Go Long with Your Candidate Experience, Kids

“Moving without motion
Screaming without sound
Across an open ocean
Flying there on temporary ground…”

—Jack White, Temporary Ground


We huddled together while Brad barked out our last names and the next play.

“Grossman, you do a five-yard buttonhook. … Read more

#TChat Recap: Workplace Trends Through The Eyes Of Millennials

This week the TalentCulture team discussed workplace trends through the eyes of Millennials with Frank Moreno, Vice President of Product Marketing at PeopleFluent, the leading total workforce HCM technology company.

There are a lot of misconceptions about how the … Read more

Why I Have a Sweet Tooth for a Better Candidate Experience

“Who can take a sunrise
Sprinkle it in dew
Cover it in chocolate
and a miracle or two?” 

—Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, The Candy Man

Unfortunately, I can still taste his sour words. We’d been talking recruiting shop, him … Read more

#TChat Recap: Candidate Experience Through The Eyes Of The Job Seeker

This week the TalentCulture team discussed the importance of the candidate experience with Joe Essenfeld, Founder and CEO of Jibe; and Ivan Casanova, SVP of Marketing and Product at Jibe.

There is a growing disconnect between how candidates … Read more

What You Need to Know About the New Candidate Journey

Central to talent acquisition’s success is the task of continuously optimizing candidate conversions. The word “continuously” is imperative here, because it’s a task that never ends. Back at the turn of the millennium, nearly every company in the world … Read more

#TChat Preview: Candidate Experience Through The Eyes Of The Job Seeker

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT).

Last week we talked about why compliance is a complex HR necessity and this week we’re going to discuss the … Read more

Imagine Employer Branded Emotional Workplace Raincoats

“C’mon you little fighter
No need to get uptighter
C’mon you little fighter
And get back up again…”

—Supertramp, It’s Raining Again

Facebook messenger popped up: Did you hear the news?

The person messaging me was a new co-worker. I … Read more

How to Become A Business Analyst In 3 Steps

Back in 2012, I was fresh from my post-college backpacking trip in Thailand, and I was ready for my first big girl job.

But the issue was that I had n0 internships throughout college, I had no experience working for Read more

Talent Acquisition Has a Marketing Problem

My previous two posts in this series, Why We Don’t Need to Reinvent the ATS and Talent Acquisition Technology: Reinvention and Innovation, discussed the state of the talent acquisition marketplace and the current machinations of the ATS product category.  … Read more

How to Build A Leading Candidate Experience Without Replacing Your ATS

In a time of unprecedented technological advancement, it’s peculiar to hear professionals cursing the solutions they use on a daily basis. But this is the reality many live with whose job requires them to interact with legacy enterprise software. And … Read more

Fishing For Top Talent

Reel In That Elusive Passive Candidate

Passive candidates are like the rare and prized golden trout that every fly-fishing enthusiast (read: recruiter) would forfeit their right arm to catch. But it is more likely for those with the choicest bait … Read more

#TChat Preview: The Art of Candidate Engagement

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at its new time from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT).

Last week we talked about how business strategies that help CHRO’s sleep at night, and this … Read more

How To Say “No” To Candidates

The hiring process can be exhausting, long-winded, and frankly, boring at times. Thirty-three percent of bosses know in the first 90 seconds whether or not they’ll hire the candidate they’re interviewing. The rest of the interview can seem like formality … Read more

Online Job Boards: Top Source For Quality Hires

The method for sourcing the best talent has shifted over the past four years. Internet job boards currently account for 42% of quality hires, followed by social networks and employee referrals. Both active and passive candidates are turning to … Read more

These Are The Moving Recruiting Money Shots

I played Patrick the recruiter in our customer conference general session skit. It was less than 15 lines and shouldn’t have been a problem.

But it was, mostly because I’m a ham at heart and like to improvise whenever possible. … Read more

#TChat Recap: #DiceInnovate Relationships Win In Tech Recruiting

The competition for top tech talent is as fierce as ever, and the talent knows it.

According to Dice’s recent Tech Candidate Sentiment Survey, at least 50% of candidate respondents said they wish recruiters would do more research before calling, … Read more

HR Tech Solution Sans Bells & Whistles

Video interviewing shouldn’t be an enigma. As a recruiter, you don’t need complex accouterments to acquire candidates. You simply need a solution that fits your needs. Video interviewing uses webcams to conference with distance candidates without paying for the cost … Read more

That Magical Mindful Presence of Candidate Service

“And with all your magic
I disappear from view…”


She stopped in the middle of the hall and met my gaze. We shook hands. Other customers, partners and peers streamed around us on either side like a river around … Read more

How To Fix A Broken Interview Process

Organization during the hiring process is critical to retaining and attracting potentially highly valuable candidates. Unfortunately, not all hiring procedures are a one-interview-and-done situation. Organizations that conduct more than two interviews before making a hiring decision, however, tell candidates that … Read more

Igniting Your Candidate Experience

Interviews are the the moment when your employer brand sparks to life.

From the moment your candidate connects with you in real life—and we’ll include telephone, Skype, and Google Hangouts as real life because it’s 2015—you’re humanizing your employer brand … Read more

Brave The Flaming Bullseye With Total Talent Acquisition

“It is the fire that lights itself
But it burns with a restless flame
The arrow on a moving target
The archer must be sure of his aim…”

—Neil Peart (writer and musician, “Cut to the Chase”)

He hated driving. … Read more

Connecting Your Employer Brand And Candidate Experience

Look around you, managers, and what do you see? My guess: disengaged employees with Zombie stares, some with the sour look of the disappointed, a few with the overly positive, can-do smile, trying desperately to make things work. Why is … Read more

Employer Brand Doesn’t Depend On One Candidate Experience

A candidate’s perception during the application and hiring processes remains and will stay a major topic of conversation in the field of HR and recruiting. As most perpetually popular discussions go, the ideas fluctuate, mature, and change with the demographic … Read more

Tackling the Talent Challenge

Businesses have survived the recession and are now looking toward the future. In the face of global megatrends, including technological development, demographic change and urbanization, businesses are changing and so is the workplace. We are in an era where the … Read more

3 Things To Know About Hiring And Recruiting

Candidate Experience Matters

“Candidate experience” is a term that we’re seeing a lot of in the recruitment, hiring, and HR spaces right now, and we’re hearing it for a reason. There is a lot of competition for the top talent … Read more