Samantha McLaren

Posts by Samantha McLaren

  • 15 Gender Identity Terms You Need to Know to Build an Inclusive Workplace

    May 20, 2019

    You’ve probably read an article or two about how male and female candidates approach the job search differently, use different language in interviews, and have varied styles for negotiating compensation. But those articles don’t tell the whole story. Because there are more than two genders. Gender is a spectrum, not a binary. It’s important to recognize this...

  • 7 Data-Backed Strategies That Will Improve Your Company’s Candidate Experience

    May 15, 2019

    Job candidates are getting impatient. In the 2018 Talent Board North American Candidate Experience Benchmark Research Report, candidates said the top three reasons they withdrew from the recruiting process were their time was disrespected during interviews (37%), poor rapport with recruiters (32%, which is nearly three times larger than the number reporting the...

  • Men Will Switch Jobs to Spend Time With Their Newborns — Here’s How Companies Can Retain and Support New Dads

    May 7, 2019

    The adoption of paternity leave policies is on the rise, with 29% of U.S. companies currently offering new fathers at least some form of paid leave. That’s up from 21% in 2016, so progress is happening, if slowly. But even at companies that do offer paternity leave, employees can be hesitant to embrace the policy. Recent research by Dove Men+Care and Promundo...

  • 5 Creative Outreach Messages That Grabbed Candidates’...

    May 6, 2019

    Imagine you were trying to convince someone like Bill Gates, Sheryl Sandberg, or Elon Musk to join your company (just go with me on...

  • 4 Steps to Setting Hiring Goals and Improving Team...

    May 1, 2019

    “How many of you set the hiring goals for your team? This was sourcing and hiring guru Glen Cathey's question to an audience of talent...

  • 3 Common Myths About Soft Skills, Busted

    April 29, 2019

    A whopping 91% of talent professionals agree that soft skills are very important to the future of recruiting and HR. That’s according...