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Make a Huge Impact on Your Hiring with Small HR Changes

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It was July 20th, 1969. Apollo 11 had been manned by six American astronauts who were setting out to make history. Four days after it's initial launch, astronaut Neil Armstrong made his way onto the moon's surface and uttered the famous statement "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.".

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Find Your Best Employees by Taking Advantage of Low Unemployment Rates

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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.

Switch Out Your HR Hat to Drive Better Hiring Results

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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?

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Being Small Might Be Your HR Superpower

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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.

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How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

Chocolate vs. Broccoli in the World of Hiring Software

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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.

3 Steps to Turn Your Hiring Challenges into Applicant Flow Advantages

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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.

A Deeper Look into Differentiation: A Case Study

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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.

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Amplify Your Weirdness to Make Better Hires

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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.

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6 Areas Your Hiring Process May Be Creating Friction

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I have a confession, I’m deathly afraid of icing. No, not in that "I’m on a diet and cake makes me nervous" way. I’m referring to the type of icing you get in aviation. Not sure what I’m talking about? Let me give you a little backstory.

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Dice 2018 Recruitment Automation Report

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are rapidly changing the way many recruit and hire talent. Read Dice's first-ever Recruitment Automation Report to discover how you can employ new, cutting-edge technologies to source and hire tech talent faster.

How To Market Your Job as a Product

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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.

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How Hiring With Intention Can Shape Your Organization for Success

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"Of course we're always looking for better ways to attract and retain the right people. I'm hoping to pick your brain here – as I'm most impressed by the quality of people that you seem to have working for you.

ApplicantPro will be at SHRM National!

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We are so excited to be presenting at the upcoming SHRM 2018 Annual Conference for the fourth consecutive year. We enjoy going to the show each year as an exhibitor to meet new friends, chat with our clients, showcase ApplicantPro, and get up to speed on top HR trends.

When is the best day to post a job – 2019

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I would have to say that the largest myth floating around the HR community is that Friday is the best day to post a job ad.

How Recruiters Can Create a Predictable Candidate Pipeline

Even the most experienced recruiting professionals face challenges filling critical roles in their organizations from an inability to establish, nurture and grow a sustainable talent pipeline. Download this eBook to get a jump on sourcing and learn how to build a high performance recruiting pipeline.

7 Best Hacks for Hiring in 2019

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With a new year here, it's time refresh your hiring efforts. Whether you are looking to get more applicants, improve the quality of your job candidates, or just trying to figure out how to keep your current employees happy, we've got you covered.

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Your Guide to the Holiday Season (and Seasonal Hiring!)

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As of this morning there is officially snow on the ground in Northern Utah and with only 6 Saturdays until Christmas (yikes!) we can officially say we've entered the holiday season!

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Why We're Thankful for a Great Applicant Tracking System

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Thanksgiving is here! During our employee lunch today, we went around the table and talked about memorable Thanksgivings and what our favorite part of Thanksgiving was. For me, its not Thanksgiving without cranberry sauce, and when I say cranberry sauce, I mean the stuff straight out of the can.

Why You Should Start Tracking Source of Hires Today

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It’s no secret that hiring is one of my favorite subjects, so it shouldn’t surprise you to know that I fly all over the country to speak on hiring to hundreds of Human Resource professionals.

Newton’s Guide to OFCCP Compliance

For federal contractors, keeping up with OFCCP regulations can be a major challenge when recruiting and hiring. Download our guide to OFCCP compliance and learn the major regulations that you must adhere to.

Let Your Employees do the Leg Work for You with Employee Referrals

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What is one of the best ways to boost employee culture? What about finding future employees whose skills mirror those of your top performers? The answer to both of these questions: Build a Killer Employee Referral Program! Employee Referral Programs will Save you Money.

Tip Or Treat - Don't *Scare* Your Applicants Away with a Bad Hiring Process

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Happy Halloween from ApplicantPro! While it’s the season for all things scary and spooky, we want to be sure you’re not scaring your job applicants away! We found four ways your company might be scaring your applicants away and four ways to fix them!

Not enough Applicants? Why You Should Stop Hiring, and Start Marketing

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Today we are going to take a step away from hiring, and instead talk a little about sales and marketing. Have I confused you yet? I promise it will all make sense in the end, but you're going to have to read through the whole post to get there. First let me explain a couple things about marketing.

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Your Employer Brand is Awful! (and its Keeping Your Applicants Away)

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A buzzword we hear floating around HR circles a lot is "employer branding", but what does that even mean? With branding in there it honestly sounds more like something marketing should be concerned with rather than HR.

5 Step Guide to Personal Development Plans

Great HR leaders are continually looking for new ways to develop their people and build companies that people want to work for. A well-considered Personal Development Plan (PDP) is one huge part of that. Download Paycor's guide today, and learn new tips and best practices to help create effective development plans for your people.

Successful Hiring Framework

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Whenever I have a client, or even any HR professional come to me and ask me to help improve their hiring process, I give them this super effective 6 Step Hiring Framework.

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Hiring from the Inside: A Second Look at Your Internal Applicant Pool

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Let's talk about an applicant pool that's so close to you it's practically starting you in the face. I'm talking about your internal applicant pool otherwise known as, your employees.

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How to Leverage Back-to-School for Hiring Working Moms

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While I don’t usually see the kids celebrating back to school, I’m always celebrating because it means I get my #MomForce back! I’ve previously discussed how at ApplicantPro we have about an 80% female staff, and most of them are moms.

Choosing the right recruitment channel

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Recruitment is the lifeblood of a business. Having an effective recruitment brings in great employees that will help the company grow. Not being able to fill in critical vacancies in a time-efficient manner is one of the major headaches a CEO or business leader has.

Applicant Tracking System Vendor Comparison Matrix

Trying to decide which ATS is right for your company? Newton is the only ATS built by recruiters, for recruiters. Download the comparison matrix to see how Newton compares to other ATS vendors.

ApplicantPro Named to Inc. Magazine's 2018 List of Fastest Growing Companies

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ApplicantPro's 6th Year of Inc. ApplicantPro is thrilled to named one of Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies for the 6th consecutive year! Magazine's esteemed Inc.

Automate Phone Screening Interviews with Dialogg

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At ApplicantPro we're always trying to make your hiring process faster, easier, and more efficient. With a streamlined hiring process goal in mind, we've teamed up with Dialogg.io, a new automated phone screening solution, for selecting just the right applicants for your company!

How to Hire when Unemployment is Low

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Regions across the United States are currently experiencing record low unemployment rates! This is great news for the economy and for job searchers, but what does that mean for you, as employers and human resource managers?

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Text Your Applicants – How to do It, and Why it Works

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We live in a world run by smart phones and text messages. We can rent a movie, order dinner, and confirm an airplane ticket right from our pockets. Smartphones, along with texting, have become a common necessity in today’s day and age.

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Dice's 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Report

A vital step to becoming more inclusive is first understanding how inclusive your culture is right now. Dice’s Diversity and Inclusion Report highlights how tech pros currently gauge their industry’s progress – and how frequently they've experienced discrimination based on gender, sexuality, age and political affiliation.

Should HR Be Texting Applicants?

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If anyone in the HR industry would have told you that texting applicants would be the most effective method for applicant engagement five years ago, corporate recruiters would have laughed in their faces. Well, times have changed.