Welcome back to another ConveyIQ Weekly Roundup. Here's the latest news and updates that made headlines in the HR community this week.
As new HR technologies emerge, one fundamental recruiting goal remains the same: the pursuit of quality hires. Finding top talent has always been a challenge for recruiters, even with the help of refined sourcing techniques and interviewing strategies. In this article, HR strategist Erik Smetana introduces a data-driven approach to qualitative evaluation, and how to apply this model to your hiring process.
HubSpot is known for their wealth of expertise in inbound marketing. But what happens when their marketing model is applied to talent acquisition? This piece, delivered as both a podcast and article, takes a behind-the-scenes look at how Hubspot uses “inbound recruiting” to promote employer brand and engage with candidates in a whole new way.
Earlier this month, Microsoft and LinkedIn announced a new partnership with “Resume Assistant” a new tool designed to help job seekers customize their resumes on Microsoft Word and apply for open positions directly through LinkedIn’s job platform. The new tool makes it easier for job seekers to match keywords recruiters are looking for, tweak their resumes, and apply to positions of interest all through one integrated platform. According to ERE’s Joel Cheesman, the new tool poses some competition for Google for Jobs, the search giant’s foray into the recruitment space that debuted earlier this year.
LinkedIn Talent Blog
Hiring passive candidates requires an entirely different strategy than engaging with active candidates. Passive candidates need to be sold on why making a career move will benefit them in the long run. Acquiring passive candidates can be extremely beneficial for organizations, and typically amount to higher quality hires. In this article, Lou Adler breaks down some ways you can engage with passive candidates in a way that makes them excited about making a move to your organization.
Providing an optimal candidate experience requires hiring organizations to build and sustain a relationship with top talent as they move through the interview process. However, recruiters are often inundated with other administrative tasks that may take them away from crucial high-touch interactions that could strengthen their bond with potential hires. This article from Paycom explores how recruiters can streamline certain tasks using automation in order to focus on communication, sourcing, and engaging with candidates in more meaningful ways.
Fistful of Talent
As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s time to sit down and reflect on the things we’re truly grateful for. In this Fistful of Talent article, Kelly Dingee takes some time to appreciate what makes her happy to be in talent acquisition -- from the amazing opportunities, to networking, and the benefits of HR Tech. What are you thankful for this year?