3 Things You Can Do Right Now-Improving The Application Process

I know there was a lot of information to take in over the past few blogs, and if you are just joining us now, no worries, here is a brief overview of what we have gone over: Does everyone hate applying to jobs? A short introduction into why I wrote this series and what it is about, aka the job application process and ways that you can improve it 4 Things For Better Job Post The four main areas of a job post that you can improve upon to get better applicants Check your Tech: It could be hurting your […]

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The Future in High-Performance HR

It’s important to think about the future. No, this isn’t an article about innovative hiring strategies or the best applicant tracking technologies. That article would have been called something like “The Future of High-Performance HR.”   This article is about thinking about the future—more specifically, how thinking about the future determines the success of HR systems.     The impact of HR systems How do we know if HR systems achieve desired outcomes? Some core systems are easier to test. Do they make a process more efficient, cost-effective, or compliant with laws and regulations? The answer is pretty much yes […]

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How To Use Assessments Without Alienating Applicants

In my previous post, I talked about how to make your applications more convenient for applicants. This included discussing the length of the overall application from the candidates’ perspective from the general application to any assessments they may have to complete. Hint: it should not be too long. I said I would talk more about screening and assessments, the things that make the process more convenient for you. Now that time has come. Don’ts Obviously, screening is going to vary depending on each job, but there are some basic things that are agreed upon. You DO NOT screen out individuals […]

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Interview Better with This Trick

How can you make the best impression in an interview? If you are the interviewer, you probably want to make a good impression as part of your employer branding strategy. A positive impression can convince the best candidates to accept an offer from you, and not someone else. And of course, if you are being interviewed, making a good impression will probably help to get you an offer.   What influences people’s impressions? A group of researchers recently studied factors that can influence people’s impressions of you. They confirmed a few things that seem fairly obvious: Personality makes a difference—we […]

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Not Getting Job Applicants? Convenience Could Be The Key

In previous posts we have hit on job posts and working on the technology behind everything. Now let’s move on to those little things you can do to make things more convenient for your applicants. These are the things that they probably won’t even notice when they are filling out their application, but they would notice if they were not there. They will make your candidates glide through your application process so smoothly that they may even come out of it thinking “Hey, that wasn’t so bad, this place really has their sh*t together!”. What more could you want? Passwords […]

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