Is my title too long?? You can be honest...
Anyway, today is an exciting day! Why you ask? At 11:00 AM EST, Susan Driscoll from Compuware, the global leader in Technology Performance Solutions, will be speaking on best practice recruitment metrics and ROI. If you have the time today, you should register to listen! I, myself, am a huge fan of Susan as she has a great deal of knowledge on HR practices and she speaks on the subject in such an unerringly articulate way.
It is this information that fuels researchers and industry experts. As an HR blogger, researching is a big part of what I do and anytime I can learn a bit more on the HR industry, well, that’s always a plus. However, more often than not, I find myself learning or finding out about the latest high level industry trends. And, while that’s helpful, I need more!
So, what is my definition of more? In this case, the supporting evidence behind those high level industry trends. It's great to know where are we going, but how did we get there?
When the HR industry moves in a certain direction, we all know why that happens...because a bunch (exaggerate that word as much as you want) of companies across the market began doing things in a new and more efficient way, causing even more companies to follow suit and industry trends to be born. Therefore, to understand where these industry trends are going 10, 20, even 25 years from now, fundamentals suggest looking at the piece that moves those trends in the first place: the single company.
These single companies are performing in such a way that onlookers are influenced. Best practices are mirrored and soon enough you have your high level industry trend.
Take the social media trend. Since its emergence, there has been an exponential increase in the number of companies leveraging social media to either actively or passively recruit. So, what companies started that trend, or at least, who were the early adopters?? Those companies benefited so much so that other companies desired the same, and the social recruiting frenzy emerged. Wouldn't it have been great to have heard from those early adopters as they were seeing those positive results? I think so.
So, what does this have to do with Susan Driscoll? Well, now we have the opportunity to hear from one of those single companies who may influence that next round of industry improvements. Compuware has created an effective and successful recruitment program by analyzing and optimizing certain metrics. Should be great!
As I said, if you have 30-40 minutes, pop in to listen!