It’s conference season.. The OnRec recruiting conference in Chicago came to a close earlier today, as Recruiters gear up for SourceCon and ERE’s fall Expo.
Here are 7 takeaways from the event:
- Carmen Hudson, CEO and Founder of Tweetajob, shared concepts of twitter strategies for “real recruiters”. Here is a link for her presentation.
- Gautam Godhwani, CEO of SimplyHired facilited a session on “The Future of Job Search”, and shared 6 ways job search will change over the next 10 years. A couple of interesting points included the mention of over 5 million job listings (not jobs) online today. Sounds like an online recruiting mess! A few other pieces of data included: the average number of jobs held by adults under 42 (is 10.8), the average number of people unemployed per job opening (6), and the average length of unemployment (5).
- Dick Finnegan, founder of The Retention Institute noted 3 studies on post-recession intentions. He shared Execunet and Finnegan Mackenzie found more than 90% of executives would take a recruiter’s call and more than half are already looking today.
- Shally Steckerl presented on key social media initiatives for 2010 and beyond, and noted from survey results that 85% of recruiters utilize job boards for “hard to fill” positions, yet when the question was asked about yielding quality hiring only 11% of the respondents mentioned job boards.
- Kristin Graham, VP of Global Recruiting and Engagement from Expedia talked about how the talent landscape has changed since the recession. A couple of examples Kristin shared included that due to the surge of applications since the recession began, the black box has turned into a black hole noting many candidates aren’t hear anything back… ever! And, candidate frustration and reputation damage is widening as candidates have long memories.
- William Uranga from TiVo and Checkster’s CEO, Yves Lermusi, talked about quality of hire and the next talent management frontier. They noted 57% of companies who participated in a roundtable study do not measure quality of hire, yet the comparative financial impact of hiring quality talent is 10 times that of other metrics.
- Mark S. Andrekovich has served as MAXIMUS shared concepts on building relationships with community-based organizations and how they have created a database of over 87,000 organizations nationally. This has enabled them to tap into more diverse populations with a targeted approach, strengthen OFCCP compliance, and improve quality of candidates.
You can also check out many other recruiting takeaways on the twitter stream for #onrec.
That’s a wrap.