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This interview/article originally appeared on Recruiting Trends The Candidate Experience has been a hot topic lately, and for a good reason. The Candidate Experience Awards (CandEs) have amassed a mountain of data over the past few years, which for the first time has begun to define not what a poor experience looks like (we already

This interview/article originally appeared on Social-Hire.com, by Cheryl Morgan As managing director of Recruiting Toolbox, John Vlastelica is an expert in streamlining and refining recruiting processes and changing them to fit how the best candidates look for the best jobs. He spoke with us about how to use social media to its maximum effect for your

I hope you had a great holiday season and got some time to relax. As for me, I spent this holiday season enjoying discussions with extended family followed by a vacation to Mexico. When I need to think, lying by the beach with the sun baking away is the best. Scheduling down time to reflect

When I talk with talent leaders at different companies, one of the hottest topics on their minds is social recruiting. While most leaders know that social needs to be a critical part of their recruiting efforts, many are struggling with how to optimize the strategy and select tools that will help them meet their goals.

Somewhere along the line, recruiting technology became ‘self-aware’, allowing organizations to mindlessly post all of their jobs to job boards globally, big and small.  It was in the late 90’s and it was pegged as the solution to our sourcing challenges.  For the first time ever, candidates could ‘easily’ and quickly apply online for just

By Ben Gotkin For over 3 years now, the Talent Board has brought considerable attention to the Candidate Experience and its impact on an organization’s recruiting success.  As experts on recruiting process, technology, interviewing and selection, candidate engagement, we at Recruiting Toolbox certainly have had a very keen interest in this issue as we work

Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 8am PT/11am ET Location: Webinar The experience that your candidates have with your process can have a direct impact on not only your employment brand, but even your company’s bottom line. Historically, organizations have built their employment processes to meet their own needs rather than the needs of their candidates.

Focus on the big stuff in 2014

Monday, 06 January 2014 by

The New Year is here and so is the deep freeze! I’m writing from Chicago (or Chiberia as we are calling it today) where it is 14 below zero with a wind chill of a “freeze your face off in no time” 37 below. Seriously, we are colder today than Antarctica and Siberia. There is

By Ben Gotkin Candidates hate your hiring experience.  Well, maybe not yours specifically, but overall, candidates are not happy campers.  Online applications are lengthy and cumbersome, interviews can be as well.  And the ‘resume black hole’… Don’t get me started… The truth is that while active job seekers who need your job will jump through

R U Mobile?  Your candidates certainly are.  In fact, 20-30% of your candidates are trying to access your career website through their mobile device TODAY.  Mobile is quickly becoming the biggest and most impactful technological disrupter to the recruiting industry since the emergence of job boards.  That’s right, even more disruptive than social media.  So

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