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10 Top Diversity & Inclusion Questions Answered

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We recently co-hosted an amazing webinar panel on Building a Diversity and Inclusion Program from Scratch. On it, our speakers Katee Van Horn, Shavonne Hasfal-Mcintosh, and Raena Saddler shared incredible advice and insights on a topic that is a top business priority for so many of us.

Modern Applicant Tracking System Requirements

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The first Applicant Tracking System (ATS) was designed to do little more than store data from applications. Prior to the Internet, candidates sent in physical resumes and the recruiter’s job was to choose the best from the stack. Early recruiting platforms simply digitized the process.

Top 5 Recruiting Challenges to Solve in 2019

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Recruiting is hard work. The competition for talent is high, making it difficult to win top-tier talent. On top of that, reactive hiring means you can’t focus on more strategic initiatives, like candidate experience and team collaboration. All of these things can wreak havoc on a hiring plan.

5 Reasons to Switch Your Applicant Tracking System

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Modern talent acquisition teams know that the applicant tracking system needs to do so much more than track applicants—it needs to serve as the single source of truth for the recruitment function. Yet, too many fall short on that front.

Live Webinar: How to Build a Strong Recruiting Pipeline in 2019

When your company is growing fast, there’s not a lot of spare time to vet prospective hires. Without the luxury of a careful, thoughtful and unhurried interview process for each and every role, you need to get smart about filling your recruiting pipeline. It’s all about finding and teeing up high-quality prospective candidates who align well with your company’s mission and are ready to hit the ground running, ramp quickly and thrive long-term. Join Elicia Hughey, VP of HR at Octave Music Group and the experts from Glassdoor and Newton to learn what it takes to build a strong pipeline by being as strategic as possible at every stage in hiring.

How to Prepare for the Next Headcount Meeting with Your CFO

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Being that 2019 is around the corner, there has never been a more important time to get in front of headcount planning and ensure your team is staffed for recruiting success.

8 Candidate Experience and Employee Engagement Best Practices

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The competition for talent is high. The unemployment rate is well below the 70 year average, and job openings are at a 17-year high. You need to keep both candidates and employees engaged with your organization, so you can hire and retain great talent.

Building a Best Place to Work Starts with Inclusion

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We’re beyond excited that we have been recognized as a Best Place to Work for All by Fortune. Coming off our #1 spot for the best place to work in the Bay area earlier this year, we’ve been talking about what being a great place to work means to us.

Top Interview Questions for Leadership Positions

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The success of any organization depends on hiring for leadership roles. Strong leadership hires are crucial because they’re the people who are building and developing your teams, and inspiring each team member to do their best work.

Collaborating with Hiring Agencies Has Never Been Easier

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When it comes to scaling headcount with top talent, both technically and culturally, there’s no substitute for a in-sync, proactive, and strategically-thinking internal recruiting team. But even companies with world-renowned hiring practices often require outside consulting to stay best-of-breed.

How Inclusive Cultures Power Championship Teams

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The Golden State Warriors just won their third NBA championship in four years. Steph’s star-power, KD’s skill, Klay’s sharp-shooting, Draymond’s grit, and many more individual players’ skills are clear reasons for their consistent success. However, there is also a less visible reason for this success—and it happens behind closed doors during halftime. If you’ve ever wondered why the Warriors are so great in the third quarter, Marc Stein and Scott Cacciola helped answer that question.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. Our eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

3 Steps to Evaluating Applicant Tracking Systems

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Evaluating applicant tracking systems is similar to evaluating candidates. You want to go into the process with a clear understanding of what you’re looking for, so that every applicant tracking system is evaluated on the same criteria.

How You Can Use LinkedIn to Nurture Candidates

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Have you ever found an amazing candidate, who simply wasn’t ready to join your organization yet? Perhaps you sourced a candidate who was looking forward to seeing a project through to completion.

Candidate Experience: 7 Ways to Surprise and Delight Candidates

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In a competitive hiring market, candidate experience is not only a critical differentiator, it’s also the key to higher offer acceptance rates. To provide a truly positive candidate experience, companies must consider how each phase of the hiring process can improve with practices outside of the (often mediocre) norm. Candidate experience

4 Expert Tips to Transition from Reactive to Proactive Recruitment

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Ninety percent of HR leaders know they need to be more strategic, but 49 percent don’t know what they need to do to get there. Your people are the biggest factors in your organization’s success, and the biggest line item in your company’s budget.

How Shopify Revolutionized Proactive Sourcing

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Sourcing is a nonstop grind. Even if you relish the challenge of uncovering fresh talent or personalizing cold reach-outs , it’s soul-crushing when great candidates don’t engage with you. Still, we can promise your hard work will pay off. Just ask the team at Shopify

Your Hidden Weapon: 9 Best Practices for Working with Third-Party Recruiters

Leveraging third-party recruiters has been the golden ticket for many when filling critical roles. Whether seasoned at utilizing third-party search or new to it, this report breaks down how best to use this secret weapon to ensure the best ROI.

The Ugly Truth About Your Unstructured Interview Process

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The interview process is your opportunity to find the right candidates for your open role, and to sell those candidates on working at your company. However, an unstructured interview process in which candidates may each experience different steps, questions, or assessments, can do quite the opposite. The ugly truth is that an unstructured interview process can have long-term, negative consequences for your organization. Interviewing

21 Questions to Ask When Choosing the Best ATS

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Picking the right Applicant Tracking System (ATS) makes all the difference in reaching your hiring goals.

What is an ATS and Why Do You Need One?

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An applicant tracking system (ATS) is a core piece of software that streamlines the recruitment process by managing, storing, and keeping track of a company’s job candidates.

New Report: How 500 Companies Plan to Recruit Under GDPR

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As you prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline on May 25th, wouldn’t it be nice to know what other companies are doing to achieve recruiting compliance? Recruitment process

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How Recruiters Can Create a Predictable Candidate Pipeline

Even the most experienced recruiting professionals face challenges filling critical roles in their organizations from an inability to establish, nurture and grow a sustainable talent pipeline. Download this eBook to get a jump on sourcing and learn how to build a high performance recruiting pipeline.

Summer of Sourcing: Diversifying Your Talent Pipeline

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If you walked in to Lever’s headquarters right now, you’d think you were in Hawaii. Why, you ask? The second annual Summer of Sourcing is upon us! Sourcing & Nurture webinar

Simplify your Interview Schedule with these 7 Tips

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Figuring out an interview schedule can be enough to drive anyone mad. Interviewers and candidates are both busy, and availability changes often. There are a lot of moving parts, and you need the stars to align just so, in order to find a mutually available time. And the sooner, the better: your hiring manager needed the position filled yesterday, and you don’t want to lose your candidates to a competitive offer.

Remote Work: An Almost Effortless Way to Attract More Diverse Talent

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During Lever’s 2017 Talent Innovation Summit, Matt Charney shared that 79 percent of people said flexible working was a top priority. During Lever’s 2017 Talent Innovation Summit, Matt Charney shared that 79 percent of people said flexible working was a top priority. Remote work is one such flexible work arrangement that will surely appeal to candidates—while also helping you build a more diverse talent pipeline.

Introducing Lever’s GDPR Compliance Toolkit to Achieve Compliance with Confidence and Ease

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It’s officially deadline month for GDPR compliance. Are you ready? Product

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Dice's 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Report

A vital step to becoming more inclusive is first understanding how inclusive your culture is right now. Dice’s Diversity and Inclusion Report highlights how tech pros currently gauge their industry’s progress – and how frequently they've experienced discrimination based on gender, sexuality, age and political affiliation.

New Benchmarks Report: Discover the Keys to Sourcing Success

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Candidates simply won’t answer your sourcing emails. On the rare occasions they do, you can’t even assess what you did differently to warrant a response. Ultimately, you just want to know: what are the formulae for actually hiring the candidates you source? Sourcing & Nurture

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6 Game-changing Ideas to Differentiate Your Candidate Experience

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83 percent of talent say that a negative experience has changed their mind about a company or role they once liked, while 87 percent of talent say a positive interview experience can change their mind about a company or role they once doubted. Those two stats say it all - a candidate’s experience with your team can truly make or break their decision to join. Candidate experience

The Top 10 Places to Find Startup Talent in 2018

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This is a guest post by Tanya Bourque, CoFounder & COO of Untappt.io , which empowers startups to hire the best talent with confidence. We’re already three months into 2018, and it’s past time to find the best talent in your industry. In order for your business to grow and thrive, you need to know where to find individuals who will go the extra mile for your business. That said, things might have changed since the last time you needed to seek staff members.

We're Spotlighting 4 Exceptional Teams for International Recruiters Day

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Today is International Recruiters Day. So we’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming to pay homage to our team builders, matchmakers, and best candidate advocates. Companies across the globe - whether in San Francisco or Sydney - rely on the hard work of recruiters to reach their most ambitious milestones. Think about it: it’d be pretty hard to hit those huge revenue goals without the manpower to make it happen, wouldn’t it? Recruitment process

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Newton’s Guide to OFCCP Compliance

For federal contractors, keeping up with OFCCP regulations can be a major challenge when recruiting and hiring. Download our guide to OFCCP compliance and learn the major regulations that you must adhere to.

6 Underused Ways to Combat the Talent Shortage

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Forty percent of global employers report talent shortages. Great recruiters know they have to proactively source candidates to build a strong team, but the reality is that they may still come up short. To combat this issue, it's important to begin thinking about different ways to find and engage the talent you need. Sourcing & Nurture

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5 Vital Interview Tips for Every New Recruiter

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Whether you’re new to recruiting or recruiting on a brand new team, a steep learning curve sits between you and hiring badassery. With headcount targets to memorize and candidate pipelines to fill, you’ve got your work cut out for you. To begin making progress on all fronts, one crucial first step is to hone your interview skills. Conduct stronger interviews, and you can hire stronger candidates - more efficiently and confidently. Interviewing

How to Increase Employee Advocacy and Improve Your Recruiting

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Employee advocacy is often discussed within the contexts of sales and marketing, but it is a powerful force for recruiting as well. Your people are your greatest asset, and can be instrumental in humanizing your employer brand and extending the reach of your job openings. Some employees will naturally advocate for your organization. Others may only do so with some encouragement and guidance, perhaps because they don’t know what they’re allowed to say, or what they can do to help.

9 Phone Interview Tips for Employers

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The phone interview is often the first step in the interview process, and serves to accomplish two goals. First, to determine whether the candidate should be brought in for an onsite interview. Second, to build a relationship with the candidate so they stay engaged in your recruitment process. Interviewing is a two-way street, and it’s important to determine mutual fit at each touchpoint.

There’s Not a Skills Gap in the U.S… or Is There?

Your search for the perfect candidate has resulted in zero perfectly skilled applicants. What’s going on? Enter…the skills gap. This report, ‘The Employment Skills Gap and What To Do About It’, breaks down the issue with solutions you can apply now.

5 Interviewing Hacks to Increase Your Hiring Efficiency in 2018

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Your interviewers aren’t submitting feedback as quickly as you’d like. You’re worried that a few people on the team are asking candidates the same questions. You spend way too long looking at your hiring manager’s schedule to find open slots that match your candidate’s. If any of these recruiting pains resonate with you, we want to throw a few simple solutions your way. Interviewing

Jump on Board with These 4 Recruiting Trends in 2018

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The competition for great talent is higher than ever, and 2018 will prove to be yet another challenging year for talent acquisition professionals. Sixty one percent of recruiters expect to hire more people in 2018 than they did in 2017, and 42 percent of employers are worried they won’t be able to find the talent they need. If you haven’t already jumped on board with the following recruiting trends, now is the time. Recruitment process

How Hot Topic Optimizes High-volume Hiring with a 4-person Recruiting Team

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With retail stores throughout the United States and Canada, it’s no surprise that Hot Topic and BoxLunch received roughly 300,000 unique applicants last year. What is surprising, however, is that a Talent Acquisition team of only four people manages that high-volume hiring. At this year’s Talent Innovation Summit , Johnny Sanchez, Head of Recruiting at Hot Topic and BoxLunch, shared how his team is optimizing their recruitment process—and how you can do the same. Data-driven recruiting

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Q&A from our Startup Hiring Bootcamp: Recruiting for Series A through D

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Whether your startup has 3, 30, or 300 employees, one thing's for sure. If you can recruit exceptional talent - and do so efficiently - you'll level up the entire team's success. But as you grow at lightning speed and juggle a dozen priorities, where do you find the time to soak up new insights? That's where our new Startup Hiring Bootcamps come in. Events

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Dice 2018 Tech Salary Report

Dice’s new Tech Salary Report is here. The skinny? While Cloud, Big Data and Process Management skills are driving the biggest pay increases, employers are also offering non-monetary motivators to attract and retain tech talent. Find out which skills and incentives are hot.