Making Remote Work Your Strong Point


COVID-19 has taught us a lot. But one thing it has proven is that the old school belief that you have to be sitting in a conference room with colleagues, or in a cubicle at work to be successful and accomplished, is wrong.

Recruiting Top Talent Starts With a Compelling Job Ad


It's been said that employees don't quit jobs. They quit managers. Every job that I've quit, I quit because I didn't like the manager or management of the company. It had nothing to do with the actual job or the duties I was asked to perform.

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6 Tips to Reduce the Risk of Applicants Ghosting the Hiring Process


When it comes to hiring. What keeps you up at night? I asked a group of hiring professionals this question and honestly wasn't surprised when the most common reply was workplace ghosting.

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5 Simple Steps to a Flawless Screening Process


We have recently been working towards hiring an executive assistant for our chief revenue officer -- Our team of expert job ad writers wrote an awesome job ad, got it posted across our top-performing sourcing channels, and within three weeks we received 117 applicants.

The 7 Ways to Source and Attract Diverse Technology Talent

Just talking about diversity and inclusion won’t move the needle. Diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts are at the forefront for organizations looking to recruit and retain top talent, but nowhere does this remain more of a challenge and opportunity than in the tech sector. In this guide, we provide seven strategies organizations can use to source and attract diverse tech talent.

What if metrics won't solve your hiring problems?


Let's face it. You can't go anywhere in business and not have somebody talk to you about data. The fact of the matter is, having metrics is all the rage in business. Often times people look to data in hopes of finding the one right answer to solving their business problem.

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Are Applicants Hidden Within Your Hiring Process?


Recently, ApplicantPro conducted a study with Indeed over the course of a quarter where we focused on our 7,000 clients and over 3 million applicants -- the biggest take away from the study was that there is a HUGE number of hidden applicants inside EVERY employer's application process.

Where Do You Sit On the Battlefield For Talent


Let's be honest. we're not facing a job seeker "talent shortage". If you've watched any of my recent videos, you're probably familiar with what I believe to be the "war for talent". There are a ton of talented job seekers out there -- but companies are all in the same battle to win them over. But, no matter how big your company is, or what industry you're in, you have the ability to compete for talent -- and win!

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Switching up your Hiring Software? Here's what you need to know.


It doesn't seem like too long ago that my kids sat at my kitchen table with smiles from ear to ear as they wrote to Santa all of their Christmas wishes. They wanted bikes, ponies, dollhouses, a drum set, iPods, and more! Their eyes were gleaming as they circled all the bright, big, shiny, new things in catalogs. They wanted the top of the line, the very best! But although they were good kids, they couldn't have it all.

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


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

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

Data Study - What Hiring During COVID is Really Like


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.

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


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.

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Attracting Qualified Candidates in the Right Places


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?

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See you in Vegas!


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.

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

Make a Huge Impact on Your Hiring with Small HR Changes


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.". Then with the tiniest movement of his legs, a movement that we expect out of toddlers every day, he opened the door to a new era of space exploration for the world.

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Fixing Your Hiring Process Will Make You an HR Hero!


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


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?

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Stop Hiding! You Need Feedback for Your Job Ads!


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.

2021 Recruitment Strategies: Work Smarter Not Harder

Hours spent sourcing. Constantly checking different recruiting channels. Sifting through a sea of resumes. There’s no denying that the current hiring landscape is fragmented, complex, and full of frustrations. As you plan for 2021, take a moment to reflect on your current strategies and evaluate how you can work smarter, not harder in the new year. Download our guide where we break down different stages of the recruitment journey—and share several potential paths to hiring success.

Amplify Your Weirdness to Make Better Hires


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.

Being Small Might Be Your HR Superpower


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.


Improve Hiring by Turning Your Hiring Process into a Hiring Strategy


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.

Prevent Your Applicants from Ghosting During the Hiring Process


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?

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!

Find Your Best Employees by Taking Advantage of Low Unemployment Rates


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.

How to Reduce the Friction your Applicants Feel When Applying


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.

Getting creative with your hiring process


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.

Have you applied for your own jobs lately?


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.

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Adapting, Evolving and Staying Competitive in a Disrupted Economy

COVID-19 continues to shape the way we live and work. Organizational success depends on workforce wellbeing, and employee needs are varied and constantly changing. It’s clear that a more flexible and strategic approach to total compensation is required to create a better path forward. The 2021 Q1 Gallagher Better WorksSM Insights Report: The Path Forward explores and how employers can balance workforce expectations against organizational goals. Discover how you can review and implement new technologies, develop updated and forward-looking strategies, and evolve your employee value proposition to create a more engaged and resilient workforce.

Switch Out Your HR Hat to Drive Better Hiring Results


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.

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Chocolate vs. Broccoli in the World of Hiring Software


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


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.

3 Steps to Turn Your Hiring Challenges into Applicant Flow Advantages


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.

How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office–you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on Thursday, March 4th at 2 PM E.T. for more information.

A Deeper Look into Differentiation: A Case Study


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.

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Navigate Crisis, Chaos and Disruption like a Growth Hacker


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?

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High Employee Turnover? Keep Your Top Performers


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.

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How To Beat The Talent Shortage With Great Managers


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.

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How to Build the Ideal HR Team (with Limited Time, Budget and Resources)

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when you have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!