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Getting Real: The Age of the Candidate & HR Tech 2017

HR Tech assembled over 400 technology providers under one roof last week in Las Vegas. Each provider trying to stand out and create their unique take in the market. Perhaps even more remarkable though, was the breadth of unification under a single theme: The Age of the Candidate. We’ve all been talking about this shift from company to candidate for several years now. Technology providers need to find the balance between offering an engaging candidate experience and driving efficiency in the hiring process.

Topics: Montage Innovation Announcements Hiring Best Practices

8 Steps for Surviving a Busy Hiring Season

Q4 is a demanding hiring season, and not just for companies that need extra help for the holidays. As year-end looms, many TA teams are up against deadlines as organizations open new locations or add new functions that satisfy business objectives. Unfortunately, fall hiring can be even more challenging than usual. Annual bonuses, vesting requirements, and the general busyness of the holidays all keep many candidates from changing jobs.

Topics: Hiring Best Practices

Text-Based Mobile Interviewing Drives Faster Candidate Engagement

Use of text-based technology is soaring as companies realize the power of text to reach potential job candidates and consumers. Research indicates 98% of text messages are opened, and 90% are read within the first few seconds. For talent acquisition leaders, text-based interviewing’s capability to drive faster, richer candidate engagement can’t be matched by other technologies, making it one of the most effective strategies in mobile hiring today. 

Topics: Candidate Experience mobile

8 Habits of a Successful Recruiter

Recruiting top talent is hard. Candidates have more power and options than ever. In a time when technology is everywhere, and people are used to getting instant feedback, it can be hard to attract the quality talent your organization is looking for and deserves. That's why it's so important to ensure you have a successful recruiter on your front line.

Topics: Candidate Experience Recruiting Advice recruitment

The Candidate Experience is Still the Answer

Eight Montage clients will proudly walk across the stage to accept their Candidate Experience (CandE) awards at TalentBoard’s 2017 North American CandE Symposium & Awards Gala. We send warm congratulations and kudos to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Brown-Forman Inc., Colorado Springs Utilities, Humana, Inc., JetBlue, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Sharp HealthCare and Verizon, for their exceptional commitment to an exceptional candidate experience. We’re proud to partner with organizations like these which value the candidate experience so highly they’ve designed their hiring process around it. At Montage, the candidate experience is front and center in every aspect of our service and our voice and video interviewing platform.

Topics: Candidate Experience

3 Steps To Mobile-Friendly Talent Acquisition

Mobile makes it easy for job seekers to connect with potential employers in a way they are comfortable. Meeting candidates where they are – on mobile devices – is fast becoming a minimum requirement just to be on the field in the war for talent.

Keeping up with new recruiting technology is a challenge for many TA teams. Mobile recruiting is no different. In fact, it’s already been five years since Montage launched the world’s first mobile live video interviewing app, yet Jobvite’s Recruiter Nation survey found that 55% of companies are missing one of the basics - a mobile-optimized career website.

Topics: Candidate Experience mobile recruitment budget

The Changing Role of Healthcare Human Resources #ASHHRA17

The schedule at next month’s American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) conference in Seattle is packed with valuable sessions on every aspect of HR in healthcare. What caught my eye was the theme: The Changing Role of Healthcare Human Resources. There’s no debate that with the constant shifting in patient populations, workforce demographics, legislation, and new technologies that healthcare HR is changing. But, is this industry being reshaped by external forces, or are we driving the transformation?

Topics: Healthcare Hiring

Quell Concerns About Phishing with Purpose-Built Video Interview Tech

Online video call platforms like Skype have become the latest tool for online swindles. Scammers have started using fake online job interviews as a way to obtain personal information for nefarious purposes, including identify theft. Gerri Walsh, Senior Vice President of Investor Education for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) outlined the threat in a recent article. Ms. Walsh states, “Scammers attempting to obtain sensitive personal financial information are becoming ever more sophisticated in their tactics, manipulating moments of trust such as a job interview while simultaneously turning trusted tools such as online video platforms into potential weapons of fraud.” 

Topics: Video Interviewing Tips and Education Purpose-built for Hiring

Engage Your Entire Organization in Recruiting

Talent acquisition teams are spread thin these days as we’re asked to do more without additional resources. LinkedIn’s 2017 Global Recruiting Trends report indicates organizations plan to increase their hiring while budgets and the size of TA teams remain unchanged. With the expectations of today’s modern candidate for a fast, responsive and personal hiring process, we need to get creative. One solution is to make recruitment everybody’s responsibility within your organization.


Topics: Hiring for Large Enterprise Organizations Recruiting Advice

Push the Gas Pedal on Your Employee Referrals

According to new Human Capital Institute (HCI) research sponsored by Montage, 29% of organizations have increased their use of employee referrals in the past year.  Employee referrals are trending up, and I can’t say I’m surprised. Employee networks are an essential source of job candidates for TA teams, especially in challenging recruiting environments. Often, these referrals are a win for all parties involved.

Topics: Employer Brand