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Candidate Experience: Deliver a Joyous Job Offer

By Caroline R. on Feb 27, 2020 12:45:14 PM

There are crucial times and opportunities where you should communicate with your candidates. Most importantly in order to:

Along all these steps, you manage the candidates' image of and overall experience with your company, thus affecting whether they apply for future positions or how they talk about your company to friends and family (or on platforms like kununu.com or glassdoor).

Topics: Candidate Experience
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Candidate Experience: Acknowledge Application

By Caroline R. on Feb 27, 2020 12:35:00 PM

There are crucial times and opportunities where you should communicate with your candidates. Most importantly in order to:

Along all these steps, you manage the candidates' image of and overall experience with your company, thus affecting whether they apply for future positions or how they talk about your company to friends and family (or on platforms like kununu.com or glassdoor).

Topics: Candidate Experience
4 min read

Candidate Experience: Schedule interview or reject

By Caroline R. on Feb 27, 2020 12:30:47 PM

There are crucial times and opportunities where you should communicate with your candidates. Most importantly in order to:

Along all these steps, you manage the candidates' image of and overall experience with your company, thus affecting whether they apply for future positions or how they talk about your company to friends and family (or on platforms like kununu.com or glassdoor).

Topics: Candidate Experience
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Darwin and Candidate Sourcing: How to Know When Change is Welcome

By Elizabeth T. on Feb 25, 2020 4:10:35 PM

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin may not be the authority figure on candidate sourcing (as he is in science), but he still packs a punch for recruiters. He’s highlighting the essential nature in today’s workplace: the ability to anticipate change and to execute it. It’s the rigid system---or recruiting strategy ---that is bound to collapse; it’s the recruitment process that is more resilient and more fluid that is bound to identify new candidates. Talent sourcing, sourcing candidates, and other sourcing strategies may not be a Darwinian science, but qualified candidates are bit of a rare breed.

Topics: Candidate Experience
4 min read

The Internet Tells Us About Their Candidate Experience

By Elizabeth T. on Feb 21, 2020 4:40:35 PM

If haven't applied to a job in the past 20 years, the almost-humorous (*almost*) nonsense of applying to a job may not hit home. You'd think since we have driverless cars and tourist-manned spaceships, it'd be simple to upload a resume---and then not have to go through 9 pages of filling out an application afterwards. But alas modern living (sigh). And yes, the modern candidate experience.

Topics: Candidate Experience
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Candidate Experience: What Exactly Are the 'Rules of Rejection'?

By Caroline R. on Feb 18, 2020 1:14:15 PM

There are crucial times and opportunities where you should communicate with your candidates:

Along all these steps, you manage the image candidates have of your company, thus affecting whether they apply for future positions or how they talk about your company to friends and family (or on platforms like kununu.com or glassdoor).

Topics: Candidate Experience
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The 'Amazon' Candidate Experience: Millennials and Gen Z Want AI

By Elizabeth T. on Feb 17, 2020 11:50:49 AM

Digital natives are a handful—and hold a handful of expectations on how the candidate experience should work. They don’t remember the world before the Internet. They expect speed and follow-through on services and products. The interconnectedness of social media, Google, and everything accessible within a few clicks means digital natives are used to playing the comparison game—and they’re good at it. Their behavior is similar to modern-day consumers---and what they're looking for in their recruiting experience.

Topics: Candidate Experience
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Losing Candidates in Recruitment? 10 Creative Ideas to Stop the Loss

By Caroline R. on Feb 13, 2020 4:14:24 PM

 

"Left, left, left..right, left, RIGHT, it’s a MATCH!"”

That Tinder profile’s quite got something! You instantly start wondering what they might be like in person. But should you write first or wait for them to start the chat?

Dating apps, like Tinder, make the user somewhat like a recruiter: assessing the qualities of the candidate and making a great first impression on your romantic vis-á-vis. After all, even the most promising match runs the risk of petering out.

Topics: Candidate Experience
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Design It Right: Candidate Experience Survey Questions

By Elizabeth T. on Feb 10, 2020 5:31:30 PM

You’ve got a great company with great vision and a shiny, great position is available. As a hiring manager, you practically already have a winning hand...right? These things will hardly matter if you don’t secure a high-calibre candidate experience in place. Just ask Virgin Mobile.

Topics: Candidate Experience
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Candidate Experience: Where To Find Tech Talent---and What They Want

By Elizabeth T. on Feb 6, 2020 11:59:09 AM

The war for talent is on. In 2018, unemployment in the US dropped to 3.8%, the lowest in 50 years. Finding candidates for positions is becoming an even harder struggle for hiring managers. Creating a candidate experience strategy begins knowing where to look. One of the biggest challenges for recruiters: “Where to find the best tech talent?”

Topics: Candidate Experience
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Best Practices in Pre-Employment Assessment, Short 'n Sweet

By Elizabeth T. on Dec 17, 2019 12:16:29 PM

From the moment a candidate spots a vacancy, the candidate experience commences. Even if an applicant is rejected after the first round, that individual will remember how they were treated. Making applicants feel comfortable around pre-employment assessments should be prioritized on the hiring journey. Given that $4,000 is the average amount that US companies spend to fill an open position, the pre-employment test needs to be effective. 

Topics: Pre-Employment Testing Candidate Experience
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No One Wants to Take Your Pre-Employment Assessment: What to Do

By Elizabeth T. on Dec 12, 2019 9:14:06 PM

If you take a peek in the online world, you’ll quickly realize a couple of things:
1. We use our unparalleled information age to create memes, 
2. Kanye loves Kanye, and 
3. people really, really dislike pre-employment assessments. 

Topics: Pre-Employment Testing Candidate Experience
11 min read

Online Recruiting: Do You Speak Fluent Boomer, Millennial, and Gen Z?

By Elizabeth T. on Nov 28, 2019 4:01:36 PM

If you haven’t noticed the entire world has gone online. Your university courses can now be held via a video conference; the advent of educational MOOCs; finding the love of your life (or not) via online dating websites or mobile apps; filing your taxes (less fun than Tinder, but definitely important); online grocery shopping; or making an online order to have an entire glam squad arrive at your own front door. Online recruiting is part of the Internet’s Wild West that’s gained maturity since the days of 90s job boards. (Shout out to Monster!) 

Topics: AI Video Recruiting Candidate Experience
6 min read

Taylor Swift is Leading the Candidate Experience Revolution (Really)

By Elizabeth T. on Nov 25, 2019 4:33:21 PM

An applicant may not be a pop star, but word travels quickly in this digital age. Twitter. Glassdoor. Reddit. LinkedIn. Word on the street about a poor interview experience and a company could be trending hashtag.

Topics: Candidate Experience
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How to write an email template for scheduling a (AI) video interview

By Christoph H. on Nov 20, 2019 2:56:48 PM

How to write an email template for scheduling an interview – with AI. The following How-To guidelines serve as an anchor to assist recruiters in crafting invitation emails for video interviews. While a lot of automation and ATS systems are already in place, the magic, human touch remains in high-demand. 

Topics: AI Video Recruiting Candidate Experience
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In a Video Job Interview Red Flags Exists: Here's What to Look For

By Elizabeth T. on Nov 15, 2019 3:28:01 PM

Looking at a candidate's CV is not the equivalent of knowing them personally, obviously. It's not too different from trying to decrypt someone's Tinder profile: 

  • The top 3 job interview red flags
  • Our hiring (biased) brain
  • Simple steps to address bias in the hiring process
Topics: AI Video Recruiting Candidate Experience
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Why a Slam-Dunk Candidate Experience Means More customers, More money

By Elizabeth T. on Nov 13, 2019 12:14:43 PM

Hiring talent remains the number one concern of CEOs, according to the Conference Board Annual Survey. PwC’s 2017 CEO survey reports that chief executives view the unavailability of talent and skills as the biggest threat to their business. Employers also spend an enormous amount on hiring—an average of $4,129 per job in the United States. AI can help recruiters save time while focusing on finding the most qualified candidates.

Topics: Pre-Employment Testing Candidate Experience
4 min read

Waste $20 Billion Dollars or Create HR Metrics for Recruitment

By Elizabeth T. on Sep 2, 2019 4:42:58 PM

If your goal is to find qualified people, you may want to consider HR metrics for recruitment. Hiring talent usually remains one of the top priorities for most companies. The Conference Board Annual Survey reported that CEOs believe finding talent is their top priority.

And it shows: companies spend $20 billion on human resources; most of that goes towards recruitment vendors. The process of recruitment may take many forms—from the subcontractors in India scouring LinkedIn to application-tracking software to personal interviews.

Topics: Pre-Employment Testing Candidate Experience
3 min read

How to Screen Job Applicants Faster Using Artificial Intelligence

By Blog Team on Jul 8, 2019 5:35:00 AM

Thousands of candidates may apply for a single job. The number of applications received for a single position can be overwhelming, and it can take up to 23.5 hours of time to review all of them. Traditional application screening is drawn-out and inefficient. 

The process can also be frustrating for the job applicant if he or she must wait a long time to hear if they have been selected for the next selection round. Top candidates with offers elsewhere may even drop out of the process if they get impatient. Luckily, artificial intelligence now exists and can help you screen faster, and review even more candidates.

Topics: Pre-Employment Testing Candidate Experience
6 min read

Essential Advice for a Flawless Job Candidate Assessment

By Blog Team on Jul 2, 2019 12:00:00 PM

A more thorough candidate assessment process which takes less time. Impossible, right? Not anymore. In our digital world with advancing technology across all industries (including HR), this seemingly inconceivable feat can be accomplished.

Topics: Pre-Employment Testing Candidate Experience

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