Here’s what’s worse than the Great Resignation

The Talent Acquisition industry continues to battle for talent in an increasingly tight market. Companies have been forced to reevaluate the emphasis on retention as many struggle to attract talent in a market where non-industry competitors are upping the stakes. Many point to the Great Resignation as the driving force behind the labor shortage but Emsi recently released data that should have most in the labor market terrified. Continue reading Here’s what’s worse than the Great Resignation

Recruiting Metrics: Are you focusing on the right bullet holes?

The term “War for Talent” has been around for the last two decades, but many recruiters feel as though they’re in a real fight for their life. Many recruiters return from the talent battlefield beaten, exhausted and with torn armor, to face a barrage of data demands from their leaders. In these moments of exhaustion, … Continue reading Recruiting Metrics: Are you focusing on the right bullet holes?

The October Labor Numbers: what candidates are telling us

The October Bureau of Labor Statistics report on employment, released on November 5, contains broadly positive news, with overall growth in non-farm employment of 531,000 which is the highest since July. The number of US jobs created surpassed the estimated 450,000 wages and recovering from dipping point in September.The Labor Department said Friday that the … Continue reading The October Labor Numbers: what candidates are telling us

Recruiting Analytics-The numbers are in but do they make sense?

Analyzing labor data and trends is essential to the success of any recruiting leader. You have to know what is going on not only in your labor market but at the macro level to identify potential trends. Every month, I prefer reviewing the data from the Bureau of Labor versus reviewing the analysis provided by most news organizations. Continue reading Recruiting Analytics-The numbers are in but do they make sense?

It’s stupid to track Time to Fill if you are not tracking this metric

Oh the time to fill (TTF) metric…. such a timeless, useless metric used by most recruiting functions to sell their value. I’ve long had ambivalence towards this metric but lately, I’ve begun to respect it a little more. Time to fill can be a valuable insight but I have found most recruiting organizations only stop at measuring the length of time to fill a job. I think it’s stupid to track time to fill if you are not tracking your Quick Quit rate as well. Continue reading It’s stupid to track Time to Fill if you are not tracking this metric