Posts tagged recruiting
How Smartrecruiters Made a Case to Grow Their Budget - HROS

Our mission at SmartRecruiters, in the broadest terms, is to match as many candidates with the right employers as possible. We had to prove to recruiters and HR departments that implementing our TAS would save enough time to make it worth their while, but there would need to be an investment in recruiting. We had to start by proving it to ourselves on our own team.

What we discovered surprised us. We found we weren’t spending enough on recruiting. We knew we needed to make a business case to support this, so set about making a ROI model that would validate our assumption. To show that increasing cost per hire was more than a worthwhile investment, we mapped a clear methodology, and made the necessary case for disrupting legacy approaches, as well upping hiring budgets.

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How Hot Topic Drives Engagement with Enhanced Onboarding - HROS

There was a glaring need for the on-boarding experience to match the brand and culture. We operate in an empowering, autonomous environment, and are very inclusive, which resonates extremely well with employees. The on-boarding experience that existed was the complete opposite. It was disjointed, solely focused on new hire paperwork, and did not provide the context or tools for new employees to ramp up quickly, which impacted engagement and productivity. It set the wrong tone and led to some obvious (and measured by surveys) disengagement.

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How Anchor Trust Leverages Chat Bots to Drive Recruiting - HROS

The Anchor Group is England’s largest not-for-profit housing association, providing housing, care and support to people over 55 years old. Our initiative was to create a better recruitment process, while providing the best applicant experience possible. We noticed a pattern emerging during the recruitment follow up process, with a high number of individuals that completed application forms then failing to engage with our in-house recruitment team despite attempts to reach them via phone and email. Candidates’ busy lifestyle meant that they were often unable to respond to emails or answer the phone (except at very specific times of the day) and tended to shy away from completing extensive application forms. We also realised that there were highly-skilled candidates that were experienced in care but unable to translate this onto paper in the form of a CV.

 

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Storytelling & Thermo Fisher's Employer Brand - HR Open Source

In 2015, Thermo Fisher Scientific was looking to launch the company’s first employer brand. The Fortune 500 Company employs 55,000 professionals in diverse fields including the research, healthcare, industrial and applied markets. Thermo Fisher Scientific offers services and products that enable its customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. The employer brand team was faced with a challenge: How do you  take an enormously successful company with a humility-focused leader and communicate a story that will make people want to work there for the right reasons?

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How Godaddy Reinvented as Gender Champions - HR Open Source

GoDaddy’s mission is to radically shift the global economy toward life-fulfilling independent ventures. We power the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With more than 14 million customers worldwide and more than 63 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers, and manage their work.

Our top 3 strategic initiatives as we began this transformation in 2013 were to transform the brand, grow the business globally, and build a diverse and best in class product and engineering function. We traditionally did not have a strong employment brand within the engineering community. In fact, we had a negative employment brand hiring engineers, particularly from Silicon Valley. We had to find ways to reestablish our employment brand messaging and our advertising to be more about what we do and who we do it for.

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How Greenhouse Grew by Activating Their Employees - HR Open Source

You’d think that for being a recruiting company, we’d have a perfect recruiting process from the very beginning. Quite the opposite actually. We almost missed our hiring goals by 40% in our first year of hyper-growth! It all began in July 2015, when we sat down to forecast our hiring needs for the remainder of the year. At the time we had 50 employees. The forecast said we needed to be at 175 by the end of the calendar year in order to hit our aggressive business goals. Based on our historical recruiting capacity, we could probably end up at 70 if we kept going as-is. That just wasn’t going to work.

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Using Data to Optimize Our Talent Acquisition Team - HR Open Source

Before diving into how we use data, let’s review a few things about our company and our Talent Acquisition team. Opower is the leading provider of cloud-based software to the utility industry, and our mission is to help utilities build a clean energy future. If you’ve ever received a home energy report in the mail that compares your energy usage to your neighbors, that’s Opower. Our Talent Acquisition team is comprised of 15 people, and we hire about 200 employees per year collectively (we reached 600 employees in 2016!). Although our budget for tools and resources is pretty lean, we have one person dedicated to analytics, who splits his time between HR and Talent Acquisition analytics.

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