Weekly Roundup: Top Headlines In Talent Acquisition, Nov. 3, 2017

Posted by The ConveyIQ Team

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

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Why The NFL Are Pioneers of Candidate Assessment, and the Curious Case of Tom Brady


The hiring process for NFL players is more complicated than you think. Potential football players are subjected to rigorous tests that assess for both physical and cognitive ability. It’s a system that’s been in place for decades. But like most hiring processes, it's not totally foolproof. This article explores Tom Brady’s initial candidate assessment, and how he could have gotten cut from the team if it wasn’t for a few recruiters with a strong sense of judgment.

4 Research-Based Insights: What Candidates Want From Video Interviews

Lighthouse Research and Advisory

Companies are incorporating video interviewing into their hiring process now, more than ever, as a way to help connect and engage with candidates while speeding up the hiring process. New research from Lighthouse Research and Advisory suggests that candidates also see the merits of this digital interviewing approach. According to a recent survey, candidates consider video interviewing one of the most valuable assets for helping them stand out during the hiring process -- and can sometimes even prefer them over in-person interviews.

Death of a Recruiter? I Don’t Think So

ERE Media

This is a touching tale from ERE’s Derek Zeller on the importance of candidate experience, the fragility and strengths of a recruiter’s personal brand, and how a few simple words to a candidate can truly make all the difference.

Recruiters Beware: Treat Candidates Well or Lose Them As Future Employees and Customers

Korn Ferry

This new study by Korn Ferry is one to pay attention to. The study explores the impact of candidate experience on job seekers, and how they view and employer after they’ve participated in their interview process. According to their research, around 75 percent of candidates said they would be less likely to accept a job offer from an employer that treated them poorly during the interview process. On top of that, more than half of candidates said that they would most likely stop being a customer of a company that provided a poor candidate experience. This survey is full of great stats to keep in mind as you contemplate your own hiring process.

Automation Marches Onward

It’s no secret: automation is on the rise in the recruiting industry. And according to a recent survey from Jobvite and Zogby Analytics, around 72 percent of recruiters surveyed agreed that emerging technologies are going to change traditional hiring practices. For many, the shift is going to be a positive one. When automation is used to streamline more mundane tasks, new possibilities for recruiter development open up, allowing them to focus on “bigger picture” initiatives like boosting employer brand and recruitment marketing strategies.

Best Blogs For HR Professionals: 50 Industry-Leading Blogs Every Human Resources Pro Should Be Reading


If you’re reading this right now, then you know the importance of great talent acquisition content through outlets like blogs, and HR podcasts. This new list from Wonolo gives you a rundown of some of the best HR blogs out there. Happy hunting!

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