Is Text Messaging the Future of Recruiting?


Text messaging is becoming an incredibly useful tool for recruiting. What at first glance might seem as a very informal method of communication can actually pay dividends at all stages of the recruitment process. That’s because these days we’re all connected to our phones.

Four Tips to Recruit and Retain Millennials


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4 Ways to Assess Soft Skills in an Interview


A candidate’s resume can instantly tell you whether or not they have the technical experience, qualifications, and hard skills needed for a particular job. But even if a candidate looks like a good fit for your company on paper, they might not necessarily be one in person.

Here’s Why It Costs $4k to Hire Someone


Crazy as it might seem, the average cost per hire in the US is now $4,129. That’s according to the Society for Human Resource Management, which also notes that it takes an average of 42 days to fill a position.

Managing Your Hiring Managers for Successful Recruiting

Are your hiring managers checked out in the recruiting process? Wish you could get them more involved and improve communication? Register for Newton’s upcoming webinar and learn a step by step action plan to keep them actively engaged in recruiting.

4 Steps to Hiring More Women in Tech


The tech industry has historically been notorious for its lack of gender diversity. And while things are definitely changing for the better, the lack of women in tech roles is definitely still an issue. In fact, as recently as 2015, women made up just 25 percent of computer-related occupations.

5 Reasons Why Your Best Employees Are Quitting


No one likes losing good employees. It costs you time and money to recruit , hire, and train new workers. And while employees quit their jobs for many reasons, some of which will always be beyond your control, often times the reason they leave is workplace-related.

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How to Combat Bias in Recruiting


It’s widely known that diversity in the workforce is good for business. In fact, according to a recent McKinsey study , the companies with the most gender diversity outperform those with the least by 15 percent.

4 Reasons Your Careers Page Matters and How to Improve it


Creating a killer careers page is often seen as a “nice to have” and moves lower and lower on the priority list as weeks and months go on. No one wants to put the internal resources towards something seen as just a nice dressing on the window. But in recruiting, your careers page is everything.

2017 Recruitment Media Benchmark Report

In this benchmark report, Appcast analyzed 2016 pay-for-performance recruitment media from over 750 companies across every major industry. Learn the trends and results that leading employers are getting from their recruitment media.

Non-Verbal Interview Cues That Are Helping You Decide Who To Hire


When we look back on past interviews with candidates, you are going to review the answers to questions, give them a score based on those results and decide whether or not to continue moving them through the process.

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Why Job Hopping Can Make for a Good Hire


One of the things that tends to turn recruiters off is candidates who job hop. When they look at an applicant’s resume and see that they only spent a year at one job and less than two at the next, it can be tempting to automatically lump them to the no pile.

New Feature Announcement: Offers and eSignatures


Simplifying the New Hire Process with Offers and eSignatures. At Jazz, we’re always looking for ways to bring more of your recruiting tasks online so they’re easier to manage. Perhaps two of the most stressful times during the recruiting process are during the Offer and Onboarding stages.

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Candidate Relationship Management: Blackholes are for Space, not HR


We’ve all been there. Staring at our screen, waiting for a response from a text. Sometimes that response doesn’t come for days, sometimes it doesn’t come at all. That feeling is the worst.

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7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.

Flexibility is Key to Landing Your Next Top Hire


You might not know it, but flexibility at work is quickly becoming one of the most important factors affecting people’s decisions to accept a job offer.

Best Practices in Social Recruiting


Using Social Recruiting to Build Your Candidate Pipeline. For those of you recruiting passive candidates regularly, this may seem like a no brainer, but social media can be a recruiter or HR manager’s best friend. New to social media? Not using it at your company?

How to Build an Employee Wellness Program from the Ground Up


Encouraging a healthier, more active workforce is a good thing. Not only will it make you a more attractive employer, it will also lead to a variety of benefits ranging from greater employee productivity to lower absenteeism.

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How To Set Your 2018 Recruiting Goals


When it comes to recruitment, you can’t afford to stand still. You need to keep up with the latest trends, keep an eye on your competitors, and develop effective strategies for making the best hires. And to get real results, you also need to put time aside to set periodic recruiting goals.

Report: 4 Recruitment Benchmarks to Measure ROI

Appcast and Jobvite compiled data from their 2017 benchmark reports to identify metrics that talent acquisition professionals should track to measure success from their recruiting campaigns: click-to-apply rates, cost-per-quality-applicant, source of applicants and hires, and time-to-hire.

Easy Ways to Optimize Your Resume for an ATS


With online job posts receiving thousands of applicants, it’s no wonder that more than 90% of large companies use an applicant tracking system to assist with their hiring needs. A portion of the ATS software focuses on analyzing resumes to determine whether they meet basic qualifications for the job.

So, Are Remote Workers Happier Than Other Employees? 


Working remotely is fast becoming the new norm. In 2015, 37 percent of US workers said they had telecommuted, representing a huge increase from the 9 percent who said the same in 1995.

Easy Ways to Keep Employees Motivated


High Morale: Easy Ways to Keep Employees Motivated. Do your employees walk into work with a smile? How enthusiastic are they when asked to stay later than usual, in order to meet a deadline?

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What is Recruitment Marketing?


At first glance, recruitment and marketing might not appear to have much in common. However, just as traditional marketing is all about connecting your brand with the right people using the right messages, successful recruiting is about attracting the right candidates for the right role.

Guide to Lean Hiring

It's undeniable: over the years, hiring processes have become more complex. In many ways, this shouldn't come as a surprise. After all, the work that most of us do has become more sophisticated But does complexity really lead to better, faster hires? Of course not. In fact, many smart organizations have started a trend, a return to simplicity, that allows them to compete for talent more efficiently. This trend is called lean hiring. Download the Guide to Lean Hiring and develop a systematic approach to recruiting that increases productivity while eliminating waste.

How to Choose An Applicant Tracking System


From advertising and interviewing to hiring and training, the recruitment process can be an involved and expensive undertaking. For that reason, you want to make sure you’re doing everything you can to secure the best candidate.

Enhancing the Candidate Experience with Workflows


Recruiting. Engagement. Performance. Culture. Intelligence. Enhancing the Candidate Experience with Workflows. Written by: Jonathan Muller on 05.25.2016. Stay organized and improve communications with recruiting workflows.

5 Types of Problematic Remote Employees (and How to Help Them Succeed)


Working from home, from a coworking space, or from a cozy cafe is the dream for so many employees. But remote work arrangements come with tradeoffs.

4 SMB Recruiting Best Practices for 2017


2017 is just around the corner. A new year means a new budget, and for many small and mid-sized businesses, it also means new hires. Before you make a move, it’s important to make sure your strategy aligns with the latest talent acquisition best practices and data. .

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The Guide to Performance Job Advertising

50% of job advertising spend is wasted due to ineffective ad buying practices. This can easily be limited with some basic blocking and tackling. This guide provides 7 essential best practices that can be implemented to lower advertising costs and generate better recruiting outcomes.

Jazz Announces New Channel Partner Program


Introducing the Jazz Partner Program: Revolutionizing the SMB HR technology space. At Jazz, we’re committed to changing the way small businesses find – and hire – the right talent.

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3 Ways to Boost Your Candidate Pipeline


Hiring successful candidates all starts with qualified applicants. Having a bounty of candidates in your pipeline can ease a lot of the stress that comes with needing to fill key positions quickly.

So You’ve Hired Millennials. Now How Are You Going to Keep Them?


Just about every organization has millennials on the payroll. And, while getting them in the door can be a significant hurdle to overcome, often the bigger challenge is getting them to stay.

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Building a Better Candidate Pipeline


Have you checked recently how many candidates you have sitting around in your Jazz account? There are likely hundreds upon hundreds of resumes you haven’t even had a chance to reach out to that are interested in your company.

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Creating the Ideal Candidate Experience

Modern job seekers have high expectations when applying for jobs. Download Newton’s guide for creating the ideal candidate experience to learn how you can attract top candidates and drive them to apply to your positions.

How to Hire and Retain Top Tech Talent


How focusing on clear goals, customer needs, and iteration toward innovation can help you attract top technology talent. As a product manager, I have had the chance to work with a cross-section of the entire Jazz team.

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5 Ways to Get Your Hiring Managers (More) Involved


Getting hiring managers as excited about recruiting as you are can often be a challenge. As hiring picks up in the new year, fostering the idea of recruiting as a team sport will lead to better hires, faster.

The Software and Tools Your Small Business Needs for HR and Recruiting


HR software can be a boon for small businesses struggling with limited resources. These days there’s a vast array of online tools on the market, many of which are attractively priced and accessible for everyone, not just the big guys.

Stop Employee Turnover with Better Onboarding


Stop Employee Turnover with a Better Onboarding System. This may come as a surprise, but within one year of hiring most companies lose more than a quarter of their new employees. Each lost employee might cost your company upwards of $65,000 as a result.

Talent Acquisition is Dead: Talent Attraction Takes Root

Acquiring talent has changed dramatically over the past few years, and organizations are embracing recruitment marketing techniques and are utilizing much different technology to break through the noise within the marketplace to be heard. This whitepaper, written by Tim Sackett, provides a simple strategy to start attracting the best talent to your organization.