ICYMI Monday: And They’re Off!
This is a regular weekly feature here on the Jibe Blog, in which we uncover some of the best recruitment and technology stories from the previous week you may have missed. But first, we take a little trip in the wayback machine.
With the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby taking place this past weekend, we’re going with an equine theme for our trip back in time this week. It was on May 5th in 1973 that perhaps the most celebrated racehorse ever, Secretariat, set a record that still stands today for fastest time in the annual Run for the Roses. He would go on to set speed records that also still stand in both the Preakness and Belmont Stakes on his way to capturing the Triple Crown. A true champion.
Speed correlates nicely with this week’s collection of articles, as Dr. John Sullivan posted Part 2 of his series on the importance and impact of improving the speed-of-hire metric over on ERE. For that and more, check out this week’s round-up. Let’s go.
- Steps to Increasing Your Speed of Hire in Order to Improve Your Quality of Hire (part 2)
Dr. John Sullivan follows up on his excellent post on ERE about the damage slow hiring can do a few weeks back, with this piece. In it, Sullivan provides a number of specific actions recruiting teams can take to improve their speed of hiring. If you’re unconvinced that speed is an important component to attracting top talent, I encourage you to read both parts in this series. Believe it or not, improving hiring speed is all about improving the candidate experience.
- Improving the Online Candidate Experience
Speaking of candidate experience, Elaine Orler from the Talent Board put this piece together for Talent Management Magazine, digging deep into the data derived from the most recent Candidate Experience Awards survey. As always, Elaine provides a great summary of some of the key issues impacting one of the most important components of the hiring game. (Interested in hearing more from Elaine on candidate experience? Then join her and Pepsi’s Chris Hoyt this Thursday for the ERE webinar, “Formula for a Great Candidate Experience.”)
- Your Employer Brand Owns the Candidate Experience
We’ll just keep the candidate experience theme rolling along through this edition with this piece from Meghan M. Biro. Meghan always comes with the goods, and she doesn’t disappoint here, breaking down many of the ways companies can improve both their employer brand and the candidate experience, two pieces of the recruiting puzzle that are inextricably linked.
- Talent Attraction: Why It’s Time to Grow Up
And since we’re talking about employer brand and candidate experience, check out Crystal Miller’s post at Recruiting Daily all about upping the talent attraction and retention game by applying some traditional marketing think to the recruitment process. Crystal really nails it in this one, and provides great fodder for continued conversation and (hopefully) action on this front.
And with that, we’re gonna saddle up and gallop on out of here. Have a great week everyone.
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