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#WorkTrends Recap: Benefits of Measuring Your Candidate Experience

The truth is simple: your candidate experience can make or break your hiring process and potentially impact your business.

According to the latest Global Talent Board research, 41% of candidates will take their allegiance, product purchases and brand relationships elsewhere … Read more

Benefits of Measuring Your Candidate Experience – #WorkTrends Preview

Hiring is a fact of business for companies, whether it be a consistent part of their process or an occasional effort. The one thing for certain is that all industries want star candidates to fill vacant positions. However, a disconnect … Read more

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 … Read more

The State of Candidate Experience [Report]

Every year, Talent Board, the nonprofit organization dedicated to best practices in recruiting, compiles a research report on the candidate experience (CandE) in North America. This year, 240 companies and over 183,000 job seekers shared the good, the … Read more

#WorkTrends Recap: The Candidate Experience

The employee engagement experience. The candidate experience. Both very valid and important topics to be considered in today’s business world. Gone are the days of companies ignoring their employer brand, reputation as an employer of choice and with that conducting … Read more

The Business Impact of Candidate Experience

Here’s what crystal clear in business today: poor customer service impacts customer retention, referrals and potential new business. Social media has given consumers an open forum to share both good and bad product and service experiences to all who will … Read more

#WorkTrends Preview: The Candidate Experience

The employee engagement experience. The candidate experience. Both very valid and important topics to be considered in today’s business world. Gone are the days of companies ignoring their employer brand, reputation as an employer of choice and with that conducting … Read more

Four Ways To Make Candidate Experience A Recruiting Brand Win

We are all job seekers. You can bet that at some point you’ll get contacted by a recruiter, whether or not you are: actively looking, entrenched in the C-suite (especially then), a hungry upstart in new clothes, even wanting to … Read more

Communication Equals Love: A Missing Link In Your Hiring Process

Many of us in HR and Leadership circles – I am among them – bemoan the negativity that springs up during the process of recruiting employees, affecting positive candidate experience and your employer brand.  One would think companies would … Read more

#WorkTrends Recap: Data Drives Millennial Hiring

Recruitment data’s importance is continuing to grow for strategic workforce planning, specifically when considering the growing number of young workers joining the labor pool. With millennials becoming the majority of today’s applicants, and expected to make up 75 percent of … Read more

Improve the Candidate “Shopping” Experience

I’ve written before about my passion for the candidate experience…quite a bit, actually. As a board member for the Talent Board, you’ve hopefully witnessed my advocacy for candidates; Of course I also offer kudos to employers who are taking … Read more

Improve the Candidate “Shopping” Experience

I’ve written before about my passion for the candidate experience…quite a bit, actually. As a board member for the Talent Board, you’ve hopefully witnessed my advocacy for candidates; Of course I also offer kudos to employers who are taking … Read more

#WorkTrends Recap: Rethinking the Candidate Experience

In recent years, the recruitment process has become increasingly impersonal–for both candidates and recruiters–and it’s obvious both sides are less than satisfied with the experience. Several suggestions have been made to fix the issues but, more often than not, solutions … Read more

How to Win Candidates Over (Before They Even Apply)

The recruitment process has become increasingly impersonal for both candidates and recruiters – and neither side is satisfied with the experience. It’s become clear that it’s time to get back to basics. The good news? As an employer or recruiter, … Read more

#WorkTrends Preview: Rethinking the Candidate Experience and Making Better Hires

The recruitment process has become increasingly impersonal–for both candidates and recruiters – and it’s obvious both sides aren’t satisfied with the experience. The challenge? Each side has very different ideas about what makes the other side tick–and what needs … Read more

Insights into the Talent Board North American Candidate Experience Report

The Talent Board North American Candidate Experience Report is now available. Once again, it is full of insights that really capture where organizations are landing on such an important topic: The Candidate Experience.

Not that long ago, this wasn’t … Read more

Teach Your Hiring Manager to Sell

Sometimes good candidates are won or lost in the interview.  I started wondering why good candidates sometimes ran for the hills after an interview.  And then I had my answer- it was a poor experience with a hiring manager.  These … Read more

This Sink Or Swim Social Recruiting Reality Check

What a difference six years makes. Or doesn’t make. At least when we’re swimming in the parallel pools of social marketing and social recruiting.

When you dive into those social pools with me, you’ll find that way back in the … Read more

Think Beyond Mobile Apply for a Stronger Mobile Candidate Experience

For more insights on recruitment marketing best practices employed by the world’s leading organizations, including mobile candidate experience, get a free download of SmashFly’s Recruitment Marketing Report Card for the 2015 Fortune 500

This September, SmashFly researched and evaluated … Read more

Is Your Hiring Process Mobile Friendly?

mobile hiringWe’re living in a world of hyper- connectivity.  These days, everything must be mobile optimized- from websites to online shopping carts and even online job applications.  Yet according to a recent CareerBuilder survey, only 10% of businesses optimized their … Read more

Recruitment Marketing: Your Key to Recruiting Success [Webinar]

Recruitment marketing has never been more important. Why? Today’s hiring economy is highly complex and competitive–and finding top talent is harder than ever. Unemployment is at a seven-year low, and it’s taking increasingly longer to hire. If you’re Read more

Recruit and Hire with 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, Read more

Is Your Job Preview for Candidates Fact or Fiction?

Let’s just admit it. As recruiters and TA professionals, we may oversell a job role or embroider our corporate employment experience once in a while in order to get that perfect candidate in the door. Sometimes it works and we … Read more

Selling the Recruiting Process Isn’t a Gamble

“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 Read more

Why Winners Invest in the Internal Candidate Experience Today

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 … Read more