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More Job Listings Does NOT Equal More Applicants

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Maybe you're struggling to fill one specific position. You decide you're going to repost the same listing in nearby cities in hopes of getting more applicants.

Have you applied for your own jobs lately?

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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.

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See you in Vegas!

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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??),

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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Overcoming 3 Candidate Journey Challenges

Speaker: Meghan M. Biro, CEO & Founder, TalentCulture

The future of work includes how to effectively incorporate automation and AI in your workplace, but that is not all that it's about. For HR and recruiting teams, the future of work also includes how they can upgrade their current talent and employee experiences. The three common challenges in this journey are initial outreach, onboarding, and career mobility. Join TalentCulture CEO & Founder Meghan M. Biro to learn how to navigate the talent journey from beginning to end, with the help of modern HR and recruiting strategies and automation.

See Massive Hiring Results When You Hire Like a Stoic

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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.

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Improve Hiring by Turning Your Hiring Process into a Hiring Strategy

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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.

Prevent Your Applicants from Ghosting During the Hiring Process

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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.

Stop Hiding! You Need Feedback for Your Job Ads!

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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.

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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The Road Map to Improving the "Quality of Hire" in Your Organization

Speaker: Matt Craven, Talent Acquisition Project Manager, Schneider Electric

Hiring the right people and creating a strong and productive workforce is critical to the success of any organization. Likewise, bad hiring decisions will stifle an organization’s ability to expand and impact their bottom line financially. How does an organization minimize their risk? What steps do they take to improve the “quality of hire”? Most importantly, how do you measure change in quality of hire? In the end, it’s not about finding a body to fill an open requisition; it’s about bringing a person in who will be skilled, engaged, and committed. Join Schneider Electric Talent Acquisition Project Manager Matt Craven to learn how you can improve your quality of hire and bottom line.

Using Transparency To Reduce Turnover

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48% of employees have left a job because it wasn't what they anticipated. A study conducted by HR Dive found that nearly half of employees have turned over after starting a job that didn't meet their expectations.

High Employee Turnover? Keep Your Top Performers

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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.

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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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Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

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.

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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Create an Employee Referral Program that Works in 7 Easy Steps

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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?

Hiring Software: Standalone VS End to End

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Are you sacrificing quality for convenience? Choosing hiring software is a big decision that requires careful consideration, there are a lot of options out there. Since most will require a contract, it’s a choice that can affect your organization’s hiring results for years to come.

Candidate Screening Simplified

Speaker: Allen Samuel, Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur

When it comes to finding the right candidates for your company, you want to ensure that they are a good “fit.” By having an understanding of the job description, accurate skillset criteria and a short conversation with the hiring manager, you will be armed with the resources to quickly and effectively convert potential candidates to new hires. Join Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur Allen Samuel to learn the steps you should be taking in your candidate screening process.

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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Job Seekers Aren't All The Same, So Why Are Your Job Ads?

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Who’s looking for your jobs and what are you doing to make sure they find them? One thing I see all too often is hiring managers trying to attract different types of job seekers using the same tactics.

Is Your Hiring Process Contributing to The Talent Shortage?

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In the past, applying for jobs was not an easy process. Candidates had to print applications, mail them, or fax their resume and cover letters to be considered for positions. From there, they would come into an office and have to fill out a long paper application.

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

Innovative Hiring is the New iPhone

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Unlimited PTO, gym memberships, ping pong tables in employee break rooms.

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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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Don't Get Hung Up On The Wrong Rung, Great Hires Could Be One Step Away

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In the last few weeks, I’ve provided tips on hiring different segments of employed job seekers. Segment number one, candidates looking for a better company to work for and number two, those who are looking to move into a new industry.

Four Easy Ways To Target Talent Outside Of Your Industry

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To attract high-quality applicants in today’s highly competitive job market, you may need to get creative if you’re having a hard time filling your open jobs.

Internal Mobility: A Talent Management Strategy You Can’t Afford to Overlook

Speaker: Caroline Vernon, Director of Sales and Client Success Leader, CareerArc

Building and supporting a culture where people at all levels are encouraged to—and even expected to—look internally for personal growth and new challenges improves the employer brand and becomes a powerful magnet for the talent market. This focus on career mobility and employee development often results in improved talent attraction and retention, not to mention how it positively affects the bottom line. Join CareerArc Director of Sales and Client Success Leader Caroline Vernon to learn her tips to cultivate internal mobility practices with your current workforce and potential new hires.

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.

Moving from Google Hire? Pick More Than Software, Choose a Partner

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As you've probably heard by now, G Hire is shutting down in 2020 which means as a user, you're back at square one shopping for hiring software - or will be soon. ApplicantPro's Transition Package. Finding a new hiring software system that is right for your company can be hard work.

How To Attract Experienced Applicants — No Table Tennis Required

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Unemployment is low, really low. This means your largest source of qualified talent is going to be those who are currently employed. In a sea of available jobs with the same basic tasks - how can you as an HR manager make your organization stand out?

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.

The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.

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.