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A good succession plan is essential to your organization’s future success. Creating one, however, takes strategy, focus and knowing the right questions to ask.
“’Succession planning’ is the big industry buzzword right now,” says Brendan O’Neill, a solutions architect at CareerBuilder who works with clients to implement labor market data into their recruitment strategy. Though it may be a buzzword, succession planning is not without its merit.
The majority of employers (58 percent) do not have a talent pipeline, according to the Talent Equation. This could mean letting good candidates slip through the cracks, not to mention extended time to hire.
Relationship building is a key ingredient of recruiting, so consider taking a proactive approach by creating a strategy that not only attracts candidates to your organization, but also keeps them engaged in opportunities with your organization.
In a move reminiscent of Luke Perry’s epic return to ‘Beverly Hills ‘90210’ and George Clooney’s memorable homecoming on ‘ER,’ the producers of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ recently announced former castmate Isaiah Washington would come back to the show for an upcoming special episode.
What does this have to do with recruitment? Who cares??? We’re talking about TV now and that’s more important than anything in the world!!!
Times are rough for employers in the government sector looking to hire right now. Between reduced recruiting budgets and a scarcity of qualified candidates, it’s no wonder so many are struggling to fill open positions. Yet, these outside factors aren’t entirely to blame.
The truth is, many government employers may unknowingly be getting in their own way when it comes to bringing in candidates.
If you’re anything like me a friend of mine, you probably consider ’80s teen movies the source of some of life’s most valuable, eye-opening lessons: how looks aren’t the most important thing in life, that popular people have problems, too, and the healing power of Peter Gabriel and boombox…just to name a few.
The lessons of ’80s movies extend far beyond love and relationships, however.
The start of a New Year is the perfect time to resolve to begin anew – learn a different skill, take up good habits and say goodbye to bad ones, for instance. Unfortunately, New Year’s resolutions are notorious for being impossible to keep. The key to sticking with them, however, is to not take on anything too ambitious. Take the following recruitment-related resolutions – which are neither too costly nor too time-consuming – and use them to help you make big strides in your candidate sourcing efforts in 2014.
Data that points to the best states in which to find top business jobs may tell a different story when it comes to recruiting. According to U.S. News & World Report, the top three business jobs right now are market research analyst, financial adviser and accountant. The best jobs are defined according to a number of factors, including the growth of the job category, salary, job prospects, and quality of life on the job.
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