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The Recruitment Process: Designed by and for Your Candidate

Posted by Sheridan Gaenger on September 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Traditionally—the recruitment process primarily focused upon the company doing the hiring. Enterprises approached hiring in simple fashion:, ”We need to fill a position, so we will post a job ad, and candidates will flock to us because we posted an ad, and job-seekers naturally respond to that. Besides, everyone knows we’re great (at least we do), so the applications will flow in….”

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Topics: Recruiting Best Practices, Employee Engagement

Diversity Recruitment: Start with Your Employer Brand

Posted by Sheridan Gaenger on May 29, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made headlines recently when asked what his company was doing about its lack of diversity. Facebook, despite its efforts to reverse the situation, has struggled to hire more minority employees; for example, according to its Equal Opportunity Employer form, only 145 of its 8,446 tech employees are African American as of July 2015. Zuckerberg’s response to the question has been criticized, but something he said in that response should strike a chord with recruiting departments wondering why they aren’t achieving the diversity in candidates they are hoping for:

“A lot of people who think that they care about diversity actually still have a lot of these biases that hold them back.”

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Topics: Latest Trends, Employee Engagement

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