High-Volume Recruiting Tactics

Finding the right person for a role is not easy in an employer-driven market and much more challenging in the tight candidate-driven labor market we are currently experiencing. What happens when you need to fill hundreds or thousands of positions in a short period of time? High-volume recruitment—or mass hiring—is utilized when an organization must recruit a large number of candidates to fill a higher-than-average number of positions in a short period due to increased demand and/or high employee turnover.

  • Seasonal hiring: Examples of seasonal hiring can be found in retail—where organizations ramp up their hiring ahead of the holiday season—and in the financial services industry during tax season.
  • Sudden expansion: When a start-up company completes an investment round and receives an injection of capital it gains the ability to hire several workers in a short period. When an established organization opens a new branch office, a large number of workers are needed quickly.
  • Rapid growth: Amazon onboarded about 2,800 employees a day because of the online shopping surge caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tips for Successfully Hiring and Retaining College Graduates

As families celebrate college graduations across the U.S. this month, there’s good news on the job front. Employers plan to hire more 2022 new graduates than they did from the class of 2021. Members of the 2022 graduating class have spent at least half of their college experience navigating the uncertainty that the pandemic created. Known for their tech-savviness and passion for social and environmental issues, they are now ready to enter the workforce and are searching for employers that can provide them with opportunities for connection, training and professional development, and flexible work options.

8 Hiring Strategies for Workplace Diversity

Workplace diversity has become top-of-mind for organizations across the country. According to HRM, diversity hiring is defined as when companies recruit individuals with a collective mixture of differences and similarities that include individual characteristics, values and beliefs, experiences, and backgrounds.

With more collaborative and team-oriented cultures, today’s companies are tasking their recruiters and talent acquisition teams to attract diverse candidates. Studies have shown that the composition of a diverse workforce presents significant competitive advantages for businesses, including:

  • Broader perspectives and ways of thinking
  • Greater creativity and innovation
  • Higher performing teams
  • Increased profitability
  • Reduced employee turnover
  • More effective customer service