Award-Winning Strategies for Interviewing Candidates: An Interview with SSM Health

Topics: candidate experience, interviewing

Posted by Lori Vrcan on Sep 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM



When your organization ranks Number 6 as one of 100 winners in Glassdoor’s annual Candidates’ Choice Awards honoring the Best Places to Interview in 2017, you are clearly doing something right. That organization – SSM Health – received an impressive overall interview experience of 83%. SSM Health serves the needs of communities across the Midwest through one of the largest integrated delivery systems in the nation.

“We received an overwhelmingly positive response from our candidates on their interview experiences, which is the result of hundreds of quality daily interactions between our candidates, recruiters, hiring managers and staff,” said Thomas Ahr, System Vice President of Talent for SSM Health. “Our commitment to providing an exceptional candidate experience parallels our commitment to providing an exceptional patient experience and employee experience at SSM Health.”

Start with candidate prep

According to Becki Feldmann, System Leader – Talent Management Systems & Technology at SSM Health, candidate preparation is a good first step. “We send an email to the candidate stating date, time and location of the interview, as well as the name of the person they will be interviewing with. We also send a link to directions to the interview location for easy access,” she said. “We are working to provide even more assistance to the candidate as they prepare for the interview, including format of interview, sample questions, overview of department/location, and who we are as an organization.”

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NAS Recruitment Innovation and The David Group Join Forces

Topics: Press Release

Posted by NAS on Sep 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM


Merger creates industry-leading company with over 110 years of recruitment marketing expertise

Cleveland, Ohio: We are proud to announce that NAS Recruitment Innovation and The David Group have joined forces under the NAS name. Effective on September 1, 2017, the merger further enhances our standing as a premier recruitment marketing agency and technology solutions provider.

Founded in 1947, NAS has enjoyed a long history of success in recruitment advertising. Founded in 1977, The David Group has an equally storied record of achievement. As a combined entity, the company is now poised to deliver an even broader array of solutions and expertise to organizations who seek a full suite of recruitment marketing services.

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The 2 reasons you need job family pages on your career site

Topics: career sites

Posted by Lisa B. Radloff on Aug 31, 2017 9:00:00 AM


When evaluating the content to include on a career site, NAS always finds out what job families (or career areas, to put it in another term) the client hires for most frequently. That way, we can make sure to include a designated page for that role – one that provides a wealth of specific information for candidates and also serves as a destination for targeted recruitment marketing efforts. Here are the key reasons you should consider job family pages:

1. It’s your opportunity to micro-target content to candidates.

Your career site defines the essence of your employer brand, and job family pages are the place to dig deep. The question you have to ask is, “Why would a candidate in this specific job want to work here?” The answer you deliver should define what, exactly, makes your version of this job different from other opportunities they may encounter. 

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From all of us at NAS, thank you

Topics: giving back

Posted by NAS on Aug 22, 2017 9:15:00 AM


On Tuesday, August 15, NAS hosted an on-site fundraiser to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation…and wow, was it a success! Beautiful weather at our corporate headquarters here in Cleveland. Helpful kids working together. Anonymous strangers donating from their vehicles
(thank you for the generous $20. At least have some lemonade!).

The kids made lemonade, made signs and decorated the lemonade stand. We sent invitations asking people to stop by NAS and say hello, share a glass of lemonade with us and help change a life. The generosity of our community was in full force and the response was overwhelming.

NAS would like to extend a heart-felt “thank you” to the kind people who participated in our efforts. Because of your kindness, you are helping us to change a child’s life by supporting research to find better treatments and cures for childhood cancer.


Our lemonade stand raised an astounding $390 in just a few hours.

We’ll be adding that to the funds we are collecting online. There’s still time to make a donation. Our sponsor page will be active until August 31.

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