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Where do we find the leaders of the future?

Where do we find the leaders of the future?

Leadership is the number one issue organizations around the world face today.

85% of companies surveyed by a team at Deloitte rated the issue as “urgent or important” – more so than things like talent acquisition, retention and engagement. But less than 15% of those same companies could say they did an excellent job of developing global leaders.

The report went on to surmise that “the capability gap for building great leaders has widened in every region of the world.”

 
 
 

How to Calculate the Cost of an Unfilled Role

How to Calculate the Cost of an Unfilled Role

Imagine a bustling coffee shop where an employee leaves for a new position, and the manager delays filling the role. Other employees shoulder the workload as best they can, but the wait for orders increases, lines grow longer and customers walk away. If the job remains unfilled, loyal customers will inevitably take their business elsewhere, and tired employees will seek new positions at adequately staffed businesses.

In this scenario, the repercussions of this unfilled position are clear. The manager can see customers walking out and observe employee burnout. For many companies, the consequences are more subtle but no less serious.

 
 
 

The 2017 Jobs Outlook for Washington, D.C.

The 2017 Jobs Outlook for Washington, D.C.

Whether you’re an executive at a Washington, D.C. business in need of a recruitment strategy or a candidate looking for a job, it’s important to understand the realities facing your industry. Here we’ve gathered the most recent news and predictions for hiring and employment in Washington, D.C.:

The Washington metro area has seen growth in private sector jobs over the past few years, making it less dependent overall upon federal spending. Between 2010 and 2013 the region experienced a decline in U.S. government spending, followed by growth in 2014 and a decline once more in 2015.1

 
 
 

What matters most to candidates during the application and interview process, broken down by age

What matters most to candidates during the application and interview process, broken down by age

To help recruiters fine-tune their hiring, in Hudson/HRO Today’s Global Candidate Study, we asked candidates: “How important is the organization's job application and interview process in your decision to join the company?”

The job application process is often the first impression a company makes upon a candidate. The experience communicates whether the company is technologically savvy, straightforward and responsive, or simply lacks respect for the candidate’s time.

In an employee-centric market, candidates are less likely to tolerate a cumbersome job application and interview process.

 
 
 

Study: Candidates Weigh in on Recruiter Phone Calls

Study: Candidates Weigh in on Recruiter Phone Calls

In Hudson/HRO Today’s 2016 Global Candidate Study, we asked candidates: “Which of the statements below best represents your views about receiving phone calls from recruiters during all phases of the recruitment process?” Their responses can help recruiters refine their use of phone calls when engaging candidates of different age groups and at different stages of the job hunt.

Nearly one-half (46.8%) of all candidate respondents feel phone calls from recruiters are appropriate during all phases of the recruitment process. However, only about one-third (35.4%) of passive candidates feel that way, so proceed with caution when calling them, assuming you have the phone number.

 
 
 

The 2017 Jobs Outlook for Houston

The 2017 Jobs Outlook for Houston

Whether you’re an executive at a Houston business in need of a recruitment strategy or a candidate looking for a job, it’s important to understand the realities facing your industry. Here we’ve gathered the most recent news and predictions for hiring and employment in Houston:

The Houston metro area is showing signs of renewal after the prolonged economic downturn following the 2014 oil-industry bust. With energy sector companies among the largest employers in the region, Houston was hit hard by the steep drop in oil prices and decreased production. Between December 2014 and October 2016, the Houston metro area lost 30,400 manufacturing jobs, 25,600 mining and logging jobs, and 10,700 engineering services jobs.

 
 
 

Study: Candidates rate what they dislike most about the job application and interview process

Study: Candidates rate what they dislike most about the job application and interview process

Hudson/HRO Today’s 2016 Global Candidate Study to help recruiters fine-tune their hiring strategies.

An unresponsive recruiter is the most disliked aspect of the hiring process, with an average rank of 2.39 out of 5. The next biggest frustration for candidates is being uninformed about their status in the hiring process, with an average score of 2.63 out of 5.

 
 
 

Study: Candidates’ Communication Preferences for Being Contacted by Recruiters

Study: Candidates’ Communication Preferences for Being Contacted by Recruiters

How do you prefer to be approached by a recruiter about a potential job opening?

That’s what we asked candidates around the globe for the Hudson/HRO Today’s 2016 Global Candidate Study to help recruiters fine-tune their hiring strategies. Below are the responses from the North American candidates.

 
 
 

How to Write Effective Job Descriptions that Attract the Candidates You Want

How to Write Effective Job Descriptions that Attract the Candidates You Want

Job descriptions need to capture attention and interest from candidates who would fit the position well. Too often they generically describe the skills and requirements of the job and fail to excite any interest. It's important to avoid jargon, buzzwords, and cut-and-paste job descriptions. Overused terms like “big picture thinker” and “strong communicator” are positive attributes for almost any position and don’t clarify what a job involves. Lackluster job descriptions tend to be unappealing to people who are qualified, and vague enough to attract a lot of unqualified applicants.1

Below is a great example of an engaging job description from Meetup, a social media platform. The job description highlights the company's growth and sets realistic expectations around the day-to-day responsibilities. It is direct, uses active and interesting language, and it has a call to action asking qualified candidates to apply.

 
 
 

The 2017 Jobs Outlook for Dallas

The 2017 Jobs Outlook for Dallas

Whether you’re an executive at a Dallas company in need of a recruitment strategy or a candidate looking for a job, it’s important to understand the realities facing your industry in Big D. Here we’ve gathered the most recent news and predictions for hiring and employment in Dallas:

In 2016, the Dallas region experienced 3.3 percent job growth, outpacing all other Texas metro areas. The combined Dallas-Fort Worth region saw the creation of 92,000 new jobs in 2016, nearly half of the 188,000 jobs created statewide. Employment in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area grew 2.7 percent last year, compared with 1.6 percent for the state and 1.5 percent nationally. Employment growth in the metro area was especially strong in the professional and business services sector, and in the construction and mining sector.1

 
 
 
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