Posts tagged with 'recruiting'
Companies Are Finding Virtual Recruiting to Be More EfficientRead the rest of this entry »
It takes a little getting used to, but companies are finding that recruiting executives remotely offers more than enough benefits to make up for the lack of in-person meetings.
“There are many ways where the virtual recruitment is more efficient than what we did before,” said Jacqueline Welch, chief human resources officer and chief diversity officer at mortgage-finance giant Freddie Mac.
She told The Wall Street Journal that Freddie …
Does Your Recruiting Have One of These Flaws?Read the rest of this entry »
One of the recruiting industry's leading thinkers and advisers has some blunt counsel for employers having a tough time filling vacancies: You don't know how to do recruiting.
Writing in an article for the recruiting website ERE.net, Dr. John Sullivan says your talent shortage is caused by one, two, three or all 8 of the “talent killing flaws" on his list. Recruiting by "gut" not data, failing to quantify the …
What the Apollo Program Taught Us About RecruitingRead the rest of this entry »
With Saturday's 50th anniversary of human's first landing on the moon, much has been written about the tremendous feat of engineering, the valor of the astronauts and the Cold War politics that fueled the effort.
But the story of how the space program found and hired the engineers and scientists it needed, is an equally compelling one for recruiters and employers trying to fill STEM jobs today.
It took the …
Advice For the New RecruiterRead the rest of this entry »
Recruiting is not a job for wimps. For every "Yes" you hear, you'll get 100 "Nos." And that's if you get a call back at all. But place that great candidate with a great employer and you'll be on a high all week.
If you're new to recruiting, the one thing you can be sure of, is that you've got a lot to learn and a lot of work to …
Are You Poaching Or Attracting IT Talent?Read the rest of this entry »
With so many tech jobs to fill and the limited number of IT professionals knocking on your door, conducting a proactive recruiting program may well be a matter of survival.
That means scouring LinkedIn and GitHub, joining professional associations, attending conferences and IT networking events and more. Inevitably it means hiring someone away from another firm.
While that happens all the time, actively reaching out to workers at another company, …
Don't Rely on AI to Pick Your Next HireRead the rest of this entry »
Listen to any HR software vendor and you'll come away convinced that AI can not only pick the absolutely best candidate out of a field of a 100, it can also mix you the best apple martini ever.
Don't believe it! The part about selecting your next hire, we mean.
Truth is, most artificial intelligence pitches are really all about machine learning. Maybe in some lab somewhere the rudiments of …
4 Trends That Are Changing Recruiting in Wealth ManagementRead the rest of this entry »
Four trends are reshaping recruiting among financial firms, with long-term implications for the relationship between clients and their financial advisors as well as for the industry as a whole.
That's the reading from the recently released whitepaper, The Landscape of the Wealth Management Industry. Produced annually by Diamond Consultants, the paper surveys changes and trends in the financial management sector with a specific focus on what they mean for …
Pharma Turns to Social Media to Recruit VolunteersRead the rest of this entry »
Recruiting participants for clinical trials can be as much of a challenge as hiring experienced workers for skilled jobs. A stunningly high percentage of trials never get underway because enough patients can't be recruited. And attrition rates average 30%, causing some trials to have to shut down.
For years, drug companies have resorted to advertising their need for volunteers on radio, in print, on TV. Lately, they have …
Most Insurance Companies Plan to HireRead the rest of this entry »
Fueled by an expectation that their revenue will increase, 62% of insurance companies plan to add staff by the end of the year, with small firms leading the way.
The latest version of Aon Hewitt's Insurance Labor Market survey reports a broad optimism among insurance companies, with 81% expecting to grow revenue. That's a full 10 points higher than in the previous survey in January. It's the first time since …
Geofencing Is Becoming a Hot Recruiting ToolRead the rest of this entry »
Geofencing for ad targeting is nothing new. Even if you didn't realize it, you've been delivered ads on your mobile device that are based on your location. Advertisers as diverse as Dr. Pepper, Whole Foods and the non-profit OxFam have used the targeting method, which sends ads to devices only in specific geographic locations.
Now, employers are embracing the location-based advertising for recruiting.
Last winter, Johns Hopkins All Children's …