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Recognize these 4 Candidate Types? Win Them All with Video Interviewing

Recruit for long enough and you begin to see similarities in the candidates pushing through your pipeline. We all have our differences, but there may really be only a few types of people (specifically 5 or 7 or 16 depending on which personality test you like).  Working in the HCM space, I’ve noticed job candidates... read more

Should You Hire a Former Independent Worker?

What’s growing 5X faster than the overall workforce? If you said the percentage of independent workers in the U.S. labor market, you’re spot on. New research by MBO Partners shows that in the last five years, the number of independent workers in the U.S. has risen to 30.2 million. By 2020, the firm expects the number... read more

Get More from Your College Recruiting with Video Interviewing

It’s that time of year again: HCM departments are in college recruitment mode. 2016 graduates will be looking for work very shortly, and TA is ramping up efforts to recruit these young, fresh graduates. College hiring last year was up 9.6% over the previous year, according to NACE’s most recent college hiring survey. And, nearly 2,000 HCM... read more

Video Interviewing: What Does the EEOC Say?

The EEOC has evaluated video interviewing and given a favorable opinion.  According to the EEOC, video interviewing and in-person interviewing are equivalent. Once you make the decision to fill a position, you’re not incurring any more risk by video interviewing than you are by interviewing candidates in the more traditional in-person, face-to-face way. For a more detailed discussion, please check... read more

Warning Signs Healthcare Candidates Watch for in Hiring

Here’s a healthcare staffing trend that’s often overlooked: Turnover rates in hospitals have risen steadily for the past several years, climbing to 16.5% at the end of 2014.  Survey sponsor NSI Nursing Solutions Inc. also reports that hospitals lose an average of $4.21 to $6.02 million when a bedside RN leaves. Take this in tandem with the extreme healthcare... read more

From Your Heart to their Minds: Sharing the Passion

It’s been nearly 53 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his momentous “I Have a Dream Speech” to more than one quarter of a million supporters. Though we haven’t achieved an end to racism in this country, we have made progress on equality in the workplace.  For many industry-leading organizations, the human capital management focus is... read more

Stop the War: Is Sharing Talent with your Competitors on the Horizon?

Our friends at ManpowerGroup Solutions recently posed an intriguing alternative to the ongoing war for talent: collaboration between competitors on shared talent pools.  This concept has the potential to lessen, if not solve, critical workforce challenges companies deal with every day, including skilled talent shortages and new expectations younger workers have of employers. This is not... read more

Purpose-Built: Choose the Right Solution for the Problem

As video interviewing gains more traction in hiring and talent acquisition, there is an increasingly-definitive line between video conference chat tools (like Skype, Zoom, etc.) and a purpose-built video interviewing solution for hiring (like Montage).  This line can often be blurred since some of the technologies are relatively new.  I want to give you a clear definition... read more

Right Fit Tech Candidates, Right Now

Here’s a frequent scenario at Montage: Clients implement video interviewing in a business unit or for a particular job family, and when they see the enormous positive impact on their hiring results, their use of our tech quickly spreads to other departments and roles.  IT hiring is a prime example of this ripple effect and it’s... read more

Shouldn’t Hiring Be About People?

There’s disappointing news on the employee engagement front. As reported in a recent blog, Gallup research shows no increase in employee engagement last year, and only a two-point increase over the past 2.5 years. You’d think with just 32% of U.S. employees fully engaged in their jobs, more companies would sit up and take notice. Blog author Mark... read more