Category: Sourcing and Recruiting

Sourcing and Recruiting covers a wide range of business and HR practices to attract, identify, hire, and onboard people. (Talent Acquisition.) It includes topics like employment brand, job advertising, sourcing strategies, internal mobility, pre-hire assessment, interviewing strategies, job offer and background checking, pre-boarding, and onboarding.

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The Job Market Is Going Crazy And It’s Going To Get Worse. How Do We Recruit?

The labor market has gone a bit crazy. In the United States, there are more than 161 million people working and 15.7 million jobs open. This means that roughly one in 10 seats in your office are empty, and you’re competing with everyone else for staff.

Adding to this frenzy, the job creation continues. ... Read more»

The Marriage Of Talent Acquisition With Talent Mobility

As the job market heats up again, companies are even more frantic to hire, reskill, and move people into new roles. And this has forced HR organizations to radically rethink what they do.

Let me suggest a major trend, one that we’ll uncover in our upcoming research on excellence in talent acquisition. Is it ... Read more»

Fixing Your Job Architecture: A New Business Imperative

One of the most devilish problems in business is building and maintaining your job architecture. While it may sound geeky, it’s very important and it is much harder than you think.

Consider the enormous transformations taking place in the economy. Every job is being automated, enhanced, and changed by technology. Companies are moving into new ... Read more»

Let’s Stop Calling It Labor: We’re All In The Services Business Now.

The job market is more dynamic than ever, and I think we can stop using the word “labor” to talk about what’s going on. Let me explain.

Government organizations like the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and even labor unions are named around the concept of people as workers. In the industrial age ... Read more»

Why Service Workers Are Now More Important Than Software Engineers

Here we are, still facing the pandemic, and now we’re in a panic about service workers. Coffee shops, restaurants, and even gas stations can’t find staff, so they’re being “forced” to raise wages. In a recent NYT podcast a hotel owner bemoans how his employees keep asking for more money because “they don’t have the ... Read more»

Burning Glass Acquires EMSI: The Leader In Skills And Jobs Data?

As every company struggles to better hire and reskill its employees, the number one challenge is data. What skills do we have? What skills do we need? And what skills are in the outside job market and how do we find them?

This problem, which is Galaxial in scope, is on the minds of lots ... Read more»

Secrets To Recruiting In A Crazy Labor Market: On-Demand Pay And More

Let’s face it, recruiting is getting tough. With more than 14 million jobs open in the US and people getting on planes and going back to restaurants, demand for everything has skyrocketed. And as most of you know, the supply chain of people is stretched thin.

As companies build their hybrid work strategies (our new ... Read more»

Not Enough Workers: Rethink Recruiting In The New Economy

The global recovery from the Pandemic is creating some pretty big changes: people working remotely, new safety and wellbeing programs, and more digital tools than ever. But the biggest of all is now clear: we’re not going to have enough workers to go around.

I discussed this in an article last month, and this ... Read more»

Understanding The Exciting, New, Disrupted Labor Market

The Labor Market is changing fast. New jobs are being created at a record rate, remote work has now become standard fare, and the demand for service jobs is explosive. According to EMSI, there are 24% more jobs in the US than there were a year ago.

What are all these jobs? They’re in healthcare, ... Read more»

What To Expect In A Red Hot Job Market? Five Things To Consider.

There’s no question in my mind, we are entering one of the hottest job markets in a decade.

Not only will the $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan boost the economy, we are already operating with 13% more open jobs than we had a year ago. And my own estimates (and Goldman Sachs) expect the ... Read more»

The New World of Adaptable HR Software: Avature Sets The Pace

As I finalize my HR Technology report for 2021 I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about HR Tech for the year ahead, and among the many things going on, the biggest of all is what I’d call “adaptable HR platforms.”

Think about it this way. In the traditional world of enterprise software, companies build ... Read more»

People+Work Accenture

People+Work Connect: A Bold Idea, Powered by Accenture.

I am constantly inspired by the ingenuity of the business community. As more than 20 million Americans find themselves out of work, employers are going through a similar level of angst. One company needs to lay off or furlough thousands of restaurant, retail, or airline workers, while another needs to hire thousands of people ... Read more»

Build Vs. Buy: The Days Of Hiring Scarce Technical Skills Are Over

For years leaders have grown their companies by issuing the demand “go out and hire someone who knows how to do this!” This approach leads HR departments and hiring managers to retain expensive recruiting firms, spend millions of dollars on recruitment advertising, and often hire expensive sourcers to try to “steal” great talent from competitors.... Read more»

AI Comes To Recruiting: Will Interviews Go The Way Of The Dinosaur?

One of the most important things companies do is hire people, and it’s still a bit of a black art. Most companies look at candidates job history, they call references, they give them tests, and they bring them in for interviews. And despite all this effort, HR leaders tell me they still make mistakes as ... Read more»