Spark Hire and Jazz Recruiting & Performance Management Software Launch Video Interviewing Integration

Spark Hire

We are excited to announce our integration with Jazz — here we are at the HR Technology Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas! Jazz is a powerful, easy-to-use recruitment software for startups and growing companies. Formerly known as Resumator, Jazz has been helping companies recruit, coach, reward, and retain high-performance workforces since 2009. We are thrilled to offer Spark Hire’s video interviews to our customers.”. The timing couldn’t be better!

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[Part One] Keeping the Interview on Track

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A bad interview can feel like a bad dance. Bad interviewing can cost you more than just a little embarrassment, too. The interview is usually your last chance to get the decision right. So before you head to the dance floor, you may want to evaluate your interview process to ensure you can keep things on track and in sync. Preparing for the Interview. Don’t speed through sourcing, screening, and interview to hire as soon as possible.

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How to Nail Group Interviews Every Time

JazzHR

When it comes to finding the right person for a new role in your business, group interviews can be a valuable tool in your recruitment process. Group or panel interviews come with a range of benefits, including saving you precious time and helping you gain deeper insight into a candidate’s suitability for the job. Done right, group interviews can produce fantastic results. So what do you need to do to make sure you get the best out of a group interview?

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Disruptive Interview Tactics to Improve Quality of Hire

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As a result, the interview tactics HR leaders use to identify top performers also need to change. To cope with this rising challenge, HR leaders are considering disruptive interview tactics. Bringing logic puzzles to the interview process is nothing new. Other logic-based and strategy games could prove useful in an interview scenario. Interview questions that require long-form answers are another disruptive tactic stakeholders can use to find talent.

[Part Two] Keeping the Interview On Track

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… and we’re back with “Keeping the Interview On Track” part deux. In our first installment , you learned how to properly prepare for the interview, gather your team of interviewers and develop a list of insightful questions. Now we’ll get into the meat of the interview including reviewing common errors and how to wrap things up. Let’s jump in: The Interview. A good interviewer won’t simply ask questions.

How To Answer The Most Common Interview Questions

JazzHR

So you’ve made it past the resume bots and screening stages to land an in-person interview. To help you nail your interview, we’ve put together a short list of the most common interview questions and how to answer them so you’re prepared for the big day. In this situation, the interviewer wants to make sure you’ve given the opportunity some thought. ” Do you have any tips for answering other common interview questions?

[Part Two] Keeping the Interview On Track

JazzHR

… and we’re back with “Keeping the Interview On Track” part deux. In our first installment , you learned how to properly prepare for the interview, gather your team of interviewers and develop a list of insightful questions. Now we’ll get into the meat of the interview including reviewing common errors and how to wrap things up. Let’s jump in: The Interview. A good interviewer won’t simply ask questions.

4 Ways to Assess Soft Skills in an Interview

JazzHR

That’s why once candidates make it to the interview stage, you need to be able to assess the personal qualities they possess to see if they’ll actually gel with your organization and be an effective contributor to your team. Whichever soft skills are the most important for the role you’re hoping to fill, there are ways to assess them during a candidate’s interview. Personal questions help an interviewer dig a little deeper into a candidate’s nature and personality.

4 Important Things to Know Before Interviewing a Millennial

JazzHR

The ability to research potential employers like never before has changed the interviewing landscape. It can make them challenging to hire but if you understand them it will make interviewing a much more rewarding process for both parties. Prior to an interview, or even applying for the position, a millennial – at least one that you’d want to hire – will have done their research. Millennials have an expectation of speed when it comes to the interviewing process.

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The Top 7 Interview Questions You’re Probably Not Asking

JazzHR

I’m talking about the interview process, which is something that you can never be too prepared for. And, the best way to prepare is to have a thorough understanding of each candidate’s background and experience so that you can ask really great interview questions. The post The Top 7 Interview Questions You’re Probably Not Asking appeared first on Jazz Notes.

Non-Verbal Interview Cues That Are Helping You Decide Who To Hire

JazzHR

When we look back on past interviews with candidates, you are going to review the answers to questions, give them a score based on those results and decide whether or not to continue moving them through the process. That’s not to say it’s an infallible method for choosing candidates obviously but candidates that come in to an interview firing non-verbal cues that you find negative will have a higher hill to climb to get you on their side.

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Are You a Good Interviewer? Follow These Steps and You Will Be

JazzHR

Landing top talent depends as much on your skills as an interviewer as any other factor. After all, interviews are a chance for candidates to assess you and your company, just as you’re assessing them and their candidacy. While it can be the hardest part of the recruitment process — particularly if you’re not used to conducting interviews, or doing so is a bit out of your comfort zone — getting it right is certainly well within reach. Outline the interview structure.

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The Lure of Successful Teams

JazzHR

When Kevin Durant interviewed with the Warriors, he reportedly met with Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala. Incorporating Your Star Team into Your Interview Process. By showcasing your star players and building a collaborative interview process, you can present a lasting impression of an irresistible team environment. Jazz allows you to plan and organize your interview process, assigning interview guides to people on your team.

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Increasing Adoption Amongst Teams: Collaboration Best Practices

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Collaborating with Jazz. Jazz customers succeed at finding top performers and strong collaborators by leveraging a variety of team-oriented tools. Collaborative features within Jazz can be customized with individual preferences to meet each user’s specific needs. In the following examples, we’ll explore just some of the ways that Jazz enables hiring teams to collaborate and improve adoption by key stakeholders. Interview Guides.

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5 Red Flags To Watch for in Your Next Candidate Interview

CareerBuilder

As you head into your next interview with a candidate, here are five red flags to look out for. Yes, the candidate should be jazzed about the opportunity; however, any recruiter worth their salt should be able to see through overly fake enthusiasm. There are circumstances outside of our control (car accidents, deaths in a family, and so on), but unless there is very good reason, a candidate who is tardy to an interview needs to be evaluated carefully.

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Defining Your Hiring Process Using Roles & Permissions

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Outlined below are the roles and best practices to help you accomplish this task using the Jazz Platform but this train of thought is useful for any system. The supreme leader of your Jazz account! There can only be one owner for each Jazz account. This person is the primary point of contact for Jazz and is responsible for configuring the implementation of the system. JAZZ notes. Subscribe to Jazz Notes. Learn More About Jazz. About Jazz.

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How to Hire and Retain Top Tech Talent

JazzHR

As a product manager, I have had the chance to work with a cross-section of the entire Jazz team. While engineers aren’t typically the best source of customer feedback, here at Jazz you can regularly find engineers taking a break from coding in order to sit in on a customer call. At Jazz, we are improving recruiting for small businesses through technology and we recognize that our engineering team is key to our success.

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Product Enhancements: Candidate Focus and Collaborative Discussion

JazzHR

Whether you’re interviewing a candidate, collaborating with a hiring manager, or coordinating with a recruiter; the ability to communicate without friction is essential to a healthy hiring operation. That’s why we’ve released a series of product enhancements to simplify the way you interact, collaborate, and discuss candidates within Jazz. The Discussion tab will be your hiring team’s one-stop-shop for real time candidate feedback, interview notes, and comments.

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Enhancing the Candidate Experience with Workflows

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Jazz customers are able to ensure strong candidate communication by building complete recruiting workflows. The simple act of building a workflow within Jazz helps a hiring team think through and document the key recruiting milestones within their organization. Once a workflow has been a attached to a job, hiring managers can customize the workflow with position-specific interviews and automated emails or tasks. JAZZ notes. Subscribe to Jazz Notes. About Jazz.

[Infographic] The Manager’s Guide to Letting Go

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How To Answer The Most Common Interview Questions. JAZZ notes. Subscribe to Jazz Notes. Learn More About Jazz. Amanda Groves Jazz Don Charlton Lyla Rozelle Bill Fox Jonathan Muller. About Jazz. Jazz Tune-Ups. Need to brush up on your Jazz skills? 2016 Jazz | All rights reserved. Recruiting. Engagement. Performance. Culture. Intelligence. Infographic] The Manager’s Guide to Letting Go. Written by: Amanda Groves on 08.01.2016.

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3 Reasons Why You Needed HR Tech Yesterday

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How To Answer The Most Common Interview Questions. JAZZ notes. Subscribe to Jazz Notes. Learn More About Jazz. Amanda Groves Jazz Don Charlton Lyla Rozelle Bill Fox Jonathan Muller. About Jazz. Jazz Tune-Ups. Need to brush up on your Jazz skills? 2016 Jazz | All rights reserved. Recruiting. Engagement. Performance. Culture. Intelligence. Hype. 3 Reasons Why You Needed HR Tech Yesterday. Written by: Amanda Groves on 08.16.2016.

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Building a Better Candidate Pipeline

JazzHR

Have you checked recently how many candidates you have sitting around in your Jazz account? We’re talking about folks who have applied to your positions that you: didn’t have time to interview. What could be better than offering up a candidate ready to interview one or two days after a hiring manager gives you a job requisition? For more information on pipelining candidates and making the most of your Jazz account sign up for our webinar today at 2:00 pm ET.

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How Recruiting Software Can Help Small Businesses

JazzHR

Today’s companies depend on quality recruitment tools to facilitate the entire hiring process — from sourcing candidates to rating interview responses. With a service like Jazz, candidate profiles are easily accessible, so that multiple managers can provide feedback and have a real dialogue about an applicant’s viability. The post How Recruiting Software Can Help Small Businesses appeared first on Jazz Notes. In the game of hiring, Recruiting Software is your best friend.

Evaluating Employee Performance with Words Instead of Numbers

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How To Answer The Most Common Interview Questions. JAZZ notes. Subscribe to Jazz Notes. Learn More About Jazz. Amanda Groves Jazz Don Charlton Lyla Rozelle Bill Fox Jonathan Muller. About Jazz. Jazz Tune-Ups. Need to brush up on your Jazz skills? 2016 Jazz | All rights reserved. Recruiting. Engagement. Performance. Culture. Intelligence. Evaluating Employee Performance with Words Instead of Numbers. Written by: Bill Fox on 08.25.2016.

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The True Cost of a Bad Hire

JazzHR

Join us on October 13 for a webinar with Cassidy Coakley, International Recruitment Specialist at Tourico Holidays, where we’ll discuss how to avoid this situation, and make your interview process strategic and thoughtful to get the best candidates possible. The post The True Cost of a Bad Hire appeared first on Jazz Notes. There’s a lot of different opinions on what it costs an organization when they don’t make the right hiring choice.

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Easy Ways to Optimize Your Resume for an ATS

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Luckily, there are a few concrete steps you can take to optimize your resume for an applicant tracking system , and have a better shot at reaching the interview phase. Resumes with the best scores make it to the next stage, where an actual human reads them and starts scheduling interviews. The post Easy Ways to Optimize Your Resume for an ATS appeared first on Jazz Notes.

Relationship Building Tips for Recruiters

JazzHR

Using your hiring manager’s expertise in her field and tools like our own Jazz Crowd and Spark Hire video interviewing will help decrease that Time to Fill and increase retention by finding quality candidates that you and your hiring manager agree on. The post Relationship Building Tips for Recruiters appeared first on Jazz Notes.

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Implementing Values-Based Hiring

JazzHR

Implementing a values-based hiring process will help you find more of the A-players you’re looking for, and will take the guesswork out of interviewing. Level-Up Your Interview Game. If your interviews are unstructured and unfocused you’re doing yourself and the candidate a huge disservice. Before you conduct another interview, take time to profile your ideal hire using key attributes from the performers already employed by your company.

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New Year, New Recruiting Resolutions

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Experts suggest making sure your careers page is mobile friendly, consider corresponding via email and text instead of the phone and try mobile video conference for interviews. The post New Year, New Recruiting Resolutions appeared first on Jazz Notes. One of the best things about a new year is getting to relax and recharge your batteries.

How to Choose the Best HR Software

JazzHR

Sifting through applications, screening candidates, conducting interviews, and then wrapping-up the onboarding process all takes time, but good software will seamlessly guide you through each step. Finally, the best recruiting software should automate many aspects of the interview stage, providing data-rich templates that rank candidates on interview questions, allow managers to compare notes, and then draft timely emails with good or bad news.

How Recruiters are Getting an Edge in December

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Because of this, it’s become relatively easy for candidates to make up an excuse and jet out without question from their manager – and into their final interview. The post How Recruiters are Getting an Edge in December appeared first on Jazz Notes. As another trip around the sun comes to an end – many companies are winding down their hiring activities in preparation for 2017. And with this ramp-down, comes a unique opportunity for recruiters to pounce.

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Stock Photos in Your Recruiting? Shame On You

Fistful of Talent

“The Team Interview” with one person of each skin tone sitting in a row wearing the same suit. Kind of like jazz hands, but not ok to do at work. It’s weird to open a website and recognize all of the people in the images. Great to see an old friend, sure, but that’s not what I’m talking about. I don’t recognize the photos on this website because I met them at the last HR Tech conference.

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5 Ways to Get Your Hiring Managers (More) Involved

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There are times when using an interview guide is just simply not going to work for someone on your team, but leaving an @mention is a good alternative. The post 5 Ways to Get Your Hiring Managers (More) Involved appeared first on Jazz Notes. Getting hiring managers as excited about recruiting as you are can often be a challenge. As hiring picks up in the new year, fostering the idea of recruiting as a team sport will lead to better hires, faster.

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8 Ways to Prevent Employee Turnover

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Conduct exit interviews. Exit interview are a chance to collect intel. While some people will be candid in exit interviews , others may be more circumspect. The post 8 Ways to Prevent Employee Turnover appeared first on Jazz Notes. In business, high employee turnover rates are a significant cost and inconvenience every organization wants to avoid.

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Top 5 Screening Best Practices

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Don’t wait for the interview either. Gather tangible feedback from your screeners so that your interviewers and hiring managers can make real decisions. Express your opinions of each phone interview. Decide who appears most qualified and who sounded enthusiastic during their phone interviews. Come to a consensus about who should be interviewed, or if you’re alone, decide who closest fits your job profile.

The top 7 task templates that will improve your time to hire

JazzHR

Complete interview guide. If you’re not already using interview guides, it’s a great way for hiring managers to enter notes (and plus you can report on interview data, pretty neat) to help keep everything collaborative. The post The top 7 task templates that will improve your time to hire appeared first on Jazz Notes. Do you lose track of communications with candidates? Are follow-ups falling through the cracks? Having trouble with hiring managers?

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The Rise of Recruitment Marketing in HR Tech

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Interviews. Interviewing is the meat in the recruiting sandwich and interview software can prove invaluable in making this process easier, more efficient, and more productive. Interview tools can sync your team’s calendars and help you identify times that work for everyone to coordinate meetings, panel interviews, and reviews. The post The Rise of Recruitment Marketing in HR Tech appeared first on Jazz Notes.

8 Fail-Proof Ways to Optimize Your Resume for the ATS

ClearCompany Recruiting

It can be tempting to jazz up a resume with lots of colors, fonts, even a picture here or there, especially if you’re looking to hire in a creative role. According to Dr. John Sullivan, author of the article " Identifying Keywords to Put on Your Resume ," if you don’t include at least 50% of the job description keywords in your resume, don’t expect an interview. 72% of submitted applications are never read by an actual person.

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Cut The Jargon! Here’s How You Write a Kick-Ass Job Ad

Social Talent

We look at how you can jazz up your job ad so you can convince the RIGHT people to come and work for you! You’ll only end up disappointing yourself as well as the candidate that comes in to interview. Finding the right talent in today’s competitive job market ain’t easy! To attract the right talent, it’s important that you focus on targeting the right person.

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6 Red Flags to Lookout for When Conducting Background Checks

JazzHR

Background checks and the red flags they reveal can be incredibly useful in weeding out unsuitable, dangerous, or problematic candidates before you waste time on them in the interview stage or make a costly hiring mistake. The post 6 Red Flags to Lookout for When Conducting Background Checks appeared first on Jazz Notes. For most organizations, background checks are an essential part of the recruitment process.

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