HRBoss Blog: May 2013

Article by Clara Phuoc Nguyen

on 20 May 2013

On a windy and rainy afternoon of 15 May, there was a warm gathering and enthusiastic discussion about the emergence of Employer Branding on the strategic agenda of HR executives.  Fifteen experienced HR professionals from various industries such as Banking, IT, F&B, Real Estate, FMCG and Executive Search came to the table with interesting and converging viewpoints that Employer Branding is increasingly important.

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 Danya Williams

on 9 May 2013

On Wednesday 8th May, HiringBoss hosted one of their HR Executive Breakfast Club events at the Singapore Cricket Club. The topic being discussed was whether Employer Branding is HR’s responsibility alone, with guest speaker Rachele Focardi from Universum and HiringBoss COO Rolf Bezemer. As part of the registration process, we asked 4 survey questions to kick start the debate.

•    Is Employer Branding part of your HR strategy?

Article by Dawn Altnam

on 7 May 2013

In 2013, social media has completely changed the way recruiters operate their searching efforts. Many would argue this change is for the better. Social media makes access to passive candidates—those who aren't looking for positions—much simpler, thus allowing recruiters to find the perfect employees for their clients. Thanks to its benefits, the use of social media for recruiters is growing tremendously in the workplace.

Social media becoming the go-to tool for recruiters

In a 2012 survey from Bullhorn, 98 percent of recruiters reported using social media as part of their recruiting efforts. This is up from 94 percent in 2011 and a mere 84 percent in 2009. This statistic indicates that almost every recruiter is using social media as a crucial part of their hiring process. In 2013 this isn't likely to change.

Article by Danya Williams

on 2 May 2013

One of the more interesting sessions at this 2013 HR Summit in Singapore was by Daisy Dai from Walmart eCommerce and TaoBao (like eBay) in China who presented a talk called Aligning HR Strategies with Business Goals.
The last 25 years seen major changes in HR and eCommerce both in China and the rest of the world.  ECommerce is a growing industry in china and until recently, despite their annual growth rate of 66%, no online businesses have made a profit due to the typical low revenue model. Business in China as a whole is slowing down and this is affecting the whole industry, but eCommerce is predicted to be the one area which has the most potential.