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11 Red Flags to Watch for During an Interview

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Step Brothers Job InterviewInterviewing is a fine art. Some questions, answers, and strategies are straight-forward, while other aspects of meeting with job candidates are more nuanced. Sometimes an answer or attitude sends up a huge red flag. Other times a comment or omission that seems insignificant can have much bigger impact, and it’s important to know what to watch for.

We talked to more than a dozen HR and recruitment professionals and business owners about what red flags they note during interviews.

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Online Recruitment 101: Jumpstart Your Online Recruitment Efforts

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LinkedIn MemeRecruiting has evolved dramatically over the past decade. The aged tactics of advertising in print publications or hanging a strategically-placed “Help Wanted” sign in the window no longer deliver results.

Part of the reason is that modern, highly-sought candidates are not usually active in the job market. Today’s candidates embrace social networks and the most current technology channels. It is up to hiring managers to learn how to best leverage those channels to attract the hidden candidate pool.

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How to Prevent Your Employees from Leaving: The 5 P’s

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Today’s young professionals feel more empowered than ever to find a job they love. That means they won’t hesitate to hop from one job to the next until they find the best fit.

Technology has enabled a nonstop job search. According to the 2015 Jobvite Job Seeker Nation Study, 45 percent of employees surveyed would switch jobs, even though they are satisfied with their current one.

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Why is Jobvite the Best Applicant Tracking System?

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jobvite-blog-best-atsRecruiting is always a challenge—but when you’re trying to fill jobs in a rapidly growing organization, the challenge can feel overwhelming. Not only do you need to staff key positions quickly without compromising on applicant quality or overreaching your budget, but you need the right technology to make it possible.

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What Skills Does A Hiring Manager Need to Look For When Recruiting Marketing Talent?

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HipsterOfficeSmallThe world of marketing, more specifically the dynamics of the typical marketing department, has become increasingly complex, which has made it increasingly complicated to attract and recruit marketers who fit in well with the rest of your team. The skills required to effectively run a successful marketing department have evolved and, as such, the best candidates are quickly snapped up.

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Jobvite Snags Silver Stevie Awards for Customer Service

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2015 Silver Stevie AwardsWe couldn’t be more thrilled to announce that for the second year in a row, Jobvite has won two Silver Stevie Awards: one for Front-Line Customer Service Team of the Year, and one for Customer Service Department of the Year. Although we were up against fierce competition in the technology and software categories, our outstanding Customer Success organization ultimately prevailed. To say we’re humbled by this honor would be an understatement; we’re kind of in awe. Not just because we placed so highly, but because our Customer Success team is really that good. These folks are the living, breathing embodiment of the word “dedication.” They work tirelessly on behalf of our customers, bringing to life our number one motto here at Jobvite: Customers Matter Most.

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Best-of-Breed vs. the Suite: Which Should You Choose?

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kanye-west-taylor-swift-speech_482x396If you’re in the recruiting industry, you’ve no doubt heard someone suggest that it’s to your advantage to implement a full HR suite rather than specialized, best-of-breed applications. Suite proponents advocate purchasing an entire software set—even if you don’t need everything that it claims to do—because it’s supposed to be an easier way to connect business systems. And you, as a recruiter or hiring manager, just want things to be easy. Right?

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Jobvite Infographic: Watch What You Post on Social Media

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Social Media Job Hunt CropHeads up, Job Seekers: Data from our Social Recruiting Survey makes it clear that recruiters are inspecting your profiles, posts, and tweets. Are you broadcasting something that turns employers off?
Take a look at our new infographic below to learn what types of posts recruiters consider to be red flags. You’ll also see where they’re most likely to look you up, and what profile details matter most. And remember, it’s never too late to examine—or improve—your online presence.

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Introducing Jobvite Engage Strategic Services: Built by Recruiters for Recruiters

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Andre Boulais, Strategic Accounts Director at JobviteThe days of post and pray are over. Today’s top candidates are in demand, and they know it. These candidates have trained themselves to tune out the noise—so simply finding them isn’t good enough. To be competitive, you need to provide an interactive experience that highlights why working for your company is a truly unique experience. The Jobvite Engage Strategic Services package is designed to equip you with the innovative tools and proven best practices you need to truly win the war for talent.

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Jobvite Secures Three Finalist Positions in the 2015 Stevie Awards for Customer Service

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StevieAwardsLogoGood news! We just received word that Jobvite has been named a Stevie Award finalist for outstanding customer service in the team, department and manager categories!

We’re unbelievably proud of our Customer Success group and the hard work they accomplish every day. Their dedication to our Jobvite Cares program—combined with the support and satisfaction of our customers—has earned us this distinction two years in a row. We’re truly honored, and we pledge to keep the momentum going!

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Recruiting Pitfalls and How To Avoid Them

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ShutterstockSmallRecruiting is a fine art. You’re part PR, part private investigator, and part psychic. There is a formula involved, but then there are times when you just have to go with your gut. Everyone collects unlikely success stories — big gambles gone so right, and unfortunate mistake stories — little oversights that taught a big lesson.

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The Year in HR Infographics

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We’ve just embarked on a New Year—and that usually compels us to do two things. First, naturally, we look ahead to plan our strategies and actions for the upcoming 12 months. But we also like to look back at where we’ve been, what we’ve seen, and how it influenced us.

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