January may have felt like a year, but that’s because it's the time that everyone - organizations included - wants to set new goals and put a plan in place for the year ahead. In the world of talent acquisition that means reflecting on the previous year, analyzing your data and taking a step back to look at what’s going on in the world around you. Are there hard-to-fill positions that last year’s strategy didn’t fill? Did you meet your seasonal hiring goals? Were you able to increase your retention rates and keep your employees engaged? And of course, what was the impact on the organization’s bottom line?
Raise your hand if you’re still working on your new year, new you goals. It’s almost impossible not to catch the motivation that comes about each January. It’s a chance to start fresh and be your best self. In fact, throughout the year, we often create moments of change for ourselves with the intent to rejuvenate our lives. This can be a fresh coat of paint, a new haircut, spicing up your commute with a more scenic route, or tidying up your living or work space.
I received an early holiday present this month. As a Content Marketing Strategist, I look forward to reading Hootsuite’s Social Media Trends every year. The report summarizes findings from a survey of over 3,000 Hootsuite customers, and I love to read it because it validates a lot of the observations I’ve made, but I also love to think about how these trends apply to the way we approach recruitment marketing in the New Year.
One of the first major lessons I learned at my initial job out of college wasn’t in an office setting with fluorescent lighting or while making lunch meetings for my boss. It was in the fitting room of an Anthropologie in Kansas City where I spent several hours a day feeling sorry for myself.
It’s November, and if you’re anything like me, your social media feeds are full of people sharing their #30DaysofGratitude in honor of Thanksgiving this month.