candidate experience

How To Make The Recruiter Nice List

It’s no secret that this festive time of year is BIG for talent acquisition pros. Candidates are using this holiday break downtime to scour job boards, reassess yearly goals and agree to new opportunities. You might be asking: How can recruiters get in on this seasonal spike in candidate activity? With a little help from […]

by Emily Kocoloski • December 12, 2017

The Szechuan Sauce Gap: What Happens When Branding Doesn’t Meet Operations

At the beginning of last month, McDonald’s created what started as a brilliant marketing campaign, and what ended as a “scandal” with some very angry customers. The campaign was in reaction to an episode of cult fan favorite cartoon Rick and Morty, where character Rick begs McDonald’s to bring back a sauce that was around in the […]

by Kate Weimer • November 19, 2017

Recruiting Is All About AI These Days…But What About VR?

While the recruiting world continues to freak out over how AI will affect the hiring process, there are two other letters synonymous with another new technology that’s creeping up in the world that many have yet to pay attention to: VR, or virtual reality. Even if you’re familiar with the functionality of VR, you’re probably […]

by Kate Weimer • November 3, 2017

How To Kill Your Candidate’s Interest During The Interview

Yes, you read the title of this blog post correctly. To improve our interview processes we must first make a few hiring mistakes of our own so that we can learn from them. After being on both sides of the hiring process, our team has learned a thing or two about best-interviewing practices. So, luckily […]

by Emily Kocoloski • August 14, 2017

Why We Aren’t Upfront About the Companies We Recruit For – And Why You Shouldn’t Be Either

Not including referral candidates, every candidate who comes through your pipeline starts in the same place: your job description. Job descriptions are the very first thing a candidate sees. It’s the hook that pulls them in, gets them to apply, and kickstarts the entire recruiting process. And, as they say, first impressions are everything. With […]

by Kate Weimer • June 27, 2017

Asking for Current Salaries Without Putting Candidates Off

Recruiting is all about talking to people: talking to candidates during the whole process, talking to hiring managers as you move candidates along, talking to your teammates about different strategies for clients, and the list goes on. With all the people recruiters talk to and all the different conversations they engage in each day, perhaps […]

by Kate Weimer • May 27, 2017

Crafting A Killer Candidate Experience With UX Principles

“True user experience goes far beyond giving customers what they say they want, or providing checklist features. “ –Nielsen Norman Group User Experience (UX) is the practice of creating experiences for users to enhance their interactions with a company, idea, or product. In other words, it’s what makes consumers love the things they consume. It’s […]

by Orezi Aki • March 22, 2017

How Talent DNA Helps You Hire Better People

If there’s one thing recruiters have no time for, it’s tools that are put in place, not because they add any value, but because everyone thinks they should be there. It’s expected that you have this tool or that tool. One of the most common tools you’ll find in this category? Talent Assessments.  Talent assessments are […]

by Kate Weimer • March 14, 2017

There’s an EVP in Them Thar Hills

“There’s gold in them thar hills!” – unknown The original speaker of the above quote may be unknown (with a few suspects), but its background is not. Whoever spoke it first was referring to the gold rushes in Georgia and California, insisting upon the riches any brave miners might find. This context makes it an ideal quote to plug […]

by Kate Weimer • February 21, 2017

The Only Thing Worse Than Bad News Is No News At All

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 […]

by Kate Weimer • January 13, 2017