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Define Yourself as a Leader with Your Personal Brand

As talent acquisition and human capital management continue to grow more complex, there’s opportunity for HR professionals to redefine their role as leaders within their organizations. Making that shift is definitely top-of-mind: According to SHRM’s Business and Human Capital Challenges report, 44% of HR professionals say their greatest challenge is moving HR from a transactional to transformational position.

Topics: Recruiting Advice

Aiming for a More Diverse Workforce?  Don't Leave It to Luck

Increasing workforce diversity is a recognized strategy that can help make a company best-in-class. Rarely is this goal achieved by luck, though. To have people of all identities and backgrounds represented in your workplace, the talent acquisition process has to strive purposefully toward that goal. Getting a baseline measure of demographics within your organization, and setting goals for change, are two of the first steps you can take. Then, look for ways to bring diversity into your hiring process. Here are a few suggestions: 

Topics: Hiring Best Practices

Focus on Partnerships to Get More from Campus Recruiting

As campus recruiting campaigns wind down, it’s time to examine results against goal. If your team’s been making the rounds, you already know recruiting competition on campus is tougher than ever. In fact, a recent Forbes article points to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest unemployment rate for college grads of 2.5%, a figure that contradicts media stories of widespread under- or unemployment for those with a college degree. And, new employees sourced from colleges and universities remain gold: Nearly 70% of campus hires stay with their employer for five years, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
Topics: Recruiting Advice

Latest CandE Research Part III: Video Interviewing is a Top 5 Recruiting Tech Investment

Research into recruiting processes wouldn’t be complete without questions about technology, and Talent Board doesn’t disappoint. In its latest candidate experience research report Talent Board comments, “Technology continues to play a significant role in helping companies streamline the interview and selection process.” It goes on to reveal that among the 240 employers participating in the research, video interviewing is a Top 5 recruiting technology investment in 2016/2017. And, 67% of these employers already have a video interviewing platform on board. 

Topics: Talent Acquisition Research and Insights

Latest CandE Research Part II:       What Candidates Want

Talent Board may not have a crystal ball for the future of talent acquisition, but it certainly has the next best thing: Data from more than 183,000 candidates on their job search experience. Now into its fifth year of reporting, Talent Board’s CandE awards and benchmarking program is all about helping businesses evaluate and improve their candidate experience. This immense research and evaluation effort has spurred hiring process change in companies worldwide. Montage is proud to be a sponsor.

Topics: Talent Acquisition Research and Insights

Latest CandE Research: 240+ Employers Weigh in on Recruiting

Talent Board’s most recent candidate experience research is out, and with more than 240 North American employers and 183,000+ job seekers weighing in, it’s worth the read.  Talent Board started its CandE awards and benchmarking program about five years ago to help organizations elevate their candidate experience. Since then, as participation has grown, its value to companies and its positive influence on talent acquisition and recruiting practices has skyrocketed. Montage is proud to be counted as a CandE sponsor.

Topics: Talent Acquisition Research and Insights

Montage Webinar Helps TA Leaders Collaborate with Hiring Managers

Could your hiring manager be the reason your top candidate just declined your job offer? Absolutely. In research commissioned by Montage with 200 active job seekers, 32% indicated they declined a job offer within the past six months primarily because of the hiring experience itself. It takes skill and experience to deliver a great candidate experience during an interview, and not all hiring managers are up to speed in this area.

Topics: Hiring Best Practices Recruiting Advice

Agility's the Key for Large-Enterprise Hiring in 2017

 

Based on what we’re seeing and hearing from our clients, 2017 will be a year focused on increasing hiring agility within large enterprise organizations. A wide range of factors are driving this trend. For those in industries like healthcare and finance, continued M&A activities create urgent needs to integrate and re-align workforces across multiple locations. The challenge for global service and manufacturing organizations is being able to anticipate and respond to swiftly-changing markets. And, as new technologies emerge, many of our clients must hire new talent quickly to stay competitive. 

Topics: Hiring for Large Enterprise Organizations

Is It Time to Set SLAs with Your Hiring Managers?

Are you in a rule-setting, by-the-book type of organization? Or recruiting for the type that relies on open communication and a verbal commitment to deliver on promises? Though it may seem like Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for talent acquisition naturally fit well with the first scenario and not at all with the second, that’s really not the case.

Wherever your company falls on the formal-informal culture continuum, if you’ve dismissed the idea of using SLAs in hiring, it’s time to reconsider. SLAs have been catching on with in-house talent acquisition teams (i.e. your competitors) in the last few years after their debut as a recruitment process outsourcing best practice.

Topics: Talent Acquisition Research and Insights

Work Better, Faster, Smarter with Your Hiring Managers [ WEBINAR ]

(To increase your recruiter-hiring manager collaboration, register for our webinar.)

At Montage, we talk a lot about making hiring a two-way experience for candidates. After all, we know there’s a strong link between a candidate’s hiring experience and his decision to work at a company. In fact, 32% of job seekers surveyed who declined a job offer in the last six months said they declined the offer primarily because of the hiring experience itself1.

Topics: Hiring Best Practices