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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.

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.

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.

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

Live Webinar: Competing in a Candidate Driven Market – How to Recruit in 2018

With unemployment at an 18-year low, recruiters are now faced with a unique challenge that they haven't had to face in some time. The market is hot and the best candidates are often receiving more than one offer. In an environment where candidates are "ghosting" interviews and even offers, how do you compete? Join us on September 27th, 2018 for a live webinar with Scott Conklin, VP of Human Resources at Paycor and learn what candidates really care about and how to get the offer signed.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Live Webinar: Train Like a Boss – Close the Skills Gap and Boost Employee Retention

Recruiting quality employees is no easy task. With unemployment at an all-time low, it's now more crucial than ever to engage and retain the employees you've hired. A demonstrated investment in employee development can set you apart and help attract more quality candidates. According to a recent report from Linkedin, over a fourth of HR professionals expect to be increasing their budgets in learning and development. Join us on 8/30 for a live webinar with Greg Goold, Director of Learning and Development at Paycor.

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

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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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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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.

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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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.

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.

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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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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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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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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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.

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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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 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.

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.

Taking on Tomorrow: 2019 Trends In Technical Recruiting

Speaker: Katrina Kibben, Founder and Principal Consultant, Three Ears Media

The talent market is shrinking every day, especially for technical talent. In response, the HR technology landscape is evolving more quickly than ever with the addition of everything from chat bots to calendar apps. We're finding new ways to streamline, optimize and connect with candidates like we never have before. But the best technical recruiters realize it's not all about the shiny new product - it's about the people.

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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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

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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

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.

Attracting & Retaining Superstar Talent

Speaker: Ryan Turnbull, VP, Wellness Practices Leader at Tolman & Wiker, & Bryce Eddy, SVP Employee Benefits at Tolman & Wiker

Ever wonder how companies differentiate themselves to attract and retain superstar talent? Join us for a panel event featuring thought leaders from Tolman | Wiker, voted '2017 Best Place To Work' by the Pacific Coast Business Times, as they share insight on the strategies used by top employers to win the war for talent.