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The Talent Innovation Blog

Fresh insights on recruiting strategies, hiring best practices, and company culture

Jen Dewar

Contributor
Data-driven recruiting

How to Optimize your Candidate Engagement Rate

by Jen Dewar

Job openings are at a 17-year high, and talent acquisition professionals are finding it more challenging to fill them. The top two barriers to identifying qualified talent are not finding enough suitable candidates to fill open positions, and ...

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Data-driven recruiting

5 Tips for a Faster Talent Pipeline Speed

by Jen Dewar

The median time from the moment a candidate enters your pipeline to when they’re hired is 34 days. Apart from the cost of vacancy, you risk losing your candidates to a slow recruitment process. With low unemployment and a high number of job ...

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Employer brand

Is Your Paid Time Off Policy Costing you Candidates?

by Jen Dewar

Job openings are at a 17 year high, the unemployment rate is low at 3.9 percent, and employers everywhere are taking notice of the high competition for talent. Great candidates have many choices when it comes to where they want to work, and 57 ...

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Diversity & inclusion

Happy Father’s Day: Building an Inclusive Workplace for Dads

by Jen Dewar

Happy Father’s Day (almost)!                                                A lot has been said recently about building an inclusive workplace for women—including mothers—but dads are too often left out of the conversation. The modern family and ...

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Interviewing

Interview Problem Solving Questions that Assess Skill Fit

by Jen Dewar

Interview problem solving questions can give you a strong sense of how your candidates would perform on the job, if hired. You ask them to solve a real business problem, which can validate the skills and values the candidate expressed through ...

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Data-driven recruiting

What Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report Tells us About Recruiting

by Jen Dewar

Mary Meeker's Internet Trends 2018 is out, and it is chock-full of amazing insights—including many that relate to recruiting. Mary is a prominent venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins and produces this report each year to highlight the biggest ...

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Sourcing & Nurture

6 Underused Ways to Combat the Talent Shortage

by Jen Dewar

Forty percent of global employers report talent shortages. Great recruiters know they have to proactively source candidates to build a strong team, but the reality is that they may still come up short. To combat this issue, it's important to begin ...

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