2013: Most Jobs Will Be Filled By Referrals


60 Percent of Jobs are Filled through Referrals, a number that will rise in 2013.

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It should come as no surprise to hiring manages and HR departments; referrals are the best method for bringing on the best talent.

The reason should be obvious; who would be best at promoting your company to others than happy and engaged employees?

As we approach 2013, referrals will become even more essential to the hiring process, especially as unemployment drops and the pool of quality job applicants shrinks.

This is no news flash, but social media can be seen as the heart of this surge of referrals. People are becoming more “social,” by enlarging networks and meeting more virtual “friends.”

Social media and technological advantages have made the world a smaller place, and that means it is easier to reach the candidates with the best qualifications and character.

In an article in blog.resumebear.com, the newest online hiring tools (including products by SilkRoad and Ovation Technologies) make acquiring referrals and recruitment through networks an essential tool to bringing on the newest talent:

That’s the latest feature from one of the leading automatic online job application software packages, SilkRoad Technology’s OpenHire. Thanks to a software update SilkRoad introduced last spring that is being adopted by many HR departments, once you’ve submitted your resume to a job site using…

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5 HR Hiring Trends in 2012 And Beyond


5 Strategic Trends in Talent Acquisition for 2012, 2013 and beyond

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Top strategic trends for talent acquisition leaders and product developers – A look at how business and consumer technology is changing how we recruit, hire and engage in the recruiting process…

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Some Passing Thoughts on HR as the New Year Nears | HREOnline’s The Leader Board


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Posted by Kristen Frasch

On this, the last Saturday in 2012, I went hunting and pecking for a few things I might share about the HR profession — looking back on the year that will soon be history as well as anticipating the one to come.

With healthcare and the impending Affordable Care Act enactments that much closer, this list from Mercer of the top five priorities for employer-sponsored health plans in 2013 seemed a helpful one. I was especially drawn to its specific suggestions for customizing plan designs and contributions in today’s high-health-cost environment, and for making health exchanges work best for you…

HRDailyNews insight:

 

The end is near (of 2012, that is)! Here are some interesting insights for the New Year…

See the entire article on blog.hreonline.com

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Some Passing Thoughts on HR as the New Year Nears | HREOnline's The Leader Board


See on Scoop.itDigital Human Resources News

Posted by Kristen Frasch

On this, the last Saturday in 2012, I went hunting and pecking for a few things I might share about the HR profession — looking back on the year that will soon be history as well as anticipating the one to come.

With healthcare and the impending Affordable Care Act enactments that much closer, this list from Mercer of the top five priorities for employer-sponsored health plans in 2013 seemed a helpful one. I was especially drawn to its specific suggestions for customizing plan designs and contributions in today’s high-health-cost environment, and for making health exchanges work best for you…

HRDailyNews insight:

 

The end is near (of 2012, that is)! Here are some interesting insights for the New Year…

See the entire article on blog.hreonline.com

Continue reading “Some Passing Thoughts on HR as the New Year Nears | HREOnline's The Leader Board”

It’s Not Too Late! Embrace Social Media in 2012


100 Fascinating Social Media Statistics and Figures From 2012: Huffington Post

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If your company hasn’t embraced social media to support Human Resources departments –recruitment, hiring, onboarding, training, employee engagement and more—it is not too late! Now is the best time to develop a social media presence.

2012 was a banner year for social media, with staggering utilization rates that add up to two pivotal concepts: (1) social media is something that isn’t going away anytime soon and (2) ignore social media at the risk of missing out on a dynamic resource for information, talent and customers.

With so many choices—from Twitter and Facebook to LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google Plus—there is something for everyone.  Every platform has strengths and limitations, so if your business is finally taking the online plunge, choose carefully. Examine each one closely to devise a strategy that goes beyond the occasional Facebook post or Tweet.

Brian Honigman, Digital Marketing Executive at Mark Ecko Enterprises aggregated an impressive list of 100 Fascinating Social Media Statistics and Figures from 2012 for the Huffington Post:

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It's Not Too Late! Embrace Social Media in 2012


100 Fascinating Social Media Statistics and Figures From 2012: Huffington Post

facebook
(Photo credit: sitmonkeysupreme)

If your company hasn’t embraced social media to support Human Resources departments –recruitment, hiring, onboarding, training, employee engagement and more—it is not too late! Now is the best time to develop a social media presence.

2012 was a banner year for social media, with staggering utilization rates that add up to two pivotal concepts: (1) social media is something that isn’t going away anytime soon and (2) ignore social media at the risk of missing out on a dynamic resource for information, talent and customers.

With so many choices—from Twitter and Facebook to LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google Plus—there is something for everyone.  Every platform has strengths and limitations, so if your business is finally taking the online plunge, choose carefully. Examine each one closely to devise a strategy that goes beyond the occasional Facebook post or Tweet.

Brian Honigman, Digital Marketing Executive at Mark Ecko Enterprises aggregated an impressive list of 100 Fascinating Social Media Statistics and Figures from 2012 for the Huffington Post:

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More Companies Are Outsourcing Their Human-Resources Work


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More companies have been outsourcing their human resources functions, often to a range of vendors that specialize in particular areas.

 

HRNewsDaily insight:

An interesting read from the NY Times…

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