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Heeeeeeeeeeere’s Data

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With Halloween upon us, it seems a perfect time for the HR and recruitment industry to face up to one of its biggest fears: The inevitable coming of big data and analytics.The anxiety around this has been building and has now reached a level akin to fear of the coming Zombie Apocalypse.

The hype on analytics in HR and recruiting has been growing to near cacophonous levels, but unlike other business disciplines, adoption and application…

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Added by Jed Hamilton on October 30, 2014 at 5:04pm — No Comments

The Mobile Generation Is Waiting

By the level of noise and chatter focused on the mobile recruiting trend over the past several years one would think that corporate talent acquisition teams have made great strides in adopting and deploying these solutions. But the results of our recently released 2014 Jibe Talent Acquisition Survey tells another story. 

In our survey, our independent research partner Kelton Global asked more than 300 in-house recruiting…

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Added by Jed Hamilton on September 18, 2014 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Top Takeaways from the 2014 Jibe Talent Acquisition Survey

As a talent acquisition professional, would it concern you to find out that 19% of job seekers would rather spend an entire day at the DMV than go through the frustrations associated with applying for a job online? How about 22% saying they’d rather speak in front of 100 strangers? Or 12% saying they’d rather get a root canal or go skydiving without any training? Those are some pretty damning data points about the level of frustration associated with the job application process today, but…

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Added by Jed Hamilton on September 10, 2014 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Survey Says: Mobile Disconnect

This year’s Spring ERE Conference & Expo yielded a lot more than just wicked tan lines and tasty burritos. In addition to the great content presented at the show, we also managed to dig up some good information from our onsite snap poll, which we’re more than happy to share with you today. Our quick…

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Added by Jed Hamilton on May 7, 2014 at 9:55am — 3 Comments

Your Best Candidates May Be Trapped

“Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.“– Winnie the Pooh

I lost my passport a few years ago. It sucked. As I was due to fly to India for a friend’s wedding in less than two…

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Added by Jed Hamilton on April 9, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Recruiting Through the Madness

“No matter what business you’re in, you can’t run in place or someone will pass you by. It doesn’t matter how many games you’ve won.” – Jim Valvano

Well, it’s that time a year again, when business productivity slows to a crawl as “strategy sessions” are temporarily replaced by “bracket…

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Added by Jed Hamilton on March 27, 2014 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Recruiting to Lose

"I think you need to have a program that funnels the right people to the top." — Rick Patzke

That quote sounds like it comes from a recruiting professional, no? Well, it doesn’t. Rick Patzke is actually chief operating officer of USA Curling, but he is speaking about recruiting, in a roundabout way. And yes, this is your obligatory Winter Olympics-themed post... just in time for the closing ceremony. Phew.

USA Curling takes …

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Added by Jed Hamilton on February 21, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

People Who Need People...

"... are the luckiest people in the world." — Barbra Streisand

The luckiest people in the world? Really? Somehow, I don’t think Babs was singing about recruiters...

Last week, we tackled the subject of robots here on the Jibe Blog. Our Director of Product Alex Hunsucker made the case that we don’t have…

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Added by Jed Hamilton on February 6, 2014 at 7:51pm — 4 Comments

Don't Fear the Robots

“You know, that little droid is going to cause me a lot of trouble.” – Luke Skywalker

The following post comes to you from Jibe’s Director of Product, Alex Hunsucker. 

Today’s talent acquisition landscape is packed with an array of shiny new technology solutions, which is all well and good and very exciting. But at the same time, it can be absolutely confounding. Recruiting technology – while designed to make life easier –…

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Added by Jed Hamilton on January 29, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Dirty Old Snowmen

"I can count to ten. One, two, three, four, five, nine, six, eight... Well, I can count to five." — Frosty

Baby, it’s cold outside. No doubt, just about every part of the U.S. is feeling the bitterest of winter chills to kick off 2014. It’s been so cold, even the polar bears said, ‘…

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Added by Jed Hamilton on January 9, 2014 at 11:21am — No Comments

‘Tis the Season… to Untangle?

"Where do you think you're going? Nobody's leaving. Nobody's walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We're all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here.” - Clark W. Griswold

Innovation drives change. Innovation…

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Added by Jed Hamilton on December 20, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

No More Half Measures

"The moral of the story is: I chose a half measure, when I should have gone all the way. I'll never make that mistake again. No more half measures, Walter." — Mike Ehrmantraut

A bit behind the zeitgeist here, but I couldn’t get through 2013 without at least one post inspired by the late, great Breaking Bad. In the third season of the series, likeable bad guy Mike Ehrmantraut gives the above…

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Added by Jed Hamilton on December 11, 2013 at 3:01pm — 1 Comment

A Feast of Hiring

It’s that time of year again. A time when we all get to slow down a little bit, catch our collective breaths and enjoy a little down time with family and friends… unless you’re a recruiter working within the retail industry. For them, this is perhaps the most stressful time of year, no matter how much pumpkin pie is on offer.

Just as it seems the holiday decorations come out earlier every year (seriously, I saw Santa crop up on my neighbor’s lawn before the first…

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Added by Jed Hamilton on November 27, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Wanna See Something Really Scary?

"You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind..." — Rod Serling

You wanna see something really scary?

How about a dimension where a majority of job seekers search AND apply for jobs from their mobile devices, yet only a small fraction of companies are enabled to allow this? Now that’s a scary dimension. And it’s the one we’re living in right now.

How’s …

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Added by Jed Hamilton on October 31, 2013 at 2:33pm — 1 Comment

Playing With Fire: Are You Experienced?

"Maybe now you can't hear them, but you will..." — Jimi Hendrix, Are You Experienced? (1967)

We are big believers in candidate experience here at Jibe. In fact, it underpins everything we do. That’s why we continue to be enthusiastic supporters of The Talent Board’s annual Candidate Experience Awards. Announced at the HR Technology Conference earlier this month, we’d…

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Added by Jed Hamilton on October 22, 2013 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Gamble In Vegas, Not On Your Technology

“Vegas, baby! Vegas!!” – Trent

You know what’s money? The HR Technology Conference is money. And it definitely knows it.

Yep, it’s that time of year and Jibe is ready to hit The Strip, roll some dice, tip our cap to…

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Added by Jed Hamilton on October 4, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Go With Your Gut? Not Anymore

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data." — Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Go with your gut. Trust your instinct. Use your intuition.

These are tried and tired axioms in the world of recruiting. No offense to your gut, but with the resources and tools available today, instinct alone is not the smartest or most strategic way to go about recruiting. We all know the people a…

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Added by Jed Hamilton on October 3, 2013 at 3:03pm — 3 Comments

Damn it feels grrrrrrr to be a recruiter

"PC Load Letter?? PC Load Letter??!!" - Michael Bolton, Initech

Ok, so it's not the most original pop culture reference, but the daily tech frustrations portrayed by Peter, Michael and Samir in the movie Office Space do seem to mirror those faced by today's recruiting professionals.

Every day, I see commentary around the notion that the HR and recruiting…

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Added by Jed Hamilton on September 25, 2013 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Quality of Hire = Sasquatch

Would you hire this guy? 

It’s no surprise to learn that today’s corporate recruiters are measured most by the quality of hires they bring into an organization. Developing a strong talent pool to source this quality is also high on the list, as evidenced by some of the numbers in our…

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Added by Jed Hamilton on September 18, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The New Survey is Here! The New Survey is Here!

 

Hey, if Navin R. Johnson can get excited about new phone books, we can surely get excited about this, can’t we?

We’re thrilled today to announce the release of the inaugural Jibe Talent…

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Added by Jed Hamilton on September 16, 2013 at 5:02pm — No Comments

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