What’s the State of Talent Acquisition In 2016?

When it comes to hiring managers, agency recruiters have a lot in common with their counterparts in the corporate world. Both are discouraged by the openness of hiring managers to non-traditional candidates.

And both groups are discouraged by the workforce planning.

Those are but two of the findings of last year’s State of Talent Acquisition survey. Here’s another: Corporate recruiters average  100 hires annually.

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2,500 recruiters from staffing firms, agencies, RPOs and in-house corporate teams gave us 10 minutes of their timTake the surveye to complete the 2015 survey. Now we’re asking for  10 more minutes to take our 2016 Talent Acquisition survey. This year’s survey is especially important because it will give us three years of data to examine so we can let you know what’s trending in talent acquisition.

We’ll release the results at the upcoming ERE Recruiting Conference in Las Vegas (April 6-8), which, appropriately enough, will focus on how data can improve your talent acquisition program. Everyone who completes the survey can also have us email you the key summary results. And we’ll be reporting the results on ERE.net.

John Zappe is the editor of TLNT.com and a contributing editor of ERE.net. John was a newspaper reporter and editor until his geek gene lead him to launch his first website in 1994. He developed and managed online newspaper employment sites and sold advertising services to recruiters and employers. Before joining ERE Media in 2006, John was a senior consultant and analyst with Advanced Interactive Media and previously was Vice President of Digital Media for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group.

Besides writing for ERE, John consults with staffing firms and employment agencies, providing content and managing their social media programs. He also works with organizations and businesses to assist with audience development and marketing. In his spare time  he can be found hiking in the California mountains or competing in canine agility and obedience competitions.

You can contact him here.