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6 Stats That Show Just How Important Candidate Experience Is

Written by Michelle Silverstein

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We all know that candidate experience is critical to a successful hiring process in today's job market. We’re still deep within a candidate-driven market where employers are facing talent shortages in key roles, and where “ghosting” is on the rise.

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The Microlearning Revolution: How Small Lessons Can Generate Big Results in Employee Training

Written by Karli Kendall

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Microlearning is a form of learning in which information is delivered in short, succinct modules on simple, accessible platforms.  It was devised as an alternative to traditional learning methods, which can sometimes be counterproductive.  Today’s workforce simply does not have the patience to read, digest, and remember long, tedious packets of information.  Instead, microlearning is becoming an invaluable tool for employee training.  Microlearning is especially successful with millennials and Gen Z - the incoming labor pool.  It uses multiple types of short, easily digestible lessons, available on various sites.  There are various platforms and types of succinct lessons that can be used for microlearning.

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How Accurate are Game-Based Assessments?

Written by Michelle Silverstein

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 Gamification is a hot topic right now, especially when it comes to HR and hiring. The idea of gamifying the hiring process has an undeniable charm, and the possibilities feel endless. We’re just now experiencing the very beginnings of what gamification could mean for hiring, and game-based assessments are really the first “gamified” offering to emerge.  

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Tips to Boost Your HR Department’s Productivity

Written by Karli Kendall

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Human Resources is the core of any company.  They set the tone for the entire organization by helping to make decisions about who gets hired, how those employees will be compensated, and how interpersonal issues between coworkers will be resolved.  The responsibilities of any HR department can be vast and, quite frankly, overwhelming, which is why efficiency is critically important.  However, in a department infamous for being busy running around putting out office fires, getting ahead is easier said than done.  Here are some steps HR managers can take to keep their department on track:

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Game-Based Assessments 101

Written by Michelle Silverstein

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There’s a lot of buzz about game-based assessments as a way to evaluate candidates in the hiring process. Game-based assessments are so enticing because they seem too good to be true – they seek to turn something that can be stressful and tedious into something fun and engaging.

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Social Recruiting, Simplified

Written by Karli Kendall

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In an age where social media is used for everything from keeping up with friends to staying informed on current events, it’s no surprise that almost half of job seekers are now using social media to find their next career. Recruiters are also jumping on the social media bandwagon, with 84% of companies using social media to recruit candidates and 70% using it to screen those who have already applied. This is social recruiting – the use of social media platforms to recruit applicants or to advertise job opportunities.

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5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Job Title

Written by Michelle Silverstein

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Choosing the right job title is an incredibly important part of the recruiting and hiring process. After all, a job title is so much more than a name. For starters, a job title is the first thing an applicant sees when he or she is searching for jobs. The job title you select could ultimately determine whether that perfect candidate clicks on your job posting, or scrolls right on past it.

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Game-Based Assessments: Webinar Recap

Written by Michelle Silverstein

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Earlier this week, we presented a webinar with HR.com about game-based assessments and how they can be used to enhance the candidate experience.

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It’s All in Your Head: How Mental Health Initiatives Are Good for Business

Written by Karli Kendall

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Corporate culture and mental health initiatives are more than just buzzwords to attract millennial job seekers in a candidate’s market.   U.S. employers lose about $226 billion each year due to conditions like stress, anxiety, depression, and addiction.  Therefore, it’s no surprise that more companies are implementing wellness programs than ever before.  Not only are these initiatives financially worthwhile, but they are also crucial for cultivating a positive work environment.  While the focus of company wellness programs is usually physical health, mental wellbeing is just as critical to company success.

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Introducing GAME, a New Game-Based Assessment

Written by Michelle Silverstein

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In today’s competitive hiring landscape, a good candidate experience is more important than ever. With the unemployment rate at a historic low, employers are facing a challenge when it comes to not just attracting top talent but also keeping them engaged and committed throughout the entire hiring process.

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