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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.

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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.

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Montage Wins 2016 TekTonic Award for SMS Text Messaging

At Montage, we’re continually looking to help recruiters balance efficiency with a superior candidate experience. The challenges of high-volume hiring sparked a Montage innovation that’s proven popular with recruiters and candidates alike – our SMS text messaging. It also earned us our second TekTonic Award. At this week’s HRO Today Forum in Chicago, Montage received the 2016 TekTonic
 Award for Talent Management in recognition of innovative product development which embodies disruptive technology. We were also a finalist for our live voice interviewing application. 

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Montage Wins Top Workplaces Award

Every day we help clients parlay their strong organizational culture into a competitive advantage using video interviewing technology. This past week though, we also celebrated our own strong and unique culture here at Montage. We’re proud to announce Montage has been selected as a 2016 Top Workplace by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Workplace Dynamics. The award confirms our employees find what they’re looking for when they join our video interviewing technology company.

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Montage's New Approach to Training Makes the News

Montage’s new approach to training made the news recently in an online story at Small Business Trends.  We introduced our new training format at the end of February, shifting from 90-minute sessions to shorter, more digestible sessions. The new format makes it easier for recruiters to retain the knowledge learned and to see ways they can utilize our video and voice interviewing technology to solve their specific, every-day challenges. 

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Live Voice Interviewing - A Better Way

Over the past several years, I've had the opportunity to work with amazing recruiting teams at some of the largest companies in the world. I've noticed two consistencies: They all perform phone interviews, and they all tell similar stories about how the process is time consuming and inefficient. 

Imagine being a recruiter, staring at 50 phone screens which must be completed. The hiring manager is breathing down your neck – she needs a slate of top candidates yesterday! So you pick up the phone and start making 50 phone calls. What if there was a different way?

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Is Scheduling Holding Your Hiring Process Hostage?

Scheduling – sounds simple enough, right? You’re just trying to get people in the same place at the same time. But in reality, the execution is anything but easy. I'm reminded of this challenge every time my friends and I try to get together. Finding a common time among everyone’s activities and commitments is increasingly difficult, and there are always one or two people who aren’t responsive. For as much as we enjoy spending time together, I’m always amazed when we actually get a date on our calendars. 

For today’s recruiters, scheduling interviews is anything but a simple task. In fact, it's an ongoing struggle. In a survey of talent acquisition leaders, Montage found that nearly half of all respondents spend 30 to 60 minutes completing a single phone screen, from scheduling to interviewing to following up. Multiply this by 10 or 20 interviews for each open job, and the time spent adds up quickly.

Playing phone tag with candidates and waiting for schedules to line up can add days to a hiring process. In competitive environments where top candidates are in high demand, recruiters don’t have days to wait. The hiring process can’t come to a screeching halt or even a slowdown because of scheduling.

Now, it doesn't have to. To help eliminate these headaches from the hiring process, Montage recently added self-scheduling to its video interviewing and voice interviewing platform. 

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Montage Video Interviewing Joins The Good Jobs

What do a pioneering video interview solutions company and an innovative new website have in common? Answer: Some core beliefs about hiring. The Good Jobs website is a culture directory and consulting services geared toward one goal -- helping clients turn their workplace culture and employer brand into competitive advantage.   Montage has directed the design and function of its video interviewing solutions with this same goal in mind.  

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How to Improve Your Hiring (and Have Fun Doing It)

A short while ago Inside HR Tech columnist Steve Boese asked a great question: Would your employees use your HR technology systems if they were not forced to? The answer, of course, is usually no, but video interviewing is a great exception.  In addition to delivering cost efficiencies and high quality hires, Montage’s video interviewing solution is actually fun tovideo interviewing use. 

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Video Interviewing Comes Into Its Own at HR Tech

Any doubts about the maturing nature of the video interviewing market were effectively erased last week at the world’s biggest HR technology conference, HR Tech.  In the five years that Montage has attended HR Tech, our industry’s presence there has changed significantly, and not just in the square footage of video interviewing providers in the Expo Hall.

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