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Recruiting Top Candidates - Presentation to HR summit 2013 - Shireen DuPreez



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  • 1. Recruiting Top Candidates Shireen DuPreez Twitter: @shireendupreez Email: Website: Mobile: 0414 767 821 #hrsummit_au
  • 2. Open communication Some vegetable humour…. “The conference pears made several fruitless attempts to send and receive e- mails on their new Blackberries” @shireendupreez #hrsummit_au
  • 3. Executive Search and Recruitment experience San Francisco, USA London, UK Perth, Australia
  • 4. Shireen DuPreez – Consultant and Author #hrsummit_au
  • 5. As Marissa Mayer CEO of Yahoo said during an interview on Bloomberg TV, May 2013: “Technology companies live and die by the talent they can attract” “Often the best solution to a management problem is the right person” Edwin Booz, 1914 “Talent is the #1 top concern of CEO’s”. IBM CEO Survey 2012. Top Talent – Right fit, right time
  • 6. “In today’s knowledge economy, competitive advantage is increasingly coming from the particular, hard-to- duplicate know-how of a company’s most skilled people: talented (and highly paid) engineers, salespeople, scientists, and other professionals.” Redesigning Knowledge Work. Harvard Business Review 2013.
  • 7. Human capital market - current Three recent examples: 1. Senior Environmental Advisor 2. Principal Geologist 3. Remuneration Manager (Head of Remuneration & Benefits for ASX 100 company)
  • 8. Targeted research, reaching out to enough of the right people and a thorough selection process is why executive search is effective “It seems to me that a careful examination might possibly reveal some traces of this mysterious individual” The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
  • 9. Recruiting trends – Online tools The hidden job market is growing and the labour market is constantly changing Technology is a fantastic enabler: • Move to online tools for sourcing talent • Consolidation of market share of online job boards and emergence of new players
  • 10. LinkedIn wants you to be “Profersonal” LinkedIn Maps
  • 11. Recruiting Trends - Big data Big data means using data to find patterns about people. • How did Xerox reduce turnover in customer service employees by 1/5th? They discovered those that live nearby work and are able get to work easily are less likely to quit. • A study by Evolv of 100,000 call centre workers showed those who job-hopped in the past were no more likely to quit sooner than non job-hoppers. Counter intuitive? Source “The Economist”
  • 12. Recruiting Trends - Omni sourcing #hrsummit_au@shireendupreez
  • 13. “Most companies react to hiring situations as emergencies; that might explain why so many do it so poorly” Legacy issues and hiring challenges
  • 14. Standard notice period: 4 weeks Usual time for thorough process: 8-12 weeks
  • 15. Recruiting goals You don’t have to be better at recruiting than all companies, just better in your industry niche and local geography
  • 16. @shireendupreez #hrsummit_au • Robust foundation recruitment process • Use the available data and online tools effectively • Put focussed resources on high impact knowledge worker positions (especially hard to fill) • Fit for purpose approach for your industry and geography Overcome the recruitment challenges
  • 17. Thank you. Questions? Some more vegetable humour… “The best thing about Eddie’s new job was the huge celery”
  • 18. Connect and network with me Shireen DuPreez Senior Consultant M +61 (0) 414 767 821 E W Blog: Twitter: @shireendupreez LinkedIn: