Author Archives for Montage Talent

Brown-Forman Shares Their Secret for a 2017 CandE Award Win

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2017 marked Brown-Forman’s first entry into TalentBoard’s Candidate Experience Awards and Benchmarking Program – and its first win. The American-owned global spirits company was the top-rated company, earning the highest positive candidate experience ratings. Brown-Forman employs more than 4,700 people worldwide, with about 1,300 located in Louisville. On average, 4,000 candidates go through its hiring process in... read more

Getting Real: The Age of the Candidate & HR Tech 2017

HR Tech assembled over 400 technology providers under one roof last week in Las Vegas. Each provider trying to stand out and create their unique take in the market. Perhaps even more remarkable though, was the breadth of unification under a single theme: The Age of the Candidate. We’ve all been talking about this shift from company to... read more

8 Steps for Surviving a Busy Hiring Season

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Q4 is a demanding hiring season, and not just for companies that need extra help for the holidays. As year-end looms, many TA teams are up against deadlines as organizations open new locations or add new functions that satisfy business objectives. Unfortunately, fall hiring can be even more challenging than usual. Annual bonuses, vesting requirements,... read more

Text-Based Mobile Interviewing Drives Faster Candidate Engagement

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Use of text-based mobile interviewing technology is soaring as companies realize the power of text to reach potential job candidates and consumers. Research indicates 98% of text messages are opened, and 90% are read within the first few seconds. For talent acquisition leaders, text-based interviewing’s capability to drive faster, richer candidate engagement can’t be matched by other technologies, making... read more

The Candidate Experience is Still the Answer

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Eight Montage clients will proudly walk across the stage to accept their Candidate Experience (CandE) awards at TalentBoard’s 2017 North American CandE Symposium & Awards Gala. We send warm congratulations and kudos to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Brown-Forman Inc., Colorado Springs Utilities, Humana, Inc., JetBlue, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Sharp HealthCare and Verizon, for their exceptional commitment to an... read more

3 Steps To Mobile-Friendly Talent Acquisition

3 Steps to Mobile Friendly TA

Mobile-friendly talent acquisition makes it easy for job seekers to connect with potential employers in a way they are comfortable. Meeting candidates where they are – on mobile devices – is fast becoming a minimum requirement just to be on the field in the war for talent. Keeping up with new recruiting technology is a... read more

The Changing Role of Healthcare Human Resources #ASHHRA17

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The schedule at next month’s American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) conference in Seattle is packed with valuable sessions on every aspect of HR in healthcare. What caught my eye was the theme: The Changing Role of Healthcare Human Resources. There’s no debate that with the constant shifting in patient populations, workforce demographics,... read more

Quell Concerns About Phishing with Purpose-Built Video Interview Tech

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Online video interview tech call platforms like Skype have become the latest tool for online swindles. Scammers have started using fake online job interviews as a way to obtain personal information for nefarious purposes, including identify theft. Gerri Walsh, Senior Vice President of Investor Education for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) outlined the threat... read more

Engage Your Entire Organization in Recruiting

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Talent acquisition teams are spread thin these days as we’re asked to do more without additional resources. LinkedIn’s 2017 Global Recruiting Trends report indicates organizations plan to increase their hiring while budgets and the size of TA teams remain unchanged. With the expectations of today’s modern candidate for a fast, responsive and personal hiring process, we need... read more