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

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

Why UNV is the key to gender parity at the UN

Posted by Henrik Ryden on May 27, 2017 10:30:26 AM

Impactpool's most recent talent survey shows that women who served as an UN Volunteer before their first UN staff position are close to 70% more likely to stay in the UN system compared with colleagues not having any previous UN Volunteer experience. In this article we present data that shows how reaching gender parity at UNV will benefit the whole UN system.

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Topics: Insider, Social sourcing, Gender Parity, Talent Retention

How to reach gender equality: To-do-list to reach gender parity

Posted by Magnus Bucht on May 16, 2017 5:05:58 PM

According to research from private sector in the US, women are less likely to apply for a promotion until they are sure they have the experience needed for the role whereas men are more likely to apply earlier. As a recruiter you have to work much harder to ensure that qualified women are willing and interested to take a job compared to what it takes to get a typical male candidate onboard. When you on top of this add that the location of the job is in a hardship location this tends to make it even more complicated to attract women. The problems are known, but there are actually ways to improve the situation. In this article we provide tips how to reach gender parity at the UN and in International organizations 

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Topics: Social sourcing, Talent Acquisition, Innovation, Gender Parity, Talent Retention

Can Virtual Reality improve recruitment and training?

Posted by Anna Byström on May 9, 2017 5:28:26 PM

We believe that the quality of deployed talents would increase if they were assessed in “real” environments, facing “real” situations before taking up a role in field location. We also believe that the attrition rate would decrease if this was possible. Ten years back this was science fiction, but today we are there. We can assess and prepare talents for field environments from refugee camps, humanitarian crises to isolated, remote locations in a controlled and safe environment. Find out how we work!

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Topics: Social sourcing, Innovation

How to source and recruit women to Hardship locations?

Posted by Henrik Ryden on Apr 27, 2017 5:25:36 PM

The key to measuring the sourcing impact of a certain talent group is to define what type of talent you are looking for and quantify the desired result. The challenge to recruit women to crisis or hardship locations has been a mantra ever since I entered this sector as a recruiter. In this article, we will take a look at that mantra - and how it may really be an urban legend.

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Topics: Social sourcing

Invest 15 min per day on social sourcing to increase the quality of your applicants

Posted by Henrik Ryden on Apr 27, 2017 4:56:25 PM

By simply investing 15 minutes per day, you can significantly improve the quality of the applicants to your International Organization. In this article, our Director of Talent Acquisition explains how 15 minutes can improve applicant quality, increase retention, and save costs on delayed recruitments and hiring efforts.

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Topics: Social sourcing

How to use Social Sourcing to increase quality and speed up recruitment?

Posted by Henrik Ryden on Apr 25, 2017 5:47:47 PM

Many organizations start to set gender parity targets. Only 50/50 is acceptable! The days are gone when male dominated organizations are accepted by government donors and private donors. Impactpool has worked with several organizations to help them increase the number of qualified women. In this article we explain how social sourcing can help you in your recruitments can increase quality and achieve gender parity. 

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Topics: Social sourcing


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