The Talent Innovation Blog

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

How to Hire Top Performers: Offer Them a Career Path

by Jen Dewar

Career opportunity is the top reason people change jobs. Forty five percent of people leave their job due to lack of opportunities for advancement, and 59 percent accept a new job for a strong career path with more opportunity. These are precisely the people you want at your organization. Those focused on ...

Data-driven recruiting

How an Employee Performance Evaluation Can Help You Measure Quality of Hire

by Jen Dewar

The three most discussed recruitment metrics tend to be time to hire, cost per hire, and quality of hire—with the last being the most difficult to measure. Quality can be measured in many different ways, and can be quite subjective. However, it is ...

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Sourcing & Nurture

3 Ways Netflix's Recruiting Researchers Make Sourcing Strategic

by Maya Humes

As two members of Netflix’s talent team took the stage at our Talent Innovation Summit, they immediately explained that while their roles entail sourcing, they aren’t “sourcers”. Instead, Tennyson Jones and Michael Orozco introduced themselves as ...

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Candidate experience

Why a Great Candidate Experience is Your Employer Branding Weapon

by Ken Kwan

This is a guest post by Ken Kwan, Founder of Career Prophets, a Global Talent Management Consultancy. One of the key components to organizational prosperity is the ability to attract and engage talent on a consistent basis. Over the years, ...

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4 Ways to Decrease Your Time to Hire

by Jen Dewar

Time to hire was 29.2 working days in August, just shy of the all-time high of 30.3 working days in April of this year. It’s been steadily increasing since 2010, when it took half as long to fill a role. This is, no doubt, spurred by the high demand ...

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6 Tips to Attract the Best Tech Talent, from VEON

by Zvi Goldfarb

This is a guest post by Zvi Goldfarb, Director of Hiring Innovation, Employer Branding, and the Digital Recruitment Lab at VEON.  You know the saying that employees are a company’s most valuable asset. We agree. But how do you make sure you’re ...

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Employer brand

Why You Shouldn't Use Free Job Posting Sites

by Jen Dewar

There are 18,100 Google searches, on average, for “free job posting” every month. It’s easy to understand why—budgets and time are limited, and you need to make both stretch in order to fill roles in your organization. However, free job posting ...

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Sourcing & Nurture

Ask the Sourcing Squad: Your Biggest Sourcing Snafu

by Maya Humes

We started by hearing their biggest sourcing success stories. We loved reading their most creative email subject lines. We were surprised to learn what most people get wrong about sourcing. And that's not all. Over the last few months, our Sourcing ...

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