Corporate Recruiting

Talent Acquisition’s Biggest Challenges in 2017: Jeremy Eskenazi

The first in a new series, talent-acquisition consultant Jeremy Eskenazi talks about the biggest challenges he’s seeing recruiting departments face in 2017. Included in the short video below: What some talent-acquisition departments think, sometimes wrongly, about outsourcing The need to do more prioritization of jobs What the first priority of talent-acquisition leaders should…

What Is the State of Talent Acquisition? Give Us 10 Minutes and We’ll Help You Save Hours

What grade do you give your talent-acquisition department? How would your stakeholders grade your team? How do those grades compare to others? Ever wonder what your workload looks like when compared to your peers? What obstacles to success are TA departments experiencing? That’s only some of the information uncovered in the past by…

The Hiring Secrets of Top CEOs

Every company, especially a large one, makes every effort to recruit the cream of the crop. However, even a skilled sourcer will experience problems hunting for the right applicant with whom the company will achieve short-term and long-term goals. Sometimes companies’ CEOs successfully turn into recruiters and win trophies, i.e. outstanding candidates. But…

The Top 5 Talent Surprises That Could Spoil Your 2017

It’s hard to think of an exception to the rule that “it’s always better to be prepared than surprised.” As a result, most professionals do read end-of-year projections (e.g. 2017 trends) because they help them view and prepare for the future. But unfortunately, when you only track these micro-trends, you might end up…

For Recruiting, Is There Life After Automation?

Machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics, automation — they’ve been the talk of the recruiting town for months. But what will they ultimately mean for recruiters, recruiting, and the whole hiring process? Jason Roberts, from Randstad Sourceright, and I talk about it all in the podcast below, including: What we’ve learned about the computer…

December Is Prime Time for Recruiting … Because the Competition Is so Low

Recruiting is a direct competition between firms. So, unless you’re a firm with a great employer brand like Google, Facebook or GE, focus your recruiting during the months where the competition is extremely low. And, in the U.S. and many other industrialized countries, the time period between late November and New Year’s Day…

Too Many Tools Are Killing Your Recruiting Effort

You’ve heard of this concept of the inverted-u curve, right? It’s fairly straightforward. In the beginning, you have nothing or very little. As you increase the resources you begin to become more effective. Eventually, as you add more resources you’ll actually reach maximum potential. In the attempt to go even higher, you keep…

3 Questions to Keep Your Recruiting Aligned With the Business

As a business leader, you know who makes your company run. (Hint: your employees.) A study by SHRM shows that 95% of recruiters expect recruiting to be as or more challenging next year. Everyone wants to hire and retain the best, so we’re constantly revisiting and questioning everything we’ve ever thought we knew…

This Could Be the Most Impactful Recruiting Article of the Year — Timing Is Everything in Recruiting

This “think piece” is designed to get you to use timing to recruit when the competition is low. If you are not one of the few who understand the tremendous value of recruiting when the competition is low, this may be the most impactful article that you read all year. Yes, despite all that…

CEOs Expect a Competitive Advantage, So Why Aren’t Recruiting Leaders Providing It?

This think piece is designed to stimulate recruiting leaders to the point where they will commit to providing their firm with a competitive advantage over their top recruiting competitors. There many things that recruiting can improve on, but there is one important area that is almost completely absent from corporate recruiting. And that…

Introducing ATAP: Driving the Future of the Talent Acquisition Profession

The talent acquisition profession is one that has grown and evolved over the years, mostly by necessity. It has happened without standard education, measurements, or ethics. It has happened without effective advocacy and representation. Numerous communities, many grassroots in nature, were established to help fill the void of educational and networking opportunities (and…

How Our Own In-house Talent Acquisition Is Standing Out From the Crowd

In 2016 SAP needed to stand out from the crowd and have its biggest year for employment branding, with actual employees telling their own life stories. Many candidates know little about us, or perceive us as a somewhat safe, bureaucratic German software company. We have to work harder than most companies to get…

The War for Talent is Dead: Is Open Source the Future of HR?

For the most part, the HR and recruiting industry has historically treated our work as strictly confidential. Outside of conferences or between individual colleagues we seldom see companies actively sharing their secrets for success or lessons learned from their failures for the benefit of other companies. As the competition for talent increasingly intensifies,…