Your Secret Weapon In Candidate Interviews

Ben Martinez Bad HR, candidate experience, Culture, Digital Interviewing, Hiring Managers, HR Tech, HR Technology, Interviewing, Recruiting, Resumes

Listen – It is the hardest thing to do in an interview. It’s almost as hard as showing up to work after a late night eating grilled meats and watching fireworks. Happy Birthday, America. #4thofJuly Recruiters and hiring managers pay thousands of dollars to training firms to become the best interviewers. They buy pricey technology that is supposed to predict …

WEBINAR!! I GOT YOUR TEXT: 5 Ways Smart Recruiters Use Technology and Communication Style to Close More Candidates

admin Canvas, HR Tech

It’s never been harder to gain the attention of the best candidates on the recruiting trail. After all, we are in peak economic cycle, the best candidates are gainfully/happily employed, and it’s easy for them to ignore your pitch for the open positions you’re working. Never fear, the gang at FOT is here to help. If you’re not getting the …

Is Your Candidate Experience Also Driving Great Candidates Away?

John Hollon candidate experience, John Hollon

We all know that job candidates are getting fed up with how they’re treated when they apply for jobs. That’s why the “candidate experience” — how job seekers perceive and react to employers’ sourcing, recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding — gets so much attention. The complaints about the terrible state of the candidate experience in many companies seem to come, …

Your Mass InMail Messaging Sucks – Here’s How to Make it Better

Kate Weimer candidate experience, Kate Weimer

I received a tragic InMail on LinkedIn the other day. Yes, TRAGIC. Here’s a (slightly edited to protect the identity of the culprit) look at this sad, sad message: Searching for a job role in the city for a leading company. We are looking for someone who has done relevant work. If you do not have all of this experience, they …

Can You Be Selfless & Lead A Culture Of Engagement? No.

Dawn Burke Audacious Ideas, Culture, Dawn Burke, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, HR, Uncategorized

I’m not a great Catholic; decent I’d say.  Decent enough to go to Ash Wednesday service after several months’ absence. Better late than never.   I was inspired by the sermon, which gave the congregation some perspective on Lent, including how to personally reflect over this time.  The sermon also touched on themes of forgiveness and selflessness. The sermon got …

The Recruiting Landscape is Changing, Here’s How Your Strategy Can Change With It

Guest: Rachel Bitte Jobvite, Rachel Bitte, Recruiting

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that the recruiting landscape is changing rapidly. With the unemployment rate now dipping to a 17-year low of 4.1%, most of the educated and skilled workers are already employed. Meanwhile, companies eager to grow alongside this new economy are grinding to find qualified talent to fill a record-high number of job openings. …

3 Engaging Podcast Topic Ideas To Catch Candidate Attention

Elizabeth Dickerson Elizabeth Dickerson, Podcast

Podcasting is worth the time and investment as a form of employer branding and a way to connect with your candidate audience. There’s an opportunity to get deep with podcasting–through capturing stories of employees, sharing tips and tricks, or featuring interesting banter back and forth between experts. Any serious job-seeker is going to soak all of this information up in …

Your TBNT Note Is Boring – Here’s How To Make It Better

Kate Weimer candidate experience, Kate Weimer

The only thing worse than bad news is no news at all. Some may argue the opposite—no news is good news. But when it comes to hiring and the candidate experience, playing by the rules of the former adage is the way to go. Candidates like feedback. Whether they get the interview/job or not, you have a certain amount of responsibility as a recruiter …

How You Can Help Your Hiring Teams Improve Their Candidate Experience By Relating It To Dating

Corey Burns candidate experience, Corey Burns

Here you are, after hours of sourcing, screening candidates, aggressively rubbing your forehead in frustration, and finally the gem that you’ve scoured the earth for appears! It’s a relief that you’re on the right track to filling that role. You carefully nurture the candidate; cross the T’s and dot the I’s to make sure the candidate and hiring teams are …

Why You Should Close Candidates On A Good Note (Even If You Know They’re NOT Going To Get The Job)

Elizabeth Dickerson Elizabeth Dickerson, Recruiting

Imagine a situation: You’ve set up an interview on the phone with a candidate. It’s immediately obvious that you won’t be submitting this candidate due to the client’s preferred specs/job requirements—or maybe you realize they’re just not a good fit. What do you do? Do you let them off the hook quickly? Because…they’re not going to get the job, so why waste …