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10 Free Ways to Boost Your Hiring Success

Article: Published: April 11, 2014

With all the recruiting technology, sourcing alliance partners, employment branding programs, and subscriptions or licenses available to recruiting teams nowadays, you’d think that budgets would be expanding to include many of these essential solutions. But despite hiring volume increases, most talent acquisition budgets are the same as last year. As part of its Third Annual Global Recruiting Trends survey, LinkedIn asked more than 3,300 talent acquisition leaders in 19 countries about their global hiring budgets for 2013 compared with the prior year. Twenty-eight percent said the 2013 budget has increased, 48 percent reported that the budget remained the same, and 24 percent reported a budget decrease.

Candidates in Tears? We Should be Ashamed of Ourselves!

Article: Author: Michele Ellner | Source: Montage Talent | Published: April 4, 2014

I'm usually not an eavesdropper. But recently I lingered in an aisle at Target just to hear more of a random shopper's mournful job-seeking story. It's an occupational requirement that I stay in tune with the job candidate so I can better advocate the benefits of video interviewing. So, please no judgement. This is her story as told to a sympathetic listener on the other end of her mobile phone. (Little did she know, she had a sympathetic listener lingering nearby.)

Phoenix from the Ashes: How Innovation Will Help the ATS Rise Again

Article: Published: March 4, 2014

When predicted the imminent death of the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) in its 2013 Recruiting Technology Trends report, many companies wondered if this could indeed be true. 

On one hand, it makes sense. Old technologies—like aging Shakespearean monarchs—are often killed off by their younger, more cunning replacements. But on the other hand, the ATS addresses many basic and essential recruiting needs. There is no newfangled replacement waiting in the wings that wouldn’t also need to continue to meet these basic needs.

Three Corporate Recruiting Trends You Can't Afford to Ignore

Article: Published: March 3, 2014

The world of recruiting changes so rapidly. New trends, touted as the latest and greatest, constantly vie for attention, while yesterday’s supposedly important trends seem to quickly lose luster. For recruiters and other talent acquisition professionals, knowing which trends are truly game-changing is essential. But how do you separate the hype from the need-to-know? 

Research from Recruiting Trends, a leading resource for the employee recruitment industry, finds that LinkedIn, mobile, and Big Data are being leveraged for talent acquisition – but not as expected. Yesterday’s game has already changed. Here are three trends that should now be a part of every corporate recruiting strategy.

HR Forecast 2014: Experts Analyze the Key Trends, Challenges and Opportunities for the Year Ahead

Article: Published: February 25, 2014

2013 is fading fast. If you’re already knee deep in reflection, mulling over the year’s HR successes and setbacks, remember that looking back can be a useful exercise—but only to a certain degree. Looking ahead is far more constructive and productive. To help set your sights firmly on the future, we asked a group of well-known and respected industry experts to scan the HR horizon and offer their forecasts regarding the challenges and opportunities that await us in 2014.

Predictive Hiring: A New Approach to Finding Candidates Who Will Succeed in Your Organization

Article: Author: Kevin Young, Vice President of Marketing | Published: February 21, 2014

The HR world is abuzz with interest in assessments. In fact, Forbes magazine has listed “Evolving Assessment Science” as one of the nine hottest trends in HR technology today.

While the behavioral research on which assessments are based has accumulated over decades, the e-tools available today make assessments a whole new animal. And with so much hype surrounding the topic, it can be difficult to know which way to turn.

In the following pages, we provide an overview of assessments in the hiring process and explain how best-in-class companies are using assessment science to improve the quality of hire, reduce turnover, and improve customer satisfaction.

2014 Jobvite Job Seeker Nation Study

Article: Published: February 10, 2014

On behalf of Jobvite, the polling company, inc., conducted a nationwide online omnibus survey of 2,135 adults (aged 18+), of

whom 1,303 were participants in the U.S. labor force. Participants were screened based on their employment situation and attitude toward future career opportunities, and non-employed, non-job seekers were excluded from the study.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Recruiting

Article: Published: February 10, 2014

Once upon a time, finding candidates meant posting a job description…and then waiting. But today, everything’s different.


  • Jobs have changed. Now more than ever, openings in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) are dominating the global marketplace.
  • In fact, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics believes that the STEM workforce in the U.S will total more than 8.65 million workers by 2018.
  • Jobseekers have changed. Research shows that Generation Y workers will change jobs every 3-4 years—because they want more from employment thanvpaychecks and benefits.
  • Technology has changed.

Dirty Old Snowmen

Article: Author: Jed Hamilton | Source: JIBE | Published: February 5, 2014

Ok, so the concept seems simple enough – we must work with clean data, right? But how do we get there? And just how dirty is the data we have today?
Last summer, Jibe conducted a fairly comprehensive survey of corporate recruiters and talent acquisition leaders, asking them for thoughts about current technologies. Some of our findings around data management we’re not all that surprising, but alarming nonetheless:

What Fuels Jibe?

Article: Author: Jed Hamilton | Source: JIBE | Published: February 5, 2014

“Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” — Mark Twain
What fuels us? You mean besides a passion for developing great, cutting-edge recruiting software? Well, last week at our 2014 kickoff meeting, we found out. Our team put together the following graphic showing just which start-up snacks and Seamless orders trumped all others through 2013. Take a look.

Candidate relationship management tech fills recruitment black hole

Article: Author: Emma Snider | Source: Tech Target | Published: December 13, 2013

While applicant tracking systems (ATSes) have vastly improved the efficiency of recruiting departments, they also have a distinct downside.
According to speakers at the Human Capital Institute's 2013 Talent Acquisition Technology Forum, held last week in San Francisco, these ubiquitous systems often create a "black hole" for both job applicants and recruiters. After submitting an application, job seekers rarely hear from the company unless they are selected for an interview, and ATSes don't have sufficient functionality for recruiters to use them to stay in touch with high-quality applicants not hired for a specific position.
Candidate relationship management systems can help bridge this gap, according to speakers from companies that have adopted the technology. In addition to explaining the benefits, the session leaders also spoke candidly about pitfalls to avoid and offered tips for effective use.

3 Out of 4 Hires Fail: How to Beat the Odds

Article: Author: Drew Greenblatt | Source: Inc | Published: February 25, 2013

The Hall-of-Famer Ted Williams famously said baseball is “the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of 10 and be considered a good performer.”
Maybe not the only one: The same could be said for hiring.

Take a Step Backwards to Go Forward with Your Social Recruiting

Article: Author: Andy Headworth | Published: February 25, 2013

Everyone in recruitment is (seemingly) looking for the next big thing, new angle, new tool, new bit of software etc. to enable them to find more candidates easier, quicker and more cost effectively, so that they can make more money (agency side) or reduce costs (corporate side). I can even see you nodding your head right now!

Surveys in the HR Market

Article: Author: John Sumser | Source: HR Examiner | Published: February 25, 2013

Surveys in the HR Market
I was complaining to a colleague about the heaps of misinformation in the marketplace. She was quick to correct me. “Marketing surveys delivered by vendors and consultants provide valuable information. You just have to remember the source.”

HR Metrics: Numbers HR Should Be Clambering to Discuss

Article: Author: Franz Gilbert | Source: Around the HR world in 40 days | Published: January 29, 2013

This article is going to focus on numbers that HR should be putting in front of executives and investors that really do matter to the business models of most companies. Think of it this way, if you are doing something great from a HR perspective that is making your human capital (your company's assets) better in some way - then don't you think your investors care? Don't think of this from a risk perspective (e.g. you could lose investment) but think of it from a positive perspective - it could make your CFO and Company better due to the ability to have a great Human Capital strategy. Because here is the newsflash - the analyst and investor community are already doing it - they are just guessing. One of previous articles explain how most of a company's stock price has nothing to do with book value - it has to do with what the people are doing.

Recruitment 5.0: The Future of Recruiting — the Final Chapter

Article: Author: Matthew Jeffery/Amy McKee, Head, EMEA Talent Acquisition & Global Talent Brand/Sr. Director, Global Talent Acquisition | Source: | Published: October 22, 2012

Mobile …finally! DNA footprints in the cloud; recruiting back to basics: getting to know the candidate; the end of the traditional ATS; emerging markets dominate; augmented reality; disruptive marketing and stunt PR; the end of social media; candidate cloning and the end of recruiters as we know it!

The Assessment Time Capsule: What Has and Has Not Changed in the World of Pre-employment Assessment

Article: Author: Dr. Charles Handler | Source: | Published: August 22, 2012

I was cleaning the attic the other day when I discovered a book that Kevin Wheeler and I put together back in the fall of 2001. This dusty tomb provided me with a treasure trove of insight along with a good deal of food for reflection.
Our book, titled “ Screening and Assessment: Best Practices” includes a variety of information about screening and assessment tools including the results of a usage survey examining use patterns for assessment tools, a summary of best practices for screening and assessment, and predictions for the future.

Managers Need You to Screen Out the Weakest Candidates

Article: Author: Dr. Wendell Williams | Source: | Published: August 8, 2012

Thus grief still treads upon the heels of pleasure; Married in haste, we may repent at leisure. –William Congreve, 1693
If you work from a job description only to find it does not correctly define candidate requirements; if you send multiple candidates to the hiring manager only to him/her complain about wrong-skilled people; if turnover stubbornly stays high; if too many people fail training programs; if newly promoted managers fail on the job; if 80% of salespeople produce only 20% of sales, or if half the people you hire tend to sink to the bottom of the pool, then William Congreve defined your problem over 300 years ago.

Recruiting By the Numbers — Analyze This! (Part 1 of 2)

Article: Author: Nancy Parks | Source: | Published: June 15, 2012

Many great recruiting departments and organizations pride themselves on being “metrics-focused” or “metrics-driven” — And for good reason. There’s plenty of research that confirms the value of having clear strategic and operational targets.

In addition, employees appreciate having expectations (think: metrics) that are “SMART” (specific, measurable, actionable, realistic, and time bound). In the recruiting world, some common metrics include time to find, time to hire, survey scores (from hiring managers and candidates), as well as various quality of hire metrics.

Time Spent Creating Mobile Recruiting Applications Is Time Wasted

Article: Author: David Martin | Source: | Published: May 30, 2012

The use of the Internet with a smartphone is fast becoming the next mass media channel. That’s particular true with social media such as Facebook. Recents statistics from a company called comScore show the mobile Internet audience is using Facebook nearly an hour more a month than they’re using it on a desktop.
Facebook mobile users have a choice of downloading an application, or using the mobile Facebook. Eighty percent of mobile Facebook users use the application. With Twitter, users prefer the application, too. This data has confused many industry commentators, with many bloggers writing that applications are “winning the battle.” This interpretation is wrong.

6 Ways to Blend New Employees in Better

Article: Author: Tony Kubica and Sara LaForest | Source: | Published: May 25, 2012

The integration of new talent, whether promoted from within or hired from outside the organization, represents a critical career inflection point for the new employee. Too often this process is overlooked in small businesses or simplified in larger organizations through a quick orientation or onboarding process.