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Improving the Negative Candidate Experience

by Cally Martin on Mar 7, 2017

The hiring process varies between industries, companies, and job positions; as you would expect, the candidate experience is never the same from one to the next. There will never be a single “fix” for it, but companies can improve their processes with a little simplicity, honesty, and fun!
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How to Get Honest Feedback in Exit Interviews

by Cally Martin on Jan 26, 2017

We all want to know why good employees leave our company. But how can we do this in a way that’s respectful to both the company and the employee during their exit interview?
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How to Stand Out: Humanizing your Job Ads

by Chris Russell on Dec 5, 2016

The typical job posting is usually an anti-talent mess of bullet points that do nothing to sell the job. When a candidate reads a job ad they should be saying to themselves "this is a company I’d want to work for." Too many job postings just list the requirements instead of convincing them why they should work there.
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Subject Lines: the Key to Catching the Candidate’s Eye

by Chris Russell on Nov 28, 2016

Too often in recruiting, candidates end up getting emails that start with phrases like “Great Opportunity with Fantastic Company.” Well, a line like that has been so overused that it can actually hurt your recruitment brand. As recruiting becomes more of an email sport especially among the younger talent scouts, I thought a post about email subject lines would be timely.
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Stuck in a Recruiting Rut? Try These Outside-the-Box Tactics to Win Candidates

by Chris Russell on Nov 15, 2016

When it comes to recruiting, most employers do the same things to attract talent. But sometimes it pays to think “outside the box” and try other tactics to get candidates' attention. The ideas below are fairly inexpensive to implement, but can offer big rewards if you do them right.
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What’s the Best Way to Reject an Applicant?

by Chris Russell on Nov 11, 2016

When you reject a candidate after a phone screen or in-person interview, do you let them down gently or just tell them they didn’t make the cut? No one likes rejection. I recently asked my network of business owners and recruiters how they reject their applicants. Here’s some of their responses which may be helpful to share with your hiring managers.
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