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Welcome back to another ConveyIQ Weekly Roundup. Here’s the latest news and updates that made headlines in the HR community this week.


Guest Roundup: Top Headline in Talent Acquisition, March 16, 2018

Guest Roundup by Alston Chiang, Customer Success Manager at ConveyIQ

At 23, I was a hiring manager.

At 25, I was a job seeker.

Now, at the age of 28, I am looking to change the world of recruiting.

In recruiting, we make the comparison between interviewing and dating. I believe there is truth in this. There’s courting that needs to be done and people often forget that even the smallest touch point can make a lasting impact.

So I pose this question: Why are employers expecting candidates to divulge all the information without giving candidates content to bite on? When you’re dating or getting to know someone, do you just rely on one party to ramble for 30 minutes? Both parties want to feel special, and as you start thinking about hiring in 2018, here are 3 articles I believe can help you attract and retain better talent.

NY Times

How to Hire the Right Person

As an “A-Type” person, I love lists and structure. This article is a great way to organize your thoughts on what to look for when you want to hire the right person and how to keep your interviews (just like dates) engaging.

HR Dive

5 employer branding myths that are holding you back

Perception is reality! It is important that every company has a branding strategy. Each company has it’s own personality. Make sure you are showcasing the right one. As a LinkedIn alumni, I believe the LinkedIn platform allows you to reach individuals in a business mindset. Don’t be shy – put your thoughts and brand out there!

HR Dive

Shortening time-to-hire is a priority for growing companies

Do you need to go on 10 dates to assess fit and interest? For many employers, a long hiring process means losing top tier talent. Quality talent is either extremely active on interviews or not looking at all. Don’t make it difficult for candidates to learn about you!

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Top Headlines in Talent Acquisition, March 9, 2018

This week we celebrated International Women’s Day with insights from a makeup mogul, learned how to get hired at Microsoft and got a glimpse of the imagery trends for 2018!

Undercover Recruiter

Top Creative Trends to Inspire Recruitment Marketers

This article has great insight from Robyn Lange, the Curator for Shutterstock! She shares the major trends in video, photography, imagery and more for 2018. Recruitment marketers can use this information to better attract candidates and create memorable experiences. Maybe a mermaid is the final touch your recruiting content needs!

Fast Company

I’m Microsoft’s Head Of Talent: Here’s How To Get Hired

Candidates should always shoot for the stars and apply to their dream jobs. If it’s your dream to work for Microsoft, now you have advice straight from their Head of Talent on how to get hired! Chuck Edward shares his tips on everything from social media tactics to his thoughts on rehearsing interview question answers.

The Ladders

Makeup mogul Bobbi Brown’s career advice is so simple, it’s amazing

Whether you’re a makeup fanatic or not, you cannot deny the tenacity and drive of Bobbi Brown. She launched a small lipstick brand with $5,000 of her own money, and now her name is an empire in the beauty industry. Brown’s words of wisdom on career success are truly inspiring!


Talent Pipeline Case Study — Nestlé Purina Reaches an Amazing 43 Percent of Hires

Dr. John Sullivan details the benefits of a talent pipeline strategy and how Nestlé Purina used it to their advantage. With this strategy, Nestlé Purina increased the quality and diversity of its hires. Learn how to implement this type of plan in a few easy steps too!


Something New On The Blog

Follow along on our blog and social media in the coming weeks as we introduce the Golden Rule series! We’ll be discussing everything candidate experience – the candidate black hole, real opinions from candidates on their experiences, how companies are successfully implementing strong processes, why organizations are falling behind and the future trends of candidate experience practices. We’re excited to take this journey with you!



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Top Headlines in Talent Acquisition, March 2, 2018

There were so many great articles circulating this week, we couldn’t stick to one theme! This week’s roundup has a little something for everyone – candidates, recruiters, talent acquisition professionals and employers.


This Company Has the Best Pay and Benefits, According to Employees

This goes out to all the job seekers on the market right now. If you’re itching for a new gig, but just don’t know where to apply, this company should be on your radar. They have fantastic reviews that come straight from employees. So you know this information is truthful. You’ll have to read the article to find out who this mystery employer is!

Undercover Recruiter

Why Flexibility is Important to Your Recruitment Strategy

It’s one thing for companies to preach flexible work arrangements during the interview process and another to offer their employees that benefit. All too commonly, organizations use this as bait to attract candidates. Following through on these promises can actually be really valuable to recruiting practices. It builds employer brand and can even reduce turnover.

The Muse

4 Soul-Crushing Moments Every Job Searcher Experiences (and How to Get Through ‘Em)

This article is also for the job seekers out there. Looking for a job is tough, and when these scenarios happen, it’s even more difficult. Accepting a job offer just to get a call back from your dream company or never hearing anything back from an employer are both common challenges. Author Jaclyn Westlake shares some other typical scenarios and how to combat and them.


When It Comes to the Candidate Experience It’s the Same ‘Ol Story

As candidate experience has become an increasingly popular topic amongst talent acquisition professionals recently, the data isn’t changing much. Candidates have always wanted a better interview experience, and that message is just starting to trickle to recruiting teams. Author Kevin Grossman shares some data from the Talent Board global candidate experience research and shares some important takeaways.


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