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The 2018 Talent Success Conference in Denver, CO

With stunning views of the Rockies in the background, our third annual Talent Success Conference took place in beautiful Denver, CO on September 11th ...
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What the Hottest Voices in HR Tech Have to Say

Human Resources is one of the fastest moving industries and it seems like we’re always right in the middle of a new shift. This year, a lot of our focus has been honing in on the candidate-driven market, and how managers can shift their candidate experience and employer branding strategies to attract hard to find A Players. During constant change, it’s valuable to have some influencers in our lives to follow, to act as a source for trends that will help us work on the smartest talent attracting strategies. Below we’ve listed some of our favorite influencers in HR, followed by quotes about their thoughts on the latest trends in HR technology and talent success.
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Top HR Bloggers You Need to Follow

The world of HR is constantly changing. So much so, that it can seem impossible to keep up with the latest best practices, tech and innovations. While outlets like SHRM and HRCI are clearly very helpful, there is also an entire world of HR bloggers whose work you can benefit from. By subscribing and following their words, you can easily know the who, what, when, where and why of the latest HR news.
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The Future of Candidate Experience Transformation: A 2025 Outlook

Rising candidate controlled hiring environments are calling for complete shifts in how recruiters approach hiring. CareerBuilder surveyed companies across the globe to discover roughly 45% of businesses are unable to fill much-needed positions due to the dearth of qualified candidates; this is largely in part to the low unemployment rates coupled with heightened awareness among candidates in their power to examine a company’s employer brand. A few jarring numbers setting the stage for hiring strategies:
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Essentials to Finding and Filling the Holes in Your Candidate Experience

Hiring is projected to get a whole lot more complicated. For the first time in decades, there are more jobs open than workers to fill them. According to the June Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, there were just shy of 6.7 million open positions in April which is almost equal to the 6.6 million Americans searching for a job. While this creates a competitive challenge, it also brings us an opportunity to better our candidate experience. Think about the last time you gave your candidate experience a jolt of energy. When was the last time you took time out of your day to thoroughly test your hiring process?
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Practical Ways to Measure and Optimize Candidate Experience for the Long-Haul

If it seems like sourcing qualified teams is becoming an increasingly tricky task, it is. Job vacancies are at a 15-year high, time to fill takes up to 42 days on average and the talent shortage is hitting its peak. Furthermore, candidates are more brave to share their experiences with a company online through career review sites like Indeed, Glassdoor and FairyGodboss, in addition to sharing experiences with friends and family through social media. Employer branding can only carry you so far if your candidates or employees are having negative experiences, then sharing them. 55% of candidates will quit an application after reading a bad employer review online and only 45% of employers don’t monitor those reviews. Additionally, well over half of candidates (78%) say the overall candidate experience is a clear indicator of how a company values its people.
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Talent Success Toolkit Lesson 8: Engagement

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a monthly quit rate of about 2%, making the insights and data analysis of exiting employees extremely valuable. When an employee departs your company, you probably have at least a vague idea of the reason, whether it was mandated by leaders, voluntary or due to retirement; but without exit interviews, you’re left with nothing to put back into your talent management strategy, and a huge bill. The average cost of an exiting employee ranges from tens of thousands of dollars, to 1.5-2.0x the employee’s annual salary.
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