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The Gatekeepers Part II: Why a Positive Recruiting Philosophy Matters

Proactive Talent

Welcome to the second blog in my series, The Gatekeepers: Why a positive Recruiting Philosophy Matters. In this blog, I’ll focus on an essential piece of The Gatekeeper approach: the candidate. If you missed my first blog, take a peek here before reading this one.

The Ghosting Guide: An Inside Look at Why Job Seekers Disappear


A truly scary trend has emerged in the last year: employers are getting ghosted by job seekers. From ditching job interviews to not showing up on the first day, candidates are disappearing without a trace — and ghosting during the hiring process is now one of the biggest problems in recruiting.

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How to Give Job Seekers More Than a Job Description

Glassdoor for Employers

Bland job descriptions are about as exciting as plain, unbuttered toast: They’re unlikely to attract anyone, let alone the top talent your company seeks.

How Small Companies Can Compete with Larger Companies’ Employer Brands

Glassdoor for Employers

The lure of a fully equipped gym or access to yoga classes can be strong for job seekers on the hunt for new company soil in which to plant their career flag. Other big-company benefits include opportunities for advancement, salary increases and better insurance options.

Candidate Screening Simplified

Speaker: Allen Samuel, Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur

When it comes to finding the right candidates for your company, you want to ensure that they are a good “fit.” By having an understanding of the job description, accurate skillset criteria and a short conversation with the hiring manager, you will be armed with the resources to quickly and effectively convert potential candidates to new hires. Join Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur Allen Samuel to learn the steps you should be taking in your candidate screening process.

3 Key Areas of Background Check Compliance Employers Need to Know


Three-quarters of the US population lives in a jurisdiction with a fair hiring law in place, so if you’re responsible for screening and hiring employees, you need to know how to maintain compliance to avoid costly violations. While compliance with fair hiring. Read More.

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LINKEDIN RANT: The Folly of Accepting 90% of the Connection Requests I Get

Fistful of Talent

It’s fair to say LinkedIn has changed everyone’s life in recruiting. But not always for the better. LinkedIn is the golden child of candidate databases, now claiming to have 575 million unique profiles (260 monthly actives) residing within its servers.

5 Things Your Employee Reviews Are Missing


Formal employee reviews are becoming less common. While 85% of organizations help formal performance reviews in 2017, only 80% conduct them today. Over the same period, the percentage of companies with informal performance check-ins has increased by 8%.

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7 Ways to Celebrate Global Talent Acquisition Day at Your Office


Next Wednesday, September 4th marks a day to celebrate all those in talent acquisition that have enabled your great company to make hires and scale to the level that you’re at today. But how can you celebrate those that make your lives. Read More.

All Good Things…

The Whiteboard

Blog topics are sometimes hard to come by, nine times out of ten they’re usually a cathartic exercise used to expel some of the recruitment demons we’ve experienced in the week.

Why All the AI Research You’re Reading is Dead Wrong

Speaker: Ben Eubanks, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Principal Analyst at Lighthouse Research & Advisory

While we may be “people” professionals, it is part of our job to understand AI and how this technology can enable us to make smarter decisions and develop more efficient processes. Join Lighthouse Research & Advisory Principal Analyst Ben Eubanks where he will discuss how AI can be used for HR and recruiting processes, including how to create more human interactions and engagement through the strategic application of technology.

10 Things HR Should Have Given Up by Now

Fistful of Talent

I attended an awards luncheon where the nominees were asked the question, “What would you have expected to have given up by now?” ” Answers involved a lot of childhood sweets, biting nails and imaginary dogs ( that was not mine ).

3 Trends Changing the Way Hiring Professionals Work


Guest blog by Augusta Henning. With the labor market tightening , it’s now become trickier than ever for organizations to source and hire the best talent. As a result, many hiring professionals need to adapt the way they work in order to get ahead.

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A CEO’s Perspective: The Google Hire Announcement


We’ve admired the Hire by Google team since their pre-acquisition days as BeBop. The quality of their team, approach, and leadership exemplified the next generation of technology players that are supporting today’s more sophisticated talent strategies. I’m happy that both the teams. Read More. The post A CEO’s Perspective: The Google Hire Announcement appeared first on Lever. Applicant Tracking System Lever Product

Is It Time to Reimagine Your Seasonal Hiring Process?

Glassdoor for Employers

I’ve had the pleasure to work with companies to re-imagine their hiring processes for years. With HireVue, I’ve been able to help companies move faster and improve high-volume and seasonal hiring needs among others.

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3 Best Practices to Engage Employees During Onboarding

Speaker: Lilith Christiansen, VP of Onboarding Solutions, SilkRoad

Join SilkRoad's Vice President of Onboarding Solutions Lilith Christiansen where she will explore how to create a strategic onboarding process that will engage and retain your employees.

Welcome to the Sh*t Show!

Fistful of Talent

Have you ever noticed that as soon as you believe your organizational dysfunction has reached a peak, you always can find another organization that takes it one step further? We love to think that our “Sh*t Show” is the worst, but we always know it’s not.

Daddy, did you lose your job?


I got to work that day, and my boss immediately called me into his office. I didn’t like the look on his face, but I didn’t have anything to worry about, or so I thought. We got to his office, and the HR Director was sitting in there (who also had an unpleasant look on her face).

7 Must-Read Articles for Sourcers


If you’re feeling like your sourcing strategy has hit a wall, we’ve gathered the best reads to inspire your sourcing journey and help you find the best talent to grow your company. We’ve curated this list from the best sourcers and recruiters. Read More.

How Our Talent Engine Landed Us 7 Years On The Inc 5000 List


ApplicantPro is super excited to once again be named one of the 5000 fastest-growing privately held small companies in the U.S on Inc. Magazine's 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies! The Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth over a three-year period.

Strategic Recruitment Marketing Made Simple

Speaker: Andrew Levy, Employer Branding and Recruitment Marketing Senior Director, Employera

By streamlining your marketing efforts through simple mindset shifts and automation, you will be on your way to a more efficient talent acquisition process. Join Employera’s Employer Branding and Recruitment Marketing Senior Director Andrew Levy as he discusses how to analyze your current marketing practices and transform them to ensure your candidates turn into employees.

5 Reasons Why You Should Start Hiring People Who Are Better Than You


The hiring process can be a humbling one if you're looking to build a strong, trustworthy team. Business leaders and owners are often tasked with vetting and onboarding new leadership team members, but workplace competitiveness can often complicate the process.

Management Fads Come and Go, But Here’s an Oldie You Should Get on Board With

Fistful of Talent

Management fads come and go, but one thing never changes — the fact that that most management fads don’t seem to last. That’s why I was surprised when I saw this recent Wall Street Journal article touting “agile management” as the hot, new management trend.

2019 Talent Benchmarks: The Interviewing Statistics


Interviews are a notoriously difficult part of the hiring process to maneuver. The candidates are nervous and can get exhausted with long interviews, too many onsites, and a needlessly complex process. Meanwhile, recruiters and hiring managers have to handle scheduling and all. Read More.

4 Surprises For New Hiring Managers

Recruiting Daily

Hiring and interviewing is as much a science as it is an art. New managers will often be tasked with running their own interviews and hiring for their own teams without any formal training or experience.

A Comprehensive Toolkit to Recruiting & Hiring Excellence

Access the recruiting and hiring resources you need to make your next hire the right hire.

The Dos & Don’ts for Recruiters

Glassdoor for Employers

Relationship building between candidates and companies is an ever-evolving process, especially in our digitally connected, hypercompetitive world.

Revamp Your Employee Training


Employee training and onboarding programs can easily become stale, boring, and out-of-date - which won’t stand a chance against companies with unique culture and training opportunities. Discover how to revamp your employe training program effectively! Read More. Culture and People

Lever’s Summer of Sourcing Recap: How to Improve Recruitment and Retention


We just wrapped our annual Summer of Sourcing webinar series. Our speakers had so many insightful things to say about recruitment and retention, and we couldn’t wait to share them with you. Our second session, Gathering Feedback to Improve Your Hiring and. Read More. The post Lever’s Summer of Sourcing Recap: How to Improve Recruitment and Retention appeared first on Lever. Sourcing & Nurture

How to Use Instagram for Recruitment

FireFish Software

Did you know candidates spend just as much time on Instagram as they do on Facebook these days, and engagement levels on Instagram are higher than any other social platform ?

Stop Ghosting Your Candidates!

Speaker: Vanessa Raath, Freelance Sourcer & Sourcing Trainer, International Keynote Speaker

You will learn the best practices for maintaining constant communication between the recruiter and the candidate from the time they submit their job application, right up to their first few days as a new hire. Join international Keynote Speaker & Sourcing Trainer Vanessa Raath to learn how you can encourage your recruiters to provide feedback throughout the recruitment process.