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Purple Haze: Marijuana's Unclear Place at Work (Part 1)

 

 

Overshadowed perhaps by the results of the presidential election on November 8th, voters in eight states passed referenda to legalize marijuana use. Voters in four states— California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada—voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana (Arizona being the only state in which the proposition failed). Voters in Arkansas, Florida, Montana, and North Dakota voted for the legalization of the medical use of marijuana.

Topics: Hiring Best Practices Recruiting Advice

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

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

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

Getting Your Company to Buy Into the Candidate Experience

So much of talent acquisition news today concerns the candidate experience, and TA professionals know why: 86% of recruiters say the job market is candidate-driven in their industry sectors. They realize their hiring process must with align with candidates’ expectations or they’re just spinning their wheels. However, not everyone inside an organization may see the need to put time and resources into delivering a great candidate experience. Some TA departments face an uphill battle when it comes to making the changes required. We’ve certainly seen this in our experience with potential new video interviewing clients.

Topics: Talent Acquisition Research and Insights Recruiting Advice

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

Handling the Unpredictability of Healthcare Hiring

Despite the best efforts at forecasting, when you’re a healthcare recruiter, you’re dealing with the volatile workforce needs of your hospital or organization. You may be tasked with hiring 200 nurses within a few weeks, or expanding your call center staff by 300 with little to no lead time. And, while these high-volume projects come with their own set of challenges, they are made even more so when they are not expected.  Many of our clients are in the healthcare industry, and they’ve found a purpose-built video and voice interviewing platform can help them rise to the challenge of unpredictable high-volume hiring.

Topics: Healthcare Hiring Recruiting Advice

NACE Conference Intel: Recruiting Generation Z

Just when you’ve tweaked your hiring process in response to the wants and needs of Millennials, it’s time to prepare and shift again for their successors, Gen Z.  That was one of the major themes at the NACE Conference I recently attended. From what I learned, recruiters will need to adjust if they want to continue their track record of performance with candidates just now entering the workforce. In this changed new world, video interviewing providers will meet the needs of Gen Z students as well as university career services departments and campus recruiters.

Topics: Benefits of Video Interviewing Recruiting Advice