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What is the Definition of Direct Sourcing?

Posted by Sheridan Gaenger on August 31, 2017 at 12:00 PM

The economy is strong, unemployment is low, and the recession from last decade is well in the past. Yet, the American workforce, perhaps inherently, is restless. A November 2015 Gallup survey discovered that 51 percent of employees are considering a new job. Given this reality, employee retention strategies become a big issue, but another important question arises that companies must ask themselves: How do we take advantage of this restlessness to secure the best talent for our organization?

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Topics: Recruiting Tools, Latest Trends

Diversity Recruitment: Start with Your Employer Brand

Posted by Sheridan Gaenger on May 29, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made headlines recently when asked what his company was doing about its lack of diversity. Facebook, despite its efforts to reverse the situation, has struggled to hire more minority employees; for example, according to its Equal Opportunity Employer form, only 145 of its 8,446 tech employees are African American as of July 2015. Zuckerberg’s response to the question has been criticized, but something he said in that response should strike a chord with recruiting departments wondering why they aren’t achieving the diversity in candidates they are hoping for:

“A lot of people who think that they care about diversity actually still have a lot of these biases that hold them back.”

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Topics: Latest Trends, Employee Engagement

Omni-Channel Marketing Recruiting Trends in 2016

Posted by Sheridan Gaenger on November 1, 2016 at 4:08 PM

Arm Your Brand with Fresh Best Practices to Achieve Top Recruitment Results

Recruitment marketing trends come and go. For example, did you know that a company in Brno, Czech Republic, recently used a drone to advertise job openings?

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Topics: Recruitment Marketing, Latest Trends

The New Arena of Talent Acquisition: What has 2016 taught us?

Posted by Sheridan Gaenger on August 24, 2016 at 10:30 AM

About two decades ago, the Internet was bright and shiny and relatively new, full of possibilities. At that moment, job services began taking advantage of this emerging medium, and the ways companies attracted and hired employees changed forever.

Welcome to 2016. The transformation is still in shift and still progressing monumentally on a daily basis. With a multitude of legacy human capital management vendors seasoning the path of advancement, it’s the new kids in town who are disrupting this climate in ways never imagined when the interwebs came-to-be.

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Topics: Talent Acquisition Strategy, Latest Trends

Key Take-Aways: Top Recruiting Trends by "Personnel Today"

Posted by Sheridan Gaenger on July 13, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Staying abreast of recruiting trends and revealing the latest in technology that supports best practices in this challenging industry are the heart of what we do at Symphony Talent. Not too long ago, we stumbled upon an article over at Personnel Today, by contributor Jo Faragher, that effectively highlighted what we believe to be the leading recruitment trends. The article mentioned that the recent JobsOutlook survey conducted by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation showed that, “8 out of 10 employers are planning on hiring more people in the next few months”, but that, “94 percent of the organizations polled were concerned with not being able to find enough skilled labor” and would be relying on temporary employees to fill in gaps.

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Topics: Latest Trends

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