Recruitment

Recruiters Tug on Lever to Gauge Hiring Success

New research from S.F.-based recruiting software company targets small and midsized firms.

Recruiters need to track their recruiting conversion funnel. Recruiting software provider Lever recently conducted hiring research that collected data from more than 600 small- and medium-sized businesses for over a year. The data was collected to help “startups and SMBs understand whether what they’re seeing unfold in their hiring practices is typical,” said Amanda Bell, director of recruiting at San…

Snagajob: Recruiting for an On-Demand Economy

The one-time job board now fills the low-wage shift worker gap after winning the hearts of investors to the tune of $100 million.

Snagajob is one of those companies that solves a problem no one else seemed to notice — how to quickly match hourly workers with the employers who need them. In 2015, 78.2 million workers in the United States held hourly jobs, representing more than half of the national workforce. And as more people turn to hourly jobs to supplement their salaries or piece together…

Taking a Page from the Gig Economy to Ease the Recruiting Process

A Q&A with Brigette McInnis-Day, executive vice president of human resources at SAP Software Solutions.

Brigette McInnis-Day is the executive vice president of human resources at SAP Software Solutions Brigette McInnis-Day challenges you to fight the status quo. As executive vice president of human resources for SAP, she is responsible for overseeing SAP’s largest organizational unit, Global Customer Operations. She joined SAP in 2002 as Director of Total Rewards for North America. Prior to this,…

Gaming the System to Boost Recruiting

Companies like Unilever are employing gamification to eliminate bias in recruiting, but does it really work?

Gamification is helping companies curb unconscious bias from recruiting. Consumer goods maker Unilever announced the launch of a new digital recruitment program that will use gamification to eliminate unconscious bias from its hiring process. The technology, unveiled in September, mixes gaming elements with video interviews to identify the best candidates among its 250,000 annual graduate applicants, said Leena Nair, chief HR…

RPO Customers: We Want More of Everything

Check out Workforce's sector report and Hot List for recruitment process outsourcing providers.

Big companies are increasingly relying on recruitment process outsourcing as part of a strategic approach to recruiting that allows them to tap best-in-class technology, top recruiting talent and advanced performance metrics. This is good news for RPO vendors, who’ve seen their businesses steadily grow. But it has also put them on the hook to provide an increasingly sophisticated set of…

Branding, Building Relationships and Getting Social

Check out Workforce's sector report and Hot List for recruiting software providers.

The days when automated screening tools and mobile-enabled job sites were considered innovative have long since ended. In today’s tight talent market, recruiting technology is all about building the brand, developing long-term relationships with passive candidates and integrating recruiting into the broader talent management process. “The post-and-pray days are pretty much over,” said Lisa Rowan, an analyst with IDC. “The…

There’s Beauty in a Company Rebranding

A flatter management structure and an attitude adjustment helped Joy Chen navigate H2O+ Beauty’s massive corporate overhaul.

H2O+ Beauty had quite the 2016. The 27-year-old skin care company closed the last of its brick-and-mortar stores, moved the corporate headquarters from Chicago to San Francisco and scrapped its old business model. Joy Chen For a company of just under 50 employees, these are large changes to see through, but CEO Joy Chen led this overhaul by investing in…

New Executives Realize Productivity Goes Beyond the Bottom Line

To be a ‘TOP’ performer, issues of integrity and business ethics become far more important than a job, even a CEO title.

As a new executive, trust your sense of fairness, know right from wrong, and care for others. After landing a new executive-level position, it’s time to think about the best strategy for getting the work done. Joining an organization is a critical time to assess and be assessed that all candidates should be actively concerned with. Here is some useful…

White House Challenges States to Overhaul Non-compete Deals

Employers often misuse non-competes to scare workers away from their competitors, knowing that the cost of litigation serves to enforce an otherwise unenforceable deal.

This week, the White House announced a call to action to reform non-compete agreements . Instead of proposing sweeping federal legislation, it is asking each state to pass non-compete reforms. This call to action comes on the heels of a joint White House/Treasury Department report issued this past spring addressing the use, issues, and state responses to non-competition agreements. Why…

Women Still on the Outside Looking Into the C-Suite

A Korn Ferry study reveals 55 percent of CHROs are women. The next highest position occupied by women was CMO at 29 percent.

A new study of the top 1,000 U.S. companies showed women continue to lag in holding C-suite positions. Just 24 percent of the top leaders are women, according to the analysis by global executive search firm Korn Ferry. The study analyzed all C-suite positions, including chief human resources officer, across such industries as consumer, energy, financial, industrial, life science and…