As we leave the year 2020 behind us, 2021 will certainly be a year where companies need to be thoughtful and strategic with their recruiting plans for the year.
In today’s round-table session, our panelists talk about how Talent Acquisition and Recruiting teams can help their companies make strategic plans and decisions as they make their way through the year.
Listen in on what our panelists have to say.
This event is part of the “Let’s Talk Recruiting” series where a panel of recruiting practitioners get together online and have a conversation on a variety of topics related to corporate recruiting.
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|Name & LinkedIn Profile||Group||Title||Company|
|Deonne Ramsey||TA Leaders||Director, Global Talent Acquisition||Trimble|
|John Burke||TA Leaders||Associate Director Talent Acquisition and Development||Great Minds|
|Lissa Bowen||TA Leaders||Director of Talent Acquisition||Southern Rock Restaurants|
|Mike Mattson||Recruiting Portland||Corporate Recruiter||Papa Murphy's International|
We asked our attendees, “What is one thing that Talent Acquisition and Recruiting teams need to be thinking about in 2021?”
Here are their answers:
- 100% remote
- attracting applicants
- attracting the right talent
- Back to work. Recruiting in 2021 while so many good employees are out of work.
- Be active
- Being compassionate and working smarter not harder
- Being on top of the market and being more efficient in the hiring process
- Building a brand story for their respective organization and company. Candidates are focused on culture more than ever.
- Defining our Workplace Culture
- Diversity recruiting
- Driving Recruiting
- Family units. How to stay connected virtually and in real life? The impacts on the body, mind, spirit... and the soul?
- Focusing on skills based hiring
- Growing the organization but minimizing operational spend
- Helping the business understand the demands/requests from potential employees to allow working from home/remotely permanent.
- hiring top talent
- Holding our TPA's accountable, most are still on a talk to TA teams once a year at renewall. That has to stop!
- How remote work can benefits todays world.
- How to attract candidates using company culture and mission
- How to get employees to go back to the office after being home for so long.
- how to reinvent roles
- Integrating with the business planning process
- Keeping their jobs
- Metrics for Diversity initiatives
- more remote possbilites
- Overcoming the pandemic and candidates leery about making a move.
- Pipeline Recruiting and Employer Brand Marketing
- Pipelines and networking
- Post COVID vaccine work force planning
- providing a positive candidate experience with having more candidates with less openings
- Recruiting to the new norm
- Remote hiring, trends, building communities
- The method they are using for interviewing
- Using content in recruiting
- Virtaul world
- Virtual teams
- Virtual workforce
- What is your updated EVP and culture as it relates to the pandemic, social issues & D&I?
- Workforce planning
- Workforce Planning and the Gig Economy
Chat Messages from the Session…
10:05:52 >> From Shawn Watzka : Could you elaborate on what you mean by grow socially?
10:09:33 >> From Steven Rosenblum : Hello everyone! I have great success and experience in TA and HR with immediate availability to join an organization, as my contract position concluded last week. Please link with me at linkedin.com/in/stevenrosenblum to connect and/or download my profile and resume. Let’s talk!!
10:10:04 >> From John Sullivan : Great insight Deonne!!
10:10:42 >> From Catherine Hansen : Totally agree Sean – it does come down to recruiting always
10:12:34 >> From Catherine Hansen : @Deonne, does the TABP have recruiting OKRs, or how is success measured in these roles?
10:12:56 >> From Jeanne Amey : We would coach our hiring managers to post their openings out into their social networks –
10:13:59 >> From Jeanne Amey : what is OKR?
10:14:08 >> From Jeanne Amey : thanks!
10:16:58 >> From Steven Rosenblum : You are right on Lissa! TA should be part of the business. We need to be incorporated into what the business is doing, what the business forecasts going forward, and business leaders participate in TA activities.
10:20:26 >> From Jeanne Amey : Good segmentation Sean, each phase of the application process can have highs and lows – we did candidate mapping to define those high/low points and doing things to mitigate the low points and keep engagement building
10:22:10 >> From Kathlene Whinnery : Great comment about the rejected candidates; good honest feedback, kept short and simple and constructive, is usually well received
10:22:11 >> From Steven Rosenblum : Thanks, Mike. Data shows that positive candidate experiences from recruiting through onboarding and beyond matter to hiring success, individual productivity, retention and turnover, company culture and company performance. Like Jeanne posted, by mapping and breaking these areas down and analyzing them for possible improvement and endorsement can impact this area.
10:22:34 >> From Catherine Hansen : +1 re rejected candidates. The best rejection I personally received was a video clip from the CEO expressing that the target skill sets they had identified as critical, had changed. It was personal and amazing
10:23:46 >> From Marvin Smith to All panelists : How do you prepare mentally to reject 99/100 people? How do you do that at scale? How do you handle rejection with grace and give them some hope?
10:26:04 >> From Catherine Hansen : Re Glassdoor…I think it’s both blessing and curse. I do get a bit wary if all I see are amazingly positive ratings
10:27:21 >> From Shawn Watzka : Mike made a great point about recognizing your negative feedback on glassdoor.
10:32:07 >> From Mike Mattson : Good question Marvin! Its not easy to reject 99 people with families, dreams, and their own lives, but on the other hand we can’t hire everyone! I try to leave our last point of contact as an invitation for future connection. They already have your contact info, maybe even connected on LinkedIn, but a rejection doesn’t have to be the end of the relationship. Did that answer your question?
10:33:47 >> From Catherine Hansen : @Lisa, I love the way you’re thinking about investment in existing employees.
10:34:59 >> From Catherine Hansen : I have found this more difficult in the tech industry (technical requirements for roles)
10:42:55 >> From Jeanne Amey : Right on with that Sean – entry level is easier to show D&I, the company starts to show it’s bias with who gets promoted/retained
10:44:32 >> From Catherine Hansen : What exactly is meant by “equity” in this context?
10:49:00 >> From Catherine Hansen : THANK YOU!
10:49:04 >> From John Sullivan : thank you
10:49:08 >> From Jeanne Amey : Great discussion – thank you!
10:49:08 >> From Marie deGroh : Thank you all!
10:49:12 >> From Maureen Daly to All panelists : Thanks everyone-
10:49:21 >> From Beverly Royall to All panelists : Great conversation!
10:49:27 >> From Jeanne Amey : Same to you!
Some of the attendees…
|Name & LinkedIn Profile||Group||Title||Company|
|Amanda Mich||Senior Recruiter||Heidrick & Struggles|
|Stephanie Reese||Recruiting Atlanta||Senior Sales Recruiter||Apptio|
|Dan Baker||Recruiting Atlanta||Senior Corporate Recruiter||Healthstat|
|Kristina Saunders||Recruiting Boston||Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition||J. Jill|
|Kerri Vincent||Recruiting Chicago||Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist - Technology||Paylocity|
|Steven Rosenblum||Recruiting Chicago||Talent Acquisition and HR Operations Leader||Level 5 Partners|
|Marie deGroh||Recruiting Chicago||Principal Talent Acquisition Partner - Cognitive Solutions & Research||IBM|
|Barbara Fasth||Recruiting Chicago||Recruiting Manager||Menasha Packaging|
|Shawn Watzka||Recruiting Chicago||Senior Recruiter||Inpatient Psych Solutions|
|Brent Wardell||Recruiting Denver||Senior Recruiter- Mountain Region||Kimley-Horn|
|Rose Nolen||Recruiting Houston||Election Judge, HR Corporate Recruitment||Harris County Clerk|
|Michelle McKnight||Recruiting LA||Senior Recruiter||Herbalife|
|Bez Rengifo||Recruiting LA||Sr. Manager / Director, People Services (HR Business Partner department)||Loma Linda University Health Care|
|Sandra Maldonado||Recruiting LA||HR Business Partner and Recruiter||Esri|
|Becky Gramenz||Recruiting Minneapolis||Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist||Looking for Work|
|Denise Ward||Recruiting Minneapolis||Technical Recruiter||Wunderlich-Malec Engineering|
|Dave Elliston||Recruiting Minneapolis||Senior Technology Recruiter||SPS Commerce|
|Kristine Nemeth||Recruiting NYC||Talent Engagement Manager||Diageo|
|Kathlene Whinnery||Recruiting Portland||Sr. Recruiter||Viewpoint|
|John Sullivan||Recruiting Portland||Talent Acquisition Lead (IT Group)||The Standard|
|Nancy Longcoy||Recruiting Seattle||Senior Recruiter||Washington Permanente Medical Group|
|Melayne Smith||Recruiting Seattle||Talent Acquisition Specialist||Washington State Employees Credit Union|
|Jessica Burgess||Recruiting Seattle||Director, Talent Acquisition||Zones|
|Marvin Smith||Recruiting Seattle||Strategic Talent Sourcing | Talent Community Strategist||Lockheed Martin|
|Maureen Daly||Recruiting Seattle||Talent Acuuisition Consultant||Rose International|
|Staci Daley||Recruiting SFBA||Recruiting Specialist for Guckenheimer @ Google||Guckenheimer|
|Catherine Hansen||Recruiting SFBA||Senior Manager, Recruiting||Hippo Insurance|
|Beverly Royall||Recruiting The Triangle||Talent Acquisition Specialist||Reliant Rehabilitation|
|Paul Van Dillen||Recruiting.Work||Sr. Technology Recruiter||Charter Communications|
|Katie Hoffmeister||Recruiting.Work||Talent Acquisition Recruiter||H&A Architects & Engineers|
|James Perduto||TA Leaders||Head of Talent Acquisition & Mobility Programs||Looking for Work|
|Nancee Martin||TA Leaders||Managing Director Corporate Recruiting||AvAirPros|
|Jan Zizzo||TA Leaders||Director Talent Acquisition||Charter Manufacturing|
|Tim Mayer||TA Leaders||Director of Talent Acquisition||Kraus-Anderson Construction Company|
|Dan Shortall||TA Leaders||Sr. Director of Strategic Staffing||Global Conductor|
|Jessica Strahowski||TA Leaders||Director of Talent Acquisition||Island Hospitality Management|
|Jeanne Amey||TA Leaders||Director, Talent Acquisition||Open To Work|
|Daniella McDonald||TA Leaders||Talent Acquisition Leader||Looking for Work|
|Michelle Sickles||TA Leaders||Director of Talent Acquisition||IFM Restoration|
|John Capozzi||TA Leaders||Director of Recruiting and Retention||On-Ramps To Careers|
|Kathy Campion||TA Leaders||VP, Talent Acquisition||Dow Jones|
|Jay Barrow||TA Leaders||Head of Talent Acquisition||Southern States Cooperative|