The true underdog of recruiting is recruitment process outsourcing (RPO)—a powerful tool that is under-utilized and overlooked despite the industry-wide talent crisis. Some organizations ignore RPO’s robust benefits due to a fear of the unknown or a perceived loss of control. Others are unnecessarily anxious that an RPO partner could fail to fully understand their needs or would be more expensive than keeping recruiting in-house.
The hiring process is a two-way interaction. Knowing and understanding how to best anticipate your candidates’ not-always-transparent thoughts can help give your organization the upper hand when securing the best talent. In order to create long-standing, genuine relationships with candidates, it is extremely important to put yourself in their shoes. Take a look at your hiring process through your candidates’ eyes. This will allow you to better address their concerns before they are brought up.
The results from our latest Semi-Annual Insurance Industry Labor Market Study are in! Since the first survey in 2009, this study has become an accurate predictor of the industry’s staffing outlook. Read on to gain insight into the projected talent market for this year or download the full results.
We stand amidst a contract-focused business reality. In today’s marketplace, it is vital that organizations are aware of contract standards when engaging with a staffing firm. Nearly four years ago, we delved into the importance of contract compliance. As we mentioned in that previous post, a contract without a strong process to ensure the clauses are clearly understood, tracked, implemented and audited, as they say, isn’t worth the paper it is printed on.
Today’s talent reality is shifting at a breakneck pace. This rapid evolution is bringing about an unprecedented movement away from the traditional workplace of recent years. Today’s modern workforce is increasingly “blended”—creating a unique combination of full-time, permanent employees working side-by-side with temporary professionals. Already, the inclusion of contract professionals is becoming the industry norm. However, 93 percent of organizations identify this widely growing “blended” workforce as a business concern.