Talent acquisition is the most complex area of human capital management, yet many companies lack the necessary resources, tools and capabilities to build a results-driven program. Instead, they continue to rely on outdated processes and technology. In fact, only 8% of companies have an optimized talent acquisition strategy.
As the workforce changes, talent acquisition needs to keep pace and recruiting leaders must rethink their approach to finding talent and focus on the candidate experience. Leading companies are beginning to take a step back, re-examining their recruitment processes, and providing the same rigor around the idea of an integrated talent acquisition model that will drive candidate experience. These companies are implementing programs and technology solutions that will connect the dots between employer branding, sourcing, screening, assessments, hiring and onboarding.
To wrap up 2014 and kick off 2015, Brandon Hall Group highlights key developments this year, predicts 2015 trends, and highlights several research reports that provide guidance on how organizations can improve their talent acquisition strategy and processes in the year ahead.
Looking Back at 2014:
The following research reports outline the strategies companies must embrace when transforming talent acquisition from a tactical to a strategic endeavor:
KnowledgeGraphic: Use of Social in Talent Acquisition. This KnowledgeGraphic looks at the use of social technologies in talent acquisition based on results from Brandon Hall Group’s 2014 Social Talent Acquisition Pulse Survey. In particular, this graphic looks at key business objectives and how organizations put social tools to use in various stages of the talent acquisition process.
5 KPIs of High-Performing Onboarding. Onboarding is a combination of forms management, tasks management, and socialization. In this KnowledgePoints report, we use data from Brandon Hall Group’s 2014 Talent Acquisition Benchmarking Study to elicit 5 key performance indicators of high-performance onboarding.
Talent Acquisition Technology: Navigating the Solution Provider Landscape. Talent acquisition technology has come a long way over the last 15 years. The emergence of the Internet brought us online job boards. Online job boards brought us an inﬂux of job applications. An inﬂux of job applications drove demand for applicant tracking systems. And with the emergence of cloud-based, Soﬅware-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions, applicant tracking systems (ATS) have become the backbone of talent acquisition today. This white paper divides TA technology into three categories, makes sense of the myriad offerings, identifies leading technology innovators, and gives you the ammunition you need to navigate this complex and fast-changing market.
Predictions for 2015
–Madeline Laurano, VP and Principal Analyst for Talent Acquisition,
and Kyle Lagunas, Talent Acquisition Analyst, Brandon Hall Group