This week, our friends at ERE.net are hosting a huge conference centered around all things recruiting. For those of you not lucky enough to be in sunny San Diego, we've compiled a handful of the best insights, developments, and key takeaways.
Yahoo has employees reach out to potential candidates instead of just recruiters. #ere14— Marc Mapes (@marcmapes) April 23, 2014
"At Yahoo we all own hiring, not just the recruiters." #ERE14— Jim Stroud (@jimstroud) April 23, 2014
Yahoo here shares some exciting insight about their recruiting process. Involving team members in the outreach and hiring process might not always be feasible, but when reasonable try and include your employees in your recruitment as much as you can. After all, your candidate will primarily be working with them, not you.
Engineers are ARTISTS and when they are in the zone you have to respect that #ERE14— Jason Hopkins (@JHopp12) April 23, 2014
Less about recruiting and more about the general style of engineers, it's still important to be clued in to the process of your engineers. Once interrupted, it can take tech talent a considerable amount of time to get back in the zone and pick up where they left off. For this reason, try and schedule interviews on the same day so you don't have to continually distract them from their work, costing your company an untold amount in productivity. Recruiters at Yelp take this even further, making sure that engineers have entire days void of interruptions. They don't schedule any meetings or interviews on these days in service of allowing engineers to get into the zone and stay there.
Last but not least, SourceCon shared the results of their State of Recruiting survey. Here's a handful of takeaways:
- Most participants prefer the title talent acquisition to recruiting;
- Three-quarters of recruiting leaders report to HR now and most (69 percent) would rather that continue;
- Recruiting teams are forecast to grow between 3 and 5 percent by the end of the year, yet only those who now recruit would encourage others to recommend it as a career. Hiring managers are the least encouraging, and would actively discourage friends and colleagues from a recruiting job.
That's all for now recru-- er, I mean, talent acquisition pros! Stay tuned for more big developments from #ERE14