Mapping the Candidate Journey

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Quick, riddle me this: How many steps does it take to get a job?

As a recruiter, maybe you’ll have a pretty good idea.

So what did you guess? Is it five steps? Seven? 10?

We recently mapped a generic interview journey (assuming an initial phone screen followed by two rounds of formal interviews).

The result may shock you as much as it shocked the recruiters who consulted us throughout the journey.

How HireRight Helps Improve the Candidate Experience

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Have you ever stopped to consider your candidates’ biggest concerns about background verification’s?

Many recruiters are under so much pressure to quickly hire new employees they often don’t have time to think about how their candidate actually feels.

While recruiters generally see it as just another step in the hiring process, the reality is that candidates are often highly anxious, sometimes even terrified, about the upcoming background verification.

Our approach marks a significant shift towards a more empathetic and positive candidate experience.

4 Cool Benefits of Using Video for Initial Interviews

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Phone or in-person interviews for first-time meetings with job candidates are just so 20th Century.

Today, it’s just as easy – and may be quite a bit better for you, your company, and the candidate – to use video for the initial interview.

Consider: It will take the same amount of time as a face-to-face or voice-only meeting, but using Skype or Facetime for the initial interview offers a number of significant benefits to HR professionals.

How to Find the Right Background Screening Vendor: 10 Questions to Ask

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So you’ve determined that you should be conducting background checks, but getting started can be a daunting process.

An Internet search for screening vendors can turn up dozens upon dozens of possible providers – how do you pick just one?

Your most important goal is to engage a vendor that meets your organization’s specific needs.

Here are some things to consider and questions to ask of potential vendors.

4 Best Practice Hiring Tips for Your Small Business

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Hiring great employees for your small business is one of the most effective ways to increase productivity and revenue targets.

This essentially means that you’ll be able to service and reach out to more customers – leaving you with more time to look into new products and potential markets.

In order to help with your hiring process we’ve provided you with four small business hiring best practices!

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How Long Does an Employee Background Check Take?

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If there’s one question that can make an expert in employment background checks squirm a little, it’s likely this one: How long will the background check take?

That’s because the answer is, like many things related to background checks such as cost and scope: it depends.

The reason for such a wide variation in the timeline of the check is that there is a wide variation in the specific elements that make up the background check.