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The Talent Innovation Blog

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

Jen Dewar

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Culture

Your Company Culture is Your Competitive Advantage - Show it Off!

by Jen Dewar

Culture-fit is just as important as skill fit: the right candidate needs to have both in order to excel at your organization. Imagine a new hire who is insanely talented, but often disrespects people on your otherwise tight-knit team. Or, imagine ...

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Recruitment process

Succession Planning: Think Ahead to Maximize Internal Recruiting

by Jen Dewar

There’s no doubt about it: hiring is becoming more competitive every day. Many organizations are focusing on growth, but there’s only so much skilled talent to go around. Succession planning can help you fill your talent pipeline with strong ...

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design thinking

What Roman Mars Taught Us About Design Thinking in Recruiting

by Jen Dewar

Roman Mars, the host and creator of radio show 99% Invisible, joined us at last year’s Talent Innovation Summit to discuss design and architecture. He began by saying, “I’m not going to talk about hiring… I’m going to talk about some other stuff—but ...

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Interviewing

9 Phone Interview Tips for Employers

by Jen Dewar

The phone interview is often the first step in the interview process, and serves to accomplish two goals. First, to determine whether the candidate should be brought in for an onsite interview. Second, to build a relationship with the candidate so ...

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Data-driven recruiting

How Hot Topic Optimizes High-volume Hiring with a 4-person Recruiting Team

by Jen Dewar

With retail stores throughout the United States and Canada, it’s no surprise that Hot Topic and BoxLunch received roughly 300,000 unique applicants last year. What is surprising, however, is that a Talent Acquisition team of only four people manages ...

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Start 2018 off Right with Strategic Workforce Planning

by Jen Dewar

Sixty one percent of recruiters expect to hire more people in 2018 than they did in 2017, while 29 percent expect to maintain their current headcount. The thing is, the resources you need to ramp hiring may vary, based on your organization’s ...

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Recruitment process

Jump on Board with These 4 Recruiting Trends in 2018

by Jen Dewar

The competition for great talent is higher than ever, and 2018 will prove to be yet another challenging year for talent acquisition professionals. Sixty one percent of recruiters expect to hire more people in 2018 than they did in 2017, and 42 ...

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