Author - Justin Lowe

Make technology work for you: 5 tools every hiring manager should know about

Recruitment is getting tougher as the competition for more diverse talent heats up. The combination of a historically low national unemployment percentage with rampant skill shortages is forcing...

6 common mistakes you might be making when screening candidates

Poor recruitment practices can put some serious strain on a company’s hiring efforts. Recruiters may sometimes decide to take short-cuts, which only creates problems with selecting the right people....

Go beyond the resume: Is a candidate right for the job or just right on paper?

Recruiting professionals look at a lot of candidate resumes… and I mean A LOT. It can get fairly monotonous, even with all the helpful resume screening software and other tools available. In the end,...

Talent Acquisition, Sourcing, Management: Intro to sourcing tools and candidate aggregators

In most industries, technology has made it easier, faster, and cheaper to recruit talent. While this may be debatable by some, there’s no doubt that recruitment tools improve the chances that an...

Free tools to create & share employer brand content

In order to attract customers, organizations must develop a strong marketing brand. The same goes for recruitment. A strong employer brand has a similar effect - attracting and getting candidates...

What is recruiter bias and how to fight it?

Recruiters are human beings, therefore we are subject to unconscious bias that has been learned over time. This is one of the bigger factors why nearly 75% of hiring goes wrong. And we all understand...

Weighting different factors in the hiring process

In selecting candidates for job roles, there are many factors that recruiters use to determine suitability. Some recruiters tend to focus on one or two areas, such as what experience appears on a...

Improve Engagement Without Giving Everyone A Raise

Employee engagement has been a hot-fire concept in business circles for close to a decade -- almost to the point that it’s potentially becoming a buzzword. It’s hard to specifically discuss, because...

Are You Treating Employed Candidates Fairly?

Here’s a harsh reality some of us don’t often consider: many of your most-qualified applicants to a given job opening will already have a job. How does that shift the picture of hiring them?

3 Tips For Choosing A People Aggregator

HR tech is a wild space these days. There’s easily over 100+ ATS options on the market, and a roughly-equivalent number of sourcing and talent acquisition tools. How do you figure out which one you...

Are Chatbots Part Of Your Recruitment Strategy?

Candidate experience is increasingly important for companies. A lot of organizations are attempting to use technology to improve candidate experience, but the jury is still out on that overall...

Coaching vs Improvement Plan: What Do You Need?

If you’re a manager -- even a very task-focused one -- you need to be thinking in part about employee development. How can you make your best employees even better (and advance their careers in the...

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