About Josh Tolan

Josh Tolan is the Founder and CEO of Spark Hire, a video powered hiring network that connects job seekers and employers through video resumes and online interviews. Connect with Josh and Spark Hire on Twitter and Facebook.

How to Grow Your Staffing Firm with Demand in 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC]

The staffing industry is looking to grow by at least six percent in 2014, and if you want your company to ride that wave, you’re going to have to consider adding some of your own bright new talent. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

New Custom Welcome Video Feature to Enhance Online Interview Experience

Companies understandably put much of their focus on finding the best candidate possible when they have an open position that needs to be filled. However, they shouldn’t forget to consider the candidate experience during the interview process. The job candidate’s comfort should be given priority. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Why HR Should Bet on Technology [INFOGRAPHIC]

What happens in Vegas shouldn’t always stay in Vegas, especially if it involves the future of hiring. Useful HR technology seems to be popping up daily, making it a sure bet to roll the dice on new technology. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Staffing Industry Forecast: Video Interviews on the Horizon [INFOGRAPHIC]

Video Interviews for Staffing Firms

It’s the year 2125 and your staffing agency employee has just docked his flying car in the parking lot of your floating office. He greets his robot secretary and sits down at his desk, ready to find a great candidate for his client. Do you think he’s still using a phone screen to evaluate talent? Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Spark Hire’s February HR Faves

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At Spark Hire, we see so many great articles, blog posts, videos, photos, and even memes every month. So we decided to take a moment to share some of our favorites from around the wide world of the web. This is our way of highlighting the best…and sharing them with you! The list might not contain any grumpy cats, but it is filled with top-notch information to help you hire the right people. Without further ado, here is some of the best HR content you might have missed this February:  Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive Continue reading

10 Top Blogs for Finding Great Candidates

Finding the top talent you need in your organization certainly isn’t easy. If it was, there wouldn’t need to be so many great blog posts about how to find the best people. Even with high unemployment and a deep candidate pool, it’s still tough to find the right person for your open positions. This is because the war for talent is still raging. If you’re looking for top-tier candidates to help innovate and move your company forward, you should know your competitors are looking to scoop these people up before you get the chance. Then there’s the skills gap, making Continue reading

Spark Hire Celebrates One Year of Video Interviews [INFOGRAPHIC]

Spark Hire Celebrates One Year of Video Interviews

At Spark Hire, we’ve always believed in our mission of using online video to bridge the gap between job seekers and employers. We’ve certainly seen a lot of growth in our first year. We’d like to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has been part of the journey to making Spark Hire a success. It’s been a long road with a lot of conferences, innovative ideas, and even more video interviews. We’re looking forward to growing even more in 2013, but first let’s take a look back at the path we’ve traveled to blow out the Continue reading

Speed Dating and Interviewing: How to Find “The One” [INFOGRAPHIC]

How To Find the One Infographic

If you’re just waiting for the perfect hire or the perfect companion, it’s likely you’re not going to get any results. This lovely infographic will help you get proactive and speedy when looking for “The One” on both fronts. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

The Differences Between Video Interviews and Video Chat

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As the founder of a video interviewing company, I’m often asked how video interviewing is different from a service like Skype. The simplest response would be to relate the question to Facebook and LinkedIn. Why have an account on both? If you ask most people, the answer you’ll receive is “I use Facebook to interact with my friends and LinkedIn to network with my professional contacts.” It’s a digital separation of one’s personal and professional identity. The same holds true when comparing video interviewing services to video chat platforms–Skype is for personal use and our video interviewing services are for Continue reading

Spark a Conversation: Connecting With Introverts Through Video Interviews

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Here at Spark Hire, we want to help companies utilize the power of online video to find the best candidates. We get a lot of questions from readers about best practices for using online video in the hiring process. These posts will address those questions about how to find your next superstar employee. Question: How can I connect with introverted candidates in the video interview? -Samantha from Boulder Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.