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Strategic Workforce Planning for Global Growth Initiatives


There is no doubt that the combination of a growing skills shortage, increased global expansion and a large portion of the workforce retiring is contributing to the increased demand for strategic workforce planning. Effective global recruitment solutions require strategic workforce forecasting that extends beyond the 12- to 18-month mark in order to make educated business decisions.

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How People Aggregators Can Impact Recruitment Strategy


In May 2015, employers in the United States added 280,000 jobs. And recruiters are feeling the narrowing candidate market. Candidates in today’s market have options – and they know it. So whether you’re recruiting for a specialized registered nurse, java developer or senior sales professional, you need to be able to stand out in the crowd – because the odds are that your “perfect” profile candidates are receiving a lot of phone calls and emails about other jobs that would be “perfect” for them.

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Professional Development: Essential To Strategic Workforce Planning


What makes a good leader? Have you identified potential up-and-comers within your organization that could one day lead your company? What happens, five years down the line, when you’ve failed to prepare your top employees for the managerial and leadership roles crucial to your organization’s success? These, and many other questions, are what managers everywhere worry about constantly – and for good reason.

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Strategic Workforce Planning 101: Ditch The Guessing Game


You may be thinking, “strategic workforce what?!” Rest assured, you're not the only one perplexed by what some people refer to as headcount planning. But it's much more than that! Having taken this topic across the world and the seven seas, allow me to simplify this concept.

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Job Hopping: Think Twice Before You Judge


Being a lover of data and analytics, I enjoy pouring over various labor reports and statistical analyses that are available on the web today. I usually have a lens to their survey methodology and the presentation of the findings for ease of interpretation and usability. Because, let’s face it, most of us think about changing careers in our lifetime, so there’s an additional layer of personal interest as well.

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The Benefits Of Using Predictive Analytics In The Candidate Experience


For experienced talent acquisition professionals, candidate experience may seem like a topic that has been fully analyzed from every angle. It has been well established what a positive and negative experience look like and the outcomes of both. Its importance is widely acknowledged and the best recruiters will always strive to give candidates a top-notch interview experience. So, the question remains, is our work here done?

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3 Ways To Ensure Your Talent Acquisition Technology Tools Are Working


The hiring landscape continues to support a candidate-centric market, which in turn keeps the battle to attract top talent blazing. Employer branding, mobile optimization, talent communities and unique company perks (like yoga instruction, on-site massages and pet insurance) are just a few things companies are embracing to vie for their chance to employ the best candidates. 

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Periscope: The Live Streaming App Recruitment Marketing Pros Will Love


Move over Instagram. Step aside Snapchat. There’s a new app in town that has recruitment marketing professionals amped up, and it’s called Periscope!

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Hospital Week 2015: 3 Strategies to Engage Healthcare Professionals


This week we are taking some time to celebrate and honor the individuals who support the health of their communities. When thinking about these healthcare professionals, it’s often easy to just think about physicians and nurses, but let’s not forget about the many other dedicated men and women who make our hospitals operate: therapists, engineers, food service workers, volunteers, facilities managers, administrators and so many more.

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Canada Skills Shortage Solution: Attract & Retain A Diverse Workforce


Canada is expected to have a shortage of approximately 2 million workers by 2031. Some may say this is old news; others may even say this is good news given the original projection was a shortage of 2.7 million workers. Whatever your reaction is to the projected Canada skills shortage, the fact remains  as a talent leader within Canada, you must prepare your organization today for success in the future and do so in a strategic, revenue-driven manner. While there are multiple dynamics that play into a talent strategy, to be successful, a key aspect must be attracting and retaining a diversified workforce.

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