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Montage Wins Wisconsin Innovation Award

(A handful of Montage's Product Team shown with the Wisconsin Innovation Award)

We recently attended the Wisconsin Innovation Awards ceremony at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s iconic Union Terrace overlooking Lake Mendota on the Madison campus. This was the third annual event, which highlights groundbreaking ideas across the Badger state. The committee received over 180 nominations from a variety of industries. Judges read through every nomination multiple times to narrow it down to 35 finalists, and Montage was one of those finalists. The finalists came from 10 categories including education, biotech, agriculture, health IT software, manufacturing and more. Some of the finalists were small start-ups, others were well-established businesses.

Topics: Montage Innovation Announcements

Getting Your Company to Buy Into the Candidate Experience

So much of talent acquisition news today concerns the candidate experience, and TA professionals know why: 86% of recruiters say the job market is candidate-driven in their industry sectors. They realize their hiring process must with align with candidates’ expectations or they’re just spinning their wheels. However, not everyone inside an organization may see the need to put time and resources into delivering a great candidate experience. Some TA departments face an uphill battle when it comes to making the changes required. We’ve certainly seen this in our experience with potential new video interviewing clients.

Topics: Talent Acquisition Research and Insights Recruiting Advice

Software Advice says Skype Falls Short in Business Recruiting

There’s a new article out by Software Advice, a company that hosts reviews of interview solutions, which hits a long-time Montage message further out of the park: Skype is not suited for the business of hiring. According to author Brian Westfall, senior market research associate at Software Advice, "Although many recruiters use Skype to conduct video interviews with candidates, if organizations want to get serious about shortening their time to hire and truly finding the best candidate for the job, especially
 as they grow and the number of applicants per position becomes overwhelming, they need to invest in a dedicated video recruiting platform to improve candidate experience."
 While Montage’s own research proves this point, it’s nice to see it stated so succinctly by a leading IT research and advisory company too.

Topics: Hiring Best Practices Recruiting Advice

Handling the Unpredictability of Healthcare Hiring

Despite the best efforts at forecasting, when you’re a healthcare recruiter, you’re dealing with the volatile workforce needs of your hospital or organization. You may be tasked with hiring 200 nurses within a few weeks, or expanding your call center staff by 300 with little to no lead time. And, while these high-volume projects come with their own set of challenges, they are made even more so when they are not expected.  Many of our clients are in the healthcare industry, and they’ve found a purpose-built video and voice interviewing platform can help them rise to the challenge of unpredictable high-volume hiring.

Topics: Healthcare Hiring Recruiting Advice

Competing Against Younger Job Candidates? It Pays to Hone Your Video Interviewing Skills

If you’ve noticed what seems like a subtle shift in your company’s attention towards younger employees, it’s not all in your head. According to a new study, 64% of employees surveyed say their company is more focused on attracting younger people, while just 44% believe the focus is on attracting and retaining older workers. The study also indicates that while 78% of employees surveyed believe attracting younger people is critical to their company’s success, only 56% agree that retaining older workers will do the same. The data suggests that workforce veterans may need to work harder to capture the interest of employers when they are looking to change jobs or even move within their current organization. The good news is that technology on the rise - video interviewing - can help you make a stronger impression. If you’re invited to video interview, seize the opportunity.

Topics: Benefits of Video Interviewing Advice for Job Seekers

Are You Doing All You Can to Determine Right Fit?

Personality assessments are old news, right? I mean, 89% of the Fortune 500 use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to evaluate their new hires. They’ve been doing so for years. Personality assessments are even in use in middle schools these days to help teens start to explore their career interests. However, there’s a new and growing application: assessment of job candidates. Business advisory company CEB reports that 62% of human resources professionals are using personality assessments to vet candidates in the hiring process. If your organization doesn’t use pre-hire personality assessments, now may be the time to explore them.  A purpose-built video interviewing solution like Montage’s platform could be your easy entry into this hiring practice.

62% of HR professionals use personality assessments to vet job candidates.

Topics: Hiring Best Practices