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Recruiting in the Middle East – A Relationship Driven Culture

What makes The Middle East a unique region for business and recruitment? Looking at UAE (followed by other GCC countries) where fast moving economic development brings the number of working expats from Asia, Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, MENA to dominate over local population. Then KSA

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How Do You Track Quality of Hire?

Hiring quality people is critical for a competitive advantage. U.S. employers alone spend more than $124 billion each year on recruiting according to Bersin. But our preliminary research shows at least 40% of companies don’t track quality of hire, leaving us to wonder how DO

Sourcing Top Supply Chain Talent in 2013

It is good to know that the state of the U.S. economy is slowly recovering, but what exactly is the condition of unemployment in the supply chain management industry? Well, believe it or not — it is low. The concern within the industry is not

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Using Assessment Centers for Talent Pipelining

We’ve been building talent pipelines for clients since we started our RPO business 14 years ago and a lot of what now passes for pipelining is little more than name generation. This article is about the other end of the spectrum – creating a “ready”

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Effective Recruitment in the Pharmaceutical Industry

The pharmaceutical industry has long been considered one of the largest, most enduring and knowledge-intensive sectors in the global economy. However, the pharma industry, like many other sectors, has been affected by the global economic crisis and has been forced to rethink its strategy to

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How to Use RPO to Drive International Internal Recruitment

The “War for Talent” (McKinsey & Company, April 2001) states that, “Reduced supply of future executives in Europe and US will make the international war for talent more intense.” Internal employees are one of the best talent resources available to help minimise the impact of

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Technology in Recruitment: The Past, Present and Future

The Past In our industry we are spoiled with a plethora of gadgets and applications to aid in the recruitment life cycle. It’s hard to believe not many years ago most agencies just worked with a pad of paper, a wired telephone and a filing

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The Use of CRM in Talent Pipelining

Smart companies don’t wait until they have a need to hire to begin recruiting talent. Building a talent pipeline, or a database of qualified individuals you can quickly connect with when a hiring need arises, is a mark of an excellent recruitment philosophy. It is

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Building Talent Communities: 5 Lessons from the Frontline

Search for the term ‘Talent Communities’ on Google and you’ll find scores of articles with a variety of definitions and opinions. The inexorable rise of social media over the last ten years generated the idea of social recruitment which informed the notion of talent communities.

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Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and the Engineering Industry

Engineering, utilities and energy are all sectors which are bucking the trend in these gloomy economic times. Whether it’s a career in automotive, technology/electronics, nuclear, renewable energy or oil and gas, being an engineer is probably the safest job with the best career opportunities currently