CareerXroads Report: Recruiting Centers of Excellence

CareerXroads COE ReportThe demands on talent acquisition and recruiting continue to intensify so that companies remain competitive. Teams are forced to work smarter and as a result, the evolution of shared services and recruiting centers of excellence (CEO) continues.  CareerXroads asked its membership a series of questions related to how their recruiting COE's are focused and delivering a return on investment.  The responses from leaders within organizations largely looking to hire more than 5,000 global full-time employees this year, might surprise many.

35% of leaders reported that they have a dedicated recruiting center of excellence for competitive intelligence gathering. 60% reported that they manage a COE focused solely on passive candidate and lead generation. Roughly the same percentage sharing results related to their Operations and Interview Scheduling centers.  CareerXroads also asked about the likelihood that currently non-existent talent acquisition COE's related to social media management, analytics, and sourcing, were already in the works.  While over 45% said that sourcing COE's were planned, no companies reported going forward with the build-out of social media or metrics and analytics centers of excellence.

Check out the podcast audio where we share more details about the data pulled from this benchmark.  CareerXroads members can go even deeper in the CXR Research portion of the site to view the full report, comments from participants, and additional stats not released to the public.

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Chris Hoyt
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A 25 year veteran of recruiting and HR, Hoyt is a sought-after speaker with presentations including national conferences with SHRM, LinkedIn, HR Technology and others in the USA as well as iRecruit, Australasian Talent Conference and more abroad. Chris has been promoting and leading full scale and enterprise-wide integrations of social media and mobile marketing within workforce strategies for his entire career. His expertise and passion for interactive/social recruiting, candidate experience, and both national and international recruiting strategies are all areas that Hoyt now leverages as President and Partner at CareerXroads, a Recruiting/Staffing consulting and think tank organization that works with corporate leaders from around the world to break out of traditional recruitment practices and push the envelope in an effort to win the ongoing war for top talent.

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