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8 Simple Ways to Delight Candidates Throughout the Hiring Process

8 Simple Ways to Delight Candidates Throughout the Hiring Process

A poor candidate experience can cost your company millions every year and can turn away great prospects from applying. But if candidates have a positive experience, they’re twice as likely to recommend the company or even become a customer themselves — even if they don’t ultimately get the job. That’s inspiring but it isn’t alwaysRead more about 8 Simple Ways to Delight Candidates Throughout the Hiring Process[…]

5 Tips for Keeping Interviews on Track When Candidates Are Very Talkative

5 Tips for Keeping Interviews on Track When Candidates Are Very Talkative

One of the most frequent pain points I hear from hiring managers and interviewers involves dealing with candidates who, frankly, talk too much. It may sound trivial, but this is a widespread problem that can significantly impact your ability to assess candidates effectively. Imagine yourself sitting across the table from an otherwise compelling candidate whoRead more about 5 Tips for Keeping Interviews on Track When Candidates Are Very Talkative[…]

Here’s How IBM Predicts 95% of Its Turnover Using Data

Here’s How IBM Predicts 95% of Its Turnover Using Data

Last year, job attrition in the U.S. reached its highest rate on record — and things haven’t really improved since then. With the cost of replacing an employee sitting anywhere between 30 and 400% of that person’s annual salary, there’s obviously a strong financial case for investing in retention — not to mention the benefitsRead more about Here’s How IBM Predicts 95% of Its Turnover Using Data[…]

How An Employee Wellness Program Benefits Your Bottom Line

How An Employee Wellness Program Benefits Your Bottom Line

Investing in your employees’ wellness has proven benefits. Is your company ready to invest? From claims that sitting is the new smoking to our ever-lengthening, never-ending workday, there’s no doubt you and your employees could stand to focus more on personal health. But, in all fairness, why should it be an employer’s responsibility to getRead more about How An Employee Wellness Program Benefits Your Bottom Line[…]

8 Recruiting Productivity Hacks to Save Time, Lower Your Stress, and Allow You to Read ‘War and Peace (Kidding)

8 Recruiting Productivity Hacks to Save Time, Lower Your Stress, and Allow You to Read ‘War and Peace (Kidding)

You’ve got targets to hit and candidates to wow. But as your to-do list stretches endlessly before you, it may feel like you can’t possibly do both. After all, there are only so many hours in the day. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make your time go further. Even making a few tinyRead more about 8 Recruiting Productivity Hacks to Save Time, Lower Your Stress, and Allow You to Read ‘War and Peace (Kidding)[…]

Building an Internship Program: 7 Ways to Make Sure Yours Is a Huge Win-Win

Building an Internship Program: 7 Ways to Make Sure Yours Is a Huge Win-Win

The summer between my junior and senior years in college, I had an internship with Sports Illustrated that gave me my first exposure to magazine work. Apparently, I liked what I saw. That apprenticeship led to a full-time job at SI, which ultimately opened the way for me to become editor in chief of StanfordRead more about Building an Internship Program: 7 Ways to Make Sure Yours Is a Huge Win-Win[…]

5 Creative Outreach Messages That Grabbed Candidates’ Attention

5 Creative Outreach Messages That Grabbed Candidates’ Attention

Imagine you were trying to convince someone like Bill Gates, Sheryl Sandberg, or Elon Musk to join your company (just go with me on this). Knowing that they’re busy people who must be inundated with messages, the vast majority of which they don’t read, you wouldn’t dream of sending them a boring, templated, predictable email.Read more about 5 Creative Outreach Messages That Grabbed Candidates’ Attention[…]

Why Shell Pushes Hard on Soft Skills — and How It’s Assessing Them

Why Shell Pushes Hard on Soft Skills — and How It’s Assessing Them

Royal Dutch Shell is a global energy company that has always valued soft skills, even as the particular skills it prizes have changed. For example, Shell once considered it important for employees to be able to engineer agreement among stakeholders because decisions at the company were driven by consensus. Over time, Shell began to seeRead more about Why Shell Pushes Hard on Soft Skills — and How It’s Assessing Them[…]