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3 Recruiting Guidelines to Live By (That Helped Us Hire Our Director of Client Success in Two Weeks)

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Here’s a story of a valued candidate experience and quick hiring success that I was able to witness, firsthand… “Within an hour of opening the position, my inbox was full of candidates who were interested in the role.”. – Justin Turner, National Sales Director, Leoforce.

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.

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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.

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.

The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System

With 200 + offerings in the market, choosing the right applicant tracking system can be a challenge. To help, we have developed a comprehensive buying guide highlighting what you should look for along each step of the decision process. Download the guide and ensure that the ATS you choose is the right fit for your organization.

10 Things HR Leaders Are Saying About A.I.

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What problem is painful enough that a team of people will spend both their money and time to fix it? I read once that 75% of people expect the brands in their life to do something to increase their well-being. What’s the point of their existence if they don’t? Why are they worth our time?

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.

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.

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.

Are You Closing Candidates and Getting Them Onboarded Efficiently?

Once you choose a candidate to hire, the real work begins of trying to get them to accept your offer. And even if they do, you still need to get them onboarded efficiently. Are you doing a good job managing these steps? Take a 30-second assessment for a free evaluation of your job offer and onboarding processes.

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.

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.

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. .

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?

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Recruiting Millennials: Unilever Goes Digital to Transform Its Graduate Hiring Program

Unilever leadership estimates that within three years, 60% of their worldwide employees will be Millennials.

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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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.

Newton’s Guide to Mobile Recruiting

In recruiting, mobile’s no longer a trend. It’s the reality. Currently, 9 in 10 job seekers use their smartphones to find new employment opportunities. Lacking a mobile recruiting strategy? Download our guide to mobile recruiting for practical tips on attracting mobile job seekers and driving them to apply.

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.

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.

A Comprehensive Toolkit to Recruiting & Hiring Excellence

Access the recruiting and hiring resources you need to make your next hire the right hire.

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.

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

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.

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 Goldilocks ATS Story

When your business is growing, choosing the right recruiting technology can be a challenge. How do we cut through the noise? We turn to fairy tales. Seriously. We use the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears to break down the applicant tracking system market.