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Latest CandE Research Part III: Video Interviewing is a Top 5 Recruiting Tech Investment

Research into recruiting processes wouldn’t be complete without questions about technology, and Talent Board doesn’t disappoint. In its latest candidate experience research report Talent Board comments, “Technology continues to play a significant role in helping companies streamline the interview and selection process.” It goes on to reveal that among the 240 employers participating in the research, video interviewing is a Top 5 recruiting technology investment in 2016/2017. And, 67% of these employers already have a video interviewing platform on board. 

Topics: Talent Acquisition Research and Insights

Latest CandE Research Part II:       What Candidates Want

Talent Board may not have a crystal ball for the future of talent acquisition, but it certainly has the next best thing: Data from more than 183,000 candidates on their job search experience. Now into its fifth year of reporting, Talent Board’s CandE awards and benchmarking program is all about helping businesses evaluate and improve their candidate experience. This immense research and evaluation effort has spurred hiring process change in companies worldwide. Montage is proud to be a sponsor.

Topics: Talent Acquisition Research and Insights

Latest CandE Research: 240+ Employers Weigh in on Recruiting

Talent Board’s most recent candidate experience research is out, and with more than 240 North American employers and 183,000+ job seekers weighing in, it’s worth the read.  Talent Board started its CandE awards and benchmarking program about five years ago to help organizations elevate their candidate experience. Since then, as participation has grown, its value to companies and its positive influence on talent acquisition and recruiting practices has skyrocketed. Montage is proud to be counted as a CandE sponsor.

Topics: Talent Acquisition Research and Insights

Is It Time to Set SLAs with Your Hiring Managers?

Are you in a rule-setting, by-the-book type of organization? Or recruiting for the type that relies on open communication and a verbal commitment to deliver on promises? Though it may seem like Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for talent acquisition naturally fit well with the first scenario and not at all with the second, that’s really not the case.

Wherever your company falls on the formal-informal culture continuum, if you’ve dismissed the idea of using SLAs in hiring, it’s time to reconsider. SLAs have been catching on with in-house talent acquisition teams (i.e. your competitors) in the last few years after their debut as a recruitment process outsourcing best practice.

Topics: Talent Acquisition Research and Insights

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

What's Driving the Rise in Video Interviewing?

Five years ago, companies using video interviewing were the early adopters, those willing to try new technology in order to get a jump on their competitors. Today, video interviewing is mainstream - the data backs that up. In the most recent class of CandE Award winners, 75% use video interviewing. Nearly 80% of companies with more than 5,000 employees have conducted video interviews1. The number of organizations likely to buy a purpose-built video interviewing solution has increased by 30% over the last two years2. So what’s driving the rise in video interviewing? The core value proposition of purpose-built solutions has changed. What was once mainly time and cost savings has evolved into support for the strategic drivers of highly effective talent acquisition.

Topics: Talent Acquisition Research and Insights Hiring Best Practices

CandE Data Gives Voice to Candidates

Last week Talent Board Co-Founder and Chairman Elaine Orler revealed some lessons learned from the most recent CandE research. This annual research and awards program aims to help employers improve the candidate experience by evaluating how companies and candidates engage during the hiring process. The data for North America is comprised of confidential survey responses from more than 200 companies and 130,000 candidates. Montage has been a program sponsor for several years now.

Topics: Candidate Experience Talent Acquisition Research and Insights

Job Candidates Prefer In-Person Interviews

Recent research from ManpowerGroup Solutions gets to the root of engaging job seekers with the overarching message "one size does not fit all." Hey, that's great reinforcement for why we exist! Here are a few of the research findings:

  • Candidates would rather be interviewed in person alone with the hiring manager than any other interview construct (phone, video, group).
  • Employers must tailor their interviewing methods and style to the talent profile they wish to reach.
  • >35% of candidates want more frequent interaction and more information from the employer during the hiring process
Topics: Talent Acquisition Research and Insights Purpose-built for Hiring

Video Interviewing Helps Create Candidate Engagement

The latest job seeker research out by ERE Media about, the website that lets people share their job experiences and salary information to help others make better job decisions, should highlight the importance of companies' online presence and branding. According to the report, 48% of job seekers use, and nearly all of these candidates are in income brackets between $25K and $74,999K.

48% of job seekers use

One of the most interesting revelations is how job seekers use the site’s information: Nearly 50% visit before they start looking for top employers, and about 22% use it after they’ve viewed an employer’s job posting. That means a good majority of your candidates already have some ideas in mind about your company before they even apply. Getting and keeping them engaged right from the start is critical. Easier said than done? Not when you have purpose-built video interviewing technology available to power up your talent acquisition.

Nearly 50% of job seekers visit before they view top employers. 

Topics: Candidate Experience Talent Acquisition Research and Insights Recruiting Advice

Can You Spot the Fake?

In this day and age, you can get to know a person pretty well just by looking at their Facebook page. You’d think it would dramatically cut down on the tall tales people tell, but there are still those out there willing to, shall we say, bend the truth? As a recruiter or hiring manager, that’s a red flag at the very least. Take this little quiz to see how good you are at spotting the fake:

Topics: Talent Acquisition Research and Insights Hiring Best Practices