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Aiming for a More Diverse Workforce?  Don't Leave It to Luck

Increasing workforce diversity is a recognized strategy that can help make a company best-in-class. Rarely is this goal achieved by luck, though. To have people of all identities and backgrounds represented in your workplace, the talent acquisition process has to strive purposefully toward that goal. Getting a baseline measure of demographics within your organization, and setting goals for change, are two of the first steps you can take. Then, look for ways to bring diversity into your hiring process. Here are a few suggestions: 

Topics: Hiring Best Practices

Montage Webinar Helps TA Leaders Collaborate with Hiring Managers

Could your hiring manager be the reason your top candidate just declined your job offer? Absolutely. In research commissioned by Montage with 200 active job seekers, 32% indicated they declined a job offer within the past six months primarily because of the hiring experience itself. It takes skill and experience to deliver a great candidate experience during an interview, and not all hiring managers are up to speed in this area.

Topics: Hiring Best Practices Recruiting Advice

Work Better, Faster, Smarter with Your Hiring Managers [ WEBINAR ]

(To increase your recruiter-hiring manager collaboration, register for our webinar.)

At Montage, we talk a lot about making hiring a two-way experience for candidates. After all, we know there’s a strong link between a candidate’s hiring experience and his decision to work at a company. In fact, 32% of job seekers surveyed who declined a job offer in the last six months said they declined the offer primarily because of the hiring experience itself1.

Topics: Hiring Best Practices

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

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

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

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