Weekly Roundup: Top Headlines in Talent Acquisition, June 1, 2018

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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The 5 Things Driving Online Applicants the Most Crazy
The candidate experience can begin long before applying to a job, but often this is one of the first impressions of a hiring company. That's why it's so crucial to get the application process right. First things first, the application tool needs to work. Beyond that, there are big red flags that can really turn off candidates, as outlined by author Stephan van Calker.


Competing For Talent Against The Tech Giants? It's Not About Money
Hiring top talent becomes increasingly challenging when your best candidates are also receiving offers or interviewing with huge industry leaders. Instead of trying to out-perk these companies, it's best to highlight the differences and advantages that make your organization great and unique. Build a strong employer brand, provide meaningful work opportunities, and share how employees can thrive.


Recruiting in a Tight Labor Market? Pay People More
Unemployment is low right now, and it's the topic of many hiring conversations. Low unemployment means candidates have the power when looking for new jobs. Contradictory to this week's Forbes article above, Roy Maurer shares Jed Kolko's thoughts on being a competitive employer by paying more. Higher pay can certainly initially attract candidates, but money may not be the long term solution to nurture and maintain employees. So, what's the best tactic for hiring in today's job market?  There's probably a different solution for every organization, so the key is finding what's right for yours.

HR Dive

More than 80% of workers are open to new job opportunities
The new norm today is for people to have multiple jobs at multiple companies in their lifetimes. Therefore, it's no surprise that most employed people are constantly open to new job opportunities. According to a new study by Jobvite, one third of job seekers left a new job within only 90 days, caused by a variety of reasons like culture and bad experiences.
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