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...
Posts by Samantha McLaren
- Applicant Tracking System
4 Important (and Sometimes Difficult) Steps Leaders Must Take to Create a More Diverse and Inclusive Team
Samantha McLaren 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
Samantha McLaren 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...
Samantha McLaren October 31, 2019
When renowned activist and educator Brittany Packnett gave her first-ever TED talk earlier this year, she found herself following a...
Samantha McLaren October 24, 2019
When Chris Voss, the FBI’s former lead international kidnapping negotiator and author of Never Split the Difference, first began...
- Talent Connect
In 1998, two researchers published an extensive meta-analysis of studies into job performance assessment techniques, spanning the...
- Candidate Experience