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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

Montage Earns 2016 Tech Excellence Awards from Brandon Hall

(The candidate view of event manager)

Renowned research firm Brandon Hall Group has honored Montage with two Excellence in Technology Awards. This marks the third year in a row Montage has won multiple awards from Brandon Hall.  Montage’s 2016 entry earned both a Bronze Award in the category of Best Advance in Talent Acquisition Technology, and a Silver Award in the category of Best Unique Advance in Talent Acquisition Technology.

Topics: Montage Innovation Announcements

Purple Haze: How Will You Approach Marijuana Use Post-Hire? (Part II)

Recent developments relative to the legalization of marijuana create a number of issues for employers, and a number of options too. As discussed in Part I of this blog series, changes in the law have been dramatic and swift, with profound effects on the hiring process. This post speaks to the issue of marijuana use by current employees.

Topics: Hiring Best Practices

Purple Haze: Marijuana's Unclear Place at Work (Part 1)

 

 

Overshadowed perhaps by the results of the presidential election on November 8th, voters in eight states passed referenda to legalize marijuana use. Voters in four states— California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada—voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana (Arizona being the only state in which the proposition failed). Voters in Arkansas, Florida, Montana, and North Dakota voted for the legalization of the medical use of marijuana.

Topics: Hiring Best Practices Recruiting Advice

Coming Home: How to Translate Military Backgrounds into Corporate Success

Dedicated. Mission-focused. Skilled at working in collaborative environments. Your recruiting team is on the lookout for these attributes every day, in nearly every hiring scenario. Have you considered that many in the military share these same attributes?

Topics: Hiring Best Practices

Why Video Chat Tools Don't Get the Job Done in Healthcare Hiring

 

Many of our healthcare clients have something remarkable in common: They’ve tested the waters of video interviewing with Skype (or a similar chat tool), and quickly moved to a purpose-built solution. Why is this? Simply put, a general video chat tool is not designed to solve the challenges of healthcare hiring.  The travel savings are there, but it’s missing what’s needed to impact healthcare recruiters’ priorities: Offering a brand-elevating, mind-blowing candidate experience, and getting to the offer stage with the best talent faster.   

Topics: Healthcare Hiring Hiring Best Practices

Coming Soon Near You: An Invite to Video Interview

If you’re in the job search process now or even just thinking about it, you may have heard about the growing use of video for interviews. The Talent Board North American Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards and Research program report provides striking data on this trend: 75% of companies surveyed indicate they leverage video interviewing, and the remaining 25% plan to invest in this transformative technology.  So, expect an invite to video interview soon!   

Topics: Advice for Job Seekers

Is Social Media Information Ok to Use in Hiring? Here's the Answer.....

“If candidates put their information out on the Internet, can I use it?” It’s a top question for many recruiters and TA professionals.

If you’re looking for a definitive answer, spend an hour with a safe hiring expert during Montage’s free HCI webinar Wednesday, October 19 from 12-1pm EDT.

Topics: Hiring Best Practices Recruiting Advice

Using Your Digital Employer Brand to Bring in Top Candidates

Yesterday I tried to wrap my brain around this headline from a local employment ad: “We’re always working to work better. If that works for you, we’d like you to work for us.”  Yes, this is a real ad, but I doubt it’s getting real results. Never mind that it was in the printed newspaper – what struck me (beyond the tongue-twisting text) is that any candidate who sees this cannot get any sense of what it means to be employed at this company. It’s a very vanilla headline in a place where employers need
to differentiate themselves. Many of our clients are doing this right, communicating their brands digitally to engage top talent. Video interviewing plays a vital role in giving their candidates an authentic look at their employment experience.

Topics: Candidate Experience Hiring Best Practices