ICYMI Monday: Frankly, Scarlett
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.
Last week, we took a trip back through the soccer world. This week, we’re going to get a bit literary with our time travel. It was on this day in 1936 that one of the seminal works of American Literature, Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind, was published. Authorship was a bit of a career change for Mitchell, as she had shifted from being a reporter at the Atlanta Journal to working on her masterpiece. We’d say that career change worked out pretty well.
Now… how do we link this to recruiting? Well, first of all, unlike Rhett Butler, you better give a damn… about your candidates. If you leave applicants with a sour taste based on a poor experience, they too may very likely be gone with the wind. And that’s as far as we’ll carry that one out. Let’s check out this week’s stories, yes?
- Say Something: The Emotional Impact of Candidate Experience
Since we’re talking about the importance of providing a meaningful, enjoyable candidate experience, this piece from Recruiting Daily seems to be as good a place as any to start. In it, Crystal Miller does was she does best, breaking down the emotional experience that is the job search and why it’s so important to treat candidates with care and respect. Bottom line: It can significantly impact your company’s bottom line.
- Recruitment is Marketing: 3 Changes You Need to Make
Over at ERE.net, Kevin Wheeler takes a deep look at the ongoing convergence between recruitment and marketing, offering up three crucial elements to make that convergence a reality in your own organization: Design, Data and Engagement. Good stuff here.
- The Talent Management Systems Market Surges Ahead
Last week saw the release of a series of research reports from Bersin by Deloitte, all focused on the talent management systems market. In this blog post, Josh Bersin summarizes the weighty research and pulls out some of the top-line highlights, including the talent acquisition software market, which he identifies as the “most innovative space of all.” We have to say we agree.
- Tech Insights: The Trick in Making Easy-to-Use Interfaces
Last but not least, David Creelman hits us with another in his series of ‘Tech Insights’ pieces over on TLNT, this one focused on user interfaces and how and why they are so crucial to get right. As we’re all about experience here at Jibe – both user and candidate – this one hits home and resonates well.
That’s it for this week, we’re out like Rhett and ready to fire up our July 4th barbecue. Oh, and frankly Scarlett, we do give a damn.
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