In today’s technologically connected world, talent scouting makes more sense than ever. We are pleased to support this education and research track to help organizations uncover talent through this method of employee referral
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) January 4, 2008
The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, and PeopleFilter Technology, a provider of leading-edge recruiting technology solutions, announced today that the two organizations will jointly launch the “Talent Scouting” education and research track. The track is one of several topics addressed in HCI’s Talent Acquisition community of interest, a community HCI considers critical to organizations seeking to build competitive advantage.
“Most organizations leverage their employees’ networks of friends and family to recruit. But doing so only provides access to a limited pool of potential candidates,” said Allan Schweyer, HCI’s President & Executive Director. “Experts believe that 30 to 40 percent of all external hires should come from referral programs.”
With the rising use of social technology, companies have an opportunity to extend their referral programs beyond the employee base, to anyone who knows a good candidate. They can take advantage of the practice known as talent scouting.
Sports teams, music labels, and the film industry have long used scouts to source talent. Although they rely on current and former employees to be their “feet on the street,” they also utilize an extensive network to help them land great candidates.
The Talent Scouting track looks at best practice examples of these programs, how they are set up, how they are maintained, and what they deliver. In addition, the track explores innovations in talent scouting, including how to find and leverage talent scouts, and how to best utilize technology.
A panel of expert advisors shares information through Webcasts, white papers, and other resources.
“In today’s technologically connected world, talent scouting makes more sense than ever. We are pleased to support this education and research track to help organizations uncover talent through this method of employee referral,” said Kevin Harrison, President of PeopleFilter Technology.
More information about HCI’s education and research tracks is available at: humancapitalinstitute.org
About PeopleFilter Technology:
PeopleFilter Technology’s mission is straightforward: helping companies get to the best. Its Web-based applicant tracking system, PeopleFilter, helps customers flourish by making better hiring decisions, faster. Designed for recruiters by recruiters, PeopleFilter calibrates the best internal and external candidates against open job requisitions ensuring companies accelerate both quality and time-to-hire. Headquartered outside of Chicago in Arlington Heights, Ill., PeopleFilter Technology was founded in 2000 and has customers in a variety of industries. For more information, please visit: peoplefilter.com
About The Human Capital Institute:
The Human Capital Institute is a global think tank, educator, and professional association defining the agenda and setting the pace for the new business science of human capital management. With over 100,000 members in over 40 countries, HCI offers a new association framework that cuts across the silos of recruitment, HR/OD, finance, sales and marketing, operations, manufacturing and IT. We provide key executives, line managers and human capital professionals with the newest education, most effective tools and best practices in talent strategy, acquisition, alignment, engagement, deployment, measurement, and retention. The future belongs to leaders with innovative ideas and strategic knowledge. We invite you to learn, share and grow your career with HCI's comprehensive resources, and join our high-achieving, forward-looking membership community. For more information, please visit:
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