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Utilizing Technology for Hiring

Companies all over the world are searching for potential employees to become a part of their teams. The hiring process can be long and arduous, sometimes taking months before the perfect candidate is found. The longer the hiring process, the more it costs. This can cause the company to go over budget or even result in the company settling on an inferior candidate. Using technology in the hiring process is a great way to speed things up, allowing companies to find the right employee at the…

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Added by Raj Sheth on April 21, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

How to Build Your Brand Ambassador Team

Brand ambassadors are great for business, morale and branding. Every company can benefit from brand ambassadors, but leaders aren’t always so sure where to start in identifying and developing them. Some will be hard to miss with their enthusiasm, while others will need some fostering.

Use Social Media

Social media strategist Jay…

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Added by Raj Sheth on April 19, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

It’s Vacation Time! What’s the Plan?

Spring has sprung (or at least it’s trying to), and those summer vacation requests are starting to roll in. Time off can be great for the individual as well as their part in organizational success. Time off has been linked to increase productivity, higher engagement rates,…

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Added by Raj Sheth on April 10, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Is Your ATS Holding You Back?

Oh how the standards of the recruiting process have changed. As recruiting technology continues to evolve, so do those standards. Each year brings with it a heightened bar for the candidate experience, as well as the success of recruiters. I refer to this evolution asKeeping up in the HR tech arms race. While there is more to the equation, attracting great…

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Added by Raj Sheth on April 9, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Inside the HR Toolbox

An important part of every business is the human resource department. The HR department is in charge of managing many important functions of the business. An effective and well-equipped human resource department can help streamline the hiring and firing process, saving the business both time and money.

What is Human Resources

Human Resources, or HR for short, is a department within an organization or business that is in charge of managing employees. The HR department is…

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Added by Raj Sheth on April 6, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

How Do Your Compensation Practices Stack Up?

Each year, PayScale releases a Compensation Best Practices Report with great insights for business leaders to learn and grow from. It is vital for leadership to keep a finger on the pulse of compensation practices and trends in order to stay competitive, attract…

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Added by Raj Sheth on April 5, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Using “The Other Three” in Social Recruiting

Known as the “Big Three”: LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook have led the way in social recruiting. It makes sense, connections are simple to make, there are vast pools of data to be collected and these are where internet users are spending massive amounts of their time. While the Big Three are the place…

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Added by Raj Sheth on March 18, 2014 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

Beyond Silicon Valley Tech Hubs

Yes, there are more places to find tech talent than Silicon Valley, CA.! As the need for great tech talent increases, hot tech hubs are popping up around the US as excellent places to join together, create communities and foster growth. Just as each area comes with unique expectations and needs, these hubs have their own specific…

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Added by Raj Sheth on March 16, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Let’s Talk About Your Career Site

The career page --your best foot forward, your first impression, your handshake with the candidate. How’s it looking? You may post to it quite frequently, but that’s doesn’t mean that the page itself has been updated since dial-up times. Here is some food for thought when it comes to your career page.

The One Click…

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Added by Raj Sheth on March 15, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

The Talent Analytics Super Bowl

Talk of talent analytics has taken over the recruiting blogosphere. This exciting new workforce science has quickly created a party of true believers, and along with it, a party of…

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Added by Raj Sheth on February 19, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Decrease Time-to-Fill with These 3 #Hacks

Time-to-fill is a very important metric in recruiting. The amount of time that it takes for a job request to turn into a new employee is considered a measure of efficiency for recruiters. While the organization needs to ensure that each new employee is a good match, there is also the loss of productivity factor that creates a sense of urgency for recruiters and hiring managers. These…

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Added by Raj Sheth on February 18, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Recruit Like a Marketer: 5 #Marketing Hacks to Try

Jim Durbin said it best when he said, “Recruitment Marketing is the New Black”.  We’ve got it down when it comes to making the applications roll in. In fact, it is not uncommon to hear about companies receiving hundreds of applicants per position.…
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Added by Raj Sheth on February 17, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

4 Tech #Hacks for Smooth Onboarding

In this second installment of our Recruiting Hacks series, we take a look at some ways that HR and recruiting technology can smooth out the onboarding process. Companies with great onboarding processes have been known to have…

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Added by Raj Sheth on February 16, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Top 10 Mistakes Job Applicants Make

Many people think the interview is the first step in finding a job. What most people don't know is that the application is really the first step. A job application is the first contact you have with a future employer, even before you meet them face to face for an interview. Your application has the power to land you the job, or prohibit you from getting it.

For the Applicant

When filling out your application for a job, be sure to read all directions thoroughly. If you…

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Added by Raj Sheth on February 15, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

#Hack Your Candidate Experience with These 4 Tech Tips

This week we want to give recruiters insights on how to use their technology to improve the candidate experience. The candidate experience can make or break the employer…

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Added by Raj Sheth on February 14, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

HR and the Holidays: The “Time Off” Issue

It’s the holidays, and time off requests are rolling in like tins of unwanted baked goods. There are football games, family gatherings, it’s cold and flu season, there are a thousand extra errands to run, and oh yeah…the holidays themselves. This time of year can present a big problem in the world of…

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Added by Raj Sheth on January 9, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

HR and the Holidays: It’s Time to Start Thinking About Your New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year, when we reflect upon the ways we want to improve ourselves. Gym memberships will soar and potato chips sales will momentarily plummet. Personal resolutions seem to be easier to define, but in order to continue to grow…

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Added by Raj Sheth on January 8, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

HR and the Holidays: Showing Your Team Gratitude

We all know what Thanksgiving is about…food. Just kidding, it’s about being grateful andshowingthat gratitude. Hopefully that spirit lasts longer than the leftovers and you’re returning to the office with thanks. This time of year we are all made aware that we need to show those around us that we value them. As a family member or best friend, that is pretty easy to do. It…

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Added by Raj Sheth on January 7, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Baby Steps in HR Tech: Social and Your ATS

We all know how important it is in recruiting to embrace social media as an effective medium in your recruiting process, but many of us don’t know how to integrate social media recruiting initiatives with an ATS optimally. Social media has changed the way we recruit. Knowing how to use your ATS in a manner that facilitates social recruiting is important. If the occasion should…

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Added by Raj Sheth on January 6, 2014 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Baby Steps in HR Technology: Let’s Talk Job Boards

When job boards hit the scene over 15 years ago, they firmly grabbed a solid spot in online recruiting. As job boards have evolved, it has become an understatement to refer to them as simply job boards any longer. They have morphed into several different types of online job search and recruiting…

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Added by Raj Sheth on November 20, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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