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

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

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

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

6 Risks using Competency Based Interviewing in a multicultural setting

Posted by Magnus Bucht on Jul 11, 2017 7:32:11 PM

Competency Based Interviewing (CBI) is the far most common assessment method at International Organizations. It has become popular as it has proven a pretty high validity at a low cost. In this article, we have gathered six risks and weaknesses associated with using CBI in a multicultural context that every HR professional and Interview Panelist should be aware of.

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Topics: Recruitment, Talent Acquisition

Are people central in your employer branding strategy

Posted by Anna Byström on Jul 6, 2017 2:44:53 PM

Just as the theory and quote from Benjamin Schneiders main thesis (1987), we believe that  "the people make the place", not the other way around.  In this blog we  use his theory as starting point when designing an employer brand. 

Have you ever felt that you did not fit in a group or an organisation, just being the odd one out? If you are able to discover the core personality of your organisation, what are the common behaviours? What are the dos and don'ts? How do people behave, when no one is looking? What is recognised, rewarded and encouraged in your organization? An organisation's story starts with its founders as they determine the "right" and "wrong" behaviours. Their story will attract those with the same attitudes and values if the story is honestly communicated. 

If your organisation is presented in a way that reflects the common attitudes and behaviours truthfully you will be able to attract people who would share your values, interests and your objectives.  These individuals are more likely to enjoy your organisation, stay longer and contribute. The better fit you have between a talent's expectations and the reality of your organisational life, the higher the job satisfaction and the longer the talent will stay and deliver in your organization (Premack & Wanous, 1985). Honesty and clarity pays off, that is. 

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Topics: Recruitment, Talent Acquisition, Employer Branding

Free Handbook for Recruiters in International Organizations

Posted by Anna Byström on Jun 29, 2017 10:03:51 AM

This Handbook is a helping hand and gift to all of you fellow HR professionals that operates alone in Country Offices around the world. Or to all of you Operations professionals that have several different administrative functions to cover and feels that the Recruitment portfolio is overwhelming. This Handbook is introducing and touching upon several basic key steps of the recruitment process of International Organizations. 


We compiled this Handbook as we have learned that too many administrative professionals in Field Offices feel that the recruitment portfolio is dumped into their knees. Many offices are also small and hence for these professionals there is noone to ask for guidance and Headquarters have too little time to respond to all their questions.

This Handbook is our gift to you!

In this Handbook experienced recruiters takes you through several different basic process steps with the purpose to help you improve quality or at least understand commonly used, but rarely described terms such as Competencies, Skills, Job design, Classification etc.

This guide is free of charge and will be followed up with several templates, including how you invite a talent for an interview, how you facilitate an interview, reference checking templates and templates how you inform talents of the outcome of the recruitment process.

We are building this Knowledge Sharing Platform for your success!

What would be very good for us in return, is to get your inputs in the comment field of what type of guides/template/articles that would help you in your daily work.

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Topics: Recruitment, Talent Acquisition

Are women paying a higher price for a UN career?

Posted by Henrik Ryden on Jun 12, 2017 12:14:22 PM

In late 2016 Impactpool sent out a survey to former and current United Nations staff members. All candidates had started their UN career at a junior staff position (P1 or P2) during the past 25 years. With this survey, we wanted to find out what successful UN staff members have in common, and we discovered that there is a lot.

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Topics: Insider, Recruitment, Gender Parity

Do you know where qualified women look for jobs?

Posted by Magnus Bucht on Jun 7, 2017 6:12:37 PM

We asked staff of the United Nations where they go to find job opportunities. Our focus was women, and our results shows that printed media belongs to the past, organization’s own job site is still attracting important talents. However, one other source grows faster than any other source and is already the largest talent provider of all.

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Topics: Social sourcing, Recruitment, Gender Parity

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