The State of In-House Recruiting
Ron Mester
President & CEO
ERE Media, Inc.
© 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproducti...
Topics for this morning
I. About our research
II. A Few Findings to Provide Context
III. The Performance Imperative
IV. Pr...
Excellent sample, with 1,353
“in house” respondents
• Respondents = readers from ERE, TLNT, and SourceCon
(including some ...
Responding recruiters are
experienced
Recruiting
Leaders
12 years
Recruiters
9 years
Recruiting
Managers
11 years
Estimate...
Topics for this morning
I. About our research
II. A Few Findings to Provide Context
a. About the recruiting department
b. ...
‘Talent Acquisition’ or ‘Recruiting’?
58% 25%
60% 24%
53% 26%
47% 26%
54% 15%
‘Talent Acquisition’ ‘Recruiting’
Recruiting...
Let me start over…
Welcome to the
ERE Talent Acquisition Conference
© 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and d...
Recruiting team size scales with
company size
4
9
20
36
51
Up to 999
1,000 – 4,999
5,000 – 9,999
10,000 – 49,999
50,000+
R...
Recruiting Leaders are comfortable
reporting to HR
75%
15%
10% 11%
19%
69%HR
Currently reporting to Want to report to
CEO ...
Key parties are aligned on how recruiting
performance should be measured
Rank Metric Recruitment
leaders
Others in
team
HR...
Topics for this morning
I. About our research
II. A Few Findings to Provide Context
a. About the recruiting department
b. ...
The growth of in-house recruiting will
likely be 3-5% by Dec 2015
Size of team Forecast growth in headcount
Small (2-5) 13...
Would you recommend corporate
recruiting to a friend or colleague?
42%
44% 44%
17%
14%
11%
-4%
-10%
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%...
Topics for this morning
I. About our research
II. A Few Findings to Provide Context
a. About the recruiting department
b. ...
Recruiters are largely unsatisfied
with their current job
Others in the
recruitment
team
8% JSS
Recruitment
Leaders
24% JS...
Recruiting leaders of med/large teams
are likely to be “directors”
CURRENT
TITLE
All
Recruiting
Leaders
Large
(20+)
Medium...
What keeps leaders and recruiters
awake at night?
0% 10% 20% 30% 40%
Candidate experience
Quality of hire
Workload
Workfor...
Topics for this morning
I. About our research
II. A Few Findings to Provide Context
III. The Performance Imperative
IV. Pr...
A simple, yet critical imperative
• Why?
o Recruiting departments aren’t performing well
enough right now
o Recruiting is ...
The recruiting department’s report card
is nothing to write home about
Grade your recruitment department performance
Recru...
Compared to last year, open jobs are
as hard or harder to fill
34%
46%
36%
40%
40%
0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Hiring managers...
And many anticipate that filling jobs
next year will be even harder
44%
38%
44%
47%
54%
0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Hiring man...
In particular, larger companies
anticipate that filling jobs will be
harder in 2015
36%
53%
52%
56%
0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100...
Virtually every industry forecasts that
jobs will be harder to fill next year
20%
42%
47%
48%
50%
55%
57%
59%
60%
0% 20% 4...
Priorities for improving recruiting
performance
ALIGNMENT INTERNAL PERFORMANCE INFLUENCE
Metrics
Workforce Plans Approach ...
Topics for this morning
I. About our research
II. A Few Findings to Provide Context
III. The Performance Imperative
IV. Pr...
There is reasonable alignment on what
recruiting metrics SHOULD be
Rank Metric Recruiting
leaders
Others in
team
HR Hiring...
But recruiting leaders perceive some
LACK of alignment in ACTUAL metrics
Metric Recruiting
leaders
Their boss Hiring
manag...
Recruiting teams also perceive a
LACK of alignment
Metric Recruiting team
(other than leader)
Their boss Hiring
managers
C...
Topics for this morning
I. About our research
II. A Few Findings to Provide Context
III. The Performance Imperative
IV. Pr...
Although workforce planning helps to
align hiring intentions and priorities…
Rank Item Net Encouraged or
discouraged
1 Tal...
Topics for this morning
I. About our research
II. A Few Findings to Provide Context
III. The Performance Imperative
IV. Pr...
Upgrading the caliber of your
recruiting team is a ‘no brainer’, but
will likely get harder to do
• You probably need to h...
Many of you need more recruiters on
your team
© 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited...
In addition, you likely need to replace
poor performing recruiters
Performance,
as graded by
HR
B-
Performance of
recruitm...
And you can expect to lose some
unhappy recruiters
Others in the
recruitment
team
8% JSS
Recruitment
Leaders
24% JSS
Recru...
You don’t see contract recruiters as
an ‘upgrade’
0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Recruiters
Managers
Leaders - Large
teams
Leader...
Topics for this morning
I. About our research
II. A Few Findings to Provide Context
III. The Performance Imperative
IV. Pr...
You can rethink how the recruiting
department does each part of its work
• Don’t do a particular function/responsibility
•...
We asked about many types of
recruiting responsibilities / functions
Recruiting processes
Sourcing
Screening/assessment
In...
We also asked about many types of
recruiting / vendor tools
Sourcing
Ad agencies
LinkedIn paid
LinkedIn free
Job Boards
Jo...
The most common approach is
“do it yourself with specialists”
Medians for all teams across all recruiting functions
Do It ...
A few exceptions stand out
• Generalists are commonly used for:
– Temp/seasonal recruiting (56% of ‘do it yourself-ers’)
–...
User and satisfaction levels are
correlated for vendor categories
3.8 LinkedIn
Paid
3.7
3.6 Referrals Background
checking
...
To improve performance, you
should RE-THINK these approaches
• Stop doing some things you’re doing. Start doing
others
• C...
Topics for this morning
I. About our research
II. A Few Findings to Provide Context
III. The Performance Imperative
IV. Pr...
There’s a disconnect regarding the “talent
advisor” role (hiring manager relationship)
Rank Discouraged by Net
1 Availabil...
Perspectives about hiring
managers vary by recruiting role
Leader Recruitment
manager
Recruiter
HM openness to
non-traditi...
Recruiters have a tough challenge ahead
overcoming hiring manager perceptions
Grade their dept’s
performance
C+
Recommend ...
The good news is that hiring managers
know they need to improve
Grade managers hiring capabilities
Recruitment
Leaders C+
...
Topics for this morning
I. About our research
II. A Few Findings to Provide Context
III. The Performance Imperative
IV. Pr...
HR is currently the primary home
for recruiting
Someone else
in HR
Head of HR75%
15%
10%
HR
CEO / COO/President
Other
Lead...
And, overwhelmingly, most believe
that it belongs with HR
66%
11% 7%
25%
68%HR
Think it should
report to…
CEO / COO/
Presi...
For recruiting, it’s not ‘home sweet
home’ with HR or the C Suite
HR C Level
Grade their recruiting dept’s
performance B- ...
The larger the company, the more distanced
the recruiting function leaders become from
the most powerful decision-makers
0...
40% of recruiting leaders are unhappy with
their reporting relationship
60% OK
as is
25%
want an
upgrade
10%
want to
move
...
Final thoughts on the
Performance Imperative
(c) ERE Media, Inc.
© 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and dist...
Ask tough questions. Take action.
Improve!
ALIGNMENT INTERNAL PERFORMANCE INFLUENCE
Metrics
Workforce Plans Approach to th...
Example…
Action is needed on ‘Quality of Hire’
Recruiting Leaders say..
• Should be recruiting’s #1 performance metric, an...
You’d think that ‘Quality of Hire’
would be keeping you awake at night
0% 10% 20% 30% 40%
Candidate experience
Quality of ...
Recruiting
Talent Acquisition matters
A lot.
3 cornerstones for building a
High Performance Workforce
1. Assemble the righ...
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What’s really going on with recruiting? What must corporate recruiting leaders know about the state of the recruiting profession? You’ll find out in this session.
ERE’s team lives and breaths recruiting. Every day ERE’s editors and staff are talking, interacting, and collecting information and insights from recruiting executives, front-line recruiters, hiring managers, recruiting consultants, recruiting technologists, RPOs, staffing firms, and others. Ron Mester, ERE Media’s CEO, synthesizes ERE’s collective knowledge about the current state of recruiting and shares it with you here.

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  1. 1. The State of In-House Recruiting Ron Mester President & CEO ERE Media, Inc. © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  2. 2. Topics for this morning I. About our research II. A Few Findings to Provide Context III. The Performance Imperative IV. Priorities for Improving Performance © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  3. 3. Excellent sample, with 1,353 “in house” respondents • Respondents = readers from ERE, TLNT, and SourceCon (including some of you) – Mostly recruiters and HR – Also hiring managers and C-level execs • Surveys completed the week of March 24, 2014 • Key demographics captured: – Company Role: recruiting, HR, hiring manager, C-level exec – Recruiting Role: leader, manager, recruiter, sourcer – Industry – Company Size (# of employees) – Location © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  4. 4. Responding recruiters are experienced Recruiting Leaders 12 years Recruiters 9 years Recruiting Managers 11 years Estimates using survey data © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  5. 5. Topics for this morning I. About our research II. A Few Findings to Provide Context a. About the recruiting department b. About the recruiting profession c. About recruiters III. The Performance Imperative IV. Priorities for Improving Performance © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  6. 6. ‘Talent Acquisition’ or ‘Recruiting’? 58% 25% 60% 24% 53% 26% 47% 26% 54% 15% ‘Talent Acquisition’ ‘Recruiting’ Recruiting leaders HR Hiring managers C Level Recruiting team members ‘Recruiting’‘Talent Acquisition’ Most of the rest: “I don’t care” © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  7. 7. Let me start over… Welcome to the ERE Talent Acquisition Conference © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  8. 8. Recruiting team size scales with company size 4 9 20 36 51 Up to 999 1,000 – 4,999 5,000 – 9,999 10,000 – 49,999 50,000+ Recruiters per 1,000 employees 9.3 2.5 2.6 1.0 0.5 Size of company Average team size Estimates using survey data © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  9. 9. Recruiting Leaders are comfortable reporting to HR 75% 15% 10% 11% 19% 69%HR Currently reporting to Want to report to CEO / COO Other © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  10. 10. Key parties are aligned on how recruiting performance should be measured Rank Metric Recruitment leaders Others in team HR Hiring Managers C Level 1 Quality of Hire 4.5 4.3 4.6 4.7 4.6 2 HM satisfaction 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 3 Candidate satisfaction 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.0 4 Applicant quality 3.8 3.9 4.1 4.4 4.2 5 Time to fill 3.7 3.6 3.8 3.7 3.9 6 Offer acceptance rate 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.7 =7 Reqs per recruiter 3.5 3.3 3.0 2.6 2.5 =7 Interview/hire rate 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.8 3.7 9 Source of hire 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.1 2.8 10 Cost per hire 3.2 3.5 3.6 3.4 3.5 11 Diversity of hire 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.3 3.1 © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  11. 11. Topics for this morning I. About our research II. A Few Findings to Provide Context a. About the recruiting department b. About the recruiting profession c. About recruiters III. The Performance Imperative IV. Priorities for Improving Performance © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  12. 12. The growth of in-house recruiting will likely be 3-5% by Dec 2015 Size of team Forecast growth in headcount Small (2-5) 13% Medium (6-19) 2% Large (20-49) 3% Very Large (50+) 3% All teams 3-5% • 53% forecast recruiting team will grow (nearly a third say by 10% or more) • 40% forecast flat • 8% forecast team will shrink © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  13. 13. Would you recommend corporate recruiting to a friend or colleague? 42% 44% 44% 17% 14% 11% -4% -10% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Net Promoter Score © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  14. 14. Topics for this morning I. About our research II. A Few Findings to Provide Context a. About the recruiting department b. About the recruiting profession c. About recruiters III. The Performance Imperative IV. Priorities for Improving Performance © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  15. 15. Recruiters are largely unsatisfied with their current job Others in the recruitment team 8% JSS Recruitment Leaders 24% JSS Recruiters -4% JSS Sourcers: 17% JSS Managers: 17% JSS* * ”Job satisfaction score” (JSS) calculated like “Net Promoter” score: % of 9-10s less % of 1-6s © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  16. 16. Recruiting leaders of med/large teams are likely to be “directors” CURRENT TITLE All Recruiting Leaders Large (20+) Medium (6-19) Small (2-5) Solo Chief 2% 0% 0% 4% 0% EVP/SVP/VP 6% 15% 11% 1% 0% Director 39% 58% 49% 33% 16% Manager 36% 12% 31% 49% 40% Lead/Super visor 12% 12% 7% 13% 16% Other 6% 3% 2% 0% 28% Size of recruiting leader’s team (c) ERE Media, Inc. © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  17. 17. What keeps leaders and recruiters awake at night? 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% Candidate experience Quality of hire Workload Workforce planning Finding cultural matches Ability to attract candidates Hiring manager interactions Recruiting team capability Recruiting tools/process Candidate / Skills availability Leaders Recruiters % of respondents who commented and mentioned this issue © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  18. 18. Topics for this morning I. About our research II. A Few Findings to Provide Context III. The Performance Imperative IV. Priorities for Improving Performance © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  19. 19. A simple, yet critical imperative • Why? o Recruiting departments aren’t performing well enough right now o Recruiting is about to get harder Improve performance noticeably, and soon! © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  20. 20. The recruiting department’s report card is nothing to write home about Grade your recruitment department performance Recruitment Leaders B Other team members B HR B- C Level B- Hiring managers C+ © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  21. 21. Compared to last year, open jobs are as hard or harder to fill 34% 46% 36% 40% 40% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Hiring managers C Level HR Rest of recruitment team Recruitment leaders Easier Same Harder © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  22. 22. And many anticipate that filling jobs next year will be even harder 44% 38% 44% 47% 54% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Hiring managers C Level HR Rest of recruitment team Recruitment leaders Easier Same Harder © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  23. 23. In particular, larger companies anticipate that filling jobs will be harder in 2015 36% 53% 52% 56% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Small (100- 999) Medium (1,000-4,999) Large (5,000- 49,000) Very large (50,000+) Easier Same Harder © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  24. 24. Virtually every industry forecasts that jobs will be harder to fill next year 20% 42% 47% 48% 50% 55% 57% 59% 60% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Business Services Gov't/Educ/NFP Software/IT/Telco Health/Pharma Financial Services Retail transportation Manufacturing Prof Services Easier Same Harder © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  25. 25. Priorities for improving recruiting performance ALIGNMENT INTERNAL PERFORMANCE INFLUENCE Metrics Workforce Plans Approach to the Work Internal Team Reporting Relationship Talent Advisor (c) ERE Media, Inc. © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  26. 26. Topics for this morning I. About our research II. A Few Findings to Provide Context III. The Performance Imperative IV. Priorities for Improving Performance a. Alignment - METRICS b. Internal Performance c. Influence © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  27. 27. There is reasonable alignment on what recruiting metrics SHOULD be Rank Metric Recruiting leaders Others in team HR Hiring Managers C Level 1 Quality of Hire 4.5 4.3 4.6 4.7 4.6 2 HM satisfaction 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 3 Candidate satisfaction 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.0 4 Applicant quality 3.8 3.9 4.1 4.4 4.2 5 Time to fill 3.7 3.6 3.8 3.7 3.9 6 Offer acceptance rate 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.7 =7 Reqs per recruiter 3.5 3.3 3.0 2.6 2.5 =7 Interview/hire rate 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.8 3.7 9 Source of hire 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.1 2.8 10 Cost per hire 3.2 3.5 3.6 3.4 3.5 11 Diversity of hire 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.3 3.1 © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  28. 28. But recruiting leaders perceive some LACK of alignment in ACTUAL metrics Metric Recruiting leaders Their boss Hiring managers C Level Quality of Hire 4.5 3.9 4.1 3.8 HM satisfaction 4.3 3.9 4.3 3.4 Candidate satisfaction 4.0 3.3 3.0 2.8 Applicant quality 4.2 3.5 3.8 3.1 Time to fill 4.0 3.4 4.0 3.2 Offer acceptance rate 3.7 2.6 3.9 2.5 Reqs per recruiter 4.0 2.7 2.0 1.9 Interview/hire rate 3.3 2.5 2.5 1.9 Source of hire 4.1 2.9 2.2 2.2 Cost per hire 3.3 3.1 1.9 2.8 Diversity of hire 3.5 3.1 2.4 2.7 Recruiting leaders’ perception of: © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  29. 29. Recruiting teams also perceive a LACK of alignment Metric Recruiting team (other than leader) Their boss Hiring managers C Level Quality of Hire 4.4 4.0 4.4 4.0 HM satisfaction 4.4 3.8 4.5 3.5 Candidate satisfaction 4.3 3.7 3.1 3.1 Applicant quality 4.3 3.7 4.1 3.3 Time to fill 3.9 3.8 3.9 3.5 Offer acceptance rate 3.6 3.3 3.2 2.7 Reqs per recruiter 3.7 3.5 1.9 2.1 Interview/hire rate 3.3 2.9 2.6 2.1 Source of hire 3.8 3.3 2.1 2.3 Cost per hire 3.0 3.4 2.3 3.4 Diversity of hire 3.6 3.4 2.6 3.4 Rest of the teams’ perception of: © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  30. 30. Topics for this morning I. About our research II. A Few Findings to Provide Context III. The Performance Imperative IV. Priorities for Improving Performance a. Alignment – WORKFORCE PLANS b. Internal Performance c. Influence © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  31. 31. Although workforce planning helps to align hiring intentions and priorities… Rank Item Net Encouraged or discouraged 1 Talent forecasting ability -46% • 21% ‘never/rarely’ do workforce planning • Worst offending industries: – Professional Services (33% ‘never/rarely’ do) – Software/tech/telecoms (29%) – Retail (27%) © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  32. 32. Topics for this morning I. About our research II. A Few Findings to Provide Context III. The Performance Imperative IV. Priorities for Improving Performance a. Alignment b. Internal Performance – INTERNAL TEAM c. Influence © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  33. 33. Upgrading the caliber of your recruiting team is a ‘no brainer’, but will likely get harder to do • You probably need to hire MANY new recruiters to: – Grow your team – Replace poor performers – Replace ‘undesirable’ turnover • So do most other companies – so expect tough competition for talent • You’re not that excited about contract recruiters © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  34. 34. Many of you need more recruiters on your team © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited. Size of team Forecast growth in headcount Small (2-5) 13% Medium (6-19) 2% Large (20-49) 3% Very Large (50+) 3% All teams 3-5% • 53% forecast recruiting team will grow (nearly a third say by 10% or more) • 40% forecast flat • 8% forecast team will shrink
  35. 35. In addition, you likely need to replace poor performing recruiters Performance, as graded by HR B- Performance of recruitment teams, as graded by hiring managers C+ 11% of leaders say that concern over capability of internal teams is the one thing keeping them awake at night. © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  36. 36. And you can expect to lose some unhappy recruiters Others in the recruitment team 8% JSS Recruitment Leaders 24% JSS Recruiters -4% JSS Sourcers 17% JSS Managers 17% JSS* * ”Job satisfaction score” (JSS) calculated like “Net Promoter” score: % of 9-10s less % of 1-6s © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  37. 37. You don’t see contract recruiters as an ‘upgrade’ 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Recruiters Managers Leaders - Large teams Leaders - medium teams Leaders - small teams Leaders Regular recruiters worse No idea No difference Regular recruiters better © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  38. 38. Topics for this morning I. About our research II. A Few Findings to Provide Context III. The Performance Imperative IV. Priorities for Improving Performance a. Alignment b. Internal Performance – APPROACH TO THE WORK c. Influence © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  39. 39. You can rethink how the recruiting department does each part of its work • Don’t do a particular function/responsibility • Do it yourself – With generalists – With specialists • Get someone else to do it – Another department (in HR or elsewhere) – Outsource • Use different tools/vendors to get it done © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  40. 40. We asked about many types of recruiting responsibilities / functions Recruiting processes Sourcing Screening/assessment Interviewing Background checking Onboarding Planning/Analysis Big Data / Analytics Workforce planning Vendor/Tool Management Temp staffing firms Search firm Recruitment technology Candidate Pools Tech/engineering/scientific Blue collar High volume Temp/seasonal College Executive Diversity Military veterans International Candidate Attraction Employer branding Corporate career site Social Media Recruitment advertising Referral programs (c) ERE Media, Inc. © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  41. 41. We also asked about many types of recruiting / vendor tools Sourcing Ad agencies LinkedIn paid LinkedIn free Job Boards Job aggregators Referrals Recruiting Process ATS CRM Candidate profile aggregators Video interviewing Assessments Background checking 3rd-Party Recruiting RPO Search Temp staffing VMS MSP (c) ERE Media, Inc. © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  42. 42. The most common approach is “do it yourself with specialists” Medians for all teams across all recruiting functions Do It Ourselves: 91% Someone Else Does It: 9% Specialists: 67% Generalists: 33% Another dept: 73% Outsource: 27% © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  43. 43. A few exceptions stand out • Generalists are commonly used for: – Temp/seasonal recruiting (56% of ‘do it yourself-ers’) – Military veteran recruiting (52%) – Workforce planning (41%) • Outsourcing reasonably common for: – Background checking (36% of all who do this) – Temp/seasonal recruiting (20%) – Executive recruiting (13%) © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  44. 44. User and satisfaction levels are correlated for vendor categories 3.8 LinkedIn Paid 3.7 3.6 Referrals Background checking 3.5 LinkedIn Free 3.4 Assessment; Job aggregators 3.3 3.2 Video interviewing ATS 3.1 3.0 Temp staffing firms 2.9 Empl ad agencies Job boards 2.8 RPO CRM 2.7 VMS; MSP; Cand prof aggregators 3rd party search 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 SATISFACTIONRATING USAGE RATING (c) ERE Media, Inc.
  45. 45. To improve performance, you should RE-THINK these approaches • Stop doing some things you’re doing. Start doing others • Consider leveraging other departments to do some work. Or do more yourself. • Outsource more. Or less. • Specialize less. Or more. Challenge everything that you’re doing today! © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  46. 46. Topics for this morning I. About our research II. A Few Findings to Provide Context III. The Performance Imperative IV. Priorities for Improving Performance a. Alignment b. Internal Performance c. Influence – TALENT ADVISOR © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  47. 47. There’s a disconnect regarding the “talent advisor” role (hiring manager relationship) Rank Discouraged by Net 1 Availability of talent forecasts -46% 2 HM openness to non-traditional candidates -31% 3 HM expectations about what recruiters can do -19% 4 HM incentives to meet hiring goals -14% 5 HM interviewing skills -3% Rank Encouraged by Net 1 HM working relationships with recruiters +54% 2 Opportunity to act as a talent advisor for HMs +50% 3 Keeping recruitment skills up to date +44% 4 Capability of fellow recruiters +43% 5 Your employer brand +40% HM = Hiring Manager © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  48. 48. Perspectives about hiring managers vary by recruiting role Leader Recruitment manager Recruiter HM openness to non-traditional candidates -33% -39% -27% HM expectations about what recruiters can do -15% -21% -2% HM incentives to meet hiring goals -13% -20% -10% HM interviewing skills -19% -16% +19% Net Encouraged/Discouraged © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  49. 49. Recruiters have a tough challenge ahead overcoming hiring manager perceptions Grade their dept’s performance C+ Recommend as a profession -4% NPS Hiring Managers (c) ERE Media, Inc. © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  50. 50. The good news is that hiring managers know they need to improve Grade managers hiring capabilities Recruitment Leaders C+ Other team members C+ HR C+ C Level C+ Hiring managers C+ © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  51. 51. Topics for this morning I. About our research II. A Few Findings to Provide Context III. The Performance Imperative IV. Priorities for Improving Performance a. Alignment b. Internal Performance c. Influence – REPORTING RELATIONSHIP © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  52. 52. HR is currently the primary home for recruiting Someone else in HR Head of HR75% 15% 10% HR CEO / COO/President Other Leaders currently reporting to… © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  53. 53. And, overwhelmingly, most believe that it belongs with HR 66% 11% 7% 25% 68%HR Think it should report to… CEO / COO/ President Other 84%69% 12% 27%19% 6%4% Rec leaders HR Hiring managers C Level (c) ERE Media, Inc. © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  54. 54. For recruiting, it’s not ‘home sweet home’ with HR or the C Suite HR C Level Grade their recruiting dept’s performance B- B- Recommend recruiting as a profession (NPS) 14% 7% (c) ERE Media, Inc. © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  55. 55. The larger the company, the more distanced the recruiting function leaders become from the most powerful decision-makers 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Small companies (<1,000) Medium companies (1,000 - 4,999) Large companies (5,000 - 49,999) very large companies (50,000+) Someone else in HR (below HR Leader) Functional lead (HR, Finance, Marketing, IT) C Level (CEO/COO/President) Recruiting currently reports to: © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  56. 56. 40% of recruiting leaders are unhappy with their reporting relationship 60% OK as is 25% want an upgrade 10% want to move down 5% want to move across 54% of leaders who report to the CEO /COO / President don’t want to 72% of leaders who report to “someone else” in HR believe they should report to the Head of HR Of those reporting to the head of HR, 13% want an “upgrade”, 5% want to move down – and 4% want their own Talent department © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  57. 57. Final thoughts on the Performance Imperative (c) ERE Media, Inc. © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  58. 58. Ask tough questions. Take action. Improve! ALIGNMENT INTERNAL PERFORMANCE INFLUENCE Metrics Workforce Plans Approach to the Work Internal Team Reporting Relationship Talent Advisor (c) ERE Media, Inc. © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  59. 59. Example… Action is needed on ‘Quality of Hire’ Recruiting Leaders say.. • Should be recruiting’s #1 performance metric, and it’s your #1 focus; BUT… • It’s not #1 for your own teams • Hiring Managers get a ‘C+’ for their hiring skills, so can you rely on their ability to choose “quality”? • You give yourselves a ‘B’ on performance, and filling jobs is about to get harder. Impact on quality? © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  60. 60. You’d think that ‘Quality of Hire’ would be keeping you awake at night 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% Candidate experience Quality of hire Workload Workforce planning Finding cultural matches Ability to attract candidates Hiring manager interactions Recruiting team capability Recruiting tools/process Candidate / Skills availability Leaders % of respondents who commented and mentioned this issue But it’s not! © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited.
  61. 61. Recruiting Talent Acquisition matters A lot. 3 cornerstones for building a High Performance Workforce 1. Assemble the right combination of talent 2. Establish performance-enhancing infrastructure 3. Earn unwavering engagement © 2014 ERE Media, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution prohibited. ACT NOW!
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