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Our Favorite LMS User Interfaces

We asked LMS providers to show us their best and most user-friendly user interfaces. Here, we share some of our favorite designs.

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Survey: Why Your Social Recruiting Tactics Are Wrong

Do job seekers realize how heavily employers weigh social media? Are social profiles a fair representation of job-seekers? Our survey reveals the truth.


Time Warner Spent $15 to Find Its Last Hire—You Can, Too

Communications giant Time Warner Cable has used Facebook ads to help reduce its recruiting costs. With these tips, you can too.


Study: What Employers Are Looking for in HR Positions

We analyzed 300 HR job listings to see what will be required for applicants to land their dream job in this growing field.


Survey: Can MOOCs Help You Attract and Retain Gen Y Talent?

We surveyed 1,500 people about using MOOCs at work, and found that MOOCs have the potential to help attract, train and retain younger workers—on a budget.


What Gen Y Really Wants

We analyzed 1,355 of our job applications in order to answer the question: When it comes to employment, what does Gen Y really want?

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Our Favorite Applicant Tracking System User Interfaces (UIs)

We asked ATS providers to show us their best and most user-friendly interfaces. Here, we share some of our favorite designs.


A Checklist for Creating Effective Job Postings

Job boards are integral to attract candidates. But you don’t want just any candidates. Optimize your postings with these 7 steps to attract more high-quality applicants.


Proof the Candidate Experience Matters, from AIG

By ensuring candidates have a positive experience in the hiring process, AIG improved its overall recruiting efficiency—proving the candidate experience matters.


Is a Free Applicant Tracking System Right for Your Business?

A free ATS could be the perfect fit for your small business. I sat down with 4 free ATS vendors to see what you should take into consideration.


3 Recruiting Reports You Should Be Running Regularly

I interviewed executives at three HR software companies to see what recruiting reports they recommend clients run regularly.


Should You Use Instagram to Recruit?

Recruiting through Instagram is growing in popularity, but is it a useful tool for your business. Here are 4 questions to help you decide.


I Don’t Care About College Anymore

Our CEO notes that, while his first hire was a Princeton graduate, he now has a growing preference for college dropouts.


Vivint’s Strategies for Hiring 1,943 Employees in a Year

Vivint hired 1,943 employees in 2013. I sat down with the company’s Director of Talent Acquisition, Sean McKeehan, to see how he and his team did it.


Early Results Find Companies Spend $173 on Advertising Per Hire

We reveal the early findings of our Advertising Cost per Hire survey. Smaller businesses may be spending more on each new hire than their larger counterparts.


A Job-Hopper’s Guide to Finding Your Next Job

What is it that makes us believe this offer is the next best thing? Our CEO attempts to answer these questions and provide some career guidance.


Lift Off: JetBlue Increases Recognition Satisfaction by 88 Percent

Using social recognition software, JetBlue was able to drastically increase employee engagement in 4 months. I sat down with their VP of Crew Relations to see how.


Principal vs. Agency Experience: Hiring Managers Beware

At Software Advice, we do things ourselves. This attitude extends to hiring: in general, we like to hire people who come from principal backgrounds.


How Mindflash Uses Mindflash to Train Its Employees

Learning management systems have revolutionized how companies train employees. We asked Mindflash, a pioneer in the space, how they use their own product.


How SAP Used Facebook to Find 3 Hires in 48 Hours

Will Staney, director of recruiting at the software giant SAP, has been able to leverage social media to find great hires in record time. Here’s how.