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The Talent Innovation Blog

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

Data-driven recruiting

How to Optimize your Candidate Engagement Rate

by Jen Dewar

Job openings are at a 17-year high, and talent acquisition professionals are finding it more challenging to fill them. The top two barriers to identifying qualified talent are not finding enough suitable candidates to fill open positions, and ...

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5 Tips for a Faster Talent Pipeline Speed

by Jen Dewar

The median time from the moment a candidate enters your pipeline to when they’re hired is 34 days. Apart from the cost of vacancy, you risk losing your candidates to a slow recruitment process. With low unemployment and a high number of job ...

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What Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report Tells us About Recruiting

by Jen Dewar

Mary Meeker's Internet Trends 2018 is out, and it is chock-full of amazing insights—including many that relate to recruiting. Mary is a prominent venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins and produces this report each year to highlight the biggest ...

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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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