According to the December 2017 jobs report, U.S. unemployment is at 4.1 percent, a 17-year low. Obviously, this is good news. We want everyone who wants a job to have a job. However, it’s also a challenge. Really low unemployment means that recruiting is tougher. A lot tougher! It can take much longer to find qualified candidates and fill open positions.
There’s lots of talk about recruiters needing to get creative when it comes to developing staffing strategies and sourcing talent. And I totally agree. Organizations have to be willing to try new things, monitor candidate flow, and measure results.
But equally important is getting the foundation right. Here are some of the most popular recruiting posts on HR Bartender. I think they represent key activities that recruiting teams need to have in order to find the best talent.
The 10 Skills Every Recruiter Should Have
Every recruiter needs to perform at a high level. Having the right skills is important. Use this list to help develop effective skills in every recruiter.
10 Strategies for Recruiting in a Highly Competitive Job Market
Recruiting can be a challenge during normal times. To recruit in a highly competitive job market, consider using some of these proven strategies.
The Difference Between Applicants and Candidates
Job candidates differ from applicants. It seems like a simple concept, but it’s an important one. It drives decisions about the candidate experience and the level of service they receive.
The Real Reason for Job Titles
Job titles have evolved over the years. But, they serve a real business purpose. And employees should want their job title to align with job responsibilities.
How to Find Bottlenecks in Your Talent Acquisition Process
When your recruiting process isn’t working well, everyone blames HR. You can find talent acquisition bottlenecks to keep your pipeline flowing.
Pre-Employment Tests Can Help HR Hire Faster (and Better)
Hiring the right candidate has never been more important. Pre-employment tests can help HR hire faster and better. But, you have to find the right tests.
In 2018, there’s no doubt that organizations will need to make investments into their talent acquisition strategy and processes. It’s the way they will stand out from their competitive set. Developing recruiters, understanding trends, problem-solving, and using the right tools will help organizations find, select, and hire the best talent.
P.S. I’m delighted to share with you that I’m facilitating a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) virtual seminar on “Talent Acquisition: Creating Your Organization’s Strategy”. This program takes us through the entire talent acquisition process from employment branding to sourcing to selection and finally onboarding. Registration details can be found on the SHRM website. Hope you can join us!24
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jennifer theron says
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