Welcome back to another ConveyIQ Roundup! While you were busy planning for college recruitment season, we we’re keeping a finger on the pulse of the latest headlines in talent acquisition, including tips on boosting employer brand, group interviewing and how to spot an outstanding candidate. Enjoy!
Winter is here — last week, the hit HBO series Game of Thrones came back to television with its highly-anticipated season premiere. Whether you’re a fan of the show or not, there are some lessons to be learned from the lead characters on the show. In this Linkedin article, Gregory Lewis highlights lessons in company culture, employer brand, and what it means to take risks on candidates. Be warned — there are spoilers abound, but the read is definitely worth it.
Strengthening your employer brand is a key strategy for engaging top talent even before they enter your pipeline. But building a framework for positioning your company comes with its own set of challenges. In this ERE article, Bernadette Launi outlines three important steps to help you get started: aligning your company mission, identifying your hiring issues and using video to add depth to your job descriptions.
Most interview processes require candidates to meet with multiple members of your team, and group interviews can be a way to help speed up the process. But how effective are they, really? This article from MightyRecruiter breaks down the pros and cons of group interviewing, and how you can evaluate whether the tactic is good for your organization’s needs.
What makes a candidate truly stand out? While stellar candidates are rare, there are some common traits they share that make them shine. In this Forbes article, Liz Ryan reflects on some standout traits she’s seen throughout her career in Human Resources, highlighting features like attention to detail, adaptability and confidence.
Text messaging throughout the hiring journey is a fairly new trend that’s gaining steam among recruiters — and could serve potential benefits when attracting millennial job seekers. In this RecruitingDaily article, John Hollon outlines how text messaging can improve time-to-hire and candidate experience, while also engaging potential hires in a way that’s not only personal, but more accessible as well.