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The Evolution of Diversity in the Workplace - 2000 to 2020

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Incredibly, diversity in the workplace has been something of a hot topic for nearly two decades now. But diversity initiatives in the year 2000 looked very different to those we now have in the year 2020. From gender to cultural background, let’s take a closer look at how these initiatives have evolved in the past twenty years. But first, a little history. Recruitment Diversity Technology Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment Technology talent acquisition recruitingprocess D&I webinar articles

The Dos and Don'ts of D&I Recruitment Strategy

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In case you hadn’t noticed by now, Diversity and Inclusion are sort of a big deal in the world of recruitment and have been for some time. In fact, as far back as 2014, workplace diversity was seen as a key issue by 67% of candidates.

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The Positive Impact of Remote Work on Diversity and Inclusion

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It’s no secret that Diversity and Inclusion programs work. They help generate more revenue, improve productivity, foster innovation, and generally speaking, make everyone feel happier at work. Likewise, the benefits of remote work are also well-known especially with regards to widening the talent pool. Even so, few companies fully understand how remote work can play a vital role in helping reach D&I goals.

D&I technology stack - What’s available out there?

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As you may have gathered from our previous posts on the topic, diversity and inclusion are extremely important in the workplace. Not only do they improve productivity and innovation but from a recruitment standpoint, they widen the talent pool allowing us to find the best talent on the market. But when it comes to D&I, what kind of technology is out there on the market?

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Utilizing Candidate Review to reduce Resentment

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Candidate experience has been top of many a recruiter’s list of priorities for quite some time now. That’s because we all know that unsuccessful candidates that enjoy their experience are more likely to apply again in the future or better yet, recommend the company to their peers. But incredibly enough, in recent years we’ve actually seen a steady rise in candidate resentment. People aren’t enjoying their experience and they’re more than willing to make their feelings known.

Sourcing Tools 101 - Quality over Quantity

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When it comes to the hiring process, there’s one thing we truly believe here at vsource - it’s better to be proactive than reactive. And no aspect of recruitment is quite as proactive as sourcing. This is why it’s absolutely essential that you get your sourcing process nailed down from the off.

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It’s all about the data: TA & Data - speaking the Language of the CEO

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Spend any time in a board meeting or chatting with the CEO about work-related matters and very soon one thing becomes clear — c-level executives are all about the data. They live for facts and figures. Data is what keeps them up at night as they ponder their next major business decision. But most importantly, it’s how the successful ones help a company grow.

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Talent Acquisition, Profits, and the CEO

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Talent acquisition leaders often struggle to have their voices heard at board level. While the work they do is seen as an essential component of a company’s growth, their input is rarely taken into account when major decisions are made at board level.

COVID-19's Impact on D&I - a Big Setback or Highway to Evolution?

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There’s no doubt that the Covid-19 outbreak and resulting near-global lockdown has had a huge impact on the recruitment industry. While some companies are still hiring, the temporary layoffs and introduction of mass remote work has seen many employers shelve their plans for workforce expansion. But what does this mean for diversity and inclusion? Has the outbreak had a detrimental effect on D&I or is it opening doors for proponents of D&I initiatives?

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

Remote Recruitment - Keep your Hiring on Track

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For many people, remote work is now a simple fact of everyday life. And that doesn’t look set to change with lockdown measures expected to continue for the foreseeable future. With this in mind, we’ve decided to take a look at the things hiring managers and recruiters need to be aware of as they adopt a remote recruitment strategy. Recruitment Technology remote work remote recruiting remote recruitment video interview recruiter's toolbox

The Importance of People Planning

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Ask any CEO or c-level executive about the planning that drives a company and you’ll hear a lot about sales planning, financial planning, and even business planning in general. What you’ll rarely hear them speak of though is people planning. Sure they may mention workforce planning, but generally speaking, it’s quite far down the list of perceived priorities. So why is this? Don’t CEOs often speak of their employees being their most valuable resource?

Outbound Sourcing: What Is It and Why Is It so Important?

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If you’ve been paying attention at the water cooler lately, then you’ve probably heard the term outbound sourcing dropped into the conversation here and there. But don’t for a second think that this relatively new term is a flash-in-the-pan phrase that we’ll forget about in the very near future.

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3 Key Components of the Perfect Passive Recruitment Funnel

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To a recruiter, passive candidates are gold. They are good at what they do (they’re in a job after all), employers love them , and unlike active candidates, they’re not looking elsewhere for a new role. But attracting their attention takes quite a bit of effort.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Agency Recruitment vs. In-House – What’s Best for You?

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When a company reaches a certain size, the major stakeholders are often faced with a difficult question; should they outsource their recruitment efforts or try to handle everything in-house?

Shedding Light on Talent Acquisition at Board Level

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For those of us who work in the recruitment industry, the importance of talent acquisition is clear – it’s vital for business success. However, for those at board level, the importance of an ongoing and long-term strategy to identify candidates for future vacancies in the company might not be so clear. talent acquisition talent strategy webinar TA securing a spot at the Exec Table board level

Irish ambassador John McCullagh visits vsource

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On Thursday, the Irish Ambassador John McCullagh accompanied by his colleagues Alan McGreevey and Chi Nguyen arrived at vsource's office in Ho Chi Min City, the. TMA Building in Quang Trung Software City.

Intelligent Augmentation - How to Best Utilize AI in Recruitment

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Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.

The Perks That Your Candidates Really Want to See

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Money, vacation, chocolate chip cookies in the office coffee room; each of your candidates will likely have a very different idea about what constitutes a decent perk. But did you know that the desires and needs of the average candidate have changed in recent years?

Top Talent Sourcing Tool: we did it again!

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We're delighted that vsource was selected once again as a Top Talent Sourcing Tool by SelectSoftware. Recruitment Recruiting hrsoftware recruitingprocess recruitment software

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9 Tips for Getting Social Recruiting Right

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You don’t need us to tell you that recruiting through social media is where it’s at right now. With the average person spending almost two hours a day on their platform of choice, it’s little wonder that social media has become a goldmine for recruitment in the last few years.

High Volume Recruiting Best Practices

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There comes a time in every recruiter’s career when the need for numbers seemingly outweighs the desire for high-quality hires. Yes, we’re talking high volume recruiting, and despite what you may think, you don’t have to compromise on quality.

How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

Challenges in Healthcare Recruitment

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Hiring for the healthcare industry is one of the most challenging and stressful tasks a recruiter can undertake. This is an industry where your hires can have a huge impact on the health and wellbeing of others and so it’s imperative that you find the right candidates with the right balance of skills and aptitude for the role. Unfortunately, finding the right candidate isn’t the only challenge you’ll face.

13 Halloween Recruitment Horrors

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It’s that time of year when things go bump in the night and fully-grown adults hide under the covers in fear. Yes, it’s Halloween and in between mouthfuls of trick or treat candy, we’ve been reminiscing over the horrors we witnessed during the year.

Why Now Is the Time to Map Your Graduate Programs for 2020

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As the end of the year approaches and company departments wind down for the holiday season, now is the time for the savvy recruiter to get a head-start on preparations for 2020. And we’re not just talking about hitting the ground running on January 1st, we’re planning much farther ahead. You see, now is the perfect time to start mapping out your graduate programs and attendance at college jobs fairs for 2020.

Why a Strong Employer Brand Means Everything in Healthcare Recruitment

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At a time when job growth in the health industry is at an all-time high, candidates are often free to pick and choose the position that best suits their needs and desires. And this means that for some less well-known employers or lower ranked healthcare facilities, finding suitable candidates who are willing to apply is an extremely difficult task.

Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

4 Reasons Why Augmenting Your Sourcing Team Makes Sense

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Automation is everything these days. From candidate outreach to resume screening, it seems that there’s a bot for every recruitment task imaginable.

Is Your Recruitment Process and Workplace LGBTQ Inclusive?

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The word diversity has different meanings for so many people. For some it means people of all ages, for others, it’s a matter of ethnicity, while there are many more who think of diversity in terms of male and female. But what about a person’s sexual orientation or gender identification?

Candidate Outreach Best Practices

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Candidate outreach is one of the most important aspects of recruitment - particularly when it comes to keeping those passive candidates feeling all warm and intrigued. However, it’s also one of the most time-consuming processes and one that for some, is quite difficult to master.

Up Against the Clock – 6 Productivity Hacks for Speedy Recruitment

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When the countdown is on, and there’s a deadline looming, it often seems like the whole world is making a concerted effort to slow you down. And short of moving your bed into the office, there’s very little you can do to fill those reqs in time.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

5 Reasons to Use Talent Mapping in Your Business Growth Strategy

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Businesses grow and so too do their employees but why does mapping out the talent at your disposal have any bearing on your growth strategy? We’ve all heard the adage that a company’s greatest asset is its workforce and most people would agree; this is absolutely true. So with this in mind, it makes absolute sense to analyze your employees and potential employees in every conceivable way.

Boosting Retention – It’s All About Employee Engagement

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Retention; it’s the holy grail of recruitment. Hiring a candidate that not only has the skills to be a success in the role but also has the staying power to make it through that all-important first year is a dream come true for any recruiter.

Diversity – Is It Really Such a Big Deal?

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Diversity in the workplace; it’s the one thing that recruiters all over the world are talking about, and we never get tired of talking about this here.

Why is Talent Mapping So Important?

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There are so many aspects of recruitment these days that it’s hard to keep up with exactly what’s going on. From diversity to culture fit, there seems to be a new point of focus for the industry with each passing month. However, there’s one process that we feel doesn’t get the recognition it deserves, and that process is talent mapping.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.