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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

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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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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Live Webinar: 5 Key Steps to Finding Quality Candidates in a Job Seeker’s Market

5 Key Steps to Finding Quality Candidates in a Job Seeker's Market. Having a healthy candidate pipeline and attracting the largest talent pool possible is a key component of finding quality candidates, but the size of your talent pool isn't always something you can control. How do you find quality candidates in a job seekers' market? Join us in our live webinar and learn from Paycor's VP of Talent Acquisition, Bill Neese, the 5 essential steps you must take as a recruiter to thrive in today's market. Key topics covered in this webinar include: How to plan with total candidate market opportunity in mind. Rules and best practices for candidate engagement. Best practices for messaging. How to plan for recruiting capacity vs forecasted headcount. Sign up for our live webinar on Thursday, April 26, 2018, Time: 11:00 AM PST, 1:00 PM EST.

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.

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.

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 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

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.

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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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

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

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

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.

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.

Don't Make These 5 Common Behavioral Interviewing Mistakes

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Behavioral interviewing is a candidate evaluation method that helps you learn about a candidate’s past behavior, so you can better predict their future behavior. If, for instance, you’re looking for a marketing professional, you can ask them to tell you about the most successful [lead generation/email/social media/account-based marketing] campaign they have ever run.

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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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

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.

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.

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

How One Teacher Overhauled Her School's Recruitment Process

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Imagine all the resources you’d need to build a new charter school from the ground up in New York City. Do mounds of textbooks or new computers come to mind? Maybe walls covered with chalkboards or clusters of wooden desks? You’re getting somewhere. But if you ask the staff at Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health and Science Charter School (HSCS), no resource compares in value to one core piece: the right group of teachers.

Succession Planning: Think Ahead to Maximize Internal Recruiting

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There’s no doubt about it: hiring is becoming more competitive every day. Many organizations are focusing on growth, but there’s only so much skilled talent to go around. Succession planning can help you fill your talent pipeline with strong internal talent, so you can make the most of the workforce you already have. The trick is getting great talent into your organization early in their careers, and developing them into the future leaders your organization needs. Recruitment process

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How Lyft Nails Hypergrowth without Compromising Culture

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You know that always difficult, always sought-after goal of building an exceptional culture with equally exceptional efficiency? Lyft is crushing it. Since 2014, their employee count has skyrocketed from 80 to more than 2,000 employees. Yet rather than sacrificing the caliber of their culture, they’ve raised it. Recruitment process

A Walk In Their Shoes

Speaker: Angie Verros, Founder, Vaia Talent

In today's competitive job market, how candidates perceive your firm impacts who you attract and hire. Guess what? If your candidate experience rocks, you'll be able to attract top talent! Have you ever considered what it's like to be on the other side? How great would it be if we took their bad experiences and turned them around by using our instincts? Today you will learn how to use simple human elements in order to showcase your employer brand and convert more applicants to amazing hires.

How to Hire Top Performers: Offer Them a Career Path

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Career opportunity is the top reason people change jobs. Forty five percent of people leave their job due to lack of opportunities for advancement, and 59 percent accept a new job for a strong career path with more opportunity. These are precisely the people you want at your organization. Those focused on their career paths will be more driven to continually improve their skills and exceed performance expectations.

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5 Important Things Missing From Career Sites

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Candidates research opportunities before expressing interest, whether that means responding to your cold outreach, agreeing to be submitted as an employee referral, or applying. There are many sources candidates can use, but your career site is the most powerful tool at your disposal because you own it and can customize it to your satisfaction.

3 Ways to Catch Lever in London Next Week

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Lever is excited to announce that we’ll be visiting our friends across the pond! We’re hitting London next week, and we’d love to see you while we’re there. Here are three ways to catch the team: Events

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Interview Preparation Checklists for 3 Key Hiring Stakeholders

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The onsite interview is perhaps the most important part of the recruitment process. This is when you really dive into each candidate’s skills and qualifications, and determine whether they’d be a strong addition to your team. However, your interviewers are not the only ones performing an evaluation—your candidates are evaluating your team and your organization as well.

New Ways to Engage and Source Talent - All In Less Than 24 Hours

Speaker: Derek Zeller, Director of Recruiting Solutions, Engage Talent

In this session, we’ll examine the critical essentials you should know about the type of tech you are looking for and what you should know before engaging with candidates - everything from where to get the information you need, to which sites and books are good to read. By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new candidates to your managers more quickly.

5 Strategies that Have Powered Shopify's Stunning Growth

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In 2011, Shopify had 40 employees total, no recruiting team, and one unassuming HR intern with no prior HR experience. Today, their employee count has soared to 2,000+ employees, 60 of whom are in talent acquisition. That former intern? She’s now the Head of Talent Acquisition, Anna Lambert. Events Recruitment process

The Future of Recruiting: Tech Veteran Vipul Sharma Predicts the Changes That Will Shape the Recruiting World

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This is a guest post by Mike Norland, head of growth marketing at Simppler. S imppler is a recruiting tech company that helps teams find and hire the best people within their employee’s network. Recruiting has undergone massive changes in recent years. As the digital economy has evolved, so has the talent marketplace, leading companies to think differently about their hiring strategy in order to prepare for the future. Recruitment process

Talent Innovation Summit Countdown: Inside GoDaddy's Diversity Transformation Story

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A few years ago, GoDaddy was renowned worldwide as the go-to domain registrar, a nearly billion dollar company that you could always count on for bold advertisements. Today, there’s so much more to their story. GoDaddy is known by many as an exceptionally inclusive environment, one that celebrates and empowers women in particular. Events

Meet our 'Headcount Heroes': Recruiting Teams That Crushed Their 2017 Goals

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Episode I: Rivkah Azoulay and François Morin, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. The month January is named after the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways, who is depicted with two faces: one looking into the past, the other into the future. Similarly, companies tend to spend January looking back at the successes and learnings of the past 12 months, while anticipating what lies ahead in the next 12. Data-driven recruiting

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 Sourcing Hacks to Supercharge your Hiring in 2018

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Sourced candidates make up the second most common source of hire , and sourcing is arguably the most promising way to find your dream candidate. To make that your reality, you just have to hone the right tactics. Sourcing & Nurture

Talent Innovation Summit Countdown: Discover New Talent Pools with Paired Sourcing

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At this year’s Talent Innovation Summit , we’re focused on keeping our sessions interactive and providing as much value as possible to our attendees. One hidden Summit gem? The chance to sign up for a free, personalized sourcing sprint. Jer Langhans and James Temple from Paired Sourcing , whose company mission is to help companies handcraft a full, promising talent pipeline, will be setting up shop in our partner area.

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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Start 2018 off Right with Strategic Workforce Planning

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Sixty one percent of recruiters expect to hire more people in 2018 than they did in 2017, while 29 percent expect to maintain their current headcount. The thing is, the resources you need to ramp hiring may vary, based on your organization’s business goals. Strategic workforce planning can help you map those business goals to your headcount plan , so you can get a ten thousand foot view of what lies ahead.

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.