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    Real-Time Recruiting via Social Media and Candidate Experience

    Posted 03/16/2017 by Debbie Lamb, Junior Marketing Communications Manager

    There are ways to define candidate experience. It covers many areas of the hiring process from filing out an application to filling out paperwork on day one. Many HR influencers have taken a stab at defining what candidate experience entails and they often share similar views. In a 2013 blog post for the Huffington Post, Rayanne Thorn of Technomedia simply defines candidate experience as, "What a job seeker/applicant/candidate goes through during the hiring process." With the job market being more candidate-driven than ever before, candidate experience will continue to be a major topic for companies and organizations to come.

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    Recruiting in 2017: Jobvite and Sterling Talent Solutions present the New Normal

    Posted 02/02/2017 by Debbie Lamb, Junior Marketing Communications Manager

    The human capital management industry is exciting and ever changing. The New Year is off and we've already seen changes in hiring regulations, marijuana laws and background screening rules. There will be more modifications to come as the new administration and legislatures get into place. All of these changes have a major effect on the current job market and recruiting practices. In our latest webinar, Sterling Talent Solutions partnered with Jobvite to present on this very topic: "Recruiting in 2017: The New Normal." The presenters discussed a some eye-opening discoveries in Jobvite's recently released "Recruiter Nation Report 2016" and how these findings are important for recruiters, HR professionals and employment background screening companies.

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    Social Media Screening: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    Posted 01/11/2017 by Debbie Lamb, Junior Marketing Communications Manager

    Social networking is one of the most popular online activities with high user engagement rates and expanding mobile possibilities. According to estimates, the number of worldwide social media users reached 1.96 billion and is expected to grow to at least 2.5 billion by 2018. North America leads the way with the largest penetration of social media users at 59% followed by South America and Western Europe. Pew Research Center discovered that in the U.S., women and men use social media at similar rates and where you live no longer plays a large role in using social media. It is estimated that US social media users spend 216 weeks on social media on their smartphone, 53 weekly minutes on PC and 50 minutes per week on accessing social networks via tablet devices. With this in mind, it probably comes as no surprise that social media is playing an increasingly significant role in the recruitment process. How much should employers depend on these networks to source and screen potential employees?

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    7 Tips for Screening Millennials, The Emerging Generation

    Posted 09/14/2016 by Debbie Lamb - Jr. MarComm Manager

    It is time to get to know Millennials. According to Pew Research Center, in early 2015, Millennials became the largest group in the U.S. workforce surpassing members of Generation X and Baby Boomers. Millennials, people aged 18-34 years old, will make up 75% of the global workforce by 2025.

  • Social Media Checks: A Not-So-Gray Area

    Posted 04/22/2016 by Chelsey Franks, Vice President – Investigations, Bishops Services

    You’ve likely heard or read something lately discussing the use of social media in gauging whether to do business, work with, or hire someone. It’s certainly the new frontier of a person’s reputation and public persona, which might make it worth taking into consideration in your vetting process.