Four Resources To Get Your Hiring Funnel On Track

January 4, 2016 Kelly Marc Alston

It’s the start of the new year which means simultaneously reflecting on the past and looking to the future. And there’s no better time than now to think about ways to improve your hiring process. Here are some tools to help you examine your talent pipeline, revise your workflow, and position your company for greater success in 2016.


Laszlo Bock is the Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google and he’s written a terrific book called ‘Work Rules’ which Amazon calls ‘a groundbreaking inquiry into the philosophy of work and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent to your business…’ Hiring great talent is just the beginning of the journey to retain and engage your employees and what better company to learn from than Google, the holy grail of employee engagement?


Oracle takes great pride in the strength and depth of its talent pipeline and this post breaks down the 12 steps used to build it. It involves analyzing critical roles, assessing the current talent inventory, finding the gaps, checking internal candidates who might fit those gaps, and developing the processes necessary to attract and engage outside candidates.


Get a look at upcoming trends in recruiting courtesy of LinkedIn Talent Solutions in this Slideshare presentation. This annual report compiles survey responses from top talent leaders about their expectations and goals for 2016. Some of the key takeaways: 39% agree that quality of hire is the most valuable metric for performance, and 32% say employee retention is a top priority over the next 12 months.


If you’re curious about how your peers are using social media in their recruiting efforts, here is a great infographic that breaks down the most frequently searched sites for candidates (LinkedIn is tops by far), how active job applicants are on social media (very) and the significance of the rise of social recruiting, including a decrease in time-to-hire, a surge in candidate quantity, and an increase in candidate quality.

With the US unemployment rate continuing to decline, it’s  more important than ever to evaluate your existing systems and processes to ensure you are getting the best talent available.

Hoops will maximize your talent pipeline and cut your recruiting time in half. Give one of our team members a call at (877) 262-7358 and we’ll show you how!


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