Josh Tolan

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JoshTolan

Josh Tolan is the CEO of Spark Hire, a video interview solution used by more than 2,000 companies across the globe. Connect with Spark Hire onFacebook and Twitter.

Hiring Collaboration Tips From The Very First Thanksgiving

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Editor’s Note: We published this originally on TLNT on Thanksgiving 2013, and it seems appropriate to repeat it today. Every November, we all sit down with friends and family to celebrate the ultimate sign of teamwork: the first Thanksgiving. Back in 1621, a group of 53 Pilgrims and 90 Native Americans shared a harvest feast….

4 Critical Signs You Need to Improve Your Relationship with Recruiters

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You’ve been working with the same recruiter for a while, but their results have gotten stale. They’re not helping you find the best candidates, and you’re not getting much from the partnership. Your recruiter’s skills aren’t at fault — it’s your relationship. Just like any other professional relationship, the one between HR professionals…

4 Ways You’re Not Really Listening in the Screening Interview

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Data published by Glassdoor in June shows that the amount of time required for the interview process has grown since 2009 — and screening processes may be the cause. The report indicated that skills tests and other screening tactics have a significant effect on the length of the interview process. These screening tactics are…

4 Things to Know About Employee Happiness (and Why It’s Important)

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It’s only natural to believe that employee happiness is contingent on success, but this belief is actually backwards. It’s not that success makes employees happy, but rather that happiness makes employees more successful. According to a recent study by the University of Warwick and the Institute for the Study of Labor, happier employees…

4 Things You Need to Know About Global Candidate Sourcing

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Finding the best talent for your organization isn’t always easy, and in today’s job market, it can be downright difficult. According to Bullhorn recruiting firm’s 2015 North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report, 75 percent of the 1,285 agency recruiting professionals surveyed reported a “skills shortage” in the industries they recruit in. In…

How to Tell if Your Employer Brand and Talent Brand Are One and the Same

Up until now, employer branding referred to a company’s positioning and messaging as the employer of choice to a desired audience. Social media, however, has since changed the face of employer branding. Instead of being a one-way message for positioning your company as a great place to work, it’s now a marketplace of…

6 Problems with Job Interviews Today (And How to Fix Them)

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What’s wrong with job interviews today? Too much. In fact, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey of more than 6,000 global hiring managers, more than half of employers in each of the ten largest world economies have felt the effects of a bad hire. With that many people having had bad hires, something…

How to Showcase Your Company Brand in a Video Interview

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Fast-growing, successful businesses realize the importance of a positive brand image. It acts as a first impression to consumers, key stakeholders and more importantly, potential employees. In fact, a recent survey by CareerBuilder found that 91 percent of candidates believe employment brand plays a key role in their decision whether or not to…

Is It Finally Time to Ditch the Phone Interview?

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In the 1870s, we were first able to transmit speech electronically, thanks to Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray. Over the years, phone technology evolved from candlestick to rotary-dial, eventually becoming cordless, and now, completely mobile. Before then, we relied on hand-delivered messages and in-person communication, much like companies do in the hiring process…