This year’s economy has continued to be a job-seeker’s market, with nearly 48 million people quitting a job last year and 76 million taking a new one. Although the labor market currently has 11 million openings, according to recent Labor Statistics data, candidates now have the upper hand with roughly 2 open jobs for every … Continue reading Lions, Tigers and Bears-How the recruiting game has changed in the last year
Recruitment methodology addresses the practices of each stage in the recruitment life-cycle and process. I did address in the book how the methodology allowed the recruiting team to function more efficiently but I have to be honest, it didn’t solve all of our problems. Here are three things a new recruiting methodology will not fix. Continue reading 3 Things a New Recruiting Methodology WILL NOT Fix
A month after its premiere earlier this year, ‘Inventing Anna’ — the story of how Anna Sorokin deceived and defrauded major financial institutions in New York — continued to rank in the top 10 on Netflix. It’s one of the many “somewhat” true documentaries that have taken over the top 10 list across platforms. As … Continue reading The Problem with Interviewing-Learning from the series “Inventing Anna” on Netflix
If the job market had a “Most Wanted” poster, it would most likely have the picture of someone with skills in technology, software development or data analytics. Companies are desperate for these highly desirable skill sets and are competing with top dollar to attract and retain such talent in their organizations. Continue reading Competing for Tech Talent? Try this to open your pool of candidates!
The insanity in recruiting is being fueled by the mass exodus known as the Great Resignation or Great Reshuffle or whatever its name is this week. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 4.3 million people voluntarily quit their jobs in December 2021, slightly below a record high in November 2021. The … Continue reading Here’s why you “Re-Recruit” Employees Who’ve Left – #Boomerang
I remember hearing recruiters discount the impact of Facebook and other social media. Now, I can’t get on any social media without seeing some type of ad advertising Now Hiring or Check out the culture at company X. The tech landscape continues to evolve rapidly and recruiters/organizations who do not move ahead of the S-curve … Continue reading Should Recruiting Prepare to go to the Metaverse? Interesting data from a Microsoft Study
Shots fired. Home Depot has announced it will hire 100,000 workers to help staff its stores and warehouses ahead of the busy spring season, and is hyper focused on speeding up the time that an applicant hears back. According to an article in Bloomberg News, the firm has committed to cut the time to make … Continue reading What you can do about Home Depot’s “Speed Hiring” of 100,000 new workers
I was excited when 2020 ended, hoping that most of the pandemic and economic woes would be behind us. Well, 2021 brought on a new batch of economic constraints and variants to COVID. Many leaders are still struggling to fill critical roles in their organizations and have hope that 2022 will bring some relief to … Continue reading Do you want to increase hiring in 2022? Look at these 2 areas for a quick start!
Although I’ve always been a numbers kind of guy, 2021 has definitely become the year of job market analytics. I find myself spending as much time talking about how the market numbers are trending as I am the impacts on talent acquisition. The most recent analysis of the jobs report offers yet another month scratching … Continue reading The Numbers are In: Managers, it’s time you realize YOU are the one being interviewed!
This year has proven to be full of surprises: ongoing issues with COVID, confusing recruiting statistics and a labor market that most of us have never experienced. As we continue to navigate through this challenging time, there are three strategies that are critical during such a recruiting season as this. In this post, I’d like … Continue reading Top 3 Strategies for Hiring in a Tight Talent Market