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3 Keys to an Effective Recruitment Department Structure

By Linda Brenner | October 07, 2019

Org design can be a powerful tool for addressing efficiency and effectiveness problems, but it can’t work in isolation. Here are three keys to making your org design deliver improved speed and quality of hiring.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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