Lever’s Top Recruiting Blog Posts of 2018

As we wrap up 2018 and head into the new year, it’s fun to look back at the past year to see what we’ve accomplished and learned. We’re proud to have accomplished quite a bit this year. We’ve hired some of the most talented professionals on the market, and have been named a Best Place to Work by Fortune. We’ve continued to build out a recruiting software platform that helps over 1500 of the world’s most innovative companies source, interview, and hire top talent. And we’ve written 89 recruiting blog posts to help talent acquisition professionals learn and accomplish more in your careers and at your organizations. Take a look at our top 10 (based on pageviews), in case you missed them, or could benefit from reading them again.

These were our top recruiting blog posts of the year:

1. How to Improve Gender Diversity in the Workplace

Diversity and inclusion continues to be an important topic. This post focuses on cultivating gender diversity, with 7 insights on what you can do to make progress in this area. Read it here to learn how you can improve things like your company culture, job descriptions, and interview process to attract and hire more diverse talent.

2. Top 5 Recruiting Challenges to Solve in 2019

As we head into 2019, it’s important to consider some strategic changes you can make to your hiring program to better execute it in the new year. Whether you’re struggling with the tight labor market, trying to get away from reactive hiring, or trying to improve team collaboration, check out this blog post.

3. Jump on Board with These 4 Recruiting Trends in 2018

This blog post was written a year ago, but the trends are still very relevant today. If you haven’t already jumped on board with data-driven recruiting, artificial intelligence, recruitment marketing, and internal recruitment, it’s not too late. Dig into this blog post to learn why these trends are important, and how to adopt them in your organization.

4. Introducing Lever’s GDPR Compliance Toolkit to Achieve Compliance with Confidence and Ease

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect this year, and many talent acquisition professionals were left wondering how it affected them and how they could be compliant. This blog post explains how to achieve GDPR compliance with Lever’s comprehensive and flexible GDPR Compliance Toolkit.

5. 9 Phone Interview Tips for Employers

The phone interview is a crucial step in the recruitment process. You want to determine which candidates to bring in for an onsite, while building relationships with each candidate so they stay engaged in your process. This blog post gives you some tips to do just that.

Fun fact: this post won an honorable mention in Recruiting Brief’s MVP Awards, in the interview techniques category.

6. 8 Candidate Experience and Employee Engagement Best Practices

This post won first place in Recruiting Brief’s MVP Awards, in the candidate experience category.

In today’s competitive hiring environment, it’s important to keep both candidates and employees engaged with your organization, so you can hire and retain great talent. This blog post shares 8 best practices to help you improve your candidate and employee experiences.

7. 3 Essential Metrics to Focus On in Your 2018 Headcount Planning

This is another webinar-turned-blog-post that was popular in 2018. In the webinar, we learned the metrics HotelTonight examines in five core stages of the recruiting process: headcount planning, sourcing, interviewing, candidate experience, and closing. This blog post focuses exclusively on the metrics they use in headcount planning.

8. 7 Ways to Surprise and Delight Candidates

In a competitive hiring market, candidate experience is not only a critical differentiator; it’s also the key to higher offer acceptance rates. This blog post reviews a few simple tactics we have found to make a significant difference.

9. We’re Spotlighting 4 Exceptional Teams for International Recruiters Day

To celebrate International Recruiters Day, we asked our Customer Success Managers to name 4 teams that are doing exceptional recruiting. Check out this blog post to see if you can learn a thing or two from, Blue Bottle Coffee, Komaza, and SiteMinder.

10. How to Get Employee Referrals: 13 Tips

Referred candidates are faster and less expensive to hire, onboard faster, and stay longer. This blog post provides 13 tips to get more of these coveted candidates by baking referrals into your company culture, incentivizing referrals, and making it easier to submit referrals.

Final thoughts on our 2018 recruiting blog posts

We covered a lot of ground in 2018, as you can see from the diversity of topics included in this list. From D&I and data, to culture and compliance, it’s clear that many talent acquisition professionals are focusing on strategy improvements to attain better hiring outcomes. There was also a good mix of tactical blog posts represented, including those with tips to improve phone interviews and increase employee referrals. Talent acquisition professionals have a lot of different areas to focus on and need to keep up with various strategies, tactics, and trends to do your job well. We hope our 2018 recruiting blog posts have helped you do that, and will continue to help in 2019.

Happy (almost) new year!

For more reading, check out our most popular eBook of the year: The Science of Sourcing: Benchmarks for Recruiting Success