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Hiring Collaboration

7 Benefits of Choosing a Great Applicant Tracking Platform

Finding and hiring the best talent is an ongoing challenge for growing organizations. Stiff competition for top talent continues to be a reason for HR anxiety for large as well as small companies trying to fill their open positions.  Getting the right people on board within given constraints of time and money may sometimes seem like wishful thinking. One of the best kept secrets of organizations that have their recruiting act together, however, is the quality of their recruitment process. This recruitment process is often entirely dependent on the quality of the applicant tracking system that the company uses. What is great applicant tracking? And Read more

Does Your Hiring Culture Fit Your Company Strategy?

When you’re hiring new employees to fit your business, what do you look for? There are several qualities that are traditionally given more importance than others. Some of these include good time management, solid work history, being a team player and showing an overall strong resume. However, with recruiting trends undergoing major changes over the last few years, there is a whole new set of critical qualities that are now considered equally important, regardless of which industry you belong to. Along with these trends, the way in which hiring teams sort and manage candidates has also changed. How much does a candidate’s personality Read more

Keeping Track of Your Recruiting Performance

When you are hiring to fill critical positions for your company, you want easy access to basic stats that can indicate your campaign’s progress and your recruiting performance. Keeping an eye on the performance of your operational activities such as the impact of job posts, social sharing and employee referrals – is an important part of keeping the process on track. With the help of a modern SaaS recruiting platform with advanced analytics, accurate measurements of that progress can be at your fingertips. Here are five things to look for when measuring your day to day recruiting performance. 1. Number of Views Do the Read more

How to Simplify Working With External Recruitment Agency Partners

As a growing business, you may have already worked with certain recruiting agency partners in bringing new talent on board. When you partner with agencies to help onboard new employees, you are looking to leverage their expertise, screening skills as well as networks to sample a wider pool of both active and passive applicants. In addition, you may have relationships with certain recruiting agencies or external recruiters where you prefer to have them work with you as full-time or part-time consultants, instead of hiring them as permanent staff in your HR organization. In all such cases, you want the flexibility and a robust Read more

Top 7 Tips for Making a Good Hiring Decision

Who you choose to hire makes a big difference to the success of your organization. A hiring decision can have a long legacy, so be sure to set the stage for success. Planning, preparation and more efficient processes will save your company in the long run. A bad hire can be a very expensive mistake! Here are seven tips to making a Good Hiring Decision when you are looking to bring the best talent on board and need to do it fast. 1.    Know What You Want The first step to making a good hiring decision is to know what you Read more

Hire Better With a Faster Job Offer Process

How organized is your team when it comes to hiring? Do you have the job offer process in place to efficiently hire the talent you are seeking? A modern applicant tracking system can make your job offer process smooth, engaging and effective. It takes time to fill a vacant position with the right new employee. The US national average job vacancy varies greatly depending on the region, the industry and the size of the company. The average job vacancy duration for the largest US companies is 58 working days, according to the Dice-DFH Vacancy Duration Measure. Time is money and the Read more

Hire Faster From Your Employees’ Social Media Networks

Your co-workers have an average of 350 Facebook friends apiece. That might not seem like much to go on, as you search for your next great hire. But when you multiply it by only ten employees, that’s a potential reach of 3,500 prospects. Now factor in the fact that employee referrals constitute the number one source for both quality and quantity of new hires, and you’ve got a solid chance of recruiting success based on how you are able to leverage your employees’ social media networks. It’s one thing to know that the connections are out there, waiting for you, and Read more

Does Your Employee Referral System Work To Your Advantage?

According to HR experts, one of the most effective ways of finding and recruiting top talent is through an employee referral system.  Finding the right candidate via referrals is easier because the referring employees make sure that their referrals are qualified. Also, most prospects identified through employee referrals are passive candidates who are not aggressively on the lookout for new jobs. A study of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) by Meta Brown, Elizabeth Setren and Giorgio Topa in May 2014 also showed that referred candidates have longer tenures in the firm compared to non referred candidates.  This not only Read more

Recruitment Management System: Opting for a New Platform

As you review your company’s legacy enterprise systems, this could be a great time to consider revamping your recruitment technology and upgrade to a newer, more advanced recruitment management system.  With technology advancements leading the way, recruiting methods are being forced to adapt to the newer ways in which people and companies interact with each other.  Your recruitment management system is a key player in your interactions with people interested in applying to your open positions. Your older recruitment management system could portray your company as an outdated entity not interested in newer ideas. Make sure that it does not become Read more

Employee Motivation Begins With The Hiring Process

Motivated employees strive for more, take chances, and are a valuable asset to every company.  Building a team that demonstrates the qualities of a successful organization begins with the hiring process.  Knowing what qualities to look for and which questions to ask can help in making the screening and interviewing processes more effective. In addition, involving your current employees in the hiring process can further increase employee motivation, while providing an excellent means of evaluating a candidate’s suitability for the job. The following are some powerful tips to improve your recruiting process and turn it into a strategic activity to Read more

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