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The Talent Innovation Blog

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

Data-driven recruiting

A Recruiter's Guide to Headcount Conversations

by Jen Dewar

With 2019 just around the corner, there has never been a more important time to get in front of headcount planning to ensure your team is prepared for recruiting success. But doing so often requires sign-off from your leadership team, which may or ...

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Data-driven recruiting Sourcing & Nurture

4 Tips to Build a More Strategic Recruitment Function

by Jen Dewar

Ninety percent of HR leaders know they need to be more strategic, but 49 percent don’t know what they need to do to get there. Your people are the biggest factors in your organization’s success, and the biggest line item in your company’s budget. ...

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4 Ways to Increase your Offer Acceptance Rate

by Jen Dewar

Last week, we discussed how to optimize your candidate engagement rate to get more high-quality talent into your funnel—but that’s only half the battle. Now, you need to maintain that engagement throughout the interview process and sell candidates ...

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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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Data-driven recruiting

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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