Overcome Hiring Manager Resistance to Nontraditional Candidates | Gartner

Talent Acquisition

Nontraditional candidates—those from functions, industries, educational backgrounds, etc., that differ from those typically sought after in a given role—are an untapped talent source. These candidates often have the skills and desire to take on a new role (or other types of work opportunity—such as projects, short-term assignments, etc.), but a segment of managers resist hiring …

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How Higher Ed and Employers Can Partner to Power Talent Pipelines | BCG

Talent Acquisition

Organizations continue to find ways to tap various sources of talent to supply their talent pipeline. And according to i4CP’s Talent Ecosystem Integrated Model, high-performance organizations consistently leverage talent from 11 alternative sources—from gig workers to colleges and universities. This BCG article provides ideas on how employers can partially meet their talent needs by enabling better partnerships with …

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2022 LinkedIn Talent Trends: Data-Driven Insights into the Changing World of Work | LinkedIn

Workforce Trends

LinkedIn has just published its updated 2022 Global Talent Trends report—highlighting aspects of: 1) hiring, 2) workforce confidence, 3) candidate values, and 4) employee growth. Regarding hiring, a sample of 14 countries shows that hiring rates have decreased in all of them since one year ago (Sept 2021 vs. Sept 2022). India had the greatest decline (18%) in hiring, and the U.S. experienced a …

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When Hiring, Prioritize Assignments Over Interviews | Harvard Business Review

Talent Acquisition

The job interview is the most widely used selection practice for assessing candidates. Still, it has long been viewed by industrial and organizational psychologists and HR professionals as generally inconsistent and unreliable. Many factors detract from the job interview’s effectiveness as a predictor of performance, such as: interviewer biases that permeate the assessment process, job …

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Boomerang Employees Make a Comeback: A Data-based Approach to Rehiring Top Talent | Visier

Talent Acquisition Workforce Trends

Talent acquisition (TA) professionals continue to source talent from untapped talent pools to uncover “hidden” top talent. One overlooked talent pool is former employees—often called boomerang employees—who have the skills their former organization values, and a desire to return to their previous employer. And with many TA practitioners relying increasingly on data to inform their …

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How High-Performance Organizations Find Talent from Alternative Sources | i4cp

Talent Management

Organizations continue to express concern about talent shortages. Yet it is likely that they are overlooking untapped talent pools that can help meet their talent needs. I have made several posts over the last few years on how organizations often overlook non-obvious or “hidden” sources of talent. These posts included commentary on various reports, such …

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6 Articles from Gartner’s June HR Leaders Monthly With a Focus on Recruiting and Hiring | Gartner

Talent Acquisition

In this hypercompetitive talent market, HR leaders and their teams must rethink their strategies for sourcing, recruiting, and retaining talent. As HR teams reimagine these areas, this 50-page June 2022 Gartner’s HR Leaders Monthly Magazine issue provides several ideas. It includes six articles on a range of topics: 1) How Recruiting Partnerships Create Competitive Advantage in a Challenging …

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Set Up to Fail: Poor Design of C-suite Jobs Can Block Executives From Succeeding in Their Roles | MIT Sloan Management Review

Leadership & Culture

The high failure rate of newly hired and promoted executives within 12-18 months of taking on a new role is well documented. One report by DDI, Leadership Transitions Report 2021, shows that nearly half of externally hired executives fail in their roles. The numbers are slightly better (35%) for internally promoted executives. And while many factors …

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You May Be Overlooking One in Three Candidates — Here’s How to Change That | LinkedIn Talent Blog

Talent Acquisition

In September 2021, I shared a post about a 74-page report by Harvard Business School and Accenture that outlines several barriers that keep companies from considering ‘hidden workers’ as job candidates. Hidden workers “have a desire to work and are actively seeking work, but their regular efforts to seek employment consistently fail because of hiring processes that focus on what …

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The Definitive Guide to Recruiting: Human-Centered Talent Acquisition | Josh Bersin Company

Talent Development

Last week, I posted how firms continue to express concerns about their ability to attract and hire the right talent. A few tactics I shared to address this issue include: a) expanding selection criteria to identify hidden talent, b) activating the internal talent marketplace to deploy internal talent quickly—where and when needed, and c) simplifying the application process to reduce candidate drop-out …

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