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The Most Powerful Tool for Hacking Your Workplace Communication

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With all of the recent changes going on in the world, employees working from home and team members distributed across various places--effectively relaying messages and discussing projects with one another can be challenging. Especially when time is of the essence.

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Hack Your Way Through the COVID-19 Hiring Crisis

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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.

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Attract Qualified Candidates Like a Growth Hacker

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If you didn’t watch last week’s Talent Funnel video. you should check it out before you carry on with today’s attraction funnel. Have you ever wondered how efficient your sourcing actually is? Or how each area of your sourcing process is really affecting your hiring results?

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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??),

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

How to Growth Hack Your Hiring Process

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Every business started somewhere. The major corporations haven't always been at the top. However, now that they ARE at the top - they have deeper pockets they can dig into when they want to reach and gain new customers. That's why I focus so much time on growth hacking.

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Fixing Your Hiring Process Will Make You an HR Hero!

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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.

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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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.

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.

Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download Gallagher’s report to discover best practices for sustaining corporate culture, identify opportunities for building engagement, and understand the value of investing in your organization’s greatest asset — its people.

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 Best Source for Qualified Applicants

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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.

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.

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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Preparing for the Workplace of the Future: HR’s Role

Speaker: Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy, Peridus Group

Join Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy with Peridus Group, to learn what you can do now to prepare yourself and your organization for the future workplace while simultaneously solidifying HR’s impact as a strategic and influential leader for business success

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.

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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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.

ApplicantPro's response to COVID-19

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With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, it seems like almost every part of our lives has been completely changed in the last few weeks. We're all trying to keep our employees protected and teams intact, while also accommodating new working arrangements. I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy through this period of chaos and uncertainty. Seeing all the added stress that my clients and other companies are dealing with, I began to wonder.

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

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?

Getting creative with your hiring process

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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.

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.

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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Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.

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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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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Optimize Your Inbound Hiring Process

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Hiring is critical to every business's future. No matter what industry you're in, no matter how big or small, the one thing center to all is people. But, every company wants the RIGHT people and there is a much higher demand than supply.

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5 Pillars of Hiring Success

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Pillars are often shown as a symbol of strength. While I use them to show the strength of ideas, I also believe they can be used to show how complicated situations can be molded into a few basic support structures.

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HR Benchmark Report: How to Recruit, Coach & Develop Teams

Do you really want a team of all-stars? Instead of trying to hire all Type A high performers, research shows it’s much more effective to hire a mix of personalities. In this report, Paycor will explain why and how to go about assembling, coaching, and developing effective teams at work.

How to Reduce the Friction your Applicants Feel When Applying

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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.

Everyone Has Weaknesses. Hack Around Yours

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If everyone thought and did things the same way, how boring would the world be? We could not explore different areas of life because everyone would have identical talents and abilities. There would be no diversity because there would be no discomfort in growth.

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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HR. Stop Copying Your Competitor's Failed Hiring Approach!

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I just recently finished off a long marathon of speaking at tradeshows like SHRM and DisruptHR, teaching HR managers how they can improve their hiring processes. When you're attending as many of those shows as I do, you learn a LOT.

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Confidently Address the Unique Compliance Challenges of COVID-19

COVID-19 has quickly transformed how people interact, transact and do business. Download Gallagher’s COVID-19 Compliance Guidebook for important considerations and legal compliance issues surrounding employer-provided benefits during this global pandemic.

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.

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.

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.

How to Sell Your Company As An Employer of Choice

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End of November, I was asked by a client to speak to some city/county HR folks over in Lehi, Utah. When I asked what they wanted me to speak on, they asked for a subject that I thought was absolutely awesome, but never expected to be asked by HR professionals.

Applied AI in Talent

AI is both disrupting and transforming everything about workforce management. For HR leaders, that means changing the types of skills and competencies companies need, changing the way existing employees do their jobs, and altering the recruiting landscape. This handbook looks at how AI is shaping the way we think about workforce planning and development at the highest levels.