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talent acquisition 3 Ways to Modernize Healthcare Recruiting That You and Your Candidates Will Love

3 Ways to Modernize Healthcare Recruiting That You and Your Candidates Will Love

It’s tough out there for talent acquisition teams across all industries. However, healthcare recruiters are facing particularly difficult challenges to attract and hire talent beginning with severe and persistent clinical worker shortages.

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talent acquisition International Women’s Day: Perspectives From 2 GR8 TA Tech Pioneers

International Women’s Day: Perspectives From 2 GR8 TA Tech Pioneers

In recognition of International Women’s Day, we went straight to GR8 People’s favorite sources of inspiration—CEO Diane Smith and Chief Product Officer Jayne Kettles.

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talent acquisition Today's Labor Shortage Calls for More Data-Driven Recruiting

Today's Labor Shortage Calls for More Data-Driven Recruiting

Organizations are desperately seeking skilled professionals to fill their open positions and the war for top talent is at an all-time high. While this isn’t new news, let’s take a look at some of the stats. As much as 69% of companies globally have reported a talent shortage, and during 2021, employers added an astounding 3.8 million job openings. There’s currently fewer than one available worker for every available job opening (0.75 to be exact)—the lowest ratio ever recorded. So, how can talent acquisition teams combat these troubling numbers? By tapping into data they likely already have at their fingertips, that’s how.

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talent acquisition 3 GR8 Tips for Hiring Success in the Gig Economy

3 GR8 Tips for Hiring Success in the Gig Economy

There was a time when organizations viewed gig workers as a luxury or an auxiliary piece of their workforce. The last few years have turned that notion on its head. Research supports the growing trend of gig workers becoming a force to be reckoned with.

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talent acquisition The Rising Role of Company Culture in Recruiting

The Rising Role of Company Culture in Recruiting

Is it a watershed moment for company culture? Yes. And a recent LinkedIn 2022 Global Talent Trends report agrees. The report shares the commonly held opinion by many of us in talent acquisition that company culture “is being reshaped in a crucible fired by the pandemic, the acceleration of automation, the rise of millennials and Gen Z in the workforce, and the Great Reshuffle. Employees are demanding—and quite often getting—more freedom to work where and when they want and more attention to their well-being.”

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talent acquisition AI and Bias: The Challenges & Opportunities for Talent Acquisition

AI and Bias: The Challenges & Opportunities for Talent Acquisition

Jayne Kettles is the co-founder and chief product officer at GR8 People. She’s been a technologist, product visionary, and innovator in the enterprise software industry for more than 15 years. A senior executive with strong leadership skills and technical expertise, Jayne has a history of delivering value to customers through innovative software and technology. In this blog she shares thoughts on the challenges and opportunities AI brings to talent acquisition.

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talent acquisition 6 Predictions for Recruiting and Retention in 2022

6 Predictions for Recruiting and Retention in 2022

Real talk: 2021 was a pivotal year for recruiters and talent acquisition teams alike. Employers endured arguably the most topsy-turvy labor market in recent memory. Many employees, perhaps wanting to update their priorities from money to meaning, vacated their roles in droves—in what has since been dubbed the "Great Reshuffle."

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talent acquisition Q&A With Worldwide Clinical Trials' Matt Miller: Staying Agile in a Candidate-Driven Market

Q&A With Worldwide Clinical Trials' Matt Miller: Staying Agile in a Candidate-Driven Market

Matt Miller is the Senior Director of Global Talent Acquisition at Worldwide Clinical Trials, a Contract Resource Organization founded by physicians to advance medical science and achieve successful drug development.

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talent acquisition How Recruiting Operations Can Adopt Agile Principles For Better Talent Acquisition Results

How Recruiting Operations Can Adopt Agile Principles For Better Talent Acquisition Results

When most people, whether they’re on the employer side or the job seeker side, think about the traditional hiring process, agile usually isn’t the word that comes to mind.

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talent acquisition Recruiting Software Implementation Strategies: 5 Essential Questions For Vendor Reviews

Recruiting Software Implementation Strategies: 5 Essential Questions For Vendor Reviews

One of the main reasons organizations avoid replacing sub-par talent acquisition technology is the time-intensive nature of implementation.

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talent acquisition Pump Up The Volume: How High-Volume Recruiters Are Hiring Smarter and Faster

Pump Up The Volume: How High-Volume Recruiters Are Hiring Smarter and Faster

Qualified, interested and available candidates. You need a lot of them and you need them now. With unemployment still towering above pre-pandemic levels, high-volume hiring should be easier and faster than ever, right? Wrong.

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talent acquisition TAtech’s Top 100 Most Influential Thought Leaders: Wisdom and Storytelling with GR8 People’s CEO and Co-founder, Diane Smith

TAtech’s Top 100 Most Influential Thought Leaders: Wisdom and Storytelling with GR8 People’s CEO and Co-founder, Diane Smith

Diane Smith is GR8 People’s Co-founder, CEO, head coach and curator for our overall strategic direction and the driving force behind our commitment to teamwork, talent platform excellence and superior customer service.

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talent acquisition IT Recruiting in 2021: An Increased Competition For Tech Talent And a Renewed Focus On Diversity

IT Recruiting in 2021: An Increased Competition For Tech Talent And a Renewed Focus On Diversity

Competition for tech workers alongside the need to attract, retain and support diverse talent will only increase in the coming months. Investing time now to assess your organization’s ability to connect and engage with a broader range of skilled tech talent, as well as leverage the hiring tools that mitigate bias, will help you proactively prepare.

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talent acquisition Q&A With RetailData’s Terri Shiffer: Hiring Part Time Workers Faster In Today’s Fiercely Competitive Market By Streamlining The Candidate Experience

Q&A With RetailData’s Terri Shiffer: Hiring Part Time Workers Faster In Today’s Fiercely Competitive Market By Streamlining The Candidate Experience

Terri Shiffer is the Human Resources Director for RetailData, a company that partners with the largest retailers in the world to deliver timely and accurate pricing intelligence at massive scale.

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talent acquisition Best Practices And #GR8tips For Text Recruiting

Best Practices And #GR8tips For Text Recruiting

Diane Tarbell is a product manager at GR8 People, where she plays an integral role in the continued evolution and advancement of our One-Experience Talent Platform.

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talent acquisition How To: Prepare For a Recruiting Technology Review

How To: Prepare For a Recruiting Technology Review

As organizations set out to conduct recruiting technology vendor reviews, many will begin by looking externally at current vendors and their associated product offerings. Yet, my experience working with hundreds of enterprise organizations suggests that teams realize much greater vendor selection success when they look internally first. In particular, those that take a step back and clearly articulate their business situation will find they are far more effective in aligning their needs to the right system and partner.

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talent acquisition Q&A With Apex Service Partner’s Casey Miller: Optimizing Candidate Engagement To Successfully Compete For In-Demand Talent

Q&A With Apex Service Partner’s Casey Miller: Optimizing Candidate Engagement To Successfully Compete For In-Demand Talent

Casey Miller is the Director of People and Talent for Apex Service Partners, a relatively new and rapidly growing platform of award-winning HVAC, plumbing and electrical service businesses. Apex supports the success of its partner companies by investing heavily in both add-on acquisitions and organic growth initiatives including people development and technology.

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talent acquisition Recruiting for Finance & Insurance in 2021: Trends and Tips to Achieve Success

Recruiting for Finance & Insurance in 2021: Trends and Tips to Achieve Success

Following the progression of many other sectors, recruiting trends within the finance and insurance industries are aligning with 2021’s improving economic performance. Talent acquisition teams within the sector are recognizing that they must act quickly in order to ensure their organizations attract and retain the A-players needed to continue steering the business in the right direction.

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talent acquisition Q&A With Ardene’s Fil Farinaccio D’Urbano: Using Technology to Manage High-Volume Applicant Flow and Build a Talent Pipeline

Q&A With Ardene’s Fil Farinaccio D’Urbano: Using Technology to Manage High-Volume Applicant Flow and Build a Talent Pipeline

Fil Farinaccio D'Urbano is the head of people and culture for Ardene, a fashion retailer with more than 300 stores in Canada and the United States, as well as multiple locations beyond North America.

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talent acquisition Point Solution or Talent Platform? Set Up (Don’t Trip Up) Your Recruiting Teams

Point Solution or Talent Platform? Set Up (Don’t Trip Up) Your Recruiting Teams

Prior to 2020, many enterprise organizations took a build-your-own strategy to their talent acquisition tech stack by layering best-in-breed point solutions on top of their existing applicant tracking system.

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talent acquisition Headed For Hybrid: Remote Working Implications for Recruitment and Retention

Headed For Hybrid: Remote Working Implications for Recruitment and Retention

It’s not easy to go more than a few days without seeing another new report or article examining the desire employees have to continue working from home long after the pandemic subsides.

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talent acquisition How To Use Talent Acquisition Success Metrics To Demonstrate Value To The Business

How To Use Talent Acquisition Success Metrics To Demonstrate Value To The Business

The need for HR’s expertise, insight and leadership has never been greater. Whether seeking advice on how to manage a remote workforce during a pandemic or address persistent DEI challenges head on, CEOs are increasingly reaching out to HR at a level not previously seen.

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talent acquisition Retail Recruiting In 2021: What’s Changed And What It Means For Talent Acquisition

Retail Recruiting In 2021: What’s Changed And What It Means For Talent Acquisition

The retail trade sector has been steadily gaining ground since last spring, including a better-than-expected 2020 holiday season.

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talent acquisition #HRTechConf Spring 2021: Rewriting Talent Acquisition’s Playbook With a Focus on Adaptability

#HRTechConf Spring 2021: Rewriting Talent Acquisition’s Playbook With a Focus on Adaptability

Many of the themes explored by conference presenters and panelists participating in the recent virtual HR Technology Conference & Exposition reflect the impact of the pandemic on the future of work and the ongoing cultural challenges associated with a remote workforce.

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