Regardless of how COVID-19 has affected your organization, now is the time to streamline and improve the speed and quality of hiring. There is very little tolerance from senior leaders for time- and labor-intensive hiring efforts with questionable results. Now is the time to objectively assess talent acquisition efforts and determine the best (and fastest) path forward to win top talent quickly and cost effectively.
What is the fallout of COVID-19 and its direct and indirect consequences for talent and business recovery? In addition to the pure health risk to employees and families, the list of likely and indirect consequences will be much longer.
Critical skills and talent concerns are noted as top business implications within many C-suites across multiple industries, business sectors, and regions because the global workforce is hedging on a talent shortage pandemic that will affect most companies. To address these concerns, some forward-thinking organizations have prioritized their talent strategy as a key tenet in their business processes, and they have invested in robust and agile strategic enterprise workforce planning. Read more about why Enterprise Workforce Planning is a strategic business imperative.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Six circumstances where it makes sense to bring in outside, unbiased resources to conduct a talent acquisition audit.
You are only as good as the people you hire.