Hiring will resume. Is your candidate pipeline in place?

Topics: talent pipeline, recruitment strategy

Posted by Sean Bain on May 4, 2020 9:39:46 AM

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As states are beginning the process of reopening, certain business sectors will come back to life quickly— and smart companies are building their pipeline of candidates now in order to meet the demand. While we are all preparing for the unforeseen “new normal,” it follows that every organization and industry will face unique circumstances and thus will have different hiring needs. Life will come back online, and when it does, companies need to be prepared to hire. NAS would like to offer a few thoughts to help you develop your hiring strategy and streamline the pipeline-building process.

Assess your needs. You need to take both a pragmatic and holistic approach in determining your hiring needs. What are your intentions? Do you need to hire ASAP, in planned stages or just consider candidates for future needs when the timing is right for your company? Whatever your particular situation, you still need to have a solid candidate pipeline in place.

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HR Tech 2019: The Highlight Reel

Topics: recruitment strategy, AI, HR Tech

Posted by NAS on Oct 10, 2019 12:01:41 PM

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Once again, several members of the NAS team attended the HR Technology Conference & Exposition last week in Las Vegas. We saw lots of familiar faces, met many new people and learned a ton. Here are some of the highlights:

Keynote Address
The keynote address was delivered by Barbara Corcoran, investor and judge on ABC’s Shark Tank, who shared her secrets for success in a highly charged, very personal narrative of her storied career. She shared her five key lessons on building a successful business, which namely involves focusing on the power of your brand. Corcoran was able to build a brand from essentially nothing by pushing boundaries on advertising, thinking outside of the box, keeping employee satisfaction a priority and positioning her business (purposefully or by mistake) as the elite – and it paid off when she sold her company, The Corcoran Group, for an astounding $66 million.

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IT’S WHAT’S INSIDE THAT COUNTS: THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERNAL BRANDING

Topics: employment branding, recruitment strategy, employee retention, internal branding

Posted by Lisa B. Radloff on Jul 1, 2019 2:47:16 PM

The importance of internal branding

In the recruitment world, we’re often so externally focused that we overlook an equally important component of company identity: internal branding. Smart organizations realize that a company brand is only as strong as its alignment with internal branding. Building and maintaining a strong internal brand will resonate with outside audiences – your potential future hires – only when it mirrors external messaging and lives up to the promises being made to the public. So, how do you build an authentic internal brand?

Internal branding is a continuous process in place by which you ensure your employees understand the ‘who’ and ‘why’ behind your business proposition. Bloomberg

Your business doesn’t have “values;” the people within it do.
Like its namesake, internal branding cannot exist without employee advocacy, but don’t expect buy-in if corporate behavior and policy indicate otherwise. Are your company values merely a list of hollow buzzwords or phrases that no one believes in or cares about? If you want to create true values that define your business, the first place to start is with the very people you expect to promote and uphold them – your employees.

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