ApplicantPro

Trigger Warning: You're missing out on 99% of applicants

ApplicantPro

After talking with several employers I've noticed a hiring trend in what I like to call the "post and pray method".

Data Study - What Hiring During COVID is Really Like

ApplicantPro

The majority of 2020 has been a chaotic and unknown territory for most of us. When it comes to HR people in the hiring world -- there have been a lot of assumptions and opinions on what hiring should currently be like. The news will tell you this is an employer's market and it's going to be easy.

Study 156

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Combating the Applicant Flow Roller Coaster so You Come Out on Top

ApplicantPro

There are a lot of conflicting reports and comments out there talking about the super-high unemployment rate and how that must correlate to the world being in an employers market right now.

Video 156

Attracting Qualified Candidates in the Right Places

ApplicantPro

Recently, I read that current unemployment rates may be as high as 21% in the United States. DOUBLING the rates since the recession in 2008. So if almost 1 in every 5 people is currently unemployed. Where are all the job seekers? And why are your qualified applicant rates SO low?

Video 156

Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

See you in Vegas!

ApplicantPro

We’re excited to be headed to Vegas for the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Expo! It’ll be our 5th year at the conference and each time just keeps getting better. We love being able to meet new friends, showcase ApplicantPro (all of our new add-ons and integrations??), chat with our clients, and get up to speed on top HR trends. So come say hi at BOOTH #1263! B-I-N-G-O. HIRING BINGO IS BACK! It was a huge hit in Chicago last year, so you don’t want to miss this.

Optimize Your Power to Source Existing Qualified Applicants

ApplicantPro

I wanted to follow up from last week's post talking about the most overlooked source for NEW qualified applicants. While most companies believe that job boards are the best source of applicants, they're not actually looking at the best source of hires. Once you pull out all of the job seekers that come from job boards, you're left with this unique group of candidates who apply through your company career site -- I like to refer to them as your "fans".

Navigate Crisis, Chaos and Disruption like a Growth Hacker

ApplicantPro

Change is hard. Especially for HR people that love their structure and processes. But since the COVID-19 Pandemic, rapid change has been impossible to avoid -- from chaotic working environments to unplanned career transitions. In today's video, I'll share with you how to navigate through crisis, chaos, and disruption so you in HR can not only survive but thrive during times like these. Are you freezing, treading, or swimming towards safety?

Video 139

Fixing Your Hiring Process Will Make You an HR Hero!

ApplicantPro

In the human resources industry, actually, just in the business world itself, I find that a lot of people have begun accepting mediocre results because they believe that's as good as it gets. For whatever reason, there is this shared belief that things, in this case, hiring, are the way they are and that it's simply "you get what you get and you don't throw a fit".

See Massive Hiring Results When You Hire Like a Stoic

ApplicantPro

It happens to the best of us. Challenges arise in your hiring process that can feel like huge obstacles blocking your way. Add in the fact that you are overworked and the high demands of your HR responsibilities, and some days it might feel like the best option would be to call it quits for the day. But what if you could take those challenges and turn them into opportunities? What if those hiring challenges that appear to be obstacles are really just hiring building blocks?

Hiring 189

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Stop Hiding! You Need Feedback for Your Job Ads!

ApplicantPro

I often hear the statement "HR needs constructive criticism when it comes to their job ads". It's a bold statement. But it's one I believe to be very true, especially if you're looking to improve and evolve as an organization. Notice I said, constructive criticism. Don't get me wrong, I know that it is an idea that no one really loves. It's that second word in there, criticism, that usually has people running away from it.

Being Small Might Be Your HR Superpower

ApplicantPro

Today I want to talk a little bit about David and Goliath. In case you're not familiar with the story, I'll give you a quick recap. There is a lot more background to the story but basically, it all comes down to one battle. That battle was between Goliath who was the biggest strongest giant in the land, and David who was the youngest in his family. This fight was horribly uneven.

191
191

How to Reduce the Friction your Applicants Feel When Applying

ApplicantPro

Did you know that 60% of job-seekers quit in the middle of filling out an online job application because of the length, complexity, and friction they feel while applying? When applicants feel friction by having to jump through too many hoops they most often decide that it isn't worth it. They do not have the time nor the patience to deal with the headache. They would rather look for something else.

Have you applied for your own jobs lately?

ApplicantPro

Maybe you've been in your position for years and haven't needed to apply for a job in general, even less for a job at the company you're already working for. Why would you? Well— let me clear this up a bit. I'm not suggesting that you consider switching up your role within your organization, I'm simply asking if you've gone through the process that you're putting your candidates through every day. More than half of the job seekers that begin your application, don’t finish it.

ATS 171

Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.

Amplify Your Weirdness to Make Better Hires

ApplicantPro

Jim Morrison once asked, "Where's your will to be weird?" To that I would like to add, "Don't be afraid to amplify your weirdness.". Jim had a great point—at the end of the day, everyone is just a little bit weird. And with that weirdness we have a couple of choices, we can suppress it to try and be like everyone else, or we can use that weirdness to let it set us apart. Hopefully as a company you've created a culture that is unique and maybe even a little bit weird.

Improve Hiring by Turning Your Hiring Process into a Hiring Strategy

ApplicantPro

If you don't have a hiring strategy in place, don't be surprised when your hiring results aren't improving. Understanding the hiring process. For more than a decade, I have been running a Hiring Software company here at ApplicantPro. We began by building an Applicant Tracking System to help clients with their applicant sourcing and various other hiring needs. At first we had a certain approach that we used when we talked to prospective hiring software clients.

Getting creative with your hiring process

ApplicantPro

A recent study found that the talent shortage is the top emerging risk for organizations worldwide. With everyone trying to attract, hire and retain qualified candidates the “fight for talent” is real and the competition for solid candidates is a never-ending battle. I believe that although it is necessary to be creative in the hiring process so you stand out against competitors, it is also important to be careful not to drive candidates away. Over 51% of current U.S.

Find Your Best Employees by Taking Advantage of Low Unemployment Rates

ApplicantPro

I've spoken here before on how to hire when the unemployment rate is low, and since then the unemployment rate has continued to fall. While the low unemployment rate is overall great news for the economy, it tends to make employers a little uncomfortable because they believe low unemployment makes hiring more difficult. Does the low unemployment rate make hiring more difficult? Well, I'm here to tell you that this just isn't the case.

Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

Prevent Your Applicants from Ghosting During the Hiring Process

ApplicantPro

I recently attended the SHRM19 National Conference in Las Vegas where I had the opportunity to speak with many HR professionals about all their different hiring pains. One hiring pain that seemed to keep coming up that I want to tackle here is "ghosting" from your applicants during the hiring process. What is "ghosting" in the hiring world? You've probably heard the term "ghosting" when it comes to online dating, but what about with hiring?

Switch Out Your HR Hat to Drive Better Hiring Results

ApplicantPro

Remember the old Superman comics? The ones where Superman and Lex Luthor went head to head in an epic fight scene, only for Lex to barely slip out of Superman’s grasp once again? Then Lex would return to scheming and Superman would turn back into Clark Kent and return to his job writing columns at the Daily Planet until the next issue.

Hiring 191

Chocolate vs. Broccoli in the World of Hiring Software

ApplicantPro

Given the choice between a heaping bowl of chocolate ice cream, and a heaping bowl of steamed broccoli, chances are I will always choose the chocolate ice cream. Who wouldn't? Also given the choice between the two, my kids will always choose the bowl of chocolate ice cream. However, because I'm the dad I have to do what's best for them and sometimes give them the bowl of broccoli. Even though it doesn't taste as good, and even though it's not what they want or ask for.

Create an Employee Referral Program that Works in 7 Easy Steps

ApplicantPro

It seems like all that HR folks, or really anyone who has anything to do with hiring, want to talk to me about these days are job boards. I'm constantly being bombarded with the same questions: What new job boards are worth their time? What job boards are still performing well? How they can optimize job boards to get more applicants? Really, I can't blame them. Whenever we're looking to increase applicant flow, job boards seem like the best bet.

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

How To Beat The Talent Shortage With Great Managers

ApplicantPro

The old saying goes. Employees don't leave companies, they leave managers". I believe this very well could be your secret weapon to help you in the war for talent during this supposed talent shortage. This concept came from a Gallup poll that found that 75% of people who voluntary left a job did so because of their bosses and not the position itself. So today I wanted to share what I think is a super powerful way to use this knowledge in your favor to help you attract applicants.

How To 160

3 Steps to Turn Your Hiring Challenges into Applicant Flow Advantages

ApplicantPro

As I've worked with numerous companies over the years, I've learned that the approach I take to problem solving is different than most. While my out of the box method of thinking sometimes seems a little out there, I assure you there is a method to my madness. Today I want to share with you the 3-step technique I use to approach problem solving when it comes to your hiring process. Effective Hiring Processes include Applicant Flow Problem Solving Techniques.

Hack Your Way Through the COVID-19 Hiring Crisis

ApplicantPro

There's no doubt COVID-19 has already made it's drastic impact on the world. And in a lot of ways, as an HR professional, let's face it. you're on the front line of this battle. There are companies across the nation who have had to dramatically shift gears -- learning how to work remotely, changing business models, mass amounts of company-wide layoffs, several industries needing more help to provide resources, and a whole lot of uncertainty. My heart goes out to each and every one of you.

Video 139

A Deeper Look into Differentiation: A Case Study

ApplicantPro

Last week as I was leaving work, I received a text from my wife asking me to stop and grab her a fountain drink. It was midweek and she was hitting her mid afternoon slump and needed the usual pick-me-up. As I set out to grab a gas station fountain drink, I found myself going out of my way and passing 2 or 3 gas stations to make my way to my "favorite". That's right folks, I have a favorite gas station to buy my wife's drinks from.

Study 191

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

5 Steps for Maintaining Momentum During Your Hiring Process

ApplicantPro

Imagine the following… you’ve recently posted a new job opening, you’ve filtered through all of the applications you’ve received, and finally found a candidate you’re feeling excited about. You pick up the phone and reach out to get them scheduled for an interview… Only for them to tell you they’ve already accepted another offer. Frustrating right? They JUST applied - how have they already found something else?

Video 170

High Employee Turnover? Keep Your Top Performers

ApplicantPro

Earlier this year I spoke at a conference for auto dealers and talked with a guy running a department at a dealership with 100% employee turnover. Hundred. Percent. Now, the average auto dealer has about 75% turnover--higher than the 60% retail turnover rate, and the food services industry turnover rate that's slightly higher. And it's a great deal higher than the ~20% employee turnover rate across all industries. So, if your employee turnover rate is over 20%, is that bad? The answer is.

Retail 172

Optimize Your Power to Source Exisiting Qualified Applicants

ApplicantPro

I wanted to follow up from last week's post talking about the most overlooked source for NEW qualified applicants. While most companies believe that job boards are the best source of applicants, they're not actually looking at the best source of hires. Once you pull out all of the job seekers that come from job boards, you're left with this unique group of candidates who apply through your company career site -- I like to refer to them as your "fans".

The Most Overlooked Source For Qualified Applicants

ApplicantPro

One of the problems I see most often when companies are actively trying to hire is that HR professionals are spending the majority of their time focusing their applicant sourcing efforts in all the wrong places. What they don't realize is that while some sources (such as job boards) might be attracting more applicants, unless highly qualified, those candidates are just bogging down their hiring process.

COVID-19: Returning to the Workplace in a New Reality

COVID-19 has created a new set of risks that require a new way of working. Download Gallagher’s latest COVID-19 report for insights into encouraging resiliency in your people, building confidence in your organization, and preparing for the future of work.

Why You Want To Be The Cybertruck of Jobs

ApplicantPro

Last Thursday, Tesla announced it's brand new Cybertruck set to release in 2020. If you know me, you know I'm a huge Tesla fan. Obviously, 2020 is a ways away. but that didn't stop me and 200,000 others from pre-ordering it. This really got me thinking. Tesla did something right here because whether you love it or hate it chances are, you're talking about it. Now, what does this have to do with hiring? If you're in HR, you're probably always on the lookout for "best practices".

Hiring 152

The Best Source for Qualified Applicants

ApplicantPro

As recruiters, we all look back on the times we could just post a job ad in a newspaper and suddenly we have stacks of ideal, qualified applications to sift through. If only that was still the case! Today, we all know that hiring is stressful, time-consuming and costly. So don't we all want to make the right hires, the first time?! You want applicants that are qualified. Applicants with promise. Applicants that fit the company cultures and values. Two words. Employee. Referrals.

Using PTO as Your Competitive Advantage

ApplicantPro

In today's hiring market, a generous benefits package is essential for attracting and retaining top talent. A recent survey found that 80% of job seekers would choose a job with greater benefits than a job with a higher pay scale. I've heard of many organizations that are pretty much known for their over-the-top perks. Three daily meals by a professional chef, bi-weekly massages, yoga classes, scholarship programs for children of employees, vacation reimbursements, and WAY more.

How To Market Your Job as a Product

ApplicantPro

If you've read my other blogs, or watched any of my videos, you know that I have a firm belief that hiring should be looked at very similarly to marketing. So if we look at hiring as marketing, then we should be looking at your job as your product, and the job seeker as your customer. Today I want to dive in a little deeper to that middle piece that is your job (or your job ad) as your product.

Video 185

100% Remote Onboarding: Group Demonstration

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Join WorkBright on Thursday, June 24th to get a first hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.