The Talent Innovation Blog

Fresh insights on recruiting strategies, hiring best practices, and company culture

Start 2018 off Right with Strategic Workforce Planning

by Jen Dewar

Sixty one percent of recruiters expect to hire more people in 2018 than they did in 2017, while 29 percent expect to maintain their current headcount. The thing is, the resources you need to ramp hiring may vary, based on your organization’s business goals. Strategic workforce planning can help you map ...

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Start 2018 off Right with Strategic Workforce Planning

by Jen Dewar

Sixty one percent of recruiters expect to hire more people in 2018 than they did in 2017, while 29 percent expect to maintain their current headcount. The thing is, the resources you need to ramp hiring may vary, based on your organization’s ...

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Data-driven recruiting

Meet our 'Headcount Heroes': Recruiting Teams That Crushed Their 2017 Goals

by Leela Srinivasan

Episode I: Rivkah Azoulay and François Morin, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group The month January is named after the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways, who is depicted with two faces: one looking into the past, the other into the ...

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Partnerships

Recruiters, Pump Up Your Productivity in 2018 with These 3 Integrations

by Maya Humes

You’ve formulated a game plan for - and perhaps slightly panicked about - your aggressive recruiting targets for 2018. Now, it’s time to get serious about hitting them. We have an idea: what if, instead of resorting to working way harder, you were ...

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Recruitment process

Jump on Board with These 4 Recruiting Trends in 2018

by Jen Dewar

The competition for great talent is higher than ever, and 2018 will prove to be yet another challenging year for talent acquisition professionals. Sixty one percent of recruiters expect to hire more people in 2018 than they did in 2017, and 42 ...

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3 Essential Metrics to Focus On in Your 2018 Headcount Planning

by Maya Humes

If you haven’t yet locked in all your 2018 hiring goals, it’s not too late. We’re only at Day 2 of 365. Still, the earlier you get serious about headcount planning with your hiring manager, the smarter you'll hire.

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Diversity & inclusion

5 Steps to Launch an Effective Diversity and Inclusion Council

by Jen Dewar

With a background in both recruiting and acting, Affirm’s Head of Talent Ragini Holloway considers herself to be a “casting director” for companies. When she was an actress, she often received feedback that she was “really talented,” but that the ...

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Recruitment process

Startup Recruiting: Scaling a People Function for Explosive Growth

by Jen Dewar

At this year’s Talent Innovation Summit, we sat down for a fireside chat with Mathew Caldwell. Prior to founding Rocket Power, he led the people function at Instacart, and was tasked with growing the 50-person company by 120 people per quarter. With ...

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