Author Archives for Melissa Bissing

5 Tips for Better High Volume Hiring in the Digital Agehigh volume hiring recruiter

Does a request to quickly fill a larger-than-average number of positions make you start to sweat? In the digital age, high volume hiring can present its own set of unique challenges. On one hand, it’s a recruiter’s dream to have that many applicants. On the other hand, you may be buried alive if not prepared... read more

Recruiters, Gain Your Independence from Phone Tag and Scheduling Interviews

6pm rolls around, and you realize you’ve spent another day making phone calls and sending emails, trying with little success scheduling interviews. Sound familiar? That’s a typical day for just about every recruiter. A recent study found that recruiters spend an average of 78,352 minutes per year on the phone. That’s more than 1,305 hours!... read more

Today’s Companies Are Turning Silver Medalist Job Candidates into Gold

In sports competitions, a second-place finish is bittersweet at the very least, if not a major disappointment. Not so for today’s runner-up job candidates, though. As companies move to a more candidate-centric hiring approach, being the silver medalist job candidate can also mean winning gold. Montage President and CEO Kurt Heikkinen recently spoke to The... read more

5 Top Financial Services Industry Recruiting TrendsFinancial Service Hiring Trends

As 2017 ended, many organizations began speculating about 2018 recruiting trends and how they would affect certain industries. Now that we’re knee-deep in the first quarter, some industries are seeing these trends take shape. The finance industry comes with its own unique set of compliance requirements as well as intense competition for top talent. The... read more

Building the Better Candidate Experience for College GradsCandidate Experience for College Grads

In a few short months, nearly 1.8 million new college graduates will flood the talent market. Cultural fit is extremely important to the class of 2018. Here are some simple tips to make sure your brand and culture match your experience. Boost your employer brand online Students are researching your organization as they decide whether or not apply – what... read more

New Year, New Job. Does Your Candidate Experience Cut It?

It’s that goal-setting time of the year again, and “find a new job” tops the New Year’s resolution list for many. Job searches spike in January, according to, and passive candidates who’ve been sluggish in job searches or waited for an end-of-year bonus are now free to make a move. For organizations in hiring... read more

Onboarding During the Holidays: 7 Ways to End the Year Strong with New Hireshiring during the holidays

Nothing is more anticlimactic than showing up for your first day of work only to find that everyone’s out of the office on PTO. Did you know that a successful on-boarding can drive an employee’s performance by up to 15% and increase their effort by more than 20%? Year-end is a busy time, but new... read more