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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.

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

Reaching Passive Candidates: How Recruitment Marketing Can Help

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In the first blog of this series, we discussed that most employees — even the ones who appear satisfied in their current jobs — are open to the idea of changing jobs if the right opportunity 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

Live Webinar: Best Practices for Onboarding and Training New Hires

Best Practices for Onboarding and Training New Hires. So you’ve hired some great new employees - congratulations! Unfortunately, your work isn’t over yet. With 20% of new hires leaving within the first 45 days, creating a great onboarding program along with proper training is crucial if you want your new employees to be engaged and stay long term. As someone working in recruiting or HR, you have control of the first part of the onboarding and training process and have a large part to play in the successful onboarding of the entire company’s new hires. Sign up for our live webinar on Thursday, May 24, 2018, Time: 11:00 AM PST, 1:00 PM EST.

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

Sourcing Technical Candidates with Ease

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When I started my career as a sourcing scientist, finding certain types of candidates, particularly IT professionals and engineers, could be overwhelming. Sourcing & Recruitment

3 Tips for Improving and Measuring Social Recruitment

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Many factors contribut e to the strength of your employ ment brand, ranging from overall market brand awareness to the candidate experience during the application process. 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.

Free E-Guide: 8 Surprising Facts About Labor Law Posting Regulations

As an HR professional, it’s important to learn about the labor laws and posting requirements that affect your company. Staying on top of these continual changing rules can be challenging, but this free Poster Guard® e-Guide can help you better understand the regulations. In addition to an overview of the laws that apply to every business, you’ll learn about specific requirements for local postings, Spanish postings, remote workers, industry-specific notices and much more. Our e-Guide will provide you valuable information to keep your business in complete compliance.

Cutting Costs and Exceeding Expectations Through RPO

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What is your organization’s biggest annual expenditure? If your company is like most others, your largest cost is talent. And when the wrong talent is hired, the cost to find a replacement is doubled. That’s not a winning business model.

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.

Workforce Planning for the Healthcare Industry

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Workforce issues are impacting the healthcare industry in unprecedented ways. Consider the following challenges: RPO

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.

The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System

With 200+ offerings in the market, choosing the right applicant tracking system can be a challenge. To help, we have developed a comprehensive buying guide highlighting what you should look for along each step of the decision process. Download the guide and ensure that the ATS you choose is the right fit for your organization.

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.

Social Media Employment Branding Improves Candidate Perceptions of Kennametal

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The challenge. Recent restructuring changes were hindering perceptions of what it’s like to work at Kennametal ( Although the company wasn’t in an active recruiting period, these perceptions intervened with the company’s ability to recruit top candidates quickly. Case Studies

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 Digital Transformation of Talent Acquisition Is Coming: SO HOW DO YOU IMPLEMENT?

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The explosion of technology has opened the eyes of the HR industry to seemingly limitless possibilities. While the art of the possible is fascinating, it’s time for a pragmatic discussion of available technology. Cognitive & Analytics

Dice 2018 Tech Salary Report

Dice’s new Tech Salary Report is here. The skinny? While Cloud, Big Data and Process Management skills are driving the biggest pay increases, employers are also offering non-monetary motivators to attract and retain tech talent. Find out which skills and incentives are hot.

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

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.

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.

Are You Closing Candidates and Getting Them Onboarded Efficiently?

Once you choose a candidate to hire, the real work begins of trying to get them to accept your offer. And even if they do, you still need to get them onboarded efficiently. Are you doing a good job managing these steps? Take a 30-second assessment for a free evaluation of your job offer and onboarding processes.

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

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.

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

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

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!

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

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.

How Cognitive Technology Is Helping Talent Acquisition Be More Effective and Optimize Business Outcomes

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If you’ve been following my blog series on how cognitive technology is transforming talent acquisition, you are likely seeing the potential it can have on your organization. So far during this blog series, I’ve covered how IBM cognitive capabilities can: Cognitive & Analytics

7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.