Samantha McLaren

Posts by Samantha McLaren

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    8 Ways Companies Are Making Their Remote Candidate Experience Stand Out

    April 6, 2021

    In the age of social distancing, providing an exceptional candidate experience may look a little different than it used to. With in-person coffee chats, on-site interviews, and lunches with the team no longer an option, many companies are finding new ways to make their candidates feel valued or inventive ways of re-creating these familiar interactions from afar....

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    How Uber’s Approach to Internal Mobility Helps Employees Find Roles They Love

    April 5, 2021

    After employees move into a new role at Uber, they stay twice as long with the company as peers who don’t move. Fortunately, Uber employees have plenty of opportunities to try new roles because the ride-sharing pioneer has developed a robust and ever-evolving internal mobility program that encourages lateral — and often unconventional — moves. “Our philosophy is...

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    The Interview Questions Women Are More Likely to Be Asked Than Men, and Vice Versa

    March 31, 2021

    When companies talk about making the hiring process more inclusive and equitable, they sometimes focus on the early stages, like building a diverse talent pipeline. These efforts are important, but they can quickly be undone if care isn’t taken to make sure all candidates have an equal opportunity to shine during the interview stage. And this isn’t always the...

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    Skills-Based Hiring Might Sound Like a New Idea — But Some ...

    March 22, 2021

    Picture this: A cello perched on a lit stage. The music director calls for the next hopeful, who sits down beside the instrument — but...

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    4 Key Insights About Managers That Can Help Lift Your Team

    March 16, 2021

    In every department, managers are the bridge between individual employees and the organization’s overarching goals. But over the past...

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    5 Reasons Why Empathy Is an Essential Recruiting Skill,...

    March 9, 2021

    In the Global Talent Trends 2020 report, released in January of last year, we predicted that empathy would reshape the way employers...