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Strategic Workforce Planning: Seven Steps To Driving Your Best Talent Acquisition Strategy

By Linda Brenner | August 11, 2019

There is hardly a more nebulous, misunderstood (and possibly hated) word in Human Resources than “strategic workforce planning”, but it is a critical key to successfully improving hiring and retention results. This article describes why it is important, how to do it, and what results you should see.

RPO Lessons Learned: Spotting RPO Dysfunction

By Tom McGuire | July 17, 2019

So your organization is using an RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing) firm and you suspect things aren't going as planned? Or perhaps you are considering an RPO? Read on to learn about these common pitfalls. And check out other articles in our series to find solutions.

HRE’s Tech Infuencers Make the Business Case for HR Tech Investment

By Kerri Markovic | June 06, 2019

In this recent article by HRE and HR Tech Conference, TGA’s Linda Brenner along with 4 other tech influencers provide insight into the most important technology shifts happening in HR, how to build a case for investment, and common mistakes made in the tech journey.

Recruitment Needs Analysis: 2 Ways to Assess your Talent Acquisition Function

By Linda Brenner | May 07, 2019

"What are the best recruiting metrics to track?" is one of the questions we are asked most. Read our perspective on both efficiency and effectiveness metrics that you should be utilizing, why they are important, and how you can prioritize them.

Linda Brenner named Top HR Tech Influencer!

By Kerri Markovic | April 24, 2019

The Human Resource Executive (HRE) and HR Tech Conference team released the first edition of the Top 100 HR Tech Influencers, and TGA Founder & Managing Partner, Linda Brenner, made the list. Dubbed “100 individuals who have shaped the world of HR technology”, the list is comprised of people from traditional HR roles, consultants/advisors, and “new media“ influencers. Read more about it here.

Talent Acquisition Model:  How to Organize Recruitment Around Talent

By Tom McGuire | March 18, 2019

What’s the best way for recruiting teams to think about tackling hiring requisitions? First in, first out – like milk? Nah, I don’t think so; but surprisingly, many succumb to this approach in the face of hiring manager pressure and the absence of business-based prioritization.

SWOT Analysis in Recruitment and Selection

By Tom McGuire | February 24, 2019

One of the most straight-forward and effective ways to assess your recruitment and selection process is to put a SWOT framework for recruiting strategy to use. Read how to do it to expeditiously identify both internal and external strengths and weaknesses that affect your results.

The Most Effective Recruitment Process in the Toughest Talent Marketplace: 5 Success Factors

By Linda Brenner | February 11, 2019

It’s a trick headline: the most effective recruitment process isn’t singular. The most effective hiring approach involves multiple processes - differentiated based on the talent an organization most needs to win and the realities of the talent marketplace. Depending on your industry and the skills you seek, you might need two, three – even four – different process versions.

How Do You Measure Quality of Hire in a Full Employment Economy?

By Tom McGuire | November 28, 2018

In this full employment economy, finding and winning top talent for critical roles is a key business success factor. But if you’re still thinking about quality of hire in the old way (hiring manager surveys to assess ‘happiness’ with the recruiting team or managers' assessment of a new hire 30 days in), then you’re missing the chance to prove the value of Talent Acquisition in 2019 and beyond. 

How Many Reqs Should a Recruiter Carry? Finally…a Recruiter Workload Calculator

By Linda Brenner | November 14, 2018

We've developed a calculator that allows you to build a data-based answer to the age old question, "How many reqs should our recruiters carry?" Read more about it and download the free recruiter workload calculator here.

Build, Buy, or Borrow? Determining Your Talent Strategy Game Plan

By Linda Brenner | October 24, 2018

We outline key considerations for each strategic choice of build, buy, and borrow to optimize your mix of employed and contingent labor.

The “Human Capitalist”

By Tom McGuire | September 20, 2018

Who They Are, Why Your Business Depends on Them, and How to Win Them

A High Volume Hiring Case Study: Improving Hiring Speed, Quality and Cost

By Linda Brenner | September 12, 2018

The Challenge: Improve the quality of hiring high volume, customer service-oriented front line employees. In turn, increase speed to hire and reduce overall hiring costs.

Improve the Candidate Experience with Video Interviewing

By Ashley Samber | May 09, 2018

Video Interviewing has slowly been changing the interview game. But not all companies are doing it well. It has many benefits and may be worth the investment, but it doesn’t always create a positive experience for job seekers.

Passive Candidate Sourcing: Which Technology, and Other Key Questions to Ask

By Ashley Samber | March 09, 2018

In today’s market, employers are struggling to attract quality candidates. Many companies understand the need to source passive candidates but don’t understand how to do it effectively or how to utilize technology to support the efforts.

Recruitment Audit Tips: 3 Suggestions for Success

By Linda Brenner | March 07, 2018

Last month, our Six Signs You Need a Recruitment Audit, generated a lot of interest. This follow up column provides insight into effectively completing such an assessment.

How to Rock a Passive Candidate Sourcing Strategy – Part 2

By Kim McDonald | March 01, 2018

How to differentiate your processes for attracting low talent availability (passive) candidates.

360 for HR: 5 Reasons Assessment-Based Programs Are the Best Training and Development

By Linda Brenner | February 04, 2018

Traditional training isn't the way to rapidly improve HR effectiveness, development and credibility. Simulation-based assessment and 360° feedback is a fast, better way to improving recruiters' and HR business partners' skills.

Talent Acquisition Audit:  Six Signs That You Need One

By Linda Brenner | January 15, 2018

Six circumstances where it makes sense to bring in outside, unbiased resources to conduct a talent acquisition audit.

Talent Acquisition Technology Isn’t Going to Fix Your Hiring Problems

By Linda Brenner | January 05, 2018

Despite the explosive growth of talent acquisition technologies - and the vast number of problems they claim to solve - hiring isn’t getting better, faster or cheaper. Why?

How to Rock a Passive Candidate Sourcing Strategy: Tips

By Kim McDonald | December 19, 2017

In this two-part series, learn how to incorporate passive candidates into your overall talent acquisition strategy.

HR Leaders’ Playbook: The Importance of Blending Finance with HR Expertise

By Linda Brenner | December 05, 2017

Build a better, more collaborative and business-based relationship with your Finance partner.

The Most Important Recruitment Metric: Quality of Hire

By Linda Brenner | December 04, 2017

You are only as good as the people you hire.

GE Jumps Ahead in Intellectual Capital Share-of-Value in 2016 Study

By Tom McGuire | November 27, 2017

Industrial or Technology Juggernaut? – ask Owen.

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