Employment Brand

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

Another Social Recruiting Reality Check

Do your organization’s recruitment marketing and social recruiting strategies deliver the best candidate experience? The latest Talent Board North American candidate experience research report can help you determine the answer. It was as if the very social recruiting waters parted for employers, HR professionals and recruiters last June when LinkedIn published this astonishing statistic: “A… more Another Social Recruiting Reality Check

#16 – The Part Where You Appreciate Everything – Matt Kaiser

The Reach West Radio show welcomes Matt Kaiser, a member of the Global Talent Acquisition team at Ericsson, a world leader in communications technology and services. Based in Singapore, Matt’s primary role is to evolve the global employer branding and recruitment strategy for Ericsson. He took a risk and moved his life and career to… more #16 – The Part Where You Appreciate Everything – Matt Kaiser

How Candidate Experience Improves the Bottom Line

“I believe in what I see I believe in what I hear I believe that what I’m feeling Changes how the world appears…” —Rush, Totem After the second exercise on candidate communication, she forwarded me the link to his online venting. This after another successful Talent Board Candidate Experience Workshop focused on both sides of the recruiting and hiring… more How Candidate Experience Improves the Bottom Line

Recruiting the Real Atmospherians

“Some world views are spacious, and some are merely spaced.” —Rush, Grand Designs Scene 1: Pacific Avenue was closed for Halloween. Throngs of families dressed up for the holiday, passed one another while children chased each other in circles, their bags of candy swinging round and round. As we trick-or-treated from merchant to merchant, homeless panhandlers hit… more Recruiting the Real Atmospherians

Transparent Marketing and Selling the Recruiting Process

“Wheel goes round, landing on a twist of faith Taking your chances you’ll have the right answers When the final judgment begins Wheel goes round, landing on a leap of fate Life redirected in ways unexpected Sometimes the odd number wins The way the big wheel spins…” —Rush, The Big Wheel   Step right up and… more Transparent Marketing and Selling the Recruiting Process

Candidate Experience Winners Re-Recruit from the Inside Out

For the longest time it’s always been about recruiting from the outside in. As if companies had never hired for many of their jobs before. As if the only way to fill them was to post the jobs and pray for new magical applicants they’d never identified previously, and hopefully some of those had just… more Candidate Experience Winners Re-Recruit from the Inside Out