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Talent Acquisition Industry Insights Report Q2 2021

The Q2 2021 Talent Acquisition Industry Insights report is here. When it comes to today’s labor market, there’s only one constant: change. HR leaders certainly have their work cut out for them in finding and retaining the right talent to meet business goals (which are also shifting to keep up with changing customer demands and

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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About RPO

Hiring is personal. Employees are the heart and soul of an organization, and each new hire has a direct, tangible impact on a company’s culture, capabilities and potential. A business must protect the employer brand and create a great candidate experience at all costs. Outsourcing hiring to an RPO partner puts that at risk, as

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RPO 101: 2021

Everything you ever wanted to know about RPO at-a-glance. Our latest infographic explains what Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is, how it works and the benefits you can achieve with an RPO partner. Download the infographic here.  

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The 3 Best Moments for Data Analytics in Recruitment 

Timing is everything they say, and it’s certainly true when it comes to recruitment and data analytics. Recruitment requires knowledge, precision and quick decision making, especially in a challenging labor market reshaped by the upheavals and fears of the pandemic. Well-curated marketplace and talent data built into the employment life cycle can aid in every

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The ‘Magic Sauce’ of Culture When Hiring In a High-growth Business Environment

How to maintain company culture as your business grows Management guru Peter Drucker famously said that “culture eats strategy for breakfast”, highlighting that no matter how strong your strategic plan is, success will be hard to come by without a shared employee culture. While creating a successful culture starts at the talent acquisition phase, in

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How to Win the Race for Hourly Talent: RPOA Webinar Recap

A race for candidates. That’s how our team described the current hiring climate on our latest webinar with the Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association (RPOA) whom we partnered with to discuss “Overcoming the Challenges of Volume Hiring.” There’s no question that high-volume hiring is difficult in today’s environment. In the webinar, our team shared that it’s not about what you

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Talent Acquisition Industry Insights Report Q1 2021

The Q1 2021 Talent Acquisition Industry Insights report is available now. Economic growth, continued COVID fallout and DEI initiatives under the microscope: we’re tackling just how these issues are impacting talent acquisition in our latest report, available for download now.  First up: the economy. Expectations for economic growth this year keep rising and rising, alongside the need

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Ready to Embrace the Great Rehiring? Perfect Your Process

Perfect, granted, is a strong word. But, if ever there was a time for strength and conviction in hiring precision, it is now. As businesses and communities emerge from the weight of a year of pandemic losses, they are looking to rebuild their teams, and to do it well will take excellent hiring processes. Here’s why.

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Why RPO? Going Beyond Cost Per Hire

Companies are facing an uphill battle when it comes to finding great talent. That said, it’s for reasons much, much bigger than the skills gap or any other current market challenge that exists today. It’s because of an outdated perspective on recruiting and how success is measured. Let’s start with what we know.  Talent is

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Advanced RPO – Q4 2020 Talent Insights Report

Each quarter Advanced RPO publishes a comprehensive digest of news, trends and insights impacting the talent acquisition industry. Our goal is to give TA leaders an informative guide on what’s new and next in the space, so they can ensure their recruitment strategies are reflective of the current market. We can all agree that 2020

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RPO Providers: Choosing the One that is Right for You

Recruitment Processing Outsourcing (RPO) is on the rise. Despite the economic challenges so far this year, the latest Technavio research predicts that the RPO market will grow by $5 billion at a CAGR of over 14% between now and 2024. The growth in the RPO industry is exciting, but with it comes increased competition from new RPO

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Advanced RPO – Q3 2020 Talent Insights Report

During the third quarter of 2020, companies attempted to right-size their businesses – and business practices – to meet the ever-changing needs of customers in the era of COVID-19. In our Q3 2020 Talent Acquisition Industry Insights Report, we go behind the statistics to give you a comprehensive look at today’s trends on the economy,

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Advanced RPO – Q2 2020 Talent Insights Report

If you feel like you’re on a rollercoaster these days, you’re not alone. COVID-19 continues to upend the daily lives of most Americans, many of whom are treading water with their health, family responsibilities, or employment challenges: and sometimes all of the above. Business leaders also face a particularly precarious time, as they make tough

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RPO 101 [2020 Infographic]

Did you know that the RPO market is growing three times faster than that of the staffing and recruiting industry? It’s true, and it’s with good reason. An RPO partner can help your business gain a true competitive advantage. In our newest infographic, we explain what it is and how it works, dive into the

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Virtual Hiring 101

Now more than ever it is important to have a virtual hiring process that is aligned with both HR manager expectations and provides an excellent candidate experience. This inforgraphic shares some of the keys to a successful virtual hiring program. Download Infographic Here.   Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) solutions from Advanced RPO can help you

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Surviving or Thriving in Talent Acquisition: 5 Questions to Assess the Current and Future Impacts of COVID-19

The talent marketplace has experienced considerable changes the past several weeks, and recovery from this pandemic will look different for each company. The list of questions and concerns leaders face changes daily, and organizational uncertainty remains at an all-time high. Below are several questions for leaders to consider when preparing a hiring recovery plan: 1.

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Think You Know RPO? Straight From Advanced RPO President Pam Verhoff

Businesses are always looking for ways to find a competitive advantage, whether that’s through a new product or service offering or a unique way of doing business. With expected economic challenges ahead, it’s more important than ever to think strategically about your biggest differentiator that’s been there all along – your workforce. Many companies that

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Talent Acquisition Leader Scrambles to Meet Hiring Surge – Can You Relate?

Picture this. Your Head of Sales tells you that she just received a signed contract from that big account she mentioned three quarters ago and she needs to start delivering services next month… NEXT MONTH!?! This means you need to hire more technologists, more production staff, and more customer service personnel and your organization is

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3 (Free) Ways to Increase Your Apply Rates

Job vacancies are up, and applicant numbers are down. This is the reality for businesses today in our impossibly tight labor market. With urgent talent needs, hiring teams are scrambling to increase their access to candidates, and often spending a premium to do so.   What if I told you that you could drive more people

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Red Flag or Asset? 3 Ways You Could Be Misjudging Candidates

I spent 17 years in higher education as a professor and softball coach before taking my experience to the corporate world. While on the surface they may seem like divergent careers with nothing in common, the reality is quite the opposite. In both the education and recruiting worlds, two words come to mind: potential and

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Ghosted by a Candidate? Here’s Three Ways to Prevent It From Happening Again

The current job market is challenging, to say the very least. Employers are facing some new, harsh realities.

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3 Challenges Growing Companies Face – And How an RPO Can Help

Many growing organizations find themselves at a crossroads when it comes to their talent acquisition strategies. You are competing with large companies for the top talent you need to drive your business, yet lack of brand awareness may have you at a disadvantage. Here are three unique challenges that talent acquisition teams face at growing

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Why the Right Hire Isn’t the Perfect Candidate

As a hiring manager, your first step in creating a job description is likely to sit down and think about what the “perfect” candidate looks like. Years of experience in a particular industry, expertise level, the skills they bring to the table. How closely a candidate meets all of these requirements is the yardstick used

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Leveraging Automation to Tackle Two Common Recruiting Challenges

When it comes to using automation in your recruiting process, it’s quality over quantity. Automation can help you find the right talent, faster, without compromising the candidate experience. Using automation to address your challenges head on To understand where automation best fits into the recruiting process, the most logical place to start is where the

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Cost Per Hire: 4 Realities to Understand What Your Numbers Really Mean to Your Business

There’s not a lot that is left to chance in our data-driven business world today. It seems we’re being asked to track, measure and analyze almost everything we do, in an effort to prove our value – and our impact on the bottom line. Businesses use this data to determine how to allocate future resources

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The Power of an RPO Partnership: 6 Benefits of an RPO Beyond Filling Positions

Finding the right talent can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. Navigating the sea of social networks to find talent is time consuming, and the record-low unemployment rate means the pool of available and qualified candidates is small to begin with. On top of which, many of today’s business processes are increasingly

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Strategies For Hiring Exceptional Employees

Do you feel a pang of concern each time you need to launch a candidate search? Do you worry about taking on a long, costly, and arduous process — only to bring someone on board who ultimately doesn’t mesh with your organization or leaps to another opportunity at the drop of a hat? Any concerns

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Why an RPO Should Be The Solution To Your Hiring Needs; No Matter The Scale

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit, ” noted by Will Durant. For Recruitment Process Outsourcing partners (RPOs) – that is exactly what we do – we are in the habit of hiring and this helps us create excellence for your organization. But it’s not just about

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Three Keys To Competing With Global Firms as a Mid-Market Company

How Meaningful Work and Bringing It To Life In Your Employment Brand Changes the Game Consider the broader implications — and opportunities — for how your company goes to market as an employer and how these elements of your employment brand can help you win over the right talent against any level of competition.  There

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Three Reasons Why Your Hiring Manager Experience Should Be a Priority

Where the business need for RPO engagements is most apparent is when you have a specific hiring challenge, whether that’s time-to-fill issues or worker quality concerns. These have a direct impact on your business, and RPOs can solve them by helping you can gain access to new talent pools or allowing you to supplement your

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Turnover Turbulence: Understanding The Impact Of High Employee Turnover

Nothing lasts forever, and that’s even true of the relationship between your company and its employees. Although you would love to have your best and brightest people stick with you and contribute to your organization’s success until the day they retire, that isn’t always the case. Losing any valued employee can be a serious blow

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Improving the Candidate Experience

Creating a positive candidate experience is important for not only placing talent, but growing a business and building a brand reputation. According to Career Builder, about 78% of candidates say that the overall candidate experience is a good indicator of how the company treats its people. Additionally, 80% of candidates who have had a negative

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Developing a Hiring Solution Plan: Improve Your Talent Acquisition Success in 10 Simple Steps

Before creating a hiring solution plan, we recommend assessing the aspects of your current hiring solution plan in order to build off potential opportunities. Developing and implementing a strategic hiring plan is critical to your hiring program’s success. Current program auditing, goal mapping and proper vendor selection are just a few of the key stepping stones to

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Everyone Questioning Your Recruiting Approach? Connect Your Hiring Solution to Business Needs

The pressure is on for all of us in the recruiting world. Yes, the company is counting on you. That new product launch needs an experienced developer. The customer support team is adding people to hit that customer service satisfaction score. And the sales team—the open territory means a revenue gap. Finding those great candidates

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Revenue Cycle Management – Recruiting Talent Ahead of Need

It’s no secret that the Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) industry is growing. Just this month, several research firms including Zion Market Research, Grand View Research and Coherent Market Insights have predicted accelerated revenue growth to the tune of 11 percent CAGR until 2022 or an estimated $65.2 billion by 2025.   Why the growth? Revenue

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RPO Recruiters: 3 Things That Make Them Unique

In our last blog, we explored the importance of the recruiter/hiring manager relationship. A recent study from Bersin by Deloitte ranked this relationship as the top performance driver for high-impact talent acquisition. Strong recruiters are a critical component to high-performing talent acquisition. The best recruiters are great at building relationships and solving problems. They are

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4 Ways RPO Enhances the Recruiter/Hiring Manager Relationship

Bersin by Deloitte recently published an excellent study: “High-Impact Talent Acquisition Revealed: Key Findings and Maturity Model.” Talent acquisition is now a CEO-level concern and it’s been well documented that high-impact talent acquisition can significantly improve business outcomes. The Talent Acquisition Maturity Model gives valuable insight into the journey companies often make towards achieving this goal. We

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Should You Consider Recruitment Process Outsourcing? 4 Telltale Signs

Competition for talent is intensifying and the rapid pace of change in the dynamic world of talent acquisition makes it challenging for companies to hire the best talent. These challenges are the driving force behind the growing acceptance of RPO solutions. Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is a fast-growing sector of HR outsourcing and the $2

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The Alignment Between Business Strategy And HR – And The Role of RPO in This Paradigm

This post was originally posted at RPOAssociation.com. I often define HR as “everything people”, therefore the essence of HR has to be strategic. As HR expands beyond its traditional administrative role, that shift provides a significant impact on an organization’s value creation. To properly align HR with the business strategy, the structure must support having the

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RPO: Decreasing Your Cost of Vacancy & Improving Your Talent

Every company leader knows that the biggest cost of doing business is most often labor. Employee wages, benefits, payroll, and taxes can comprise up to 70% of a company’s cost structure, and that number is rising as the economy improves. Another cost frequently associated with labor is the cost involved in hiring and turnover. Talent

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The Waiting Game: Your Hiring Process

Waiting is the worst, isn’t it? When was the last time you were in a hospital, either because you were sick or you were helping someone else? Things take forever in a hospital. Waiting for tests. Waiting for test results. Waiting to be discharged. How about traveling in the airport? Waiting in line for security.

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Day One Readiness: Onboarding for Employee Retention

“People don’t remember what you said or what you did, but they always remember what they felt.” – Diana Oreck Finding and starting a new job is often a stressful and emotional experience. It ranks up there with buying a new house or getting married. For many that first day on the job is anxiety

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Hiring Process Health Check Up [Infographic]

A company’s greatest asset is its people. To have a thriving organization and a healthy bottom line requires a strong and healthy hiring process. Getting the right talent into a company is essential to its success. Give your hiring process a health check up with this checklist. Covering topics from job descriptions to the application

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What is Your Promise? Defining Your Employer Brand

“A great brand is a promise, a compact with a customer about quality, reliability, innovation, and even community.” Stephen B. Shepard A brand is a promise. When a person thinks of certain top brands there are a few qualities that come to mind.  Take Apple for instance.  When I think of Apple I think of

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