What’s Going On In Your World?

What issues are topmost in your mind right now? Are you focused on improving your recruiting process, expanding or refining your talent sources, figuring out how to screen candidates fairly and legally, dealing with irate hiring managers, or are you just plain swamped with too many requisitions? For the fourth year in a row, I am asking the readers of ERE to respond to my short survey on trends and issues in recruiting. The key concerns you had last year centered on what the best recruiting measures were and how to measure quality of hire. You also reported growing recruiting activity in general, as well as a greatly increased number of new requisitions. At the recent ER Expo in San Diego, it seemed to me that while business remains brisk, other trends are emerging. I heard lots of recruiters talking about candidate relationships and emerging technologies. This survey will help clarify the picture and give all of us a better understanding of how recruiting is changing to meet new business needs and a changing economy. Last year, we published the results as a free white paper. We will, of course, do the same this year so you can get a quick overview of what your colleagues are experiencing. To complete the survey and help give all of us a clearer picture of recruiting trends, simply visit www.glrsurveys.com/recruitingtrends. You will be taken to our survey site where you can quickly and anonymously give us your thoughts. It should take you less than 15 minutes to complete, and a summary of results will be published here in about two weeks. A free white paper will be available soon after that with complete results. Thanks again for your interest!

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Kevin Wheeler is a globally known speaker, author, futurist, and consultant in talent management, human capital acquisition and learning & development. He has founded a number of organizations including the Future of Talent Institute, Global Learning Resources, Inc. and the Australasian Talent Conference, Ltd. He hosts Future of Talent Retreats in the U.S., Europe, and Australia. He writes frequently on LinkedIn, is a columnist for ERE.net, keynotes, and speaks at conferences and events globally, and advises firms on talent strategy. He has authored two books and hundreds of articles and white papers. He has a new book on recruiting that will be out in late summer of 2016. Prior to his current work, he had a 20+year corporate career in several San Francisco area tech and financial service firms. He has also been on the faculty of San Francisco State University and the University of San Francisco. He can be reached at kwheeler@futureoftalent.org.

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