If you don’t have a data-driven HR process today, you will in the future. According to Josh Bersin, “your ability to harness and understand the data about your people is becoming core to HR’s mission” (check out his blog post here: The Bold New World of Talent: Predictions for 2016). With that in mind, it’s no wonder that most leaders I encounter tell me that they are looking to make a shift to a new ATS that will streamline recruiter process and improve data capture for the future. Continue reading “How to Avoid the Biggest Cost of Switching Applicant Tracking Systems”
In the increasingly competitive market for top talent, aptly coined the ‘War for Talent’, retaining top HR and Recruiting professionals is just as challenging as it is for the business groups we support. Ambitious professionals have their pick of employers. Let’s assume that you’ve succeeded in attracting and subsequently hiring a superstar. Your next challenge is to keep them. To maximize retention of the all-time greats, how does the best leader run his or her team? In three words: like a startup. Continue reading “Retaining Ambitious Talent in a Conservative Organization”
Great agency recruiters are experts at their craft. They know the market, are outstanding at building relationships, and deeply understand their clients. While there is clear value from the best agency recruiters as Talent Acquisition’s strategic partners, the premium paid for their services can often prove unwieldy in the face of doing what most leaders are charged with — achieving ever better results with less dollars. Continue reading “Cut Agency Spend by Increasing Agency Value”
If you’ve landed a leading role in the Talent Acquisition function at a new organization, you’ll want to make sure you’ve checked off these 5 best pieces of advice from fellow TA leaders. Whether your role is regional, national or global, and whether you are a first-time or veteran director, here are a few basic practices that top TA leaders employ in their first 100 days to ensure their organizations and teams are set up for long term success.