Companies Seen Boosting Talent Acquisition Strategies

July 21, 2015 – Recruiting and onboarding are two of the top three technologies being used in 2015 to enable talent strategies, according to recent data released by Peoplefluent, a social human capital management technology company. The findings stem from recent webinar polls with Brandon Hall Group and Bersin by Deloitte of more than 200 human resource executives at Fortune 500 companies. Results illustrate that nearly 40 percent of companies will be implementing talent acquisition strategies in 2015. More than 50 percent of survey respondents indicated that what keeps them up at night is recruiting hard to find skills in both leaders and employees, retaining premier talent and sustaining employee engagement.

Seventy-three percent said that developing a talent pipeline was a struggle and more than a third of respondents had worries about onboarding effectiveness. The survey found that 77 percent of professionals do not currently link their recruitment and talent management systems.

Seventy-five percent of CEOs view talent acquisition as “urgent” or “important.” CEOs responded similarly on the correlating topic of retention with 78 percent citing it as a major issue.

The top five actions facilitated by technology for successful talent acquisition strategies in the coming year were: referrals (89 percent), applicant tracking (83 percent), background screening (70 percent), social recruiting (69 percent) and onboarding (63 percent).

“These poll results highlight the importance of a robust recruiting solution for today’s talent management landscape,” said Jack Hill, director of talent acquisition solutions at PeopleFluent. “The PeopleFluent Recruiting Mirror addresses a majority of the pain points referenced in the survey, including applicant tracking, social recruiting, onboarding and integration to name a few. We look forward to working with our global customers to elevate the candidate, recruiter and hiring manager experience to meet the needs of the 2015 workforce.”

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief, Hunt Scanlon Media

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