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Recruiting Metrics Every TA Team Should Know

1 day ago | Symphony Talent

People are mysterious and, at times, unpredictable. Things like feelings, preferences and life experiences have a profound effect on decision-making. For those reasons, talent acquisition strategy can feel incalculable. In reality, though, ...

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TA Technology Trends: Looking Back and Moving Forward

April 17, 2019 | Symphony Talent

Not long ago, companies relied solely on their ATS providers or their job boards to manage recruitment. Today, the choices seem endless. As a result, many companies are making uninformed or impulsive decisions that could prove to be costly and ...

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Improving Time-to-fill in a Tight Labor Market: Four Ways You Can Speed the Hiring Process

April 17, 2019 | SkillSurvey | HCI

When it comes to measuring the health of your hiring practices, time-to-fill is probably the single most important indicator. A good time-to-fill metric tells you that your recruiters are on the ball and your systems and processes are working well. Of course, in periods of low unemployment (like what we’re seeing today), your time-to-fill metric can take a hit.

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3 Ways To Make Advertising That Works

April 10, 2019 | Symphony Talent

While we may not be unravelling the mysteries of the universe, in employer branding we are faced with comprehending a different kind of baffling puzzle: the deep complexities, habits and eccentricities of the human mind.

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3 Social Media Secrets to Supercharge Recruiting

April 9, 2019 | PlanSource | HCI

While social media was once viewed as a workplace distraction, more companies are changing their views on social media. Instead, teams are embracing social media as a powerful communication tool—and it’s about time. According to recent Glassdoor research, 79% of job seekers use social media during the job search process.

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How High-Performing Organizations Approach Talent Acquisition

April 5, 2019 | Kronos

The top challenges for talent acquisition teams are not new. What is new is that organizations are now ready to do something about these challenges. 53% of organizations plan to make major changes to their talent acquisition strategy in ...

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Four Tips for the First 120 days of an RPO Transition

April 3, 2019 | Seven Step RPO

Change is hard. Most of us in the business world are creatures of habit and any disruption to our “norm” will likely be met with resistance. A Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) transition is no exception. 

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Employer Branding… Is It Easier for Bigger Companies?

April 3, 2019 | Seven Step RPO

From the outside looking in, the assumption could be that recruiting for a globally recognized company with such strong brand recognition should be fairly easy — yielding bigger applicant pools, higher job posting conversions and heavy ...

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A Retrenching or a Renaissance?

April 3, 2019 | Shannon Seery | Symphony Talent

Reports on the so-called “death of retail” are highly overrated. In fact, according to an analysis by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. about 700,000 workers were hired in the retail industry as seasonal employees in 2018, the most since 2015.

That being said, retail employees – both full-time and seasonal – are feeling the effects of a highly volatile market. For several years now, many big-name organizations – from Sears to Payless, Barnes & Noble and countless others – have been closing their doors. However, this doesn’t mean the need for talent is in decline. In fact, retailers who promote better in-store experiences are still growing and are letting candidates know that their doors are wide open.