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The Benefits of Using RPO

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Recruitment processing outsourcing (RPO) is transferring the responsibility for part or all of the candidate recruitment process to a third-party expert.

How Gens Y and Z are changing the recruiting game

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Every industry is struggling with how to make its process relevant and effective in the face of unprecedented technological change.

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How E&U firms can prepare for the coming wave of retirements

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Changing workforce demographics are set to have a major impact on energy and utility (E&U) companies. As much as 38% of the E&U workforce will be eligible for retirement in the next five years.

4 Tips for Attracting Passive Candidates Through Social Media

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Passive candidates aren’t as passive as you think: 90 percent of global professionals admit they are interested in hearing about job opportunities. Why shouldn’t they hear about yours? Employment Branding

Guide to Lean Hiring

It's undeniable: over the years, hiring processes have become more complex. In many ways, this shouldn't come as a surprise. After all, the work that most of us do has become more sophisticated But does complexity really lead to better, faster hires? Of course not. In fact, many smart organizations have started a trend, a return to simplicity, that allows them to compete for talent more efficiently. This trend is called lean hiring. Download the Guide to Lean Hiring and develop a systematic approach to recruiting that increases productivity while eliminating waste.

How IBM Cognitive Capabilities Provide Recruiters an Advantage

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In my last blog , I discussed how cognitive HR technology is transforming talent acquisition and its ability to streamline the recruiting process for hiring managers —helping them stay focused on their primary role in the organization.

Reaching Passive Candidates: What Motivates Them?

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Recruiters understand that passive candidates do, in fact, keep an ear to the ground about job opportunities. They may not have embarked on a job hunt — filling out applications and submitting their resumes — but they’re aware of what’s happening in other departments and companies.

How to Use Your Employer Brand to Build a Strong Candidate Pipeline

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Building a strong candidate pipeline doesn't happen overnight. However, organizations can both strengthen its employer brand and increase the likelihood candidates will join its talent communities by building and capitalizing on digital opportunities.

Reaching Passive Candidates: How an Employee Value Proposition Can Help

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In the “Reaching Passive Candidates” blog series, we’re examining how talent acquisition professionals can use candidate motivators and elements of employment branding as a method of triggering a passive candidate’s interest in a job. Employment Branding

The definitive guide to choosing the right applicant tracking system

Choosing an applicant tracking system should be exciting, not confusing. We've developed a quick guide to everything you should look for while going through your selection process, to free you from the stress often associated with choosing a new ATS.

RPO Basics: Selecting an RPO Partner

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Choosing a recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) partner is a subjective process, because it’s dependent upon your company’s specific needs.

5 Problems to Solve Before You Outsource Your Recruiting

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I’ve worked in the Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) industry for almost 20 years, so it may seem strange that I’m sharing a list of reasons not to partner with an RPO provider.

The Role of Cognitive Analytics in Predicting Candidate Success

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Advancements in cognitive technology allow companies to better analyze predictive data, but low-tech behavioral science techniques and culture research are still essential to successful talent acquisition. Cognitive & Analytics Sourcing & Recruitment

A New Way to Measure Quality of Hire

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Everybody has worked with “that guy,” the person who contributes as little as possible on the job but never gets demoted or fired. Employees like him are a drag on their colleagues, demoralizing top performers in particular. Cognitive & Analytics Sourcing & Recruitment

Creating the Ideal Candidate Experience

Modern job seekers have high expectations when applying for jobs. Download Newton’s guide for creating the ideal candidate experience to learn how you can attract top candidates and drive them to apply to your positions.

2017 Perspective on the State of Talent Acquisition

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The goal and intent of the recruiting process hasn’t changed in the past 50 years, but everything else has. And the reality is that the traditional model of talent acquisition is a fundamental misfit in the current reality. Cognitive & Analytics Sourcing & Recruitment

5 Red Flags to Watch for in Candidate Résumés

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As hiring managers and recruiters , we often look through a lot of résumés and are forced to make quick judgments without meeting or speaking with an applicant.

What do 15 global talent acquisition leaders have to tell you about measuring TA success?

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One of the biggest challenges facing global talent acquisition leaders is accurately measuring the value that their work contributes to the success of their business. Cognitive & Analytics

In The Spotlight: Andrew Bercich, Solutions and Sales Executive

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Andrew Bercich serves as a Solutions and Sales Executive with IBM Talent Acquisition & Optimization supporting the Healthcare, Life Sciences and Government sectors. His diverse talent acquisition experience enables him to design optimal client solutions. Sourcing & Recruitment

Newton’s Guide to Mobile Recruiting

In recruiting, mobile’s no longer a trend. It’s the reality. Currently, 9 in 10 job seekers use their smartphones to find new employment opportunities. Lacking a mobile recruiting strategy? Download our guide to mobile recruiting for practical tips on attracting mobile job seekers and driving them to apply.

How to Stop Losing Out on Quality Candidates

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Losing quality applicants because they don’t fit your current openings is a common talent acquisition problem. You need to nurture relationships with interested candidates, keeping them engaged with your organization until the perfect-fit opening comes along. Employment Branding

In The Spotlight: Jason Berkowitz, Business Development Executive

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Jason Berkowitz serves as a Business Development Executive for IBM Talent Acquisition & Optimization, where he focuses on crafting Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) solutions for Financial Services and Communications organizations. Sourcing & Recruitment

A Journey Through Your Online Employment Brand Part 4: Pay-Conscious Pete

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There are probably as many different reasons to look for a job as there are people looking, and every experience is different. So how do you create and communicate a message that will speak to many different kinds of people? Employment Branding

A Journey Through Your Online Employment Brand Part 3: Hunting Harriet

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Much attention is given to how talent acquisition professionals should attract passive candidates. When it comes to active candidates, we can spend less time on these prospects because we assume "post and pray" is an appropriate strategy.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Human Resource Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Human resource Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best HR software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

A Journey Through Your Online Employment Brand Part 2: Curious Chaitra

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In the world of talent acquisition, it's all too commonplace for recruiters to try to corral every candidate into a one-size-fits-all process. But the truth is, every candidate's recruitment journey is wholly unique. Employment Branding

Are Leaders the Only Drivers of Organizational Culture?

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When it comes to establishing, changing or leveraging a company’s culture, most turn to the CEO and his or her team for direction. Although leadership may play a significant role, employee participation may be just as important.

How Cognitive HR Technology Improves the Onboarding and Employee Experience

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In my last blog, I discussed how cognitive HR technology can quickly provide recruiters with the knowledge they need to find the quality candidates hiring managers are looking for.

How Do Global Talent Acquisition Leaders Measure Their Success?

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If you’re like most talent acquisition (TA) leaders, you want more effective ways to measure your impact on the organization's business outcomes and continue driving significant value. It's common to experience challenges implementing measurement programs. Cognitive & Analytics

The Goldilocks ATS Story

When your business is growing, choosing the right recruiting technology can be a challenge. How do we cut through the noise? We turn to fairy tales. Seriously. We use the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears to break down the applicant tracking system market.

In the Spotlight: Hailey Herleman, Portfolio Executive

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Hailey Herleman serves as a Portfolio Executive for IBM Talent Acquisition & Optimization, where she is responsible for retaining, growing and providing a best in class delivery to our largest accounts in Talent Acquisition and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO).

What We Do Takes Heart

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It’s that time of year again. The time when love is in the air. When retailers pack their stores with greeting cards, chocolates and other Valentine’s Day artifacts. When we stop for a day to celebrate those whom we love in our lives and send tangible expressions of that love. And I’m all for it!

Recruiting Successful Leaders in the GCC: Homegrown or Imported?

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The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) enjoys one of the most diverse workforces in the world. Employees come from over 200 countries, and it is common to find 20 or more nationalities represented in a single organization.

5 Articles That Reveal The Real Value Of Employee Engagement


If there’s one thing that’s certain in the world of Human Resources, it’s that employee engagement matters. If there’s a second thing that’s certain, it’s that HR knowing this has done almost nothing to improve employee engagement.

How to Create a Communication Culture and Get Great Results

Creating a communication culture in an organization pays handsome dividends.