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

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: September 23, 2013 – closing session, 4pm ET Location: Atlanta Session: Does candidate experience matter on mobile?   John Vlastelica, Managing Director, Recruiting Toolbox, will facilitate a panel of mobile recruiting experts to dive deep into the world of candidate experience on mobile.   Panel Experts: Jessica Lee, Director, Digital Talent Strategy at Marriott International

Fixing the HR Black Hole

Tuesday, 13 December 2011 by

I recently helped Dice interpret the results of a 300-tech candidate survey they completed around the HR black hole.  No surprise, a lot of savvy candidates are finding ways to avoid HR to get their resume directly into the hands of hiring managers.  Social media and the web have made this 100 times easier. Some

Making Social Media Work

Wednesday, 23 March 2011 by

It’s fairly late; I’ve just returned to my hotel room, having just spent the last few hours socializing with ERE Expo attendees, vendors and organizers. My favorite part of any conference is the socializing part.  In fact, I strongly believe that the real value in attending live events is the opportunity to get to know

On Broken Doors

Wednesday, 02 February 2011 by

I’ve been writing a lot (like here, and here, and here) about Social Media the past few weeks. I even did a Webinar on the topic. One of my assertions is that because of Social Media, candidates are dramatically changing their behaviors during a job search. One of the key changes is that candidates are

An invitation from Jason Warner… I’m doing my second webinar.  Ever.  I’ve done many speaking events up to about 1,000 people, but somehow the webinar channel was one that passed me by.  The first one didn’t go so hot… technical difficulties kicked everyone off the call half way through, but the panelists and I just

Too Many Tech Applicants? While your company may be laying off or freezing headcount in most areas, you’re probably still hiring technology workers. If so, check out this new Best Practice guide Dice asked me to write. And feel free to share it with your Hiring Managers. Learn 5 techniques for filtering out the unqualified

Joe Candidate: Problem Solver.

Tuesday, 12 August 2008 by

I just received an unsolicited resume from a guy for a job I don’t have. Not sure about his target marketing skills (I’m not a hiring authority, but I am networked with a bunch of companies and recruiters), but I am sure that his approach in his email grabs me more than a standard “let

Employment Branding

Wednesday, 05 December 2007 by

I’m going to risk preaching to the choir here… I believe companies build their employment brands one candidate at a time. It’s borderline amusing to me when people start talking about employment branding, and they immediately go to their “ugly careers site” and their “lack of a good tagline” and don’t discuss their recruiting and