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Thomas Boyle

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Agility's the Key for Large-Enterprise Hiring in 2017

 

Based on what we’re seeing and hearing from our clients, 2017 will be a year focused on increasing hiring agility within large enterprise organizations. A wide range of factors are driving this trend. For those in industries like healthcare and finance, continued M&A activities create urgent needs to integrate and re-align workforces across multiple locations. The challenge for global service and manufacturing organizations is being able to anticipate and respond to swiftly-changing markets. And, as new technologies emerge, many of our clients must hire new talent quickly to stay competitive. 

Topics: Hiring for Large Enterprise Organizations

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

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

Don’t Look Like a Rookie at HR Tech 2016

If you’re heading to HR Tech in Chicago this year and you’ve never attended before, let me throw a few numbers at you:

  • 4 days of networking and non-stop knowledge-gathering
  • 400 companies exhibiting
  • 60 can’t-miss sessions
  • 14+ acres to walk inside the North Building at McCormick Place
Topics: Recruiting Advice

Stop! Think! 5 Reasons to Make Video Interviewing Your Priority Today

We’re in the business of making our clients’ hiring better and their recruiters’ jobs easier. As I’m talking with TA professionals who genuinely see the benefits of purpose built video hiring, from time to time I get an email like this: “I have not had 5 minutes to think about this [video interviewing] proposal since we met.  We just have too many competing priorities. I just don't know yet when it is going to get better. We are down on staffing and just trying to tread water.” This time crunch is typical in many companies these days, and I can only imagine the stress HR is under. Still, I’m more excited than discouraged by this kind of message because it means our voice and video interviewing solution can bring some relief and forward hiring progress to another organization.

Topics: Benefits of Video Interviewing Recruiting Advice

Show Off Your Collaborative Side

If you doubted the existence of the collaboration revolution happening in today’s workplace, it's time to become a believer. Research data released by Randstad reveals that young employees place a high value on collaboration. According to the Gen Z & Millennials Collide @ Work report, employees ages 22 to 34 prefer to communicate with co-workers and managers in person rather than by email or phone. And, 41% of Gen Z respondents said corporate offices are their workplace preference.  

To attract young workers with the greatest potential, companies want to highlight their collaborative work environment during the hiring process. That’s been easier said than done, until now. With purpose-built video interviewing technology, TA professionals can show candidates their collaborative workplace instead of just talking about it.

Topics: Candidate Experience Recruiting Advice

Recruiters Win Through Integrated Tech

Video and voice interviewing gets recruiters excited because it helps them gain back 30% of their time each day. You know what can make it even better for recruiters? Having the technology integrated into the applicant tracking system. It takes efficiency to another level.

Topics: Video Interviewing Tips and Education

Why Your Job Candidates Lose Interest (and What to Do About It)

New research indicates nearly one quarter of candidates (23%) lose interest in a potential employer if they don’t hear back from that company within a week of their initial interview. Wait more than two weeks, and you’ve lost the attention of another 46%.  This is a hard truth for TA teams doing their best to cope with talent shortages and high-pressure hiring demands. Still, it is the reality. In a candidate-driven market, hiring processes have to align closely with candidate expectations to keep them engaged.

Topics: Candidate Experience Recruiting Advice

How Montage Stays Ahead of the Curve for Its Clients

If I had to pick the single question we hear most often at Montage, it would be this: “How do you come up with your new features and enhancements?” It’s on the minds of people at trade shows, it’s a consistent question in RFPs, and sometimes our clients ask it too. The question is really no surprise since we’ve built a solid reputation for innovation in the video interviewing space. And, twice we’ve earned a TekTonic Award for our disruptive technology.  Our strategy for keeping our clients ahead of the curve in hiring is not a secret – in fact our clients have an essential role in our ongoing innovation.

Topics: Benefits of Video Interviewing

The Engine that Drives Quality of Hire

Practices for improving quality of hire are always a really hot topic, and in fact ERE just featured a great article describing one company’s innovative approach to it.  This healthcare industry company created a process in which necessary skills and competencies identified up front are then rated by hiring managers on a scale during each interview. They go further by conducting interview training with hiring managers to ensure everyone knows how to use the process consistently. At Montage, this type of strategic scoring and evaluation is coming up more and more in our daily discussions with TA professionals. Companies using video interviewing are finding it’s the perfect engine to drive this kind of process.

Topics: Benefits of Video Interviewing