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Take the Interview

June 16, 2014 10:30 ET

New Take the Interview White Paper Gives Companies the Weapons They Need to Win the War for Talent

Penned by Recruiting Guru, Bill Boorman, A Blueprint for Modern Talent Acquisition Outlines Role of the New Recruiter and Best Practices for Sourcing Through Onboarding

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 16, 2014) -  If a company doesn't inject innovative approaches, such as brand advocacy and recruiters-as-project-managers into their talent acquisition strategy, then they're losing out, says social recruiting expert, Bill Boorman. In a new white paper from Take the Interview, providers of the comprehensive cloud and mobile technology platform that solves the challenges of the interviewing process, Boorman draws upon his incomparable experiences to share insights into the modern age of talent acquisition, from branding to onboarding.

The white paper, "A Blueprint for Modern Talent Acquisition," offers a veritable cornucopia of ideas for companies seeking to capitalize on the technology trends that are changing the way top employers and talent connect. From assessments and video screening to knowledge tests and background screens, technology and automation put candidates at the center of the hiring process, improving their overall experience, while reducing time-to-hire and cost-per-hire for employers. Full of real-world examples, the white paper explores the evolution of the recruitment process and provides details and best practices through the phases of the talent acquisition process.

"It's no secret that the hiring process has changed, moving from a local, geography-based proposition to a global, technology-driven process. The most successful recruiting organizations have been able to take advantage of that shift by modernizing their processes and evolving as the models do," said Danielle Weinblatt, co-founder and CEO of Take the Interview. "Bill's expertise, in this exclusive Take the Interview white paper, arms companies with an arsenal of information so they can rethink talent acquisition and make strides to stand out as they compete for great talent."

According to Boorman's research, interested candidates want to connect with like-minded and like-positioned professionals, which makes it important for employers to develop internal "brand advocates." Considering the average hire is connected to and follows an employer for a minimum of seven months before applying for a position there, this approach is critical for companies who must now focus on generating relevant content to successfully attract followers.

The blueprint goes on to detail how the role of the recruiter has evolved, due to changing market conditions and technological advancements. Research from the Talent Board shows that the average number of applicants per open position is 205, with 95 percent considered unsuitable or unqualified for the job. Boorman encourages organizations to actually reduce the number of unqualified applicants by implementing approaches that target only the talent that is right for the organization. By using brand advocacy, social network referrals, internal sourcing and other innovative approaches, the evolved recruiter can build a candidate pipeline for now and the future.

As Boorman notes, "Talent acquisition is changing, and the organizations that win the war will be the ones who embrace the winds of change." With new insight into the latest solutions and automated processes, the white paper helps give companies the edge in improving their talent acquisition functions to drive change within their organizations.

Take the Interview's exclusive white paper, "A Blueprint for Modern Talent Acquisition," is now available for complimentary download at: http://wp1.taketheinterview.com/blueprint_whitepaper.

About Take the Interview
Take the Interview is the only comprehensive cloud and mobile technology platform specifically designed to solve the challenges of the interviewing process. Regardless of the interviewing medium -- whether live, in-person; a telephone screen; or through video -- Take the Interview automates, streamlines and helps standardize the process and related communications while providing analytics for advanced decision making. More information can be accessed at www.taketheinterview.com.