Innovations in recruiting technology are being made everyday and it’s important that staffing professionals acknowledge them so as to improve hiring results for their clients. The recently launched Spark Hire whitepaper entitled, “The 2014 Staffing Industry Trend Report”, encourages staffing professionals to anticipate future trends and embrace cutting edge recruiting technology in order to stay ahead of competitors and beat them out to talented candidates. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
Video interviewing is like a successful child star. The budding technology catapulted to fame in no time and captured the hearts of many employers, recruiters, and staffing professionals worldwide. There’s no denying the potential of this hot HR trend as the technology grows more and more robust. However, similar to the uncertainty child actors face in their careers, if we fast-forward a few months, where will we find video interviewing? The answer lies in Spark Hire’s newly released whitepaper, “The 2014 Forecast for Video Interviewing.” Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh Continue reading
During the process of hiring, recruiters can expect job candidates to be polite, courteous and generally keen to make that all-important good first impression. However, it can sometimes be all too easy for a recruiter to forget that such formalities should extend both ways during an interview – it’s important to treat candidates with professional courtesy, as improper treatment could give a negative impression of your business to a star candidate who may decide to look elsewhere. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
When you’re scanning through resume after resume looking for your next great addition to the team, it’s easy to get hung up on a person’s experience level. You focus on how long they were with a particular organization and look at dates carefully. While you certainly want an experienced person on your team, it’s important that you don’t minimize the importance of a potential hire’s personality when they’re going through the interview process. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
Spark Hire CEO Josh Tolan recently had a guest post featured on TheStreet.com, “4 Reasons Video Job Interviews Are Here to Stay”. Several readers commented and contributed to the discussion regarding discrimination and video interviews, which served as the inspiration for this blog post. Understandably, this is a topic that continues to surface as the technology grows in popularity so we would like to take this opportunity to touch on this topic further for our readers. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
We’ve talked about two tech giants in this series so far; let’s round it out with a third. Microsoft and Google hiring processes are somewhat famous for their intensity and off-the-wall interview questions. Apple, on the other hand, has been a little more secretive about their recruiting procedures. Various websites have lists of Apple interview questions, and one particularly famous incident involving Steve Jobs and an inappropriate question (OK, so that probably didn’t actually happen). However, the broad strokes of an Apple process are more easily corroborated. Apple interviews are designed to find employees who are forward-looking, passionate, and innovative. Continue reading
Imagine this: your company has just hired your best friend or roommate. What used to be a relationship that was carried out after working hours has become a ride to work together, 9 – 5, hang out after work constant companionship. You even dream about them. Yes, this is a worst case scenario, but in most instances, this is what you can expect when you hire a friend. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
YouTube: home to flipping cats, daredevil stunts gone wrong and the latest viral sensation. But what you may not realize is that YouTube is also revolutionizing today’s job search, and it has the potential to help in your recruitment and hiring efforts. Utilizing YouTube in your online recruitment efforts may be uncharted territory for your business, but understanding how users engage with this medium can help you spread the word about your company and attract top talent. With their attention, you can better show why they need to be a part of your company now. Like this article? Subscribe to Continue reading
Despite the current record high unemployment in the United States, many hiring managers still report having a difficult time finding and keeping good employees. How can this be? According to this infographic, courtesy of HireRight, general dysfunction of the hiring process is often to blame. Many employers have lengthy or unattractive online application processes, or fail to respond in any way to a majority of candidates. Many also fail to use social media or implement a social hiring strategy. Luckily, all of these problems are easily fixable through advances in talent and social media technologies. Check out the infographic below Continue reading
Attempts to streamline job applicant screening sometimes gets a bad rap (“They only look at my resume for HOW long?”). However, we all know that speeding up the hiring process is in everyone’s best interest. Candidates get answers faster, and employers spend less time with a vacant position. How to reconcile these two opposing ideas? No one trick will solve all your hiring problems, but luckily, we have four. Here are 4 ways to screen your job applicants faster and better. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.