The advice that HR professionals are thankful for

Topics: HR tools, candidate experience, recruitment analytics

Posted by NAS on Nov 20, 2017 4:00:00 PM

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In honor of Thanksgiving, the NAS team asked our clients a simple question:

What advice about recruiting are you most thankful for having received? 

Here is what they had to say… 

The advice I received that I am most thankful for is to truly not “sweat the small stuff!” You can plan visits down the last detail, only to have them derail completely, for example, while the physician is visiting. You do your best to get the visit back on track and then move on. It’s that simple. No need to dwell on what didn’t happen, just focus on what happens next!

Angela K. (Kallenbach) Gunther, MBA, PHR
Senior Faculty & Executive Recruitment Administrator
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
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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

 

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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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3 New Year’s Resolutions for Every HR Professional

Topics: media services, career sites, candidate experience, recruitment strategy, analytics

Posted by Jennifer Henley on Jan 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Every year, we all resolve to make changes. We keep some resolutions, while others fall by the wayside. I believe that the more practical the resolution, the greater chance we have of keeping it. Here are the three simple and reasonable resolutions that every talent acquisition professional should make in 2017.

Resolution #1: Make the candidate experience a priority

Everyone talks about the candidate experience. No doubt it is on your agenda, but have you actually taken a hard look at the actual experience you offer candidates? I suggest that you start by pretending to be a candidate. Search for a job that you offer, and see whether your company appears. Follow the candidate’s path through to your career site. Consider it through the eyes of a job seeker:

  • Is there a visually appealing employment brand that communicates who you are and what you offer?
  • What relevant career-related content are you providing? Does it answer the questions of a typical candidate, including “What’s in it for me?” (Here’s a site we created that does just that.)
  • Is it easy to navigate and find a job?
  • How difficult is the application process?
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