Led by blockbusters like This American Life, Serial and WTF with Marc Maron, podcasts have doubled in popularity since 2008. As of 2019, 51% of Americans have listened to a podcast, 22% listening in weekly. In fact, podcasts are so popular that every topic under the sun now has podcasts dedicated to it, including, you guessed it, recruiting.
Originally posted August 16, 2017. Updated May 6, 2019.
Every day humans collectively create the equivalent of 530,000,000 million digital songs or 250,000 Libraries of Congress worth of data. Data is quite literally everywhere. Every click, email, push notification, blog post, and Instagram upload is data. And that data is incredibly valuable.
Conferences are priceless opportunities to learn new things, network with peers and see the latest talent acquisition technologies up close. But with so many to choose from, finding the events that fit your goals can turn into a real head scratcher.
That’s where the 2018 Entelo Guide to Recruiting Conference’s comes in handy.
As one of the fastest growing and most innovative companies in the Bay Area, Anaplan is a leading platform provider connecting data, people, and plans across businesses. The company aims to empower its customers to plan, collaborate and act in real time with easy-to-use applications to solve complex planning challenges. Innovative technologies require innovative technologists to build them, and Anaplan meets this challenge for companies all over the world. To keep them all running smoothly, Anaplan must scale aggressively and that requires rapidly expanding headcount in key departments. In order to make hires efficiently, recruiters at Anaplan leverage a sophisticated array of technologies to maximize their productivity and deliver impactful hiring results.
Amazon recently narrowed down the list of cities in the running for its second headquarters from more than 200 applicants to just 20 finalists. Unsurprisingly, 9 of the 10 largest metro regions in America remain in the running, while the other 11 finalists range from mid-sized cities with burgeoning tech scenes (Denver, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Miami) to smaller cities and areas just outside of major cities that still offer many of the same amenities and talent pools as their central metropoles (Newark, New Jersey, Northern Virginia, Montgomery County, Maryland).
2017 was a big year at Entelo. We raised a Series C funding round, announced and launched an innovative new product called Entelo Envoy and made some amazing new hires. Besides those milestones, we published another 90 blog posts over the past year. Some of our favorites covered why referral bonuses don’t really work, how employer branding is the secret sauce to hiring success, and how Entelo is using technology to reduce bias in recruiting.
But enough about our favorites. Here are the ten Entelo posts you read the most last year.
The 2017 World’s Greatest Sourcer competition is a wrap, which means it’s time to announce the winners of this year’s competition. With more than 700 participants in this year’s competition, it all came down to the wire with the fourth and final challenge proving decisive.
Without further ado, congratulations to Patrick Moran and Shawn Vyas for finishing first and second, respectively, in the 2017 World’s Greatest Sourcer competition!
The adoption of artificial intelligence for recruiting is happening faster than you may think. Over the next few years, the impact of smart technologies will continue to grow, with recent research from IDC indicating that 67% of organizations plan to adopt AI over the next 5 years. This is no surprise considering many companies have already adopted AI and machine learning to increase productivity, automate business processes and uncover new business insights.
Now, everyone else is following suit, with recruiting and talent acquisition poised to join the AI revolution. With the unemployment rate near record lows and the talent crunch deepening for many key professions, this move will give talent acquisition teams the resources and technology they need to find and hire the best possible talent in a crowded and competitive job market.
If this all sounds right up your alley, you might be interested in joining Entelo on Thursday, December 14 in New York City for "The War for Talent in the Age of AI", a very special event we're hosting to dive into how AI will impact the world of recruiting.
A sourcer is only as good as their tools. After all, without a functional email account, strong WiFi connection or a decent computer, the amount of work even the most committed and talented sourcer is able to accomplish is limited. But, assuming you have all of the above, what else out there can help you take your work to the next level? Well, you’re in luck, because in honor of the 2017 World's Greatest Sourcer competition, we spoke with sourcing guru and WGS judge, Shally Steckerl, to get an updated look at his favorite sourcing and productivity tools.
The competition to hire quality healthcare workers is on the rise. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 5 of the 10 fastest growing professions are in healthcare, which, as an industry, is poised to generate 2.3 million new jobs and experience 18 percent growth between 2016 and 2026. What’s more, between 2016 and 2026, the top 6 growing health care related roles -- home health aides, personal care aides, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners, physical therapy assistants, and medical assistants, will each see between 29 and 47 percent growth.
But those are not the only healthcare professions slated for growth. Roles ranging from doctors of all specialties, registered nurses, healthcare administrations and occupational therapists will also see growing demand for their skills. One thing is clear: if you’re hiring for healthcare, the time is now to set yourself up with a competitive edge.
Two years ago, we worked with The Sourcing Insitute's Shally Steckerl to publish the first list of books every sourcer and recruiter needs to read. This year, to celebrate the launch of the 2017 World's Greatest Sourcer competition, we've worked with Shally again to assemble an updated version with some of our favorite recent reads.
You'll notice a few themes. Most of the books are focused on mastering and understanding communication skills, modern technology (like AI and automation), the fundamentals of human behavior, teamwork, and how to keep learning throughout your life. To different degrees, sourcing and recruiting at a high level requires each of these skills. Keeping them sharp will let you stay ahead of the curve in the always-evolving world of talent.
2017 is winding down but there’s still at least one more major recruiting show to go! Later this month, Entelo will take on the Sunshine State for the Recruiting Trends & Talent Tech Conference in Palm Beach from November 28 – 30. This event will explore the art and science of talent acquisition and spotlight the game changing impact artificial intelligence is having on sourcing, recruiting and candidate engagement.
It’s that time of year again. Entelo and The Sourcing Institute have again joined forces to bring you the World's Greatest Sourcer competition! Do you have what it takes?
Once again, the best of the best will go head to head to find out who is the finest talent sourcer in all the land. Last year’s top finishers, Patrick Moran and Katie Gechijian, walked away with $2,500 and $500 plus a complimentary admission to the Sourcing Institute’s certification program, respectively, in prizes. And this year that big winner could be you.
The competition kicks off Monday, November 20th with new challenges launching each Monday up until December 4th.
Jason Averbook, CEO of Leapgen and longtime industry thought leader joins Hiring on All Cylinders co-hosts Britt Ryan and Sean Simerly to share his views on what the future has in store for HR and recruiting technology. As a consultant and advisor to enterprises across the globe with experience at some of the largest vendors in the space, Averbook is a leading voice on the technological trends and developments shaping the industry.
The team dug into why many human resources organizations have been so slow to adopt new solutions, what factors are key to great candidate experiences, and why hiring and retaining great people remains one of the single best ways to move the needle.
Johnson & Johnson Global Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Employee Experience, Sjoerd Gehring, joins the Hiring on All Cylinders podcast to discuss his role leading worldwide recruiting and hiring at the world’s largest independent biotechnology company. Sjoerd also directs the company’s employee experience programs and led the recent launch of Shine, J&J’s brand new candidate experience platform.
Sjoerd spoke with co-hosts Britt Ryan and Sean Simerly about his work trying to bring a consumer-level experience to employees and candidates, why he thinks transparency is a key ingredient in successful talent acquisition strategies, and explained what he’s learned while leading J&J’s millennial employee resource group.