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Build a stronger, more attractive employer brand to lure top talent

As a small business owner, you may find it increasingly difficult to attract and hire top talent. With strong employer brands like Google, Apple and L.E.K. Consulting using their might and market worth to pique the interest of the upper decile of talent, you need to discover how you can tap into this marketplace if you're in similar niche business sectors. Of course, this can be difficult, especially with a talent shortage plaguing many fields.

Topics: Employer Brand

The candidate experience is what helps employers attract top talent

The size of the national talent pool continues to expand, but not every job seeker is top notch. As more Americans look for work, it's important for hiring managers to implement superior recruiting policies that help find, attract and retain top talent, even if those professionals are not yet ready to leave their current positions.

Topics: Hiring Best Practices

Hiring managers need to sell open positions to attract top talent

Human potential is an essential aspect to economic growth. Businesses invest inordinate amounts of resources to employ top talent, and they want their expenditures to pay off. This puts unique pressure on hiring managers, as they're tasked with finding and interviewing talent as well as understanding how professionals will fit into the corporate culture.

Topics: Candidate Experience

Industry reports show global talent is increasingly harder to find

As a business owner, you're tasked with deciding whether expansion is worthwhile or not. While you can debate the benefits of implementing a global strategy, you need to have the proper staff members on hand if you want to enter the marketplace and leave a long-lasting impression. According to a recent survey conducted by MAXIS GBN, an international employee benefits network, approximately 60 percent of organizations feel staffing issues can affect their global business efforts. Additionally, the survey found that close to 1 out of 5 multinational business professionals expect to have 85 percent of their total workforce outside their home country within the next five years.

Topics: Benefits of Video Interviewing

Recruit creative talent differently

If it is time to expand and you need to employ new professionals to help sustain growth, you need to figure out what type of employee would complement your organization best. In some instances, you might be looking for creative talent to help drive thought leadership and position your company as an authority in your niche market. Make sure your recruitment practices appeal to those types of professionals.

Topics: Video Interviewing Tips and Education

3 reasons to invest in video recruitment solutions

Hiring managers tasked with finding top talent for open roles need to look at prospective candidates as potential customers. When it comes to recruiting, it pays to court people and convey a business' best qualities. Therefore, employers need to continue to evolve their recruitment strategies, as new technologies have the potential to improve the overall candidate experience.

Topics: Benefits of Video Interviewing

Video interviewing can build a successful mobile workforce

The business world looks much different today than it did a decade ago. Professionals are putting their personal lives ahead of their professional careers, and with this trend comes new demand for more flexible work conditions. While giving employees the opportunity to work from their homes may seem like it could create hardships for companies, remote work actually lowers costs for employers. However, hiring mobile workers can be difficult, especially if there isn't a central location where candidates can meet with hiring managers without the expense and hassle of flying everyone in.

Topics: Candidate Experience Benefits of Video Interviewing

Charisma can bring your department back to life

In the professional world, if a team is left unchallenged, it may perform adequately - but not always to the best of its ability. While, in every industry, there are lulls in productivity and projects get put on the shelf, it's important for business owners to understand how to improve employee morale. People may be happy with the positions they hold, but when work is slow, indifference can certainly take hold of an entire department. In these situations, it may be time to introduce a new player to the team - someone whose charisma can spark enthusiasm and bring energy back into the office.

Topics: Candidate Experience

Job creation fuels economic growth, and video interviewing helps fill open positions

Finding the right candidate for an open position can help a business thrive, as productivity picks up and fewer resources need to be reallocated. However, through past economic hardships, many global jobs were terminated, which left millions of workers out of employment.

Topics: Hiring Best Practices

Get to know your candidates, don't screen them out

Recruitment is an essential part of running a successful business. In order to attract top talent, hiring managers need to act more like salespeople than professionals who want to screen candidates out of consideration.

Topics: Video Interviewing Tips and Education

Video interviewing makes recruiting top talent more personal

Social media has made it easier to connect with people all across the world. In business, platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter have provided hiring managers with new resources to use during recruitment, which has increasingly become more difficult through the current economic drought.

Topics: Benefits of Video Interviewing

Make job applicants mad, lose thousands of potential customers

As a hiring manager or recruiter, it may seem like providing feedback to unsuccessful applicants is a waste of your time. After all, you may be dealing with thousands of people applying for jobs every year - and sometimes thousands applying for a single job.

Topics: Hiring Best Practices

As jobs are created, competition for top talent increases

The job market is growing, albeit slowly, but jobs are still being created monthly in the United States. While this is great news for professionals who feared the collapse of many industry sectors, even more corporate executives are wondering where the job seekers are today.

Topics: Hiring Best Practices

Using social media in recruitment

Having a technology-driven interview process allows candidates to see how innovative a company is and how it values cutting edge technology. For example, a tech-savvy company that implements virtual recruitment using video interviewing shows both job seekers and competitors that your organization is ready to do what it takes to attract and engage top talent.

Topics: Hiring Best Practices

Make the best first impression possible with Montage

Hiring managers have one of the hardest roles in today's professional world - they're tasked with finding and hiring qualified candidates that fit perfectly into the already established corporate culture. While it can be an exciting position to hold, there are times when finding qualified professionals is much harder than they'd prefer, especially with the job market increasingly becoming more competitive.

Topics: Candidate Experience Benefits of Video Interviewing

3 tips to improve your recruitment process

The job market is growing more competitive. Your competition wants to hire the same people you're interested in, and finding top talent has become as much of a hardship as operating without enough employees. However, the consequences of employing a candidate that is unfit for your corporate culture are vast, so you need to make sure you're evaluating candidates to the best of your ability. Here are three tips to improving your recruitment process.

Topics: Benefits of Video Interviewing

Improve the candidate experience with video interviewing

Businesses are only as successful as their employees are happy, so it makes sense that creating a superior office culture is an essential component to higher profit margins. Many hiring managers have found that in order to attract talented job seekers, the brand image and candidate engagement practices have to be unique. After all, no one wants to join a team where professional growth is hard to come by, and they're treated like just another worker.

Topics: Candidate Experience Benefits of Video Interviewing

Video interviewing helps you hire the right professional the first time

The consequences of hiring an employee who fails to exceed expectations are vast, as resources are lost and productivity falters. Hiring managers need to utilize available tools to find talented candidates, which is sometimes harder in emerging industry sectors.

Topics: Benefits of Video Interviewing Hiring Best Practices

In an improving job market, you need to create an appealing brand image

As a business owner, you want to create a culture of care in the workplace. When your employees are provided with the encouragement and resources they need to grow professionally and personally, the overall success of your operation will improve. In fact, when you have a reputation as a company that cares about the needs of your employees, you might find that you have organically built an authoritative brand image. And by cultivating a superior reputation, you'll be able to attract top talent.

Topics: Employer Brand

Video Interviewing Speeds Hiring of Sales Professionals

Sales professionals are tough to find. When ManpowerGroup does its annual survey of the hardest jobs to fill, sales is on there in the prominent #2 spot topping the list along with engineers, skilled trades, and drivers. According to the survey, 55% of employers say they are having trouble filling jobs because of a lack of applicants.

Topics: Candidate Experience Benefits of Video Interviewing Hiring Best Practices

Three reasons why video interviewing is here to stay

Video interviewing will always be our ticket to the end. It will go down in history, just you wait my friend." While that's not quite how the 1958 doo-wop hit "Rock 'N Roll Is Here To Stay" goes, but these days, video interviewing makes an adequate alternative. That's because many experts are saying that video portfolios are the future for recruiting, eventually making paper resumes obsolete.

Topics: Video Interviewing Tips and Education

Research shows video interviewing is the way to go

Video interviewing has opened many doors in the world of recruitment. Instead of taking a huge bite out of a company's recruiting budget like traditional in-house interviews can do, virtual recruitment allows an organization to expand its scope of candidates in a quick and cost-effective fashion. For this reason, it has rapidly become a hot trend in recruiting and is sure to be a hiring method that is here to stay.

Topics: Video Interviewing Tips and Education

Hiring for sales professionals

Recruiters and hiring managers know all too well how hard it can be to find a great sales professional. It's for this reason that many companies are constantly hiring in the sales department. They are forced to bring on one sales professional after another, looking for people who can close the deal and hit quotas consistently.

Topics: Hiring Best Practices

Has your company considered hiring temporary employees?

As your organization prepares for the hiring process, you may want to consider how temporary workers can be beneficial. According to Kevin Kruse, the author of Employee Engagement 2.0 and a contributor to Forbes, hiring managers and staffing professionals should update their opinions of temporary workers or independent professionals and realize how valuable they can be to your business.

Topics: Hiring Best Practices

Video Interviewing's Innovative Approach to University Hiring

It must be scary to enter college nowadays. You've got to enter with such blind faith that your education and experience (or lack thereof) will result in a decent job offer on the other end. A team from Montage just exhibited at the NACE annual conference and learned a lot from the attending companies. A resounding repeat theme: Students don't attend the job fairs. Sounds crazy, right? Is it arrogance? Is it distraction? Is it intimidation? Or simple laziness?

Topics: Candidate Experience Benefits of Video Interviewing Hiring Best Practices