4 Ways to Invest in your Talent Acquisition Function to Succeed in a Candidate-Driven Market

4 Ways to Invest in your Talent Acquisition Function to Succeed in a Candidate-Driven Market

In today’s business climate, attracting and winning top talent has never been more difficult. Unemployment is at an all-time low, and the most recent ManpowerGroup Talent Shortage Survey found that 38 percent of employers are having difficulty filling jobs with a reduced number of applicants per requisition. Here are four ways your organization can invest in your Talent Acquisition function...

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Building Your Employer Brand to Recruit Top Talent: 4 Initiatives That Work

Building Your Employer Brand to Recruit Top Talent: 4 Initiatives That Work

Last week, the Labor Department announced that for the first time in recorded history, the number of job openings is higher than the number of people looking for a job. For employers, this means people (and especially, highly skilled people) have more choices than ever. As recruiters, we spend our days sourcing and vetting talent for West Monroe.…

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From the Command Post to the Boardroom

From the Command Post to the Boardroom

To mark National Military Awareness Month, I decided to share my story of transition from the military to civilian life. Many distinctions exist between the military and the civilian world and these differences can be hard to navigate for those making the transition. One day while watching television, I saw an Air Force recruiting commercial.…

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5 Tips for Wearing (& Rocking) Your New Hat In a “Stretch Role”

5 Tips for Wearing (& Rocking) Your New Hat In a “Stretch Role”

While approaching my two-year mark at West Monroe, I’ve experienced different levels of comfortability with my assigned project roles. I feel especially fortunate to have been assigned opportunities considered “stretch roles” where I have worn hats I never expected to wear, be it a “technical” hat or a “project manager” hat.…

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Reflections from Behind the Desk: The War for Talent and Candidate Experience

Reflections from Behind the Desk: The War for Talent and Candidate Experience

It seems like the trend towards automation in the talent acquisition space has gotten to a point where recruiters need to be reminded we are dealing with humans. While advances in technology such as predictive analytics to help us better determine where to source and aggregators that gather social data and contact information on target candidates help us as recruiters, these tools should be...

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Living the Entrepreneurial Dream: Celebrating 15 Years in Business

Living the Entrepreneurial Dream: Celebrating 15 Years in Business

  One of America’s finest defining characteristics is our longstanding history and tradition of entrepreneurship: Going out on your own. Hanging out a shingle. Taking the risk to start something new. That is exactly what Dean Fischer, Susan Stelter, Matt Rager and I did, 15 years ago. With a clean slate and no clients, we met at Miller’s Pub in Chicago.…

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Day in the Life: Operations Excellence Intern Edition

Day in the Life: Operations Excellence Intern Edition

At West Monroe, we approach internships differently. To be the best, we need the best, meaning our interns accepted the challenge to go beyond the typical internship. Our interns took on an array of engaging, transformative challenges, ranging from assisting on client sites/projects, to developing new and innovative software. Specifically, our Operations Excellence interns had something to say...

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Five Pieces of Advice I’m Taking from my Internship

Five Pieces of Advice I’m Taking from my Internship

After two and a half months as an intern on the Technology and Advanced Analytics team at West Monroe’s Seattle office, I’m taking a lot of advice with me back to school this fall. This experience taught me much more than what I could discuss in a single blog post, and I’m confident the skills I learned this summer will help me as I complete my final year of school and move on to the working...

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