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The Talent Innovation Blog

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

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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Meet our 'Headcount Heroes': Recruiting Teams That Crushed Their 2017 Goals

by Leela Srinivasan

Episode I: Rivkah Azoulay and François Morin, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group The month January is named after the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways, who is depicted with two faces: one looking into the past, the other into the ...

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The Playbook for Data-Driven Recruiting

by Jen Dewar

At Lever’s second annual Talent Innovation Summit, Jennifer Paxton, PHR, Director of Talent at LevelUp, unveiled her data-driven recruiting playbook. With a master's degree in Opera, her background doesn't exactly scream 'data-driven.’ However, ...

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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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Lever's Talent Innovation Summit 2017: What to Expect

by Leela Srinivasan

On September 18th, exactly 54 days from now, hundreds of recruiting leaders, recruiters and other talent community members will gather in downtown San Francisco for the kickoff of Lever’s second Talent Innovation Summit. We’re pumped to showcase the ...

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Infographic: San Francisco vs. NYC Hiring Showdown

by Kiran Dhillon

People love to compare everything about San Francisco and New York: the food, the weather, the nightlife, even the public transportation. Today, Lever’s joining the chorus by comparing hiring habits.

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Employee Referrals Reign Supreme – Until This Key Stage of the Recruiting Process

by Kiran Dhillon

When it comes to source of hire, there’s no doubt that employee referrals remain king. Our 2016 benchmark research showed that one in 16 referrals are hired – compared to one in 152 candidates who apply through your website or job boards.

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