A Video Interview is Worth a Thousand Resumes

Posted 12/16/2013 | By Lucinda Foss  

I will never forget struggling to get my first job in product management. I was sure that if I could just get a phone interview I would be able to sell the recruiter that my background, while non-traditional, aligned extremely well with what they were looking for.  I only had one big problem – my ...

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Candidate Databases: Rent vs. Own

Posted 12/10/2013 | By Carlos Teran  

When meeting with recruiters and sourcers in our research studies and industry conferences, we regularly hear them talk about relying on talent databases that are not their own for sourcing talent.  They regularly write big “rent” checks for access to these databases.  We are also seeing a trend towards “owning” their very own database, referred ...

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Don’t Forget Employee Referrals

Posted 12/02/2013 | By Matt Singer  

It’s cliché – “nice to have and must have.” But at a certain point in a company’s lifecycle, an applicant tracking system does become a must-have. The hiring process simply becomes too much to manage manually. From managing reqs and resumes to scheduling interviews and offer letters, hiring out of spreadsheets can only get you ...

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5 Reasons We’re Thankful

Posted 11/27/2013 | By Dan Finnigan  

This time of year, many of us find our Facebook feeds full of friends sharing sentiments of gratitude. I love how this exercise motivates us to contemplate our blessings—so I wanted to share a few of my own sentiments here with you. Here are five things for which I am truly thankful: 1. Our customers. ...

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Recruiting Infographic: The Search for the Pink Unicorn

Posted 11/21/2013 | By Kimberley Kasper  

In an effort to build the best company possible, recruiters are constantly looking for the perfect, A-list candidate — known as a Pink Unicorn. But as you might imagine, this rare breed can be tricky to catch. Here, we look at how to entice — and hang on to— this sought-after prize. ...

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Finding the Perfect Hiring Ratio for Your Organization

Posted 11/20/2013 | By Adam Hyder  

We use ratios every day. Sometimes, we use them to describe the relationship between two numbers; other times, we use them to make a comparison between two things. In the world of finance, ratios are used to look at the health of a company. For example, Price-Earnings Ratio (P/E Ratio) is used by investors to ...

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Jobvite Named to the 2013 Deloitte Fast 500

Posted 11/13/2013 | By Kimberley Kasper  

Earlier today, Deloitte announced The 2013 Technology Fast 500 Rankings.  For those of you not familiar with it, The Technology Fast 500 is an annual ranking highlighting “the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and clean technology companies in North America”.   This year, Jobvite is proud to have made the list for the first ...

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Key Features of a Comprehensive Applicant Tracking System

Posted 11/12/2013 | By Lucinda Foss  

Why are HR departments always disappointed with their applicant tracking system (ATS)?  Great question.  A lot of this can be answered with the fact that there are a lot of great sales people out there and a few shiny objects to sell. That’s the problem with most application tracking systems!  Most ATS providers are either providing ...

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Partners Enhance the Recruiting Funnel

Posted 11/07/2013 | By Skip Hilton  

Last week Kimberley Kasper posted a great infographic that defined the recruiting funnel. If you haven’t seen it yet, please take a look—because this graphic offers powerful visual insight into the best practices employed by modern day recruiters, the challenges they face, and opportunities for improvement. When you look at this image, you’ll see that ...

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Recruiting CRM: Get Them While You Got Them

Posted 11/04/2013 | By Carlos Teran  

From a jobseeker’s standpoint, your career site is most likely the first touch point they have with your organization’s recruiting process.  You are most likely directly or indirectly paying for jobseekers to visit your career site through your recruiting marketing efforts.  Imagine jobseekers coming to your career site looking for opportunities that fit their background, ...

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