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4 Recruiting Challenges that HR Will Face in 2016 (And 4 Proactive Ways to Solve Them)

4 Recruiting Challenges that HR Will Face in 2016 (And 4 Proactive Ways to Solve Them)

Finding quality employees is always top of mind for HR teams.

In a recent study by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), HR professionals were asked what their biggest challenges would be over the next decade. Half (51%) indicated that it will be obtaining human capital. This trend is likely to be a more immediate concern for companies as they look ahead to 2016. These four factors are contributing to recruiting challenges this year:

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Topics: Hiring Trends, Hiring & Recruiting Trends

7 HR Trends That Will Continue to Make Headlines in 2016

7 HR Trends That Will Continue to Make Headlines in 2016

HR professionals have their hands full, as they strive to meet their organizations’ talent management needs. Recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and employee retention are all major issues as companies maintain profitable operations and seek competitive advantages. Despite these challenges, HR teams can’t take a myopic view of the world. In 2015, several HR topics made news throughout the year. It appears that many of these issues will continue to be top of mind in 2016, as well.

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Topics: Hiring Trends, Hiring & Recruiting Trends

Ringing in the New: How HR Professionals Can Institute Organizational Change in the Coming Year

2016 Goals

As a new year approaches, it’s traditional for people to make resolutions and commit to making changes. On the HR front, 2016 may be a good time for leaders to initiate organizational change.

Why not take a two-pronged approach? Use a top-down approach to make the case for strategic HR in the C-suite and simultaneously, focus on a bottoms-up, grassroots movement to increase employee engagement and create cultural change from within. Here are some tips to jumpstart both initiatives.

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Topics: Recruiting, Hiring & Recruiting Trends

Launching a Big Data Initiative

Launching a Big Data Initiative

Once your HR team decides to move forward with a big data initiative, several questions may begin to come to mind, such as “How will I get approval for this?” and “How will we have the resources needed to complete the project?” These are all legitimate concerns, but they can usually be overcome without too many hurdles.

Here are three best practices for launching a big data project in a small or medium-sized business...

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Topics: Hiring & Recruiting Trends, Future of HR, Big Data

Small, Medium, and Large: How HR Teams in Small and Medium Sized Businesses Benefit From Big Data

Benefits of Big Data

When it comes to “Big Data,” small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) don’t have the same volume of information as large companies. However, that doesn’t mean that HR teams at SMBs can’t benefit from data integration and analytics similar to what large organizations use. The opportunities are great. According to the SMB Group, only around 18% of small businesses and 57% of medium businesses currently use business intelligence and analytics solutions.

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Topics: Hiring & Recruiting Trends, Future of HR, Big Data

Big Data 101: What Is It and How Are Organizations Using It?

Big Data 101: What Is It and How Are Organizations Using It?

Everywhere we turn, we hear the term “Big Data.” It’s top of mind in the business press and conversations. Recent research by Accenture found that 90% of organizations believe Big Data will transform their business like the Internet did, and 83% are pursuing Big Data projects to gain a competitive edge. You’ve probably heard the Big Data term too and perhaps you are wondering what all the fuss is about? 

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Topics: Hiring & Recruiting Trends, Future of HR, Big Data

3 Ways to Overcome Your Hiring Hurdles

3 Ways to Overcome Your Hiring Hurdles

Let’s face it, recruiting is a race. You have to pace yourself so that you don’t fall behind at the beginning and don’t lose your steam at the end.

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Topics: Recruiting Challenges, Hiring & Recruiting Trends, Recruiting Best Practices, Recruiting Advice, hiring challenges, recruiting process

4 Ways to Break the Status Quo of Your Recruiting Process

4 Ways to Break the Status Quo of Your Recruiting Process

Humans are creatures of habit, we all have heard it before (and definitely will again). We tend to lean on the side of continuing the same old processes, even if we know it is not necessarily the best method. Why? Perhaps it could be because we are better at being reactive rather than proactive.

The workplace tends to move (at what seems to be) a hundred miles per hour. Since we are moving so quickly it can be easier to do damage control rather than take time to plan how to avoid mistakes. The good news is the proactive steps have already been taken - especially when it comes to streamlining your hiring process.

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Topics: Recruiting Challenges, Hiring & Recruiting Trends, Recruiting Best Practices, Recruiting Advice, hiring challenges, recruiting process

4 Mistakes You Make in the Race to Recruit Top Talent

4 Mistakes You Make in the Race to Recruit Top Talent

The recruitment process is generally thought of as applicants competing to get hired by an employer. This is usually the case, but there is another competition occurring behind the scenes: Employers facing off against one another to attract top talent. 

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Topics: Recruiting Challenges, Hiring & Recruiting Trends, Recruiting Best Practices, Recruiting Advice, hiring challenges, recruiting process

Internal and External Recruiting: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Internal and External Recruiting

When openings become available in your company, you want to shout: “We are hiring!” far and wide. But before you start yelling from the mountain tops, take a step back and ask yourself: “Where should I start looking for candidates? Should I look internally or externally?”

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Topics: Recruiting Challenges, Hiring & Recruiting Trends, Recruiting Best Practices, Recruiting Advice, hiring challenges, recruiting process

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