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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.

4 Ways to Increase your Offer Acceptance Rate

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Last week, we discussed how to optimize your candidate engagement rate to get more high-quality talent into your funnel—but that’s only half the battle. Now, you need to maintain that engagement throughout the interview process and sell candidates on your opportunity. Job openings are at a 17-year high , and candidates have many choices when it comes to where they want to work.

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

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

Hiring Manager Intake Form

Communication between recruiters and hiring managers is the #1 indicator of successful hiring. Facilitating this communication without interrupting everyone’s schedule is key. Download the intake form and start recruiting better candidates today.

Is Your Paid Time Off Policy Costing you Candidates?

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Job openings are at a 17 year high , the unemployment rate is low at 3.9 percent, and employers everywhere are taking notice of the high competition for talent. Great candidates have many choices when it comes to where they want to work, and 57 percent of people say employee benefits are an important consideration before accepting a job. Your paid time off policy plays into that, and can round out a strong offer—or send candidates running the other way.

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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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.

Happy Father’s Day: Building an Inclusive Workplace for Dads

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Happy Father’s Day (almost)! A lot has been said recently about building an inclusive workplace for women—including mothers—but dads are too often left out of the conversation. The modern family and gender roles have evolved beyond men as breadwinners and women as caregivers. Many families now have dual earners, and parents share childcare responsibilities at home. However, the modern workplace has not adapted to the modern family.

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Applicant Tracking System Vendor Comparison Matrix

Trying to decide which ATS is right for your company? Newton is the only ATS built by recruiters, for recruiters. Download the comparison matrix to see how Newton compares to other ATS vendors.

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

5 Tips for a Faster Talent Pipeline Speed

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The median time from the moment a candidate enters your pipeline to when they’re hired is 34 days. Apart from the cost of vacancy, you risk losing your candidates to a slow recruitment process. With low unemployment and a high number of job openings, talented candidates have many choices when it comes to where they want to work. If you want to win great talent for your team, you need to close candidates before your competitors do.

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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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13 Quick Tips to Get More Employee Referrals

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One in 16 referred candidates is hired , compared with one in 22 agency candidates, one in 72 sourced candidates, and one in 152 applicants. In addition to being the most efficient source of hire, employee referrals are also faster and less expensive to hire, onboard faster, and stay longer. However, too few organizations are maximizing these benefits because they treat employee referrals as an organic candidate source.

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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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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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.

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.

17 Features Every ATS Must Have

What should an ATS do for you? With so many applicant tracking systems on the market it can be hard to find the best one for your organization. Check out our list and learn the 17 crucial features every ATS must have!

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.

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

What Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report Tells us About Recruiting

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Mary Meeker's Internet Trends 2018 is out, and it is chock-full of amazing insights—including many that relate to recruiting. Mary is a prominent venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins and produces this report each year to highlight the biggest trends impacting technology and the economy. In this year's report, she shares that the unemployment rate is 3.9 percent, well below the 70 year average of 5.8 percent. She also shares that job openings are at a 17 year high.

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5 Ways Your Team May be Giving Candidates a Bad Interview Experience

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Your talent acquisition team works hard to build strong talent pipelines for each of your organization’s roles. The last thing you want to see is that your pipeline is leaking your best candidates. But if your candidates have a bad interview experience, that’s exactly what will happen. Eighty three percent of talent said a negative interview experience could change their mind about a role or company they once liked.

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.

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

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.

4 Trends I've Seen After Hundreds of Calls with Talent Leaders

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In the C-Suite Challenge 2018 survey , failure to attract and retain top talent emerged as C-level executives’ number one business challenge. Talent acquisition, development, and retention are mission critical to the success of any business, and the C-suite has taken notice as human resources has shifted from a cost center to a strategic business function. Recruitment process

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

Ultimate Recruiting Metrics Spreadsheet

Tracking your recruiting performance is tough without an ATS. This is exactly why we created our recruiting metrics spreadsheet. Download the spreadsheet now and start tracking the KPIs that matter!

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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Summer of Sourcing Virtual Slam Day 3: Elevating Your Career with Proactive Recruiting

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Summer of Sourcing: Elevating Your Career with Proactive Sourcing. Sourcing & Nurture webinar

Hit the Jackpot at UNLEASH Vegas Next Week

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If you're headed to Las Vegas next week for UNLEASH America , let's connect! The UNLEASH conferences are some of our favorite HR tech meetups because they are themed around the future of work and the role of technology in empowering your people teams. The Lever team is excited to be a silver sponsor, and we'd love to meet you while we're there. We've even got a few fun ways to keep you excited without going near the Blackjack table.

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

Beyond the Buzzwords: Using Artificial Intelligence + Machine Learning to Inspire Authentic Human Conversation (and Power Higher Response Rates)

Speaker: Susanna Frazier, innovative Talent Acquisition and Management Leader

Artificial Intelligence (AI), a machine’s ability to have human-like intelligence, and Machine Learning (ML), a type of AI that provides a machine with the ability to learn from inference, continue to dominate the headlines and integrate into our daily lives. It’s natural to question how our jobs (and job security) may be affected. Well… Good news, Y'all ? AI doesn’t replace you, it empowers you!

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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Summer of Sourcing Virtual Slam Day 2: Mastering the Analytics of Sourcing

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Yesterday, we wrapped up the second session of our Summer of Sourcing Virtual Slam , a 3-day live video summit all about proactive recruiting. Our Day 2 session was titled, Mastering the Analytics of Sourcing, and our panelists came ready to tackle this tough topic in their finest summery getups with fruity cocktails in hand. Sourcing & Nurture webinar

New Access Controls: All You Need and Nothing More

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The recruiting process deals with a lot of sensitive information like compensation and interview feedback. Yet, talent acquisition is a team sport that requires myriad involvement from hiring managers, interviewers, and other colleagues not on recruiting teams. So how do you manage getting everyone the information they need and nothing more ? Access and permissions. Product

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Headcount Heroes: Affirm Doubles Their Engineering Offer Acceptance Rate

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Affirm, a fintech startup in San Francisco, is at the top of its game. On a mission to give shoppers more purchasing power, they’ve already granted more than one million loans to consumers since their founding five years ago. To top it all off, their most recent funding round will likely put their expected valuation at nearly $2 billion. Recruitment process

What Employees Really Think About Their Benefits Package

Employers invest a lot of time and money crafting a benefits mix they hope will attract and retain talent. But are you offering what employees actually want? We asked over 1,200 professionals how they feel about their health and wellness benefits for our 2018 Annual Employee Benefits Survey.