Elevate Talent Blog

A collection of our thoughts, resources, and experiences on all things talent 

5 Best Practices for Candidate Vetting in 2019

5 Best Practices for Candidate Vetting in 2019

Recruiters are getting smarter about how they filter out applicants during the hiring process. Scary stats like the cost of making the wrong hire motivate in-house recruiters to be more careful about whom they extend job offers. The cost of hiring the wrong fit can be...

Why Smart Companies Outsource Talent Acquisition

Why Smart Companies Outsource Talent Acquisition

Last year, vacant positions were at a 17-year high; the unemployment rate at a low 3.9%. Across industries and at companies large and small, hiring teams are scrambling to find and attract the right applicants to fill their open roles. Talent acquisition, the ongoing...

5 Must-Have Skills for a Sales Rep in 2019

5 Must-Have Skills for a Sales Rep in 2019

In the world of influencer marketing, today’s customer is savvier than ever. Sales reps benefit from new tools and technology, but they face new obstacles, too. Consumers no longer want to be “sold to.” They look for recommendations from friends, family, and trusted...

Trends in Talent Acquisition for 2020

Trends in Talent Acquisition for 2020

The hiring market has changed dramatically over the last year. The unemployment is at a 50-year record low 3.5% and competition for top talent is fierce. IBM reports that “90% of the S&P 100 are recruiting for the same 37 in-demand jobs.” Getting ahead of...

5 Ways to Increase Efficiency in Recruiting and Sourcing

5 Ways to Increase Efficiency in Recruiting and Sourcing

This article was originally published at Smart Recruit Online.  By Chris MurdockI want to start this article off by saying no talent acquisition process is perfect. Like the genetics and characteristics that define people as unique, every business is unique in how...

4 Innovative Ways Tech Startups Can Compete for Talent

4 Innovative Ways Tech Startups Can Compete for Talent

In today’s competitive job market, companies are having to get creative in how they attract the right candidate to their open positions. Technology giants like Google, Apple, and Facebook are legendary for offering high salaries and luxurious perks. Few tech startups...

Best Practices for Structuring Your Hiring Process

Best Practices for Structuring Your Hiring Process

Despite the increased use of tools and platforms and the amount of data readily available to HR professionals, the state of hiring has never been worse, reports Harvard Business Review. Only about 30% of companies in the US report that they monitor whether or not...

4 Ways Silicon Valley Can Make Hiring More Inclusive

4 Ways Silicon Valley Can Make Hiring More Inclusive

Silicon Valley is often cited as one of the least-diverse job markets. At companies including Uber, Twitter, Google, and Facebook, fewer than 3% of tech workers identify as black. A survey on women in Silicon Valley found that 66% reported feeling excluded from social...

How to Sell your Company to the Best Talent

How to Sell your Company to the Best Talent

Most businesses don’t have the luxury of offering free massages and beer in the break room to their employees. The perks offered at companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter are far out of reach for most merchants. Luckily, today’s employees see those perks for...

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