Author: Kevin Grossman

The Keys to Creating Happy Candidates and Boosting Referrals

There’s a lot of chatter these days about hiring the right talent at the right time. The sad fact is many employers never bother to define who the “right talent” is. They simply go about the business of filling job requisitions with people who have the obligatory skill sets. That’s definitely not the case at… more The Keys to Creating Happy Candidates and Boosting Referrals

Building a Candidate-Focused Recruiting Experience with Integrated Technology

Not long ago, Humana was in aggressive acquisition mode—and I don’t mean mergers. I mean technology. Talent acquisition technology, to be exact. Two trends were driving these acquisitions, according to Kevin Stakelum, Humana’s Director of Talent Acquisition. Trend 1: the rapid evolution of the technology itself. And Trend 2: Humana’s desire to reach candidates on… more Building a Candidate-Focused Recruiting Experience with Integrated Technology

The Time Is Always Right to Measure Recruiting Performance

While most CandE Award winners measure their candidate experience regularly, nearly half of the top-ranked 2016 CandE Award winners also incorporate their findings into their recruiter dashboards, which are discussed regularly during formal recruiter reviews, according to recent Talent Board research. It’s no coincidence these companies dominated the CandE Awards. Each of them has embraced… more The Time Is Always Right to Measure Recruiting Performance

The Golden Rule of Talent Acquisition and Candidate Experience

“Approach talent acquisition as you do every important relationship—with compassion, transparency and open communication—and treat candidates the way you’d want your mother treated if she were interviewing.” That’s West Monroe Partners’ Golden Rule of talent acquisition, which Adela Schoolderman shared with attendees of a recent Talent Board webinar. Schoolderman is Talent Acquisition Manager and Diversity… more The Golden Rule of Talent Acquisition and Candidate Experience

Why Measuring Candidate Experience Today Can Pay Off Tomorrow

Exactly what is the business impact of a poor candidate experience? According to the latest global Talent Board research, 41% of your candidates will take their allegiance, product purchases and brand relationships elsewhere because of it. They won’t apply again, they won’t refer others and they won’t buy your stuff. That could equate to millions… more Why Measuring Candidate Experience Today Can Pay Off Tomorrow

Transforming Recruiters Into Trusted Advisors

What are the symptoms of an ailing candidate experience? For NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the first major symptom was a rising candidate dropout rate in its online application process. When roughly 60% of candidates dropped out of the process when asked to complete an online assessment, David Crawford, Vice President of Talent Acquisition, knew it was time… more Transforming Recruiters Into Trusted Advisors

#40 – Reach West Radio – Jon Decoteau

Then comes the part where you focus on learning and observe the environment you’re in so you can “meet people where they are” and help to drive positive career enhancing change. The Reach West Radio Show welcomes Jon Decoteau, SHRM’s Divisional Director West and the California Field Services Leader. Reach West is a metaphor for… more #40 – Reach West Radio – Jon Decoteau

#39 – Reach West Radio – Jason Lauritsen

Then comes the part where you’re a corporate executive gone rogue who challenges others to think differently and not be afraid to challenge themselves. The Reach West Radio Show welcomes Jason Lauritsen, a keynote speaker, author and advisor on all things employee engagement and workplace culture.   Listen to Reach West Radio:

#38 – Reach West Radio – Michelle Jones

Then comes the part where you love learning, and being a former traditional college professor helps you re-imagine what higher education can be, and so then you launch your own college. The Reach West Radio Show welcomes Michelle Jones, the Founder, President and Chief Academic Officer at Wayfinding Academy. Listen to Reach West Radio:

#37 – Reach West Radio – Ron Thomas

Then comes the part where you believe that life is a team exercise and that true collaboration means expecting and envisioning greater opportunities that never occur in solitude. The Reach West Radio show welcomes Ron Thomas, the founder of the Strategy Focused Group, an international consulting firm based in Dubai. Listen to Reach West Radio:

Recruiting Efficiency Can and Does Improve Candidate Experience

Recruiting is made up of a million different moving pieces. Literally. And they’re not linear either; they constantly loop back and in on themselves. Some of them help with talent attraction. Some do the heavy lifting of recruitment itself. And others help us with the final stages of the hiring process. These pieces don’t have… more Recruiting Efficiency Can and Does Improve Candidate Experience

#36 – Reach West Radio – Ally Golden

Then comes the part where escaping the mental illness of a loved one when you’re younger comes full circle and informs your decision to be an advocate for others today. The Reach West Radio show welcomes Ally Golden, author of A Good Soldier, a moving memoir that captures the isolation and pain that can come… more #36 – Reach West Radio – Ally Golden