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The top 5 talent acquisition trends of 2015

Posted by Staff on Mar 16, 2015 7:30:00 AM

As many industries finally experience rapid growth, the war for top talent is becoming more cutthroat than ever. A one-size-fits-all recruiting strategy no longer serves employers well­­— to attract the best and brightest, organizations must develop a new approach to talent acquisition in order to effectively engage candidates and top-performing employees. Here are five key recruiting trends likely to continue throughout 2015.

1. Adapt to the shifting balance of power

Employer-driven approaches to hire top talent are now a thing of the past. Eighty-three percent of employers reported a shift in power away from employers to the candidate in a recent MRINetwork study. The market has become candidate driven, with a high demand for skilled labor but a short supply of quality candidates to fill open positions. Turnover rates are also high, with about 38 percent of new hires averaging only 3-5 years at a company before moving on to other opportunities.

Talented people understand their worth and are unlikely to stick around unless the work remains stimulating. Recruiters must work harder to provide a great candidate-driven experience and keep their employees happy, engaged and motivated.

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Topics: Human Resources, Relocation

4 mistakes to avoid when relocating employees

Posted by Staff on Nov 10, 2014 8:34:00 AM

Relocating employees for a new job naturally presents some difficulties. To help make the transition easier on the employee, here are a few mistakes employers should be wary of.

1.   Not educating the employee about their new city

People become comfortable with the surroundings they’re used to and the lives they've created for themselves.

Employees may experience mild culture shock when moving to a new city, accompanied by an overwhelming burden to rebuild their safe home environment once again. Seemingly low priority considerations, such as proximity to grocery stores or parking near home, are often overlooked prior to a move, but play a critical role in helping an employee settle in smoothly.

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Topics: Human Resources, Relocation

Why should you outsource your relocation program?

Posted by Staff on Oct 6, 2014 8:30:00 AM

It’s becoming increasingly common for companies to turn to a Relocation Management Company (RMC) for relocation outsourcing. According to the 2014 Atlas Van Lines Corporate Relocation Surveynearly six out of 10 companies chose to outsource their relocation services in 2013. As a specialty service provider, RMCs know relocation better than anyone else.

An RMC can help alleviate some of the stress of a move by streamlining the process for both employees and employers. Your HR department might have the basics covered, but an RMC can take care of the more technical details, like tax compliance and quality control, to provide a higher levels of efficiency and effectiveness. Take a look at our list of the top reasons why you should consider working with an RMC.

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Topics: Human Resources, Relocation

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