Molly's Blog (5)

You lost me at "Hello" ~ a note to job board and sourcing tool salespeople

Dear Job Board or Sourcing Tool Salesperson -

Thank you so much for your call today.  Your message let me know that you could help me increase traffic to my website by anywhere from 25 to 50%.  Well, unfortunately, you just lost me.  We currently are fortunate enough to get over 39,000 applications a year - while hiring only 1,200.  So, the last thing I want to provide my recruiters is more…


Added by Molly on August 20, 2013 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Mobile Job Applications - How to make it short enough?!

Recently, my organization went down the path of researching various vendors that can take our job application and make it accessible on a mobile device.  There is only one problem - and it has us stuck!  Our application (like many I have seen) is a long one with many required fields and lots of legalese at the bottom. 

Some questions we are struggling with - would love your input and thoughts:

1) Would you complete a long application from your phone or mobile device?  I don't…


Added by Molly on August 8, 2013 at 2:20pm — 9 Comments

Thinking TOO Much... breaking the requistion / application connection

Today is Friday and often my thoughts turn to the what if!  This week, I have been thinking about how it would be to break the requisition to application connection. Let me tell you why.

One of my biggest fears is that a uniquely qualified candidate comes to our website and searches for jobs and doesn't see one that fits them and then clicks away and I never know they were even there.  We can solve for some of it with "mock" postings but what if...

An candidate could come to…


Added by Molly on March 23, 2012 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Listening to our Rejected Candidates

As a follow up to last week's look at what we are doing to combat the "black hole" perception, we also began to survey the candidates that we do not hire.  My opinion is that those that are selected are happy and their feedback on the application, interview and selection process may be skewed to the positive.

Since beginning this back in August of last year, over 1,800 candidates have taken the time to give us feedback on how we are doing.  Here is a sampling of our feedback and some…


Added by Molly on March 13, 2012 at 1:25pm — 7 Comments

Going Green in Recruiting

Welcome!  Just a quick introduction, I am Molly, the Director of Employment for Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics in Kansas City, Missouri.  I am responsible for finding amazing people with a variety of talents to ensure the children that come to us for treatment are treated with care, compassion and something extra special.

My team and I have been working hard for the last 2 years to get rid of the "black hole" reputation when you apply to our hospital (or any large…


Added by Molly on March 7, 2012 at 12:24pm — 3 Comments


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