A few times in my career, I’ve been tasked with “turning around” or fixing HR departments. During those times, I’ve frequently come to realize that one of the departments’ biggest challenges was recruiting. Hiring managers were frustrated because they didn’t feel that the recruiters were sending qualified candidates in a timely fashion.
When the recruiting function suffers…everything in the business suffers. Organizations link their brands to talent. They build entire marketing campaigns around being able to deliver the best products and services. That begins with finding the best employees. So, I couldn’t think of a better person to start off our first season of The HR Bartender Show than Jim Stroud.
Jim is the vice president of marketing for Proactive Talent, a recruitment strategy consulting and staffing company specializing in recruiting optimization. He’s also a blogger, writer, and podcaster helping both organizations and job seekers find better ways to connect. Jim is the author of five (yes five!) books, and you can learn more about him at JimStroud.com. When he’s not online, he loves spending time with his family and searching for the best chocolate chip cookie. (And if you want to know his recommendation for the best chocolate chip cookie then you’ll have to listen to the show.)
Finding the best employees is and has always been a business priority. It starts with sourcing. But sourcing is more than simply conducting a whole bunch of Boolean searches. It’s about research, understanding business and hiring trends, as well as knowing the organization’s competition. When recruiters are equipped with the right data and information, they’re in a position to make sure candidates not only have a great experience but are offered employment opportunities that are fair, equitable, and competitive.
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During the show, Jim mentioned that Proactive Talent has an HR technology buying tool. So, if you are a recruiter, before you buy your next piece of HR technology (i.e. Phenom, Eightfold, Beamery, Symphony Talent) download their “Recruitment Marketing Platform Comparison Template.” It will prove invaluable as you evaluate potential HR tech vendors.
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