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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

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

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

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

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the HR and Recruiting Technology Year

This is my favorite time of the year – not just because it’s my birthday in early October, but also because there are only 12 more Monday mornings until Christmas Day. You know, Monday mornings, the heavy gravity of workdays post weekends. That goes for all of us. But in this context it’s especially for… more It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the HR and Recruiting Technology Year

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