Impactpool launch HR initiative to support gender parity globally

Posted by Henrik Ryden on Oct 27, 2017 4:15:44 PM

The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres has launched an ambitious strategy to reach gender parity at the senior levels of leadership by 2021, and ultimately in 2028 across the whole United Nations. But how true is this System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity and its recommendations? We believe there's a high risk that this strategy only will keep the status quo. Impactpool wants to speed up the process to reach the parity goal by building the world's largest pool of qualified women.

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Topics: Social sourcing, Gender Parity

What is social sourcing and how effective is it?

Posted by Anna Byström on Oct 6, 2017 10:50:13 AM

Did you ever think that most of your candidates would be the ones that are passive? They are content with their current job or at least not actively looking for a new job. To catch their attention and to stay in touch with them, you need to be seen on social media.  Social media, that has become today's go-to platform for information for almost anything and most certainly for jobs that want to be matched to those hidden talents. 

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Topics: Social sourcing, Recruitment, Talent Acquisition

How leaders can advance gender equality and enhance gender sensitivity

Posted by Kristine St-Pierre on Sep 29, 2017 10:57:13 AM

How can leaders advance gender equality? Read this post by our guest-blogger Kristine St-Pierre. Kristine is an independent consultant with experience in research, analysis and training in the field of gender parity, equality, women, peace and security, peacekeeping and security sector reform. Her recommendations goes very well in line with the System-Wide Strategy on Gender Parity.

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Topics: Gender Parity, Leadership

How Talent pools can contribute to achieve Gender parity at the UN

Posted by Henrik Ryden on Sep 16, 2017 10:33:01 AM

The use of talent pools is one recommendation in the Secretary-General’s System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity, in this article we list 7 best practices to build effective talent pools in your organization and what has made talent pools to fail in the past. Use our tips how you best use talent pools to reach gender parity in your organization!

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Topics: Gender Parity, Talent Pools

What is a UN roster? - A crash course to rosters, pools and pipelines

Posted by Henrik Ryden on Sep 15, 2017 2:18:53 PM

The Secretary-General António Guterres calls for gender parity at the UN. One of his solutions in his UN System-Wide Strategy on Gender Parity is the creation of talent pools. In this article we provide you with the definition of different common terms used to group talents to increase diversity and recruitment quality, to reach gender parity and last but not least to speed up recruitment at the UN and at International Organizations.
 

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Topics: Recruitment, Talent Pools

How to improve the efficiency of your sourcing and outreach activities

Posted by Henrik Ryden on Aug 28, 2017 4:46:51 PM

Does your organization have a strategy for talent sourcing and talent outreach activities? How do you reach out to top talents and what channels do you focus at to source talents optimally?  We have learned that by just asking one question you can make your sourcing and outreach activities more effective. Learn about our talent sourcing matrix to make your sourcing and outreach activities more effective. 

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Topics: Social sourcing, Recruitment

4 key skills to manage conflict in challenging work environments

Posted by Kai Stabell on Aug 23, 2017 2:08:02 PM

Conflict is inevitable. Many humanitarian or other development employment posts are located in areas affected by conflict. With unfamiliar surroundings, strenuous work, little food, and the need for cross-cultural communication, these situations are ripe for conflict. Luckily our ability to transcend it is unbelievable. Here are four skills you can develop to better manage conflict.

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Topics: Conflict management

11 HR metrics to monitor improved efficiency and increased diversity

Posted by Henrik Ryden on Aug 17, 2017 11:54:29 AM

Identifying the key metrics to measure the success of your International Organization’s recruitment process may be challenging. Over time, I have taken part in several studies of recruitment process performance with the aim of speeding up the recruitment of International Organizations. We have prepared a free white paper based on these studies, where we present 11 HR metrics to monitor improved efficiency and increased diversity, that could be your starting point for formulating your key recruitment metrics.

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Topics: Social sourcing, Recruitment, recruitment metrics

What Google defines as strong leadership

Posted by Henrik Ryden on Aug 7, 2017 9:20:00 AM

For every new hire at Google, leadership is one of four key skills that is assessed. Leadership is important even for talents not applying directly to a managerial role. It is key to be able to manage a project, but further down the career the candidate may be exposed to leadership roles, says Martin Eriksson, who has a long career at Google. He is now based in Stockholm, but he has worked for Google at their HQ in California as well in their European headquarter in Ireland

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Topics: Leadership

Can International Organizations learn from Google’s recruitment process

Posted by Henrik Ryden on Aug 1, 2017 9:00:20 AM

I have studied many International Organizations, time-to-fill, the recruitment time from published job advertisement to the candidate’s acceptance of job offer takes in average 100 days. Google gets the world’s best talents, they conduct 4 interviews and receive the accepted job offer within 4 weeks from the first interview. Can International Organizations learn anything from Google?

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Topics: Social sourcing, Recruitment

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