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One Flew Over the ATS

Type in “passing the applicant tracking system,” or “resumes and applicant tracking systems,” and the first things that come up are articles upon articles detailing how applicants can at least get their resume in front of human eyes. Companies receive a plethora of resumes from applicants who aren’t necessarily qualified for the position, but they had fantastic resumes. However,…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on October 22, 2014 at 11:50am — No Comments

Are You Going Employer Bland?

It has been a while since your company took a look at their employer brand. Unfortunately, it falls under the radar for many. They’ve become utterly sluggish in creating a new strategy for the outdated brand. The workforce that’s leaving their college internships for employment with benefits isn’t drawn to the same marketing and recruiting techniques as the…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on October 13, 2014 at 11:57am — 1 Comment

Knock it Off with These Recruiting Worst Practices

There are best and worst practices for every business. The recruiting and HR space is no different. Candidates take note of the things you do well… and not so well. With the consistent development of new tools for the space, the hiring process is constantly under construction. The best practices change and evolve along with the technology. There are easy solutions to these poor…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on September 30, 2014 at 3:40pm — 1 Comment

True or False? Test Your ATS Knowledge

Applicant Tracking Systems and training programs are common HR tools in many companies. Within the next 18 months, 57% of large or medium organizations plan to make a major purchase for their …

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on September 23, 2014 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Cerberus and the Keepers of Employment

The three-headed watchdog for the afterlife, Cerberus, guarded the entrance to Hades. The mythical creature ensured no one entered who wasn’t qualified to do so. He assisted the god of the underworld, not the poor souls who passed by. Just the same, recruiters serve as…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on September 15, 2014 at 2:13pm — No Comments

5 stATS for the Dollar Conscious HR Professionals

Making a large purchase for the company – like an ATS for example – isn’t a simple decision. A negative candidate experience can damage your company branding and, likewise, the employer brand. Considering 46% of applicants have a poor candidate experience,…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on September 5, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Training for Keeps: Retaining the Wandering Millennial

Ready or not, here the Millennials come. By 2025 it’s expected that Millennials will comprise a whopping 75% of the global workforce. If you’re not careful, you’re going to lose them fast. …

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on August 30, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

3 Reasons Candidates Reject YOU

You’ve been under the impression that your recruiting methods are faultless; but my friend, you’re terribly wrong.

Slowly, you’ve begun to notice a declining number of quality candidates applying for job openings. That fateful day has arrived, and you’ve realized that candidates are actively rejecting you as their choice employer. You can’t help but ask…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on August 21, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

I’m Just a Bill, Here on Capitol Hill…

After strong bipartisan support from Congress, President Obama passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to reauthorize the Federal Workforce Development laws. It has been over a decade since they have been revisited, and the American workforce has long needed the federal workforce development system…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on August 16, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Employee Training: Teaching New Tricks

Baby Boomers are still working. Even though they’re beginning to retire from their career-centered jobs, 47% of them say they will work after they retire.  So, you can’t assume that your training program geared…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on July 31, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Tools to Get You Started on Your ATS Quest

Making the decision to buy or rent an ATS (or change your ATS provider) is a big one. Of course, your company has certain needs, some of which are more important than others. However, one size doesn’t fit all. We’ve provided a Comparison Tool to guide you towards the ATS that is the perfect fit for your company. It’s a $4 billion industry and is expected to grow at least 20% in…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on July 25, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Why Hire Slow, Fire Fast May Not Be the Best Advice

“The startup community loves to latch onto a corny catchphrase, but this latest gem to guide hiring isn’t just dumb, it’s counterproductive.” –Danny Boice, Co-Founder and CTO of Speek.

Boice says it perfectly, “Hire slow, fire fast,” isn’t always the best option simply…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on July 17, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

4 Easy Equations to Better Understand Millennials' Training Needs

Millennials are often considered entitled, lazy, and everything in between. Not a very good stereotype to try and enter the workforce with. People ask if they are ready for the workforce because they are generally assumed to be lackadaisical when it involves responsibility. The real question, however, is whether the workforce is ready for…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on July 11, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

How the U.S. Navy Improved Training with Video Games

Kinesthetic learners make up over one-third of the population, so most people learn by doing. This is where games come in. Using games in the workplace combines all of the senses, not to mention all three learning types (visual, auditory, and kinesthetic). Gamification (game-if-ick-ation) can …

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on June 27, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Why the Talent You Want Doesn't Want You

The average professional receives an average of 304 business emails a day. As a recruiter, a great portion of the day is probably spent wading through an inbox and shipping out messages to applicants or qualified candidates. Though the …

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on June 21, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Training is the Coconut Oil of the Workplace [Part Two]

Did you catch the first part of this two part series on the natural wonders of training? Okay, so there’s nothing very natural about an LMS, but what we’re going for here is that training seems to be the fix-all when it comes to finding a remedy…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on June 20, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Training: The Coconut Oil of the Workplace [Part One]

Have you seen these posts, “The 5,769 Things You Can Do With Coconut Oil”? Every once in a while we find something that just seems to be the cure-all; something that makes life easier in a lot of different ways. Well, we consider training to be the coconut oil for organizations. Training won’t whiten your teeth or speed up your metabolism, but there are a ridiculous amount…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on June 12, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

4 Corporate Training Stats You Should Know

Did you know that corporate training spending trends are a strong indicator of economic activity? Good economic times mean that corporate training is back in a big way, and I bet there’s more you didn’t know about corporate…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on June 9, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

3 Ways an ATS Will Change Your Recruiting Department

Called an Applicant Tracking System, but oh so much more to the recruiters who have come to know and love this software. Once known for being a luxury that only the larger companies could afford, ATSs are quickly becoming the Swiss Army Knife of tools in recruiting and HR departments of all sizes, in every industry. As the tech has gotten more user-friendly,…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on June 7, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

5 Pro Hiring Tips

Everyone has an opinion on how to make a great hire. Having an opinion about it is easy enough, but consistently making great hires is what makes a pro. With the rising popularity of people metrics and big data for hiring, it has become a science, but there’s still room for the art of hiring from some seasoned greats.

Steve Jobs of Apple recommends you define…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on May 29, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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