Gen Z has just begun to enter the workforce, bringing with it a fresh set of skills, achievements, and knowledge. Gen Z candidates are digital natives, highly ambitious, and prone to leveraging social networking in every aspect of life, including their job search. However, just because Gen Z candidates are digitally minded doesn’t mean that posting on popular job boards is the best or only way to reach them. Research shows there are many other ways to attract and engage Gen Z candidates.Read More
What Is a Full Life Cycle Recruiting Strategy?
A full life cycle recruiting strategy is one that comprises the complete recruiting process, from defining the position to hiring and onboarding the chosen candidate. In small and medium-sized businesses, it’s common for one person to lead and execute the full life cycle recruitment process from start to finish. Also sometimes known as end-to-end or 360 recruiting, full life cycle recruitment includes the following steps:Read More
Today’s young talent is diverse, entrepreneurial, and more tech-savvy than previous generations. Young professionals are also entering the workforce in large numbers, causing employers to take notice of the new generation of talent. According to recent studies, Generation Z (individuals born after 1996) will account for 40 percent of all consumers and 36 percent of the global workforce by 2020. In addition to their numbers, young professionals bring a strong digital mindset and a wealth of experience and achievements to today’s workplace. To attract them, you’ll need to craft a talent recruitment strategy that engages them in new and unique ways. Here are three key elements to a successful young talent recruitment strategy:Read More
Organizations understandably want to hire individuals who are aligned with their mission, as research shows that achieving an optimal fit delivers benefits to both the company and employees. Studies have found that when employees are passionate about their company’s mission, they stay with the company longer and may be more engaged and perform better. Cultural fit, in particular, is important because without it, even the most technically competent employees can derail. It’s a lesson that many managers have already learned. In a Robert Half survey, nine out of 10 managers said a candidate's fit with the organizational culture was just as important as or more important than their skills and experience.Read More