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4 Reasons Your Careers Page Matters and How to Improve it

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Creating a killer careers page is often seen as a “nice to have” and moves lower and lower on the priority list as weeks and months go on. No one wants to put the internal resources towards something seen as just a nice dressing on the window. But in recruiting, your careers page is everything.

How to Combat Bias in Recruiting

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It’s widely known that diversity in the workforce is good for business. In fact, according to a recent McKinsey study , the companies with the most gender diversity outperform those with the least by 15 percent.

4 Ways to Assess Soft Skills in an Interview

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A candidate’s resume can instantly tell you whether or not they have the technical experience, qualifications, and hard skills needed for a particular job. But even if a candidate looks like a good fit for your company on paper, they might not necessarily be one in person.

New Feature Announcement: Offers and eSignatures

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Simplifying the New Hire Process with Offers and eSignatures. At Jazz, we’re always looking for ways to bring more of your recruiting tasks online so they’re easier to manage. Perhaps two of the most stressful times during the recruiting process are during the Offer and Onboarding stages.

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Newton’s Guide to Mobile Recruiting

In recruiting, mobile’s no longer a trend. It’s the reality. Currently, 9 in 10 job seekers use their smartphones to find new employment opportunities. Lacking a mobile recruiting strategy? Download our guide to mobile recruiting for practical tips on attracting mobile job seekers and driving them to apply.

Easy Ways to Optimize Your Resume for an ATS

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With online job posts receiving thousands of applicants, it’s no wonder that more than 90% of large companies use an applicant tracking system to assist with their hiring needs. A portion of the ATS software focuses on analyzing resumes to determine whether they meet basic qualifications for the job.

4 SMB Recruiting Best Practices for 2017

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2017 is just around the corner. A new year means a new budget, and for many small and mid-sized businesses, it also means new hires. Before you make a move, it’s important to make sure your strategy aligns with the latest talent acquisition best practices and data. .

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5 Ways to Get Your Hiring Managers (More) Involved

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Getting hiring managers as excited about recruiting as you are can often be a challenge. As hiring picks up in the new year, fostering the idea of recruiting as a team sport will lead to better hires, faster.

Enhancing the Candidate Experience with Workflows

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Recruiting. Engagement. Performance. Culture. Intelligence. Enhancing the Candidate Experience with Workflows. Written by: Jonathan Muller on 05.25.2016. Stay organized and improve communications with recruiting workflows.

Define Your Employer Value Proposition With These Questions

Your Employer Value Proposition will help you with recruiting, hiring and creating a great employee experience. Check out these 34 questions to ask your team to help inspire your process. Download Now.

The Why & How of using Instagram as a Recruiting Tool

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While companies have been using social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to recruit for some time, more recently Instagram has been gaining traction as an effective hiring tool. If your company is already using Instagram for marketing, pivoting so that it also becomes a powerful recruiting tool is an easy next step. And, even if your company hasn’t embraced Instagram yet, it’s never too late to start.

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Jazz Announces New Channel Partner Program

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Introducing the Jazz Partner Program: Revolutionizing the SMB HR technology space. At Jazz, we’re committed to changing the way small businesses find – and hire – the right talent.

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What is Recruitment Marketing?

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At first glance, recruitment and marketing might not appear to have much in common. However, just as traditional marketing is all about connecting your brand with the right people using the right messages, successful recruiting is about attracting the right candidates for the right role.

3 Options for Posting Your Next Job on Indeed.com

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With more than 200 million unique visitors every month, Indeed.com is one of the largest online job boards in the world. If you’re not advertising your open positions there, there’s a very good chance that you’re missing out on some great candidates.

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How to Build an Employee Wellness Program from the Ground Up

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Encouraging a healthier, more active workforce is a good thing. Not only will it make you a more attractive employer, it will also lead to a variety of benefits ranging from greater employee productivity to lower absenteeism.

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Using Social Media to Engage and Attract Talent

The explosion of social media has enabled companies direct access to people like never before and in 2016 using social media for talent acquisition is not a new concept. But with the explosion came the noise and visibility so HR must work smarter if it wants to engage & attract new employees.

Feature Release: Updated Roles and Privileges

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In the time since JazzHR started, roles in the hiring process have changed. You expect more. Your team expects more. Everyone wants to have influence on the next hire, not just one person with an old spreadsheet. As the sphere of influence grew, we’re growing with you.

How to Hire and Retain Top Tech Talent

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How focusing on clear goals, customer needs, and iteration toward innovation can help you attract top technology talent. As a product manager, I have had the chance to work with a cross-section of the entire Jazz team.

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Win Over New Hires with Great Onboarding (Every Time)

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Proper onboarding isn’t just about first impressions, it’s about taking the time to plan out how new hires will be introduced to your company. Here are some helpful tips to make sure every new hire who comes through your doors will feel welcomed and empowered: 1) Make their space cozy.

Defining Your Hiring Process Using Roles & Permissions

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Recruiting. Engagement. Performance. Culture. Intelligence. Defining Your Hiring Process Using Roles & Permissions. Written by: Bill Fox on 05.23.2016. Define your Hiring Process using Roles and Permissions. Information is sacred.

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The Goldilocks ATS Story

When your business is growing, choosing the right recruiting technology can be a challenge. How do we cut through the noise? We turn to fairy tales. Seriously. We use the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears to break down the applicant tracking system market.

The top 7 task templates that will improve your time to hire

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Do you lose track of communications with candidates? Are follow-ups falling through the cracks? Having trouble with hiring managers? Automate and keep track of the day-to-day with tasks. We’ve picked our top 7 task templates to help you get up and running with tasks today. .

Stop Employee Turnover with Better Onboarding

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Stop Employee Turnover with a Better Onboarding System. This may come as a surprise, but within one year of hiring most companies lose more than a quarter of their new employees. Each lost employee might cost your company upwards of $65,000 as a result.

5 Types of Problematic Remote Employees (and How to Help Them Succeed)

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Working from home, from a coworking space, or from a cozy cafe is the dream for so many employees. But remote work arrangements come with tradeoffs.

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How to create click-worthy job descriptions

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Creating a quality job advertisement is arguably one of the toughest things in HR and recruiting. Sometimes your hiring manager will hand you over a novella of a job description, and expect you to find candidates who will read through that.

Download Now: Busting Millennial Myths

Millennials in the workforce are here to stay and we'll show you what really wins them over (think opportunities for growth, mentorship, transparency, and your company's mission). Download the Ebook now.

Why SEO is a big part of your Employer Brand

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Like consumers, today’s candidates really do their homework to make sure a company is the right fit before applying or accepting a job. But unlike consumers, a job seeker has much more on the line when deciding to take the plunge into employment with your business.

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7 Creative Ways to Source Employee Talent

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Searching for the Best: 7 Creative Ways to Source Employee Talent. There’s no “correct” way to recruit talented employees to your business. Experts in the field disagree all the time, but their conflicting strategies can be quite instructive for a young startup.

Why Succession Planning Matters

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Succession planning is a key strategy for any business, large or small. Simply put, it’s about ensuring that an organization’s employees are constantly being developed to fill key roles.

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How To Use Job Boards To Find The Best Candidates

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Brand Boost: How To Use Job Boards to Find the Best Candidates. Job boards provide a wide range of benefits to a growing company, but some young startups don’t recognize that these websites also boost brand awareness.

Secrets to Boost Your Offer Acceptance Rates!

Losing a quality candidate at the job offer stage is one of the most costly pitfalls in recruiting. Download our guide to boosting your offer acceptance rates and learn the 5 secrets to closing top candidates every time.

Should companies start offering pet bereavement leave?

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Market research firm, Harris Poll , recently reported that nearly all pet owners (95%) in the United States consider their pet to be a member of the family.

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Brand Refresh: Jazz is now JazzHR

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If you’ve visited our website lately, you may have noticed a new logo (or maybe you missed it, we won’t take it personally). This subtle change is part of something much bigger – our official name change to JazzHR.

Make Hiring Automagical with Workflows

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Does your talent team find it hard to stay on pace with hiring demands? Well, don’t get frustrated, we all face different hiring challenges such as a dynamic talent market, competitive candidate pool, and the truth that if you don’t hire your candidates fast enough, someone else will.

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How To Answer The Most Common Interview Questions

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So you’ve made it past the resume bots and screening stages to land an in-person interview. Congratulations! Now comes the time, perhaps your only shot, to impress the hiring manager and get an edge on your competition.

Employer Branding Ebook

With tips and real examples from companies that have mastered their employer brand, this Ebook is a must-have for talent execs. As a bonus, we’ve added a free audit at the end to help you score your employer branding activities. Download the Ebook now.

Best Advice for Potential MBA Applicants By Successful MBA Applicants

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If your company has a job opening that calls for applicants with MBA degrees , you need to make your company and the position appealing so that candidates come and stay. Competitive compensation, benefits, and career growth will appeal to people with MBA degrees.

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Does Your Top Performer Have a Bad Attitude?

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Companies are not only built on hard work, but also on trust and mutual respect. Sometimes, an employee can be incredibly productive, but also averse to authority. They might complain about upper management, spread negative rumors to their coworkers, or take offense to trivial business errors.

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Upcoming Webinar: Employment Screening Risks You Need To Know

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Change sweeping through employment law is catching HR professionals in its riptide. Waves of litigation, fueled by claims of Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) violations and Title VII enforcement crashed onto the scene last year.

Candidate Relationship Management: Blackholes are for Space, not HR

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Recruiting. Engagement. Performance. Culture. Intelligence. Candidate Relationship Management: Blackholes are for Space, not HR. Written by: Lyla Rozelle on 08.22.2016. We’ve all been there. Staring at our screen, waiting for a response from a text.

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13 Signs of Inefficient Recruiting

Losing track of job applicants and resumes? Struggling to schedule interviews and follow-up with all your candidates? Tired of waiting on that interview feedback from the team? You’re not alone. In fact, these are just 3 of the 13 most common symptoms that plague every recruiter. Want to stop wasting time and money? Read our guide below and learn how you can avoid these pitfalls.