Big Tools: How Small Businesses Can Benefit, Too

Big Tools: How Small Businesses Can Benefit, Too

On this blog, we have spoken ad nauseam about how video interviewing and video screening have impacted the Fortune 2000. We’ve discussed cost savings, productivity increases and compliancy protections around having a fully mobile interviewing platform. While we love our big name clients, it’s time to talk about what small businesses bring to the professional table and how one of the true drivers of America’s economy can benefit from having access to the same tools. Did you know that more than 65% of the new jobs created in the US since 1996 are generated by small businesses? It may be considered controversial to call small businesses the backbone of the country, but with over 50% of the working population in companies of 500 employees or less, we cannot deny their impact on the economy. Within the last three months, 53% of small business owners have hired or tried to hire new employees. Forty-two percent of those owners […]

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Interviewing Techniques that Pique Millennials’ Interest

Interviewing Techniques that Pique Millennials’ Interest

Millennial unemployment is higher than the rest of the out-of-work population. Of the 6.2% of the American population that is unemployed, 40% of them are Millennials. Why are these rates so high? Because current professionals are wary of the young professional stereotypes. With little more than an unpaid internship with just enough work to count for university credit, it isn’t just intimidating for the 20-something in the interview; it can be daunting for the interviewer as well. So then comes the question: how do you interview a Millennial? Millennials learn a lot during internships. They acquire knowledge on in-office procedures and real world experience. Now that they have it, they want to put it to use. However, that’s hard to do when no one is necessarily eager to hire a fresh graduate. Right now, Millennials only make up 36% of the United States workforce. But jump into the DeLorean and briefly look into […]

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Want Great Talent? Think Outside of the Zip Code

Want Great Talent? Think Outside of the Zip Code

You may be feeling the skill gap pressure, or you might be in the camp that believes the talent shortage is a myth. Regardless of how real you believe the talent drought is, you have, as a recruiter or staffing professional, at one point or another, found that finding the right talent can be down right impossible. If it’s been smooth sailing, odds are the waters are about to get a little rough. The latest STEM Smart Brief Report revealed that employment in professional, scientific and technical services is projected to grow 29% by 2020, and this increase is said to add more than two million new jobs to the US economy. If you’ve been in recruiting for any amount of time, you don’t need another stat to know that there simply is not that many STEM professionals available, or even projected to become available. Many employers are turning to training programs, beefing up […]

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Hi Ho, Hi Ho, We’re Off to Work at Home

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, We’re Off to Work at Home

Video interviews have a direct impact on contingency and teleworking. There, I said it. They create a culture of teleworking by allowing candidates to interview from home, no matter how far their living room is from your office. 50 million Americans have jobs that enable them to work from home, saving the company $11,000 per person who does in fact work from home. What about the contingent teleworkforce? That working group is growing as well, and the future looks conducive to the idea of working from home. Video Interviews Play a Part “I sometimes find that in interviews you learn more about yourself than the person learned about you.” - William Shatner The developments in technology instigated the change in the workforce. As children, we are conditioned to believe we will grow up to believe the typical workday is in fact, typical. The fiber optic cables and electrical wires that can transmit […]

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The ABC’s of Video Interviewing

The ABC’s of Video Interviewing

Is there such a thing as peer pressure in the professional world? Yes, but it’s called keeping up with the competition. Even though we are taught as teenagers to never fall into peer pressure, in the workplace, we are expected to do what keeps us ahead of the competition. So, considering 59.1% of companies use video interviewing, you might want to at least catch up with the crowd. In order to accumulate the ideal talent pool, you have to stay a step ahead of competitors. How can you do this? It’s easy. Millennial candidates want to see tech-savvy companies, and there is no better way to do that than through video interviewing. (Not to mention the break for your corporate bank account). V is for Video Job Descriptions Video can go beyond the interview; yes, in fact they can reach your candidates before you even talk with them. Internet users spend […]

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