HRBoss Blog: Talent Acquisition

Article by Austin Merritt

on 28 Jun 2013

While many companies hire based on candidates’ experience, others find raw talent to be a stronger harbinger of success. But, how do you identify and measure “raw talent” during the hiring process?

Austin Merritt, the COO at Software Advice--a website that presents reviews and ratings of recruiting software --recently shared how he objectively measures raw talent during his team’s hiring process. In a post on Software Advice’s New Talent Times blog, Merritt shares his “coffee scenario,” a role-playing scenario used when hiring for his inside sales team. It closely imitates the process his team goes through when placing sales calls. Except, instead of advising the caller on what software to purchase, the job candidate advises the caller on what coffee shop to visit. Here are a few key tips Merritt has shared about his process:

Article by Erin Osterhaus

on 14 May 2013

It's hard to evaluate a third-party recruiter in advance. The ultimate test, of course, is whether the recruiter brings you high-quality candidates. But you won't know this until you've worked with that recruiter for months. You'll certainly want to choose a recruiter who has experience hiring in your industry for the type of talent you need. But these basics just scratch the surface.

Article by Danya Williams

on 13 May 2013

Employer Branding is becoming a hot topic in Asia. With competition for top talent increasing, companies know they need to do something but are not quite sure how to go about it.

Article by Marilee A. Feldman

on 26 Apr 2013

Companies meticulously write employment ads to match a specific job description. Essentially, the company states the “specific attributes” a person must possess in order to qualify for each “specific job”. Using this information correctly, you can prove that you are a qualified candidate.

Following is a step-by-step technique to improve your job-seeking success. This technique will help you to prove that you are a perfect fit for the job.

Article by Ahmad Iqbal

on 15 Apr 2013

Major Job boards around the world such as Monster and CareerBuilder have seen job advertisements declining in recent years due to the presence of LinkedIn. It obviously offers a very effective way of finding talent yet at a very affordable cost. Though it has had a negative impact on Job Boards; in the long run, they still play an important role as an advertising platform.

Article by Ahmad Iqbal

on 12 Apr 2013

Indonesia is currently one of the most important players in the world’s economy. During the hardest periods of the global economic slowdown, it has successfully maintained its growth at more than 6 percent every year. This is a good indication of its healthy portfolio and Foreign Direct Investment keeps flowing into the country.

Article by Jason de Luca

on 11 Apr 2013

With companies desperate to hire large groups of workers, why are so many RPOs/In-House recruitment desks failing? Low unemployment, company loyalty, sempai kohai relationships, similar target candidate profiles, are obvious reasons, but those are things you cannot control.

Below are some typical reasons such programs fail.

Article by Danya Williams

on 10 Apr 2013

Job Hoppers
Millennials are increasing their impact within offices globally. By 2020 they are predicted to make up 46%, almost half of the workforce. Millennials are significant because they are known for job hopping every 2-3 years in their search for meaningful work, cultural alignment and getting what they want.

Given organisations will find this prediction worrying, Jim Stroud, USA suggests companies should consider the following:

Article by Bill Boorman

on 4 Apr 2013

A client recently asked me to find out a bit more about what was happening in China with regards employer branding and social recruiting because this is proving a bit of a problem for them. There is extreme competition for skilled technical candidates and their efforts from their global programs were falling short. I am by no means an expert in China, fortunately the benefit of social networking means I know a man who is.

Article by Mika Nomura

on 26 Mar 2013

HiringBoss is a deeply social recruiting platform. It is designed to make instantly sharing new vacancies across social media quick and easy, helping you to build on employer branding and engage with passive talent more directly.  Here, regular HiringBoss contributor and Japanese social recruiting expert Mika Nomura spotlights LinkedIn and how it can empower your recruiting program for success.