If you don’t know exactly how to articulate just how critical recruiting is to the future of your company, you are missing the boat. A Boston Consulting Group study from last year showed that Recruiting has the highest impact of any HR function on business success. But, what about all the new products on the market? What’s the best way to make sure you are getting that impact?
I was on a webinar last week with Blogger and social recruiting strategist Bryan Chaney, about using content marketing to attract and engage candidates. Bryan had some great advice on the topic, which you can listen to here.
When we got to the Q&A time, someone asked me to compare SuccessFactors Recruiting to a vendor who has yet to release their first recruiting solution. Hmm – not sure what to make of that. Hard to compare something that exists with hundreds of customers using it successfully, to something that has yet to be tested by even one.
There is a lot of hype around solutions that are launching in the future, and don’t get me wrong – new is often very useful and very cool. But, when your company’s ability to grow depends on the ability to find, engage and hire the right talent, then you may not want to be the first to deploy an untried solution. Best to save that for companies who have more time to experiment.
In fact, if you are interested in the topic of recruiting technology adoption, Bryan Chaney will be coming back to share his wisdom on that topic on November 14th at 10 a.m. PST– register here.