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March 17, 2014

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Why you shouldn’t leave job seekers hanging

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Why you shouldn’t leave job seekers hanging

When you have an open position at your organization, it’s easy to focus on bringing in the best applicants and neglect to respond to every query you receive. And as candidates are eliminated throughout the course of the hiring process, it’s easy to dismiss the ones you’re not interested in without updating them on their status.

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November 29, 2012

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Inside HR: Case-Mate’s Alex Putman on the Candidate Experience

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Alex Putman, director of global talent acquisition at Case-Mate, says that candidate experience is an extension of marketing, HR, sales and the rest of the company. Putman and his team built up Case-Mate’s talent acquisition web application from the ground up, which had both its up and downs. They were able to build the application [...]

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November 28, 2012

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Inside HR: Jean Christenson on the Importance of the Candidate Experience

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Jean Christenson, HRIT director for CH2M HILL, says first impressions are critical to the candidate experience. “It’s like when you meet a person for the first time, right? That … initial impression, it means everything.” A visit to an online HR portal is often the first glimpse most candidates will get of a company, and [...]

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October 22, 2012

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Candidate Experience: A Movement in the Making

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Candidate Experience: A Movement in the Making

Candidates care about how they are treated. In fact, they care passionately about how they are treated. Employers on the other hand are just beginning to wake up in a world where their firms’ “numbers” are measurably affected by the experience they create for their candidates. Every goal worth achieving starts with a first step. [...]

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May 3, 2012

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Resource Center Video: Why Good Communication Is Key to a Successful Recruiting Strategy

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The way you treat candidates who are interviewing for a job at your company has a significant effect on both your employer and consumer brand, Jon Picoult, founder and principal of Watermark Consulting, says in this video from the Monster Resource Center. “Think about what a terrible statement it makes for your company … when [...]

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December 8, 2011

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Mobile Recruiting Strategies for Improving Candidate Experience

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Mobile Recruiting Strategies for Improving Candidate Experience

Your smartphone is always with you, and recruiters know that. That’s why growing numbers of them are utilizing mobile technologies to recruit and vet job candidates. Utilizing mobile technology in the hiring process can make the application and interview process move along much more quickly, says Erin Peterson, recruitment outsourcing practice leader with Aon Hewitt, a global leader in human capital consulting and outsourcing solutions.

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December 7, 2011

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5 Ways to Delight Your Customers

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5 Ways to Delight Your Customers

today’s highly competitive, low-growth economy isn’t promising. When was the last time you went above and beyond and completely “delighted” a customer with your actions? If you’re having a hard time remembering you’re long over due. In fact, if you can’t think of multiple, recent examples it’s time to re-prioritize.

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October 6, 2011

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Mario Batali: The 3 Ingredients for Cooking Up A Great Candidate Experience

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Mario Batali: The 3 Ingredients for Cooking Up A Great Candidate Experience

As the Global Director of Talent Acquisition for Monster, I know cooking up an ‘al dente’ candidate experience isn’t always easy. Like so many of my colleagues in this industry, our talent organization is evolving to do more work with less resources, a reality compounded by the fact that our biggest challenge isn’t applicant flow – it’s surfing the resume tsunami to find the proverbial ‘needle in the haystack’ as effectively, and efficiently, as possible. I’m proud to work for an organization that not only talks about candidate experience, but is actively working to improve it. Here’s the dish on how Monster served Mario Batali’s hiring needs while turning up the heat on the candidate experience, and what recruiters and employers can learn from this highly visible, highly successful search.

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February 15, 2011

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Employer Black Holes and the Candidate Experience – #TChat Preview

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Employer Black Holes and the Candidate Experience – #TChat Preview

With the way employers and job seekers alike refer to the “black hole” of online job search, you’d think it’s some sort of industry wide conspiracy, given its endemic proportions.The candidate experience, writes #TChat co-host Kevin Grossman, is almost always negative or non-existent, regardless of the job title, function or level: “There’s only one job per multiple candidates, so what has their experience been with American corporations and SMB and startups alike? Overall, pretty crappy. I mean, it’s not news to know how poor the applicant experience is and has been for a long, long time.”

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