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How to Nail the Top 5 Talent Acquisition Trends of 2017

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We’re over halfway through 2017. One of our most popular and viewed posts this year was, 5 Trends That Will Impact Talent Acquisition in 2017.

The Shift into A.I. Recruiting

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I’m proud to introduce our guest blogger this month, Jack Spain , our business and partnership development lead.

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5 Trends That Will Impact Talent Acquisition in 2017

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‘Tis the season to reflect on what happened this past year and ponder what lies ahead for Talent Acquisition in 2017.

Everything RPOs Need to Know About A.I. Recruiting

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It’s 2017. Better known as “the year of the algorithm”, according to industry thought leader, John Sullivan.

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.

What 2017 Recruiting Trade Shows to Attend and Why

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Ladies and gents, trade show season is upon us. It seems like only yesterday we were packing up our booths and heading back to our stomping grounds, doesn’t it? It’s now 2017 and a year of excitement in recruiting lies ahead.

AI Could Be the Foundation For Building a Badass Recruiting Team

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Let’s be honest, you probably have some of the best recruiters in the world on your recruiting team. They’re experienced, diversified, understanding, empathetic, transparent, and knowledgeable.

2015 Wrap-Up: The Biggest HR & Recruiting Stories of the Year

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2015 has been quite a year. The U.S. Women’s National Team won hearts across America as they brought home the World Cup trophy, tween hearts everywhere were broken as Zayn Malik parted ways with the hugely popular boy band One Direction, and many hearts were finally allowed to join together as the U.S Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage. The list of monumental events could go on and on.

Why Creating a Candidate-Centric Hiring Process Matters

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Good experiences travel fast, but bad experiences travel even faster. Listen to Carly’s story : As I applied for countless jobs, I sat.hoping, praying that I would get a call back. After what felt like a decade of my life, I received a phone call from a recruiter.

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.

The Shift into A.I. Recruiting

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I’m proud to introduce our guest blogger this month, Jack Spain , our business and partnership development lead.

The 8 Best Recruiting Lines of All Time

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It’s a new year, full of new opportunities. We thought you could use some inspiration to continue being the passionate, persuasive, savvy recruiters you are, so we compiled a definitive list of the eight best recruiting lines ever used. Enjoy, and recruit away! Booker T.

Unconscious Bias is Holding Back Recruiting: Create Better Companies With AI

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Companies often blame their lack of diversity on a shortage of qualified candidates. But, it’s not about a shortage. It’s about capitalizing on your assets and identifying the large pools of diverse talent that are being overlooked and waiting to be discovered. .

5 Reasons Why Recruiters Should Embrace Artificial Intelligence

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Recruiters everywhere want to do work that matters. Work that encompasses their wide array of skills – skills that can attribute to a candidate’s job placement and a company’s overall success. Because it’s a big deal.

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.

Deconstructing the Recruiting Funnel

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Employee engagement, talent acquisition, onboarding, corporate cultural fit…working in the industries of recruiting and human resources comes with the use of a lot of jargon. But does anyone fully understand what each technical term means?

How to Ace an Interview, According to Leoforce CEO

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Madhu Modugu is the founder and CEO of Leoforce, LLC, and he is the brains behind the patent-pending technology that powers all of our recruiting solutions. Before founding Leoforce, he cofounded Spectraforce, a prosperous and still-growing staffing firm also located in Raleigh, NC. Modugu is no stranger to running successful businesses, and he has conducted more than a few interviews in his time. What makes a candidate stand out from the pack?

Hiring Overqualified Candidates: Do or Don’t?

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Too much of a good thing is a good thing…right? I’d argue that one could never have too much chocolate…but most doctors would probably disagree with me. Some recruiters might say that a candidate could never have too much good experience, but other recruiters could hold very different opinions. Recruiters have been arguing for years about whether or not hiring overqualified candidates is a good recruiting decision. The fact of the matter is, both sides have valid points.

The Lengthy Hiring Process Problem

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As a recruiter, your top concern is to fill positions with quality candidates—and to do it FAST. However, this has become an increasingly difficult feat to accomplish due to a widening skills gap and the heightened need for specialized employees. According to Bersin by Deloitte , the average vacant position takes 52 days to fill and costs almost $4,000 per hire.

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.

Does a College Degree Make a Candidate More Qualified?

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As recruiters, it is our job to find the most competent person for the position we are filling. But does completing a higher level of education automatically bring a higher level of competence to a candidate? Companies are starting to challenge this notion. Beginning in 2016, the U.K. offices of the highly reputable business consulting firm Ernst & Young (EY) will no longer require that their applicants have a college degree. Why is the fifth largest recruiter of graduates in the U.K.

Why Keeping Up With HR Technology Will Make or Break Your Recruiting Organization

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Today’s recruitment and talent acquisition market is enormous. This means that organizations in this space are consistently monitoring and implementing growing trends, tools, and HR technologies in order to stay relevant.

Trend Watch: 5 Recruiting Trends That Will Take Off in 2016

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Welcome to 2016! We hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season. We are back in full swing here at Leoforce, as we imagine most of you all are as well. 2015 marked the first year since the Great Recession that the job market was candidate-driven. Steady economic growth over the past few years led to an increase in job creation, which culminated in a talent shortage this past year.

Employee Engagement During the Holiday Season: A How-To Guide

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Less than one third of U.S. workers are engaged in their job at any given time of the year, but it is significantly harder to keep employees involved and motivated from Thanksgiving until the New Year. Companies across the country struggle to maintain productivity at the end of each year as many employees take the same days off or work remotely.

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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.

Attracting the Perfect Candidate through Social Media

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Is your company’s LinkedIn profile up to par? What about your Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ profiles? If not, your company could be losing ideal candidates to other businesses. Although the conventional job searching and hiring processes won’t disappear anytime soon, utilizing various social media platforms to their full potential provides an easy opportunity to add value to your company while increasing brand awareness.

“Why and How People Change Jobs”–and What It Means for Your Recruiting and Retention Strategies

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As a recruiter, you spend your career trying to attract candidates to a company. As an HR professional, you work to retain the best employees in your company. What if you knew what prompted people to take new jobs and leave their current jobs behind? Luckily for you, LinkedIn is doing its best to answer these questions.

The CEO Makes HOW Much More Than I Do?

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The salaries of top executives have increased quite drastically in the past few decades. Do you know what hasn’t increased at a similarly rapid pace? Employee pay. Publicly traded companies are already required by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to release CEO compensation, but they are not currently required to release any information about employee pay.

HR Tech 2016 Round-Up: The Buzz of the Show

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Chicago, it was real. This year’s HR Tech Conference was one for the books. As thousands of sponsors, speakers, and exhibitors crowded Chicago, the collective hype of disrupting HR was at its loudest roar.

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.

Report: 2016 Global Recruiting Trends for SMBs

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It’s hard to believe, but 2015 is quickly coming to a close. I imagine you are all busy making plans for the coming year, as we are here at Leoforce—luckily, LinkedIn released their annual global recruiting trends report just in time to help us all solidify our plans.

5 Crucial Elements to Creating a Memorable Job Description

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“Humans make relationships harder than they need to be. At our very core, we crave only three things: To feel safe. To feel like we belong. To feel like we matter. That’s it”, says Marissa Levin , Founder and CEO of Successful Culture.

Recruiting for Startups 101

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“I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies.”– ”– Lawrence Bossidy , retired chairman and CEO of Honeywell. Recruiting the right team of people is essential to the prosperity of any company, but it’s arguably the most important key to success for startups.

Evolution of the Workplace: Working from Home

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What does your office space look like? Perhaps it is a sea of cubicles joined together by a break room where employees enjoy coffee. Maybe there are multiple offices with open spaces for collaboration. Though these are fairly common work settings, neither of these scenes depicts what the workplace looks for approximately 3.3 million Americans. What does their workplace look like? Infographic courtesy of highfive.com. There are approximately 3.3

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.

HR Tech: How to Promote HR Open Standards

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HR Tech has gained a tremendous amount of attention, entrepreneurs, investments, and innovation during the past several years. Today there are thousands of software vendors and vendor products to choose from, and in many categories, hundreds of prospective products to choose from in each category.

The Latest and Greatest in Recruiting: Visual Storytelling

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Recruiters are always on the hunt for the best talent, and one of the trickiest parts of the process is connecting with quality candidates once you find them.

Recruiting Roundup: Week of September 28

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The end of September and beginning of October made for an extremely busy week in our office, and we’re sure it did for many of you as well. For that reason, we present you with another Recruiting Roundup of the week’s top HR, recruiting, and staffing articles–in case you missed them the first time around! Former BP boss on VW scandal: ‘With these big crises, you have to overreact’” via David Hellier and The Guardian.

Netflix Unveils Unlimited Maternity and Paternity Leave

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It’s no secret that the United States is lagging behind other countries when it comes to paid time off for new parents. In fact, the U.S. is one of only three countries surveyed by the United Nations that doesn’t guarantee paid leave for mothers—Oman and Papua New Guinea are the other two countries. Moreover, only 12 percent of workers in the U.S. receive paid family leave. Netflix, however, has decided it’s time to change the status quo.

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.