Ed Note: The fall 2014 recruitDC event is just days away. The schedule is packed with great interactive content and I am honored to moderate the engaging talent panel. We’re sharing a sneak peek with you, where each of the panelists will provide their perspective of candidate engagement. We are going to start the series with Will Thomson with Rosetta Stone.
Employee engagement is a topic that is frequently discussed in HR. Employee engagement is the relationship between an organization and its employees. An “engaged employee” is one who without hesitation takes positive action to further the organization’s reputation and interests. They believe in their organization and are not just in it for the paycheck.
What about candidate engagement? How would you define and differentiate the two? As a recruiter, I know that if you are going to have engaged employees, you have to hire the right people into the right roles within an organization. Organizations want the best of the best, and in 2015 it will be a candidate’s market. Recruiters now more than ever are going to have to keep candidates engaged and interested in the roles. [Read more…]