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The Talent Innovation Blog

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

Events

Q&A from our Startup Hiring Bootcamp: Recruiting for Series A through D

by Maya Humes

Whether your startup has 3, 30, or 300 employees, one thing's for sure. If you can recruit exceptional talent - and do so efficiently - you'll level up the entire team's success. But as you grow at lightning speed and juggle a dozen priorities, ...

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Recruitment process

Headcount Heroes: How SiteMinder Reduced Time to Hire by 20 Percent

by Leela Srinivasan

So far this month, we’ve profiled one team of Headcount Heroes that hit lofty hiring goals in a short time period (performing touchdown dances, no less) and another that boosted employee referrals to 47 percent of hires. This week, we turn our ...

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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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Recruitment process

How Lyft Nails Hypergrowth without Compromising Culture

by Maya Humes

You know that always difficult, always sought-after goal of building an exceptional culture with equally exceptional efficiency? Lyft is crushing it. Since 2014, their employee count has skyrocketed from 80 to more than 2,000 employees. Yet rather ...

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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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Recruitment process

Headcount Heroes: How RevZilla Boosted Employee Referrals to 47 Percent of Hires

by Maya Humes

Headcount Heroes don’t always wear capes. Left and right, talent acquisition teams exceed their recruiting goals without fanfare - whether it’s through reducing time to fill high-priority roles or building an entirely new interview structure from ...

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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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