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When candidates are weighing job offers, employer-covered benefits are often a deciding factor. In fact, Glassdoor reported that nearly 60% of workers place benefits as their top consideration when determining a job offer, and 80% would even choose additional benefits over a pay raise.
The year 2018 has come and gone, and it’s been an interesting year here at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. We’ve shifted gears, changed the status quo, and become much more dynamic in recruiting and sourcing. We’ve gone from the “what is a sourcer” mentality to sourcing and outreach becoming a major focal point in our day today.
The unemployment rate is at a record low and job openings are at a record high. These should be happy times for job boards that provide the all-important access to job seekers, riding a similar wave of record job listings and profits. But they are not.
Talent-acquisition professionals in any specialty ranging from university relations to sourcers to Candidate-experience directors are working hard to find new ways to enhance diversity and inclusion. We’ve decided to share some tried-and-true diversity tactics that are based on actual leadership discussions and activities held at a number of our 2018 CareerXroads community meetings.
Many companies are looking to build out internal sourcing teams strategically aligned within the organization due to the value sourcers bring to an organization. We will dive further into this in the next article “The Sourcing Impact on the Business,” so be sure to stay tuned. Being able to source is a skill and a talent that takes practice. With unemployment at an all-time low, candidates do not just come running to opportunities anymore. Companies have to find new ways to attract talent and retain that talent as well. In this article, we will look at the job market for a sourcer and how to position yourself to stand out.
Most marketers, and many recruiters for that matter, know the name Seth Godin. The guy is a pied piper of permission marketing, preaching opt-in marketing and denouncing spam since the ’90s. He’s right up there with iconic marketers like Gary Vaynerchuk, Tim Ferriss, Guy Kawasaki, and others. By the way, if you don’t know these guys, do yourself a favor and buy a book or two this holiday season.
Being slow to hire often means a job goes unfilled for awhile. But it doesn’t have to. There’s a way to be slow to hire that’s fast and effective. It starts with understanding the real meaning of the idea.