The simple math that will change the way you hire forever

Great article filled with practical advice that highlights the “theory of quarters” when it comes to recruiting & hiring.

“For starters, if you’re not using an applicant tracking system, you should be. ‘Studies have shown that you can actually improve your efficiency by at least 50% through an applicant tracking system.’ And there are plenty to choose from. Find whichever one works best for your hiring needs. The point is that once you have this software in place, you’ll also have a data layer for your recruiting efforts.” ~ Eric Feng, Flipboard CTO

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Get to your best candidates faster by leveraging Screening Questions

There’s no doubt that the Screening Questions module is one of the most powerful features contained in the Hirebridge platform.

Did you know that each job can contain its own screening questions, which allows you to deeply profile your candidates regarding their qualifications based on the position they’re apply for. You can tag specific responses as qualifiers and dis-qualifiers, as well as assign point values to each response.

This module provides you with a powerful “virtual assistant” that helps you segment out candidates that meet your minimum criteria, as well as being able to weight those that are most qualified.

Question Set

If you’re not leveraging the power of the Question Sets module, or need any help setting them up, send an email to support@hirebridge.com and we’ll be happy to assist.

Can H.R. Managers Think Like Economists? They Need To

Via Forbes …

Deloitte just released its Human Capital Trends 2013, a year-long research effort which looks at talent and leadership trends around the world.

The research explains why talent and leadership gaps have become the top business challenge this year. We are now in a world of uneven economic growth with lagging skills and the need to build new leaders in many countries around the world.

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Introducing Closed-Loop, Frictionless Feedback.

One the most common and frequent challenges we hear from recruiters is getting managers to review candidates and provide feedback to them. Often times, there is a breakdown in communication during this process, which becomes an obstacle to everyone involved.

We’ve been hard at work studying how to address this need from every potential angle, and to devise a solution that “feels” and “acts” natural — something that recruiters and managers alike will embrace to help them be more productive and reduce their workloads.

We call it, Closed-Loop, Frictionless Feedback.

Frictionless Feedback

It’s really quite simple in its approach, yet incredibly powerful, flexible and complex in its abilities. The key benefits are as follows:

  • Natural process that takes little to no training
  • Recipient does not need to log in to provide feedback
  • Feedback can be collected from single or multiple recipients
  • Point values can be assigned to specific responses
  • Specific responses can be tagged as qualifiers and dis-qualifiers
  • All activities are logged at the user and candidate level
  • Ability to automatically disposition candidates based on specified criteria
  • Comprehensive reporting and compliance tracking

We’re excited to help every company and organization leverage this incredible and unique component to streamline their recruiting process, so send an email to support@hirebridge.com and we will provide you with complete details.

Why Talent Management Tech is Super Hot and Bound to Get Hotter

Tell us something we don’t already know!

Marshall Kilpatric’s addresses one of the hottest sectors of the software industry, namely, Talent Management. Hirebridge has been in this space for more than a decade and we’ve experienced explosive growth over the past 2-3 years, so we know just how hot it truly is.

Here’s an excellent quote from the article:

“We don’t have the right skills in the open market to fill the available jobs. The War for Skills is even more deadly than a war for talent because the only place to get the skills is from the competition. We now, more than ever, need to know what we have from a talent standpoint, what our competitors have, what we need and what it will cost to get it. The Knowledge Economy has finally caught up to the Manufacturing Economy in the need for Supply Chain Intelligence, just not of parts but of people and skills.” ~ Jason Averbook, CEO of Knowledge Infusion

Hirebridge is a key component to helping companies decipher the best talent from their applicant inflows and aids recruiters in their abilities to streamline the entire hiring process.

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Why you can’t afford to resist the cloud

Excellent article concerning the importance of leveraging computing in the cloud to automate processes, streamline operations and reduce costs.

Recruitment Genius is what I would call a classic frictionless enterprise story, finding its niche by using the cloud to take friction out of the recruitment process — its service posts a company’s job ads to a tailored selection of online job boards, filters the responses and provides an online applicant tracking system where recruiters can sort the CVs and arrange interviews.

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Looking to automate your job postings to social media sites? Hirebridge has you covered.

Most recruiters are well aware of the need to promote their open job positions to social media sites, especially Twitter and Facebook.

Unfortunately, this process requires a number of manual steps including copying and pasting urls, using link-shortening services, logging into to separate social sites, etc. In short, it’s a bit of a pain, but well worth the time.

There are services that can reduce the number of steps involved, however, they are costly and require contractual obligations that are unfavorable to many companies. Their ROIs are unknown as well.

Hirebridge is always looking for ways in which we can help make recruiters’ lives easier, especially when it comes to reducing their workloads and cutting down on manual, repetitive tasks. We’re also always looking for ways to help companies reduce their expenses and gain quick returns on their investments.

That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce Hirebridge SocialPost, which fully automates the process of posting jobs to Twitter and Facebook (and more coming soon), further allowing recruiters to focus on doing what they do best: recruit!

It’s currently in beta testing, so if you would like to try out, send an email to sales@hirebridge.com or call us at 1-954-688-3854 ext 2, and we’ll fill you in on the details.

The Growing Talent Crisis: Challenges and Solutions

Via CareerBuilder.com …

Employers throughout the world are increasingly struggling to keep pace with expanding hiring needs. A recent workforce planning study conducted by Aon Consulting for one of its clients showed that nearly 60 percent of its key knowledge workers and leaders would need to be replaced in the next five years.

But, demand for talented employees exceeds the supply, leaving many organizations wondering what strategies to adopt to retain and expand the workforce to maintain competitive advantage. Systematic workforce planning linked to key strategies and business challenges is a foundation for informed talent strategies and processes that will impact the bottom line favorably.

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