The Applicant Manager Blog

16 September, 2020

When and Why Video Interviewing Might Be Right for Your Business

We've addressed the benefits and advantages job video interviews before in this blog. And of course, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced most employers to utilize video interviews when screening candidates for their open positions.

Here's the good news. The video interviewing of the past was expensive. It required costly, bulky equipment, and required coordinating a time and place with compatible equipment on the other end. Now, almost everyone has the capability and access to conduct video interviews via phone, tablet or laptop.

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9 September, 2020

How to Hook Good Applicants with Strong Employment Branding

Building a strong brand presence should be more than just a focus for the marketing team. Creating a positive employment brand is an important component when it comes to recruitment. Companies like Google and Salesforce have reputations for being great places to work, from their creative and collaborative work environments to excellent perks, like Google's free cafeteria for employees. When a company has a reputation for being an awesome place to work, applicants come flocking.

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2 September, 2020

Why Good Communication with Job Applicants is So Important

Put yourself in an applicant's shoes. When they apply for a job at your organization what is their experience? Do they receive an acknowledgement that their application has been received? Will they be contacted even if they're not a good fit or when they fail at a step in the recruiting workflow?

What some employers don't realize is that not only do most candidates expect an automated reply that acknowledges their application, the majority also expect a personal email response and even anticipate a phone call.

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26 August, 2020

How to be a Good Recruiter: 4 Easy Steps to Hiring Success

In today's technology-driven world, you might think automation and artificial intelligence (AI) will soon overtake the field of recruiting and hiring.

But slow down! Technology plays its part, of course, but human-to-human interaction is still the most important piece of the puzzle. Recruiting best practices are difficult to learn and apply, which is why you should strive to become a good recruiter, if not a great recruiter.

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19 August, 2020

Recruitment Strategies and Best Practices for Hiring Top Talent

In today’s job market, planning out your recruitment strategies and best practices for hiring top talent is an absolute must. With a clearly defined approach to your recruiting process, you’ll likely build a large pool of high-quality applicants from which you can choose.

Use the following recruitment strategies and best practices for hiring to help you make the correct hiring decision!

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12 August, 2020

Why Using an ATS is Important for Your Hiring Process

Overflowing email inboxes. Manual job postings. Multiple jobs on tons of job boards. Sorting resumes. Screening applicants.

We live in a world of overload…too many emails, too much work, too many priorities, too many interruptions. It’s getting harder and harder to get through the day feeling like you’ve made forward progress. Few professionals can appreciate this more than those responsible for recruiting and hiring.

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5 August, 2020

What is Applicant Tracking System Software for Talent Acquisition?

Recruiters, hiring managers, and anyone else in involved with recruiting - does this nightmare sound familiar?

Imagine an overflowing email inbox, a stack of resumes ten inches high sitting on your desk, calls to make and a long list of things to do. Where do you start? You spent last week manually posting ten different urgent job postings on the internet; now you have to sort, vet, screen, interview, and hire the applicants while you do everything else that you’re responsible for.

How are you realistically going to stay on top of all of this?

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29 July, 2020

Why Company Goal Setting Should be a Key Part of Company Culture

We hear about company culture quite a bit. Open concept offices, flexible hours, on-site gyms and a casual dress code. These influence a culture, but at the end of the day, how are we truly defining company culture?

A culture is the values and practices shared by the members that make up the culture. Company culture is the values and practices shared by the members, or employees, of a company. When we’re speaking about values, or as some organizations refer to them – core values, it’s important to remember that these values are the key to shaping the culture of a company. When a company knows exactly what their values are, their culture is defined, and the organization is in a position to clearly outline their goals.

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