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Recruiting Benchmarks 2017: New Jobvite Research

Jobvite recently published their 2017 Recruiting Funnel Benchmark Report, an analysis of data from over 50,000 posted job listings, 15 million job applications, and 69 million job seekers.

Phew! That’s a lot of data.

Having an accurate grasp of your recruiting metrics is important for optimizing your processes and showing the business value of your recruiting activities.

An important aspect of assessing metrics is knowing where you stand compared to industry benchmarks.

Here are the stats from Jobvite’s 18-page report I thought were the most insightful. How does your recruiting process compare?

Applicants per open req

The number of applicants per open req is going to vary greatly depending on the size of your organization, the industry, and the role. Continue reading

4 Innovative Strategies For High Volume Hiring

McDonald’s made headlines recently in their high volume hiring of 250,000 employees for the summer. Job seekers can apply on McDonald’s Snapchat career page via 10-second Snaplications.

This is just one example of how companies are responding to the growing challenge of attracting, hiring and retaining talent for high-demand, high-turnover roles in today’s tighter labour market.

If large, established companies like McDonald’s are innovating their application process and candidate experience, it’s clear we all need to step up.

Here are 4 innovative strategies to optimize your high volume hiring. First, a brief introduction.

High volume hiring

High volume hiring is the practice of hiring for a large number of open positions in a given time frame. Continue reading

A Resume Screening Checklist For Identifying The Best Candidates

Screening resumes is usually the most time-consuming part of recruiting so a good resume screening checklist is crucial to stay on track.

Not only is resume screening the most time-consuming, 52% of talent acquisition leaders say it’s also the hardest part of recruitment. To help you identify the best candidates more easily and in less time, I’ve created this 4-step resume screening checklist.

Step 1: Compile a list of the job qualifications

The first step in your resume screening checklist is understanding which skills, traits, and behaviors are necessary to be successful in the role.

The best way to do this is to assess what the qualifications of successful employees look. Continue reading

A Shortlisting Criteria How-To Guide For Identifying The Best Candidates

Figuring out the right shortlisting criteria to identify the best candidates is still the top recruiting challenge for talent acquisition professionals.

52% of talent acquisition leaders say the most difficult part of their job is identifying the right candidates from a large applicant pool

To help you become more efficient and accurate when shortlisting candidates, I’ve created this guide on how to create the right shortlisting criteria to find the best candidates.

What is shortlisting criteria?

Shortlisting criteria are the essential and desirable criteria needed to do the job, as well as the minimum levels of each that the shortlisted candidate should possess. Continue reading

5 Recruitment Shortlisting Strategies To Speed Up Time-To-Hire

When the average job posting receives 250 resumes and up to 88% of candidates who apply are unqualified, recruitment shortlisting strategies are more important than ever.

Despite advances in recruiting software and technology, screening resumes and shortlisting candidates are still the most time-consuming parts of recruitment.

That’s why I created this list of the 5 best recruitment shortlisting strategies to help speed up your time-to-hire.

1. Using keywords as a recruitment shortlisting strategy

One of the classic recruitment shortlisting strategies is finding qualified candidates using keywords. A good Applicant Tracking System (ATS) should allow you to screen candidates using keywords based on desired skills and experience. Continue reading

A Guide To HR Tech 2016 & The 5 Presentations We Can’t Wait To See

Visit Ideal.com at The Startup Pavilion, Booth 1246DD We wait for it all year—alongside hundreds of employers, thousands of attendees and a long list of incredible keynotes. With so much going on all at once, it can be pretty overwhelming. Here are our 3 tips for getting the most out of the HR Tech Conference: Ideal’s 3 Ways To Hack HR Tech 2016: #1) Wake Up Early, Go To Bed Late

It’s a jam-packed week. If you’re not attending a session, you’re probably walking the tradeshow floor or grabbing a drink with one of your customers. We try to fit in as much time with our customers as possible. Continue reading

6 Tools For Shortlisting Candidates To Speed Up Time-To-Hire

Shortlisting candidates is the most time-consuming (and tedious) part of a recruiter’s job. Because 75 to 88% of resumes received for an open req are unqualified, it takes approximately 23 hours to screen resumes and shortlist candidates for a single hire.

Recruiters and talent acquisition professionals desperately need an effective tool for shortlisting candidates to speed up time-to-hire.

That’s why I created this list of the 6 best tools for quickly, accurately, and cost-effectively shortlisting candidates.

1. Job postings that shortlist candidates through job matching

Job postings are still the top source of hires: 31% of hires come from job search engines and job boards. Continue reading