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3 Ways Netflix's Recruiting Researchers Make Sourcing Strategic

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As two members of Netflix’s talent team took the stage at our Talent Innovation Summit , they immediately explained that while their roles entail sourcing, they aren’t “sourcers”. Instead, Tennyson Jones and Michael Orozco introduced themselves as Recruiting Researchers. Intrigued, we were eager to unpack the reason behind this differentiation. Why did Netflix build a team of “recruiting researchers”, and how does that role differ from that of “sourcers”? Sourcing & Nurture

The Playbook for Data-Driven Recruiting

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At Lever’s second annual Talent Innovation Summit , Jennifer Paxton, PHR, Director of Talent at LevelUp , unveiled her data-driven recruiting playbook. With a master's degree in Opera, her background doesn't exactly scream 'data-driven.’ However, after several years in talent acquisition, she's learned the enormous benefits of getting comfortable with data in order to make informed recruiting decisions.

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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

Why Candidate Experience is Your Employer Branding Weapon

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This is a guest post by Ken Kwan, Founder of Career Prophets, a Global Talent Management Consultancy. One of the key components to organizational prosperity is the ability to attract and engage talent on a consistent basis. Over the years, organizations have geared up their talent teams with state of the art sourcing tools and capabilities, as a way to hunt down top tier talent. In more recent times, organizations have shifted their focus to creating better candidate experiences.

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.

101+ Recruiting Hacks to Accelerate Your Hiring in 2018

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We know how it goes. You eagerly make a resolution in time for January 1, intent on sticking to it. Sometime later - it could be months, weeks, or even mere days - other pressing priorities arise, and your ambitious plan goes out the window. “I’ll I’ll get to it eventually,” you think. Recruitment process

Infographic: Candidate Sourcing Dos and Don’ts

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Candidates are well accustomed to receiving recruiting emails. In fact, many of them welcome it! A whopping 90 percent of talent say they’re open to hearing from a recruiter. But that doesn’t give you license to blast candidates indiscriminately – especially when they’re trying to enjoy their summers. Not all candidate sourcing tactics are created equal. Sourcing & Nurture

Ask the Sourcing Squad: How to Advocate for More Sourcing Resources

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Chances are, your leadership team is juggling 24 different priorities on a daily basis. Even if they value talent acquisition as much as you do, their instinct may be ambivalence when it comes to allocating more resources to hiring

8 Ways to Jazz Up Your LinkedIn Company Page for Recruitment

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A strong employer brand can go a long way in helping you attract top-tier candidates, and social media is one of the best ways to promote it. LinkedIn is particularly useful because of its ability to reach over 500 million professionals who use the site, as well as those who find it in the top of their Google search results. While many organizations are already using LinkedIn for sourcing candidates and posting jobs, fewer are maximizing their LinkedIn Company Page for recruitment.

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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.

Email Address Search: Here Are the 7 Best Ways to Find Anybody’s Email

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Sourcing candidates and wondering how to actually get in touch in them? Unless someone has their email publicly listed on one of their online profiles, or you’re using a paid tool, it’ll take a little bit of extra sleuthing to find the email you need. Sourcing & Nurture

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Talent Innovation Summit Countdown: Hear how Hot Topic Brings Machine Learning to Recruiting

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At our Talent Innovation Talent Innovation Summit , we’ll hear from teams who understand that diving into data isn’t scary. It isn’t time-consuming. In fact, if you know which tools to use and which metrics to look at, it can be seriously game-changing

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Cultivating Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Part 10: The Next Level

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We believe passionately that diverse and inclusive companies make for more innovative, engaged, and happy teams, and we speak with forward-thinking talent leaders all the time who feel the same. We’re writing this series on how to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace because people are ready for the next level of discourse around diversity and inclusion; one aimed at actual solutions.

12 Recruiting Life Hacks from Stacy Donovan Zapar

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Miriam Webster defines a life hack as “a usually simple and clever tip or technique for accomplishing some familiar task more easily and efficiently.” During Lever’s Talent Innovation Summit last week, Stacy Donovan Zapar shared her favorite life hacks to recruit faster and more efficiently. Events Recruitment process

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How Startup Accelerator Cogo Labs is Scaling Several Teams at Once

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Here at Lever, we work with startup accelerators that are dedicated to equipping new, innovative teams with a wide range of resources. Commonly referred to as incubators, these companies take startups under their wing and provide everything from mentorship, to technology platforms, to office space. Along the way, they become deeply invested in the growth and wellbeing of the teams they incubate. Recruitment process

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.

Ask the Sourcing Squad: 3 Quick Tricks for Cold Recruiting Emails

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Cold recruiting emails just aren’t your thing, right? You do all you can to make them stand out, and candidates just won’t respond. It’s time to accept that other recruiting tactics - referrals, inbound applicants, and meeting candidates at events - are more rewarding methods for you than sourcing. Right? Sourcing & Nurture

3 Reasons to Double Down on Internal Recruitment

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When a role opens up at your company, do you consider internal candidates to fill it? As time to fill , cost per hire, and—by extension—the cost of a bid hire continue to rise, talent acquisition professionals need to consider all possible talent pools. But there are three key reasons to pay particular attention to internal recruitment. Recruitment process

Cultivating Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: Introduction

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As an Asian-American female CEO in Silicon Valley, I’m afforded an intimate view into the ever simmering discussion around diversity and inclusion in tech. Even more so, because I’m building a company whose job it is to help other companies do their best hiring. Diversity & inclusion di-series

4 Recruiting Technologies That Every Early Adopter Should Have on Their Holiday Wish List

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What’s on your recruiting technology wish list this year? Tis the season of giving, and not only is it the perfect time to ask for that new sweater you’ve been yearning for, but it’s the perfect time to ask your boss for a new toy as well. 2017 planning is afoot, including decisions around budget and new investments, so don’t miss the opportunity to make the case for a tool that can give you a competitive advantage in your job. Recruitment process

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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.

Bots, Big Data and Chicken Little: Why Fundamentals Always Win in Recruiting

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It seems we recruiters lately are suffering from “Chicken Little” syndrome. The constant kvetching I hear includes: “There are too many tools- I can’t keep up!”, “Big Data is making my job so much harder!”, and my personal favorite, “AI will take our jobs!”. Deep breaths everybody. Inhale. Exhale. There, there, fellow recruiters.

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3 Ways Netflix Culture Shapes Their Recruiting

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The team at Netflix is one-of-a-kind. After carefully crafting and documenting their values for employees in this 124-page culture deck eight years ago , they shared them with the world. Recruitment process

Ask the Sourcing Squad: Your Top 3 Favorite Places to Source

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Summer is officially here. As you break out the ice cold refreshments to cool down, it’s time to also hit refresh on your go-to places to source. The moment has come to break out of the stuffy confines of your comfort zone to tap into new candidate pools. Sourcing & Nurture

Talent Acquisition versus Talent Development

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Your employees are your organization's competitive advantage. Their collective skills and experiences are crucial to meeting your business goals and staying competitive in your market. But, as they say, there is more than one way to skin a cat, and great talent can be either acquired or developed. Which is best? Recruitment process

Competing for Talent in the Digital Age

New insights on the winning tactics progressive companies use to attract candidates with in-demand digital skills.

5 Prescriptions for Recruiting Success in Health Tech

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What makes disruption in the healthcare industry difficult? It really depends on who you ask. We've heard explanations like: “There is a history of stringent bureaucracy”, “With new health technology comes privacy and security concerns,” and “Physicians are often left out of product development, making them reticent to use new tools.” It's no surprise that these obstacles double as recruiting challenges. Recruitment process

A Step-by-Step Guide to Cultivating Diversity and Inclusion Part 1: Fixing Your Culture

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We believe passionately that diverse and inclusive companies make for more innovative, engaged, and happy teams, and we speak with forward-thinking talent leaders all the time who feel the same. We’re writing this series on how to cultivate diversity and inclusion in the workplace because people are ready for the next level of discourse around diversity and inclusion; one aimed at actual solutions.

Ask the Sourcing Squad: What People Get Wrong About Sourcing

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So far, our Ask the Sourcing Squad series has zeroed in on what’s important to get right in sourcing. Our band of sourcing experts has shared tips on crafting creative email subject lines , go-to tricks for cold recruiting emails , and which places you should try sourcing. Yet even if you follow every.single.one. of their tips, you can't guarantee sourcing success. Sourcing & Nurture

4 Competency-based Interview Questions to Make a Solid Skills Assessment

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Your employees are your competitive advantage, so it’s important to hire people who have the right skills to help your company succeed. Competency-based interview questions can help you suss out which candidates have the right skills, based on their past behaviors and performance. Below are four types of questions to ask, with sample questions for specific roles you may be hiring for. Interviewing

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.

How to Create the Perfect Semi-Structured Interview

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A structured interview is, technically, one in which you’d ask the same set of questions, in the same order, and in the same interview process , for every candidate. This creates an even-playing field for all of your candidates, so you can fairly evaluate each of them on the same criteria. The problem with this approach is that each candidate is unique, and giving them all the same exact interview experience has the potential to hurt more than it helps.

Infographic: San Francisco vs. NYC Hiring Showdown

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People love to compare everything about San Francisco and New York: the food, the weather, the nightlife, even the public transportation. Today, Lever’s joining the chorus by comparing hiring habits. Data-driven recruiting

Recruiting in Ed Tech: 6 Key Learnings from Seasoned Talent Leaders

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By 2020, investment in education technology is expected to reach a whopping $252 billion. To grasp the market’s explosive growth, you don’t have to visit a classroom. Just chat with your relative who’s taking an online education course, your roommate who’s learning a new language on her phone, or your nephew who now uses a Chromebook in his kindergarten class. Everywhere we turn, we see education and technology merging. Recruitment process

How to Coach Your Team to a Recruiting Touchdown

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This Sunday, my New England Patriots will make their 8th Super Bowl appearance. My mother is from Boston, so I think I entered this world proudly donning a Pats shirt. Love for this team courses through my blood, and it has for as long as I can recall. But this Super Bowl Sunday is special. In three days, my favorite team is competing for the Super Bowl in a stadium I once played in

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.

7 Stats to Convince Your Team of the Importance of Candidate Experience

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Like most parts of recruiting, an outstanding candidate experience can’t be run by recruiters alone. Hiring managers, interviewers, and every employee play an integral role in helping candidates make the decision to join a company. Candidate experience

A Step-by-Step Guide to Cultivating Diversity and Inclusion Part 4: Reducing Hiring Bias

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We believe passionately that diverse and inclusive companies make for more innovative, engaged, and happy teams, and we speak with forward-thinking talent leaders all the time who feel the same. We’re writing this series on how to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace because people are ready for the next level of discourse around diversity and inclusion; one aimed at actual solutions.

Talent Innovation Summit Countdown: Cirque du Soleil Unveils their Stand-out Candidate Experience Tricks

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Ever wondered how Cirque du Soleil creates such surreal, immersive shows for their audiences? Or how performers master imagination-defying acrobatics while also telling powerful stories? Yeah, we’ve wondered that for a while too. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to answer that for you at our Talent Innovation Summit. What we can give you, however, is a look at the magic behind their remarkable candidate experience.

Lever's Talent Innovation Summit 2017: What to Expect

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On September 18th, exactly 54 days from now, hundreds of recruiting leaders, recruiters and other talent community members will gather in downtown San Francisco for the kickoff of Lever’s second Talent Innovation Summit. We’re pumped to showcase the innovative tips, tricks and strategies used by talent leaders at companies like Medallia, Illumination Entertainment, KPMG New Zealand, Lyft, Bazaarvoice, Cirque du Soleil and HotelTonight , to name a few.

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.