Talent Acquisition Leaders Cautious to Innovate, Cielo Study Finds

BROOKFIELD, WI – November 9, 2017 – Cielo (formerly Pinstripe), the world’s leading strategic Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) partner, collaborated with Human Resource Executive® to survey talent acquisition professionals on the state of innovation in talent acquisition for a new piece of research entitled “Innovation in Talent Acquisition.”

The research reveals that talent acquisition leaders view innovation as being much more than just about technology. Rather, innovation is more broadly defined to include candidate experience and quality of hire.

Most talent leaders agree that innovation plays a critical role in attracting talent, but are cautious about taking significant risks when it comes to innovating. While just 14% of talent leaders said they are “only willing to invest in proven tools,” the rest are split between a complete openness and a guarded hesitancy, with 44% “not sure about taking risks/It depends on the offering” and 42% “willing to serve as a pilot customer for a promising new technology/solution.”

Other findings include:

  • Talent leaders overwhelmingly agree that innovation is critical to their ability to attract talent—both now and in the future, and a majority rate themselves as Innovative or Highly Innovative.
  • To prove the success of talent acquisition innovations, talent leaders consider quality of hire as the most important metric.
  • Budget constraints and day-to-day work demands are identified as the greatest barriers to innovation.

For the complete Innovation in Talent Acquisition report, please visit: http://www.cielotalent.com/cielo-forms/article-innovation-in-talent-acquisition/

About Cielo
Cielo is the world’s leading strategic Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) partner. Under its WE BECOME YOU™ philosophy, Cielo’s dedicated recruitment teams primarily partner with clients in the financial and business services, consumer brands, technology and media, engineering, life sciences and healthcare industries. Cielo’s global presence includes 2,000 employees, serving 143 clients across 91 countries in 33 languages. Cielo knows talent is rising – and with it, an organization's opportunity to rise above. For more information, visit cielotalent.com.

About the Research
Innovation in Talent Acquisition reflects the findings of a survey of 83 talent acquisition professionals undertaken in July/August 2017. Respondents were evenly divided between the healthcare, manufacturing, and financial/professional services industries, with a smaller number of participants coming from consumer products, technology and other businesses. The majority are senior directors (30%), chief human resource officers (23%) or vice presidents (21%).