Entelo Acquires ConveyIQ, Raises Additional Funding

While it’s been a bit quieter on the Entelo blog as of late, we’ve been working on something BIG behind the scenes and we’re excited to finally be able to share the news with you.

Announced just this morning, Entelo has acquired ConveyIQ, the leading candidate engagement platform for screening, interviewing, and hiring top talent. This is a giant leap forward for the Entelo recruiting automation suite, making way for the creation of the most powerful – and only – end-to-end sourcing to hire recruitment platform. To fuel such an ambitious undertaking, Entelo has also secured a new round of venture funding. 

10 Podcasts Every Recruiter Should Listen To

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.

6 Tips for Interviewing and Hiring Former Employees

Whether you run your own small business or work in an HR department, if you’re involved in hiring at all, you've probably heard the term "boomerang candidate” recently.

As the name implies, a boomerang candidate is someone who has applied to work for a former employer. The typical boomerang candidate wasn’t fired for performance issues or personality clashes – they likely left their previous position under good terms. Whether they left to pursue a more exciting opportunity, went on earn a degree, or to make more money, they're ready to become a member of the team again.

The question is, how do you go about interviewing them?

What Is Recruiting Automation And Why Is There A Summit About It?

Buzzwords like ‘artificial intelligence’ and ‘automation’ get thrown around in recruiting, but there’s a lot of confusion about the role these technologies play in the recruiting process and how they will shape the future of hiring. To learn more about the emerging trend of recruiting automation and Entelo’s upcoming Recruiting Automation Summit, we caught up with Entelo CMO, Mike Trigg and Head of PR, Lisa Holden on this week’s episode of Hiring on All Cylinders.

How to Effectively Hire Sales Leaders

Few roles have as direct of an impact on an organization’s bottom line as sales roles. That impact is even greater for a role in sales management. A great sales manager lifts up an entire team and makes everyone better. They coach reps through tough deals and help their teams hit their targets. They forecast accurately and keep senior management in the loop when it comes to competition and challenges that may arise. In other words, they make everyone around them better.

For those reasons and more, experienced sales leaders with track records of success are hard to find and even harder to hire. As with all roles, the more experience you’re looking for, the smaller the pool of your potential candidates becomes. It's not easy, but it's doable with a measured, thoughtful, and deliberate approach.

Here’s how we did it at Entelo.

Seven Great Videos on Recruiting, Hiring, and Talent Management

Most of the time you fall into a YouTube black hole, you’re watching videos of cats, movie trailers, late night talk show clips, or some other hilarious but useless nonsense. That's me most of the time, but last week I found myself watching a whole lot of recruiting and talent management videos.

After the first handful, I thought to myself: “Hey, some of these have been really interesting--maybe I should share them!” So, after sorting the wheat from the chaff, here are seven intriguing, educational, and fun talks about the world of hiring, recruiting, and talent. 

Speakers range from former Google Senior VP of People Laszlo Bock, famed entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk, a16z founder and partner Ben Horowitz, author Malcolm Gladwell and even a very young Steve Jobs.  The clips range in length from just a few minutes up to a half hour, but each includes fascinating insights, ideas, and takeaways that will benefit every talent pro, no matter how long you’ve been in the game. 

Last Week in Talent - Monday, May 8

Good morning and Happy Monday,

Automation is the word on the tip of everyone’s tongue, which is probably why The Pew Research Center just released a report on the future of jobs and job training. In short, people will need to become more agile and adaptable, while also developing the cognitive and interpersonal skills that can’t be performed by machines. Sounds simple enough, until you read that entry-level lawyers are already in the crosshairs of some apps. Fortune, taking a more optimistic approach, is looking at the jobs that will be created by automation. One plus two minus four equals....nevermind. 

How to Get the Most Out of SourceCon Spring 2017: Can’t Miss Speakers, Sessions, Restaurants, and more

SourceCon Spring 2017 kicks off next week in beautiful Anaheim, California. As the year’s single biggest sourcing-dedicated confab,  SourceCon is a genuine can’t miss event. The good news is, if you haven’t registered yet, you still can.

Beyond the opportunity to learn and mingle with some of the best people in talent acquisition, there are few better places than Anaheim to spend a handful of days in mid-March. A city known for its many tourist attractions, Anaheim is blessed with near perfect weather (temperatures range from the high 70s during the day to the high 50s at night this time of year), numerous award-winning restaurants and enough activities to keep you busy and entertained.

Still, with so much going on and so many options, it can be tough to figure out what’s up your alley - whether you’re looking for places to catch up on emails, fun spots to meet and mingle with colleagues, or the best options to make the most of your free time. We’ll give you some tips to make sure you get the most out of your time in Anaheim.

Letting Candidates Down Easy: The Art of the Break Up Call

The worst part of a recruiter’s job is telling candidates you’re not moving forward with them. It’s understandable why many recruiters take the easy way out by sending generic rejection emails to candidates. But there’s a better way. Entelo senior business recruiter Amina Moinuddin endeavors to call every single candidate who makes it past the initial phone screen. These calls, even if they only last 45 seconds, are an integral part of the Entelo hiring process and go a long way towards ensuring that each and every candidate has a great experience, whether or not they get hired.

Why Accountability is Key to Effective Recruiting

This is the tenth and final post in our series on hiring candidates with characteristics linked to high performance. Each post focuses on a single key trait, why it matters and how recruiters can develop processes to correctly and fairly evaluate candidates for it.

So far, we’ve covered the science of first impressions, hiring for personality versus character, how to hire committed candidates, how to find motivated candidates, how to hire collaborative individuals, how to hire passionate candidates, finding candidates with the right skillset for your role, the value of growth-minded candidates, and why freethinkers are awesome hires for every company.

You’ve probably heard this phrase before: Success has many parents, but failure is an orphan. Besides the fact that everyone shirks blame, what does it mean? It means true accountability is hard. It’s easy to take credit for success, but hard to take ownership of failure. That goes for individuals and organizations, and it’s why accountability is so important for successful organizations. But it’s a tough nut to crack.

How Strong Employer Branding Makes Recruiting Easier

When someone pictures what it’s like to work at your company, what do they see? Is it a positive image? Are there elements that are off-putting? Do they even think about you at all?

Once you ask yourself these questions, you’re on your way to figuring out your employer brand.

Employer brand is one of the most important, yet often slippery and intangible, ways a candidate will evaluate your organization. A strong employer brand makes your life as a recruiter much easier. Here’s why:

Metrics Get You a Seat at the Table: Lightspeed Venture Partners' Luke Beseda

Luke Beseda, talent partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, joins Hiring on all Cylinders to talk with Rob and Amina about working with Lightspeed’s wide-ranging portfolio of companies, which includes consumer brands like Snapchat, Giphy, and Bonobos alongside enterprise firms such as Docker, PCH, and OrigamiLogic.

How Hiring Freethinkers Encourages Diversity of Thought

This is the ninth in a series of ten posts on hiring candidates with characteristics linked to high performance. Each post focuses on a single key candidate trait, why it matters and how recruiters can develop processes to correctly and fairly evaluate for it.

So far, we’ve covered the science of first impressions, hiring for personality versus character, how to hire committed candidates, how to find motivated candidates, how to hire collaborative individuals, how to hire passionate candidates, finding candidates with the right skillset for your role, and the value of growth minded candidates.

The nature of work often boils down to how we solve problems. Whether you’re a startup, a manufacturer, a retailer, a bank, or a consultancy, you’re helping your customers solve some kind of problem.

What it Takes to Build an Enterprise Sales Team

Entelo Head of Recruiting Britt Ryan, and Senior Business Recruiter Amina Moinuddin join host Rob Stevenson in the studio to chat about the trials and travails of building the enterprise sales team, why a candidate who hasn’t done any research is a red flag, and the importance of talent teams creating content that highlights diversity and inclusion as an organizational goal.

How Entelo Revamped the Onboarding Experience

Four years ago, I walked into the one-bedroom loft that doubled as Entelo’s office. I didn’t have a desk, so my boss encouraged me to set up my laptop wherever I could find room. One employee walked over and shook my hand; the rest didn’t look up from their screens. I opened my laptop and tried to figure out how to setup my company email address. I felt like a stranger in a strange land. As a seven-person company, Entelo had a lot to learn about onboarding.