Samantha McLaren

Posts by Samantha McLaren

  • Quote from Josh Bersin, Global Industry Analyst: “Developing an agile, modern, integrated recruiting technology stack is now a top criteria for success.”

    The 5 Tech Tools That Will Have the Biggest Impact on the Future of Recruiting

    November 13, 2019

    Back in 2017, the Pew Research Center surveyed U.S. adults about the biggest improvements to life over the past 50 years. Unsurprisingly, the number one answer was technology.  And those improvements are only going to continue — in day-to-day life and in the workplace. According to the findings in LinkedIn’s new report, The Future of Recruiting, investing in new...

  • Generalist vs Specialist: Which Kind of Recruiter Should You Hire for Your Team?

    November 12, 2019

    There’s a saying in certain circles that Java is to JavaScript as car is to carpet. It’s a phrase developers often use to explain their frustration with talent professionals who don’t know as much and, as a result, make some embarrassing missteps in their outreach and interviews — like mixing up the similar-sounding programming languages. There are even entire...

  • What Is an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and How Can It Support Your Business?

    November 7, 2019

    In a study of talent professionals, GetApp, a comparison site for small business software, found that respondents who used an applicant tracking system (ATS) were seeing clear benefits — 86.1% said their ATS had increased the speed at which they hire and 78.3% said it had improved their quality of hire. An ATS can help businesses of all sizes make it easier and...

  • 4 Important (and Sometimes Difficult) Steps Leaders Must...

    November 5, 2019

    Creating a truly diverse and inclusive company isn’t just about hiring a broad range of people. It’s also about creating a culture in...

  • How the FBI Overhauled Its Hiring Process to Improve...

    November 4, 2019

    In 2016, former FBI director James Comey realized the organization was facing a diversity crisis in its special agent ranks. While the...

  • How to Build More Confident — and Successful — Teams,...

    October 31, 2019

    When renowned activist and educator Brittany Packnett gave her first-ever TED talk earlier this year, she found herself following a...