Samantha McLaren

Posts by Samantha McLaren

  • 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 Take to Create a More Diverse and Inclusive Team

    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 which every one of those people can bring their “A” game and contribute to the company’s success — and leaders play an integral role in that.  “The culture that you want starts with the leadership that you have,” says Uzo Akotaobi...

  • How the FBI Overhauled Its Hiring Process to Improve Diversity and Create a Better Candidate Experience

    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 U.S. population was becoming increasingly diverse, the FBI’s special agent population was becoming more homogenous — with the share of agents from underrepresented groups dropping from 18.9% in 2006 to 17.9% by 2016. Comey tasked...

  • 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...

  • A Top FBI Negotiator Shares 5 Tactics for Getting the...

    October 24, 2019

    When Chris Voss, the FBI’s former lead international kidnapping negotiator and author of Never Split the Difference, first began...

  • A Step-by-Step Guide to Structuring an Effective Interview ...

    October 23, 2019

    In 1998, two researchers published an extensive meta-analysis of studies into job performance assessment techniques, spanning the...