Recruiting & Talent Acquisition

2012 Recruiting/Talent Acquisition (TA) Survey: Insights Into Organization, Personnel, Technology & Metrics

August 2, 2012

  • Survey of over 130 recruitment/TA managers
  • Striking variation of practices across agencies
  • Consistent evidence of major changes underway

3rd Party Providers of Staffing Firm-focused, Core Enterprise, Front-Office Technology Solutions

July 30, 2012

  • 14 specialized solution providers engaged
  • Overview of this specialized solution segment
  • Intro to further "provider landscape research"

2012 Recruiting/Talent Acquisition (TA) Survey: To What Extent are TA Organizations “Centralized vs. Decentralized”

July 26, 2012

  • In aggregate, 70% of surveyed TA resources centralized
  • Extent of centralization is statistically related to revenue size
  • Centralization not generally related to skill segments

2012 Recruiting/Talent Acquisition (TA) Survey: What “TA Organizations/Functions” Typically Do

July 26, 2012

  • Talent acquisition is (is becoming) more than just "recruiting"
  • Sourcing was cited as a distinct activity by 84% of staffing firms
  • Across firms, the number of distinct TA activities varied widely

2012 Recruiting/Talent Acquisition (TA) Survey: Evolution of the TA function -- What’s Expected to Change

July 25, 2012

  • Talent Acquisition (TA) transformation underway
  • Widespread across all firm sizes and segments
  • New processes and technologies at top of the list

2012 Recruiting/Talent Acquisition (TA) Survey: The Use of TA Technology Among Staffing Firms

July 11, 2012

  • Staffing firms with core ATS:  93%
  • Top two trends: social and mobile
  • Biggest barrier: organization factors

2012 Recruiting/Talent Acquisition (TA) Survey: State of Outsourcing

July 10, 2012

  • 35% of staffing firms outsource some recruiting function
  • Of these, about half use offshore resources
  • Most frequently outsourced: sourcing

2012 Recruiting/Talent Acquisition (TA) Survey: The Use of Metrics Among Staffing Firms

July 5, 2012

  • Underwhelming penetration of TA metrics
  • Average staffing firm used 6 TA metrics
  • Only 2 metrics used by over 60% of firms

2012 Contingent Buyer Survey: What specific skills are buyers having trouble recruiting?

July 3, 2012

  • IT and engineering firms cite the greatest number of specific recruiting challenges
  • Hard-to-find skills also listed for logistics, marketing/creative and office/clerical

2012 Temporary Workers Survey: Preferences, Satisfaction and Agency Selection (& Appendix: 2009 Contingent Worker Survey)

July 2, 2012

  • View into temp motivations, choices and attitudes
  • Positive agency relationship a major influencer
  • Human factors trump higher pay and benefits