Google that enables organizations to seamlessly manage their recruiting process.
In case you missed this informative chat filled with innovative ideas for a talent acquisition strategy, you can read all the tweets here:
When it comes to recruiting the best people, employers are now handling their talent acquisition strategies – and their prospective candidates - with the best care possible.
Gone are the days of “spray and pray” job posting and candy-coated career fairs in hopes of finding a few good candidates.
Talent Acquisition Specialists, time to look in the mirror for 2017. How do you make your recruiting efforts sky-rocket? Let your hiring managers run the show.
Here are some of my fundamental beliefs: