Overwhelmed Recruiters, Underutilized Applicant Tracking Systems Cited as Key Issues in a Report by The Newman Group

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A second webinar based on the report to focus on company experiences and best practice advice.

Publications such as Sourcing and Recruiting: Trends, Challenges and Insights play a valuable role in sharing the knowledge of those in the talent management community

The Newman Group, a Futurestep company and a leading provider of talent acquisition and management consulting services, will be holding a follow-up Webinar based on its 2007 report, Sourcing and Recruiting: Trends, Challenges and Insights. Back by popular demand, this second sourcing Webinar, Sourcing and Recruiting 2007: Key Issues and Lessons for Success will be conducted by report and survey author Sally Millick on November 1, 2007.

The report covers key recruiting issues and is based on a recent survey of nearly 600 talent management decision-makers. Notable among the survey results were concerns about the ability of recruiters to keep up with the demands of complex processes, as well as an apparent underutilization of current Applicant Tracking System (ATS) technology. Eighty three percent of respondents claimed that recruiters in their organizations managed the full cycle of a requisition, from sourcing to offer. Meanwhile, one survey respondent wrote, "The magnitude of administrative work required by recruiters has severely impacted their ability to seek out candidates." This comment and similar responses reflected a growing dissatisfaction with current processes and the ability of companies to keep up with recruiting demands. At the same time, many organizations had made significant investments in ATS technology, while only 22% of respondents claimed to use tools integrated with their ATS systems on a regular basis.

"We’re seeing a variety of trends affecting everyone in recruiting and talent management today," says Sally Millick, SPHR, consulting director with The Newman Group. "From tight candidate markets to complex processes and large recruiter workloads, organizations continue to face critical challenges in competing for top talent. This survey helped to shed light on those challenges and gave us a great opportunity to hear about them through the words and responses of those involved directly in the talent acquisition process."

"Publications such as Sourcing and Recruiting: Trends, Challenges and Insights play a valuable role in sharing the knowledge of those in the talent management community," said Ed Newman, president of The Newman Group. "We are pleased to have the opportunity to create a survey and develop a report that touches on real issues faced by talent acquisition decision-makers today."

The report, Sourcing and Recruiting: Trends, Challenges and Insights, is available for download at http://www.tngconsulting.com/publications. The webinar will be held by The Electronic Recruiting Exchange (ERE). To learn more about the Webinar, visit http://www.ere.net/webinars/sourcing-and-recruiting-.asp

About The Newman Group
The Newman Group, a Futurestep company, provides talent acquisition and management consulting services for today's Fortune 500 global enterprises, including one out of three Fortune 100 companies and recognized industry leaders such as McKesson, Lockheed Martin and General Motors. Services from The Newman Group address all facets of the talent management lifecycle, including strategic analysis and planning; process review and optimization; technology and services evaluation, selection, and implementation; and workforce planning. In addition, The Newman Group provides recruiting operations support services, including end-user and candidate support as well as reporting services for applicant tracking systems. To learn more, visit http://www.tngconsulting.com.

About Futurestep
Founded in 1998, Futurestep serves as Korn/Ferry International’s outsourced recruiting subsidiary, focusing on the creation of successful recruitment solutions based on clients’ individual workforce needs. Futurestep has locations in 17 countries across North America, Asia Pacific and Europe. In addition to recruitment process outsourcing, the company’s portfolio of services includes project-based recruitment, interim solutions and mid-level recruitment. For more information, visit http://www.futurestep.com.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.


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