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Welcome to a mini-season of The HR Bartender Show! A huge thanks to everyone for your support. We had a really great response to Season 1 of the show, which was focused on The Future Workplace. So, we decided to put together a few episodes talking about the intersection of talent and technology.
To get the conversation started, let’s think back to March 2020. The unemployment rate was 4.4%. Organizations were competing to find the best talent. We were talking about ways to design a great candidate experience and create a better employee experience.
It’s almost two years later. The September 2021 unemployment rate is 4.8%. And unfortunately, we’re still talking about some of the same things. That’s why I wanted to start this mini-season with a conversation about recruitment. To use a football analogy, the best defense is a good offense. It’s time to think about our recruiting long-game.
And I can’t think of two people better to have this conversation. Julie Develin and Chas Fields are senior partners with UKG’s human capital management (HCM) advisory group. In their roles, they advise UKG customers on all things HCM. In addition, Julie and Chas are the co-hosts for The Workforce Institute’s new People Purpose Podcast.
I understand that organizations have an immediate need to staff the operation, but it’s time to be more intentional with what the long-term recruiting strategy looks like. We need to understand the needs and wants of candidates and employees in order to design a process that works for everyone. Data and technology can help generate the necessary information to facilitate the process. The good news is feedback is HR’s currency to start taking action that will yield bottom-line results.
Connect with Julie Develin https://www.linkedin.com/in/jdevhr/
Connect with Chas Fields https://www.linkedin.com/in/chasfields/
The Workforce Institute @UKG Report “The Heard and the Heard-Nots”
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