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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

Purple Haze: How Will You Approach Marijuana Use Post-Hire? (Part II)

Recent developments relative to the legalization of marijuana create a number of issues for employers, and a number of options too. As discussed in Part I of this blog series, changes in the law have been dramatic and swift, with profound effects on the hiring process. This post speaks to the issue of marijuana use by current employees.

Topics: Hiring Best Practices

Coming Home: How to Translate Military Backgrounds into Corporate Success

Dedicated. Mission-focused. Skilled at working in collaborative environments. Your recruiting team is on the lookout for these attributes every day, in nearly every hiring scenario. Have you considered that many in the military share these same attributes?

Topics: Hiring Best Practices

Why Video Chat Tools Don't Get the Job Done in Healthcare Hiring

 

Many of our healthcare clients have something remarkable in common: They’ve tested the waters of video interviewing with Skype (or a similar chat tool), and quickly moved to a purpose-built solution. Why is this? Simply put, a general video chat tool is not designed to solve the challenges of healthcare hiring.  The travel savings are there, but it’s missing what’s needed to impact healthcare recruiters’ priorities: Offering a brand-elevating, mind-blowing candidate experience, and getting to the offer stage with the best talent faster.   

Topics: Healthcare Hiring Hiring Best Practices

Coming Soon Near You: An Invite to Video Interview

If you’re in the job search process now or even just thinking about it, you may have heard about the growing use of video for interviews. The Talent Board North American Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards and Research program report provides striking data on this trend: 75% of companies surveyed indicate they leverage video interviewing, and the remaining 25% plan to invest in this transformative technology.  So, expect an invite to video interview soon!   

Topics: Advice for Job Seekers

Is Social Media Information Ok to Use in Hiring? Here's the Answer.....

“If candidates put their information out on the Internet, can I use it?” It’s a top question for many recruiters and TA professionals.

If you’re looking for a definitive answer, spend an hour with a safe hiring expert during Montage’s free HCI webinar Wednesday, October 19 from 12-1pm EDT.

Topics: Hiring Best Practices Recruiting Advice

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