The reality about the war for talent

In 1997, McKinsey already published a pioneering study about the war for talent and how it contributes to the overall corporate performance of an organisation. Although it was assumed that this war was going to end after the cooldown of the economy in 2001, the opposite is true. Analysts even predict that it will persist for the next two decades. Looking at the challenges that the HR department is facing, we can see that finding the right candidates is the main struggle nowadays: the number of vacancies are increasing, there is a so-called mismatch between potential candidates and the company READ MORE

GDPR and the consequences it will have on your recruitment strategy

This is the second part of our series of articles on the new GDPR guidelines that will come into effect on May 25th 2018. 106 days, 10 hours and 29 minutes. This is time that is displayed on the European GDPR website: the exact time until the enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation, better known as GDPR. Since this regulation is considered to be the most important change in data protection of the past 20 years, all companies, no matter the size or industry, are preparing for this event. One of our last articles already explained the general implications READ MORE

GDPR: 8 Key Changes on Data Protection

This is the first part of our series of articles on the GDPR regulation that will come into effect on May 25th 2018. Data protection is such an important issue in the digital society we live in that the European Union decided to completely review and change the existing 20-year-old regulation. There have been more and more massive data breaches and online data leaks that not only hurt companies, but also customers and users as their personal information is made available for cybercriminals to take advantage of. The increase of events like this showed clearly that it was needed to READ MORE

4 reasons to prove that video matters in recruitment

Recruiting in today’s job market has become a true challenge. The main reason for that to happen is the shortage of qualified talent that affects most industries and, also, the resulting shift in the balance of power that is now on the qualified job seekers' side. This candidate-driven job market allows candidates to be more selective and carefully evaluate every job offer they receive because, in general, they have more opportunities to choose from than just a few years ago. Therefore, companies need to work on new recruiting strategies to meet and exceed candidate’s expectations about the recruitment READ MORE

Recruiters: 5 must-have skills to thrive

The recruitment industry is going through a major technological revolution and recruiters are in the center of it. Given the fact that this is a very competitive sector, it’s of utmost importance that recruiters are capable of understanding the changes taking place and rapidly adapt. As a matter of a fact, recruiters now have a different role within companies that is intimately connected with marketing and employer branding. Recruiter’s tasks are no longer exclusively administrative and technology has been hugely impacting the way recruitment processes are being conducted. To thrive in this new era, recruiters need to have READ MORE