Kathleen de Lara

Among other things, I write stuff for Entelo, the greatest hiring platform on the planet. Be sure to check out our blog, eBooks, and webinars for talent acquisition tips! Oh, and tell us why you love @Entelo in under 141 characters, so we can send you cool stickers for reading this far.

Recent Posts

10 Key Findings from the 2018 Recruiting Trends Report 

Today Entelo is proud to deliver the 2018 Recruiting Trends Report which summarizes and highlights the strategies, pain points and motivations driving candidate sourcing, engagement and outreach for modern talent teams. Last year, we released our inaugural report which uncovered preliminary hiring trends taking us into 2017. This year, the survey expands to also examine how companies and talent acquisition leaders allocate budgets and prioritize resources around key concerns such as employer branding, diversity efforts and the growing importance of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

After surveying 1,143 talent acquisition professionals from around the world, Entelo is here with key findings that will help recruiters stay ahead of the hiring trends and arm their teams with the right tools to win the war for talent in the year to come.

Here are 10 key findings and how to use them to improve your hiring best practices:

9 Experts Share the Best Hiring Advice They Learned in 2016

Word of mouth is a powerful thing.

Whether the best advice you've ever heard came from a mentor or a stranger, good words of wisdom stick because they're relevant to something you believe in, and maybe inspire workarounds to certain challenges.

The year's end tends to be a time of reflection and evaluation, and the same applies in recruiting! We reached out to a handful of people in the talent acquisition space to learn what transformed the way they hired this year. 

Women in Leadership Share Challenges of Workforce Diversity, Pillars of Success

Being a woman in the workforce lends itself to unique challenges. While many companies support gender diversity, workplace equality remains an initiative yearning for action.  

So often the picture painted for working women isn’t favorable. We’re 15% less likely than men to be promoted, earn less than men for same roles, and continue to be professionally underrepresented, holding under 30% of roles in senior management. Evidently, at the current pace, it’ll take longer than a century before there’s gender equality in the C-suite.

If you’re like me, reading through that might have been mentally exhausting. Good news about women in the workforce can be few and far between. That’s discouraging, especially in the midst of groups taking action on diversity and inclusion, like Project Include, Catalyst, Code2040, Lean In, and Paradigm, just to name a few.

In light of this, we’re drawing the attention back to the power of potential, and narratives of growth. Entelo’s Reflect, Grow, Empower will share lessons on being bold and resilient, as told by women leaders in tech. Leading up to our panel, we spoke with speakers Linqia’s Maria Sipka, Floodgate’s Ann Miura-Ko, and Decker Communications’ Hilary Davis to learn more about their pillars of inspiration, success, and hustle.

Why Performance-based Hiring Builds a Lean Team, as told by Lou Adler

Lou Adler joins Hiring On All Cylinders to share a sneak peek of his webinar later this week. Best known for his Performance-based Hiring methodology, Lou emphasizes the importance of recruiters seeking out growth in candidates' career trajectories, not just the right skills or experiences. This helps talent teams identify the best performers driven by challenges, the opportunity to evolve their skill sets and develop with their org in the long run. In this episode, Lou breaks down the performance-based hiring model, and why orgs too often focus on the wrong metrics to track good fit candidates.

Hiring On All Cylinders is the Official Podcast of HR Tech

We’ll be broadcasting live as the official podcast of this year’s HR Technology Conference and Expo! Over the three-day event, more than 50 leading influencers and top practitioners in the talent industry will share their perspectives on emerging trends in the space and how they’re solving the biggest challenges in HR.

Will you be at HR Tech? Say hi and see us in action. HOAC will be recording live on the floor right next to the exhibition entrance. Stay up to date on who’s on the show, and get a sneak peek of just some of the luminaries on the lineup so far.

Here’s What We Learned from SourceCon Anaheim 2016

SourceCon is one of talent acquisition’s biggest events, connecting influencers and practitioners to share their savvy on the state of hiring.

Over 700 attendees and 32 speakers from companies including Indeed, GitHub, and Lockheed Martin gathered in Anaheim last week for the conference. While the “two days of sourcing magic” have wrapped up since, we round up highlights from a handful of lucky attendees sharing their favorite conversations.

How to Champion and Win Over Candidates, with Hired’s Matt Hughes

Hired Recruiting Manager Matt Hughes joins forces with Hiring On All Cylinders to talk about how he’s optimizing the org’s internal interviewing and hiring processes. Matt shares the successes and challenges of building partnerships between hiring managers and the talent team, the importance of writing digestible candidate emails, and how Hired’s mission to advocate talent is transforming the way people connect with orgs. He even shares a bit on Hired’s unique (and healthy) relationship with Dom Perignon.

Building a Mature Talent Acquisition Team, with Bersin by Deloitte’s Robin Erickson

As hiring needs evolve, how you master candidate engagement becomes your competitive edge. Part of that mission is having a strong employer brand. The other part is understanding what your team needs to build a sustainable, efficient recruiting and hiring strategy.

Growing an optimized talent acquisition team reaps long-term benefits for orgs – to start, improved recruiting, leadership, and financial performance. What does that mean for your team?

We spent time with Bersin by Deloitte* Analyst Robin Erickson, PhD to learn about the company’s recognized talent acquisition maturity model, her research findings on the current state of talent acquisition, and the impact of stronger relationships between recruiter and hiring managers.

Entelo's Guide to Rocking HR Tech Like a Pro

Chicago welcomes back the 2016 HR Tech Conference and Expo for the first time in four years, and the talent industry’s biggest event kicks off with nothing short of action-packed workshops, presentations, and mingling in the nation’s third largest city.

The Windy City in October welcomes a series of attractions like good eats, warm weather, live music, and a ton of merrymaking, including those of the brew-related sort. (It is Oktober after all.)

No matter the alley you choose to run up, Chicago offers a mix of events for everyone. Whether you’re in search of a place to connect with a colleague, to get lost in email, or to catch up on local culture, we’ve built this mini travel guide to keep you busy long after the conference doors close.

Entelo Welcomes Director of Engineering Colleen Noonan

We're excited to welcome Colleen Noonan as Entelo Director of Engineering! Coming from tech roles at Yahoo, CNET, Aspera, and Spongecell, she brings a variety of leadership experience to the Entelo team. 

We were able to grab some time with Colleen to learn about her work, how she's solving hiring teams' biggest challenges, and what she does to stay mindful and innovative.

How to Convert Interns into Full-Time Employees, as told by Entelo's Loni Spratt

No matter when you plan on recruiting interns, prepping for this fresh, vibrant talent pool is a timeless strategy in training people you could potentially hire. Interns are usually students or recent graduates looking to gain more experience in a certain industry or field. Not to mention interns will likely fall under the millennial class (adults between the ages of 18 and 34), who now make up the largest percentage of the U.S. workforce. Your next full-time employee may likely be the intern you hired for the summer.

Announcing the Winners of the World's Greatest Sourcer 2016 Competition

Congratulations to Patrick Moran and Katie Gechijian for winning the 2016 World’s Greatest Sourcer competition! After enduring six grueling challenges, which included a candidate scavenger hunt and building the “best search string ever”, the race for first place came to a close finish.

Why Recruiters Should Get Familiar with What Their Technologies Can and Can’t Provide

One of the biggest challenges recruiters face is learning how to use different networks and platforms effectively to find people. Working with a handful of search tools and browsing through dozens of sites to source candidates isn’t productive unless you know how to use and combine these resources to their full advantage.

We spoke with Irina Shamaeva, founder of the People Sourcing Certification Program, to share her thoughts on what recruiting technologies provide and how recruiters can take advantage of tools to efficiently vet qualified candidates.

We’re Excited to Announce Entelo’s Partnership with Oracle!

It’s official! Entelo is now a Gold Partner in the Oracle PartnerNetwork. This partnership establishes Entelo as a recognized recruiting solution that integrates with the Oracle Talent Management Cloud, providing talent teams with a holistic approach to data-driven hiring.

Why You Should Be Hiring for “Culture Add”, Not Culture Fit

Beware of hiring people cut from the same cloth as your team – it could work against what you’re striving to build.

To start, let’s define company culture – an organization’s “genetic code”, an understanding of the overall vision, mission, and values demonstrated by employees’ actions and attitudes. Finding people who embody your company’s standards and principles can be a challenge, but lock in a few, key individuals, and it may seem like you have the blueprint to building a model team. That’s exactly the problem.