by Michelle Stedman
Director of Talent Acquisition

It may have been colder than Mars outside earlier this month, but in 2014 the hot trend is going to be a focus on the employee and building a strong talent acquisition strategy. Josh Bersin from Bersin and Associates notes that global economic growth will cause the balance of power to shift, allowing top talent to exert more control. Top people with key skills will be in short supply due to global economic growth. Thanks to new U.S. health care laws, people also will feel empowered to change jobs.

For the first time in more than five years organizations are competing for talent — and the formula for success this time is different. To compete for key talent, organizations will need to adapt and innovate.
Whether you are facing the challenges of adding staff now or you are taking a wait and see approach, having relationships with the top performers you need to grow your business when you need them is critical to your business strategy. BirdDog is already helping Viewpoint customers to:

– Solve immediate hiring needs or plan for future growth
– Turn a “panic hire” situation into an ongoing hiring strategy
– Reduce risk, total recruitment cost and time to hire
– Drive applicant flow from multiple sources and build an online talent community for future opportunities

Also, here’s a learning opportunity that we would like to invite you to. In partnership with ERE Media, BirdDog is sponsoring the following complimentary webinar:

Small Budget- Big Recruitment
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
2:00 PM ET/ 12:00 PM PT
Presented by: Master Burnett, Director of Strategy, BraveNew Talent

Register for the webinar online

Webinar Description:
Whether you are starting the year off with a small budget allocation or a larger one, leveraging low and no cost recruiting approaches that are effective is always good business. This webinar will highlight the most effective low cost recruiting approaches and dive deeper in to how to use each for maximum return. Register for the webinar online.

Together we accomplish more! If you’ve never recruited before and need best practices or you’re a recruiting pro seeking to innovate and use social and mobile techniques to reach a new generation of the workforce, BirdDog can help. Contact Ric Chaney, BirdDog Channel Manager, 515-473-9219 for more information about best practices for your hiring needs.

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