Outsourcing

Sourcing Online; My Everquest Java Adventure

Living in San Diego, near the beach, had its perks when I was younger. Being able to swim in the ocean, moderate temperatures, and seemingly endless sunny days. So one would think that when I had free time, I would, of course, spend my time with the plethora of activities that were out…

Bot-Proof Your Career (Part 2)

As soon as I started writing Bot-Proof Your Career, I could tell it was going to be part one of two – or maybe even a trilogy. Let’s face it: Artificial Intelligence is really, really cool. So here’s some food for thought as you prepare for the world in which we’re competing with…

The Top 16 Articles of 2016: #4 – Talent Sourcing In The Digital Era: Talent Sourcing Is So Much More Than Boolean

Editors Note: For the last 16 days of December, SourceCon will be resharing our most popular articles from the year.  Talent sourcing in the digital era continues to evolve and become more specialized. A decade ago, talent sourcers took leadership in social media and social recruiting. Today, talent sourcing are asked to wear…

The Top 16 Articles of 2016: #5 – Go Beyond Job Postings: 3 Effective Ways To Attract And Hire Top Talent

Editors Note: For the last 16 days of December, SourceCon will be resharing our most popular articles from the year. Research shows that job boards on average gather 43% of all applications companies receive for new job openings. But while job boards may have the highest number of applications, their conversion-to-hire rates fall…

Outsourced HR: Big Benefits for Small Businesses

For eight years, Mickey Swortzel, founder of vehicle control systems start-up New Eagle, watched her employees’ health-plan costs steadily increase. Then, in 2016, she made the decision to outsource her one-person HR department to ADP, one of the largest companies in the quickly growing market of professional employer organizations (PEOs). This is not…

When Outsourcing the Workforce Goes Terribly Wrong

Some time ago, my dad was unemployed and picking up contract work when it was made available to him. In order to procure this contract work, he had to sign up with a few security agencies. In doing so, he eventually landed a full-time gig supervising security guards and investigators for a major…

Top 4 Process Improvements to Improve the Productivity of Your RPO

Discussions that revolve around talent acquisition “transformation” often involve long-term strategies and high-level shifts that require an extended period of time to implement. If you are looking to see a faster return on your recruiter productivity when you’re using an RPO, here are four things you can implement quickly that will yield immediate…

I, Robot: How Vulnerable Are Recruiters to Automation?

A recent study from Oxford University suggests that almost half of all job categories are at some risk of being automated within the next 20 years. That includes telemarketers (99 percent certainty); accountants (94 percent), real estate agents (86 percent); airline pilots (55 percent), and even actors (37 percent). At low risk are…

Where to Find Dependable, Intelligent, and Hard-Working Employees

Say hello to your newest employee Baxter. He stands three feet, one-inch tall and weighs 165 pounds. He’s dependable and works well on teams and alone. He’s very productive especially performing tasks most employees don’t like to do such as stocking shelves and order picking. He doesn’t take breaks or vacation and doesn’t…

When We Connect the ‘Global Integration’ Dots, Recruiters Risk Being Defined Here by Their Practices There

The hiring process has no minimum acceptable (or unacceptable) standard of practice. Anything goes and many recruiters prefer it that way. Perhaps intuitively we know that people who think of themselves as recruiters (or enjoy being seen as successful recruiters by others), are highly individualistic and, if occasionally a line is crossed, it’s…