Lever is an US-based software company headquartered in San Francisco, California that provides an applicant tracking system for hiring. It was founded in 2012 by Sarah Nahm, Nate Smith, and Randal Truong.

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  • Time to hire was 29.2 working days in August, just shy of the all-time high of 30.3 working days in April of this year. It’s been steadily increasing since 2010, when it took half as long to fill a role. This is, no doubt, spurred by the high demand for—and shortage of—skilled talent. Despite this being the new normal, organizations and candidates alike are struggling with the amount o...

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  • This is a guest post by Zvi Goldfarb, Director of Hiring Innovation, Employer Branding, and the Digital Recruitment Lab at VEON.  You know the saying that employees are a company’s most valuable asset. We agree. But how do you make sure you’re bringing in the best people? After all, a bad hire doesn’t just leave you with a sad face (nobody wants a sad face), it costs the company a lo...

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  • There are 18,100 Google searches, on average, for “free job posting” every month. It’s easy to understand why—budgets and time are limited, and you need to make both stretch in order to fill roles in your organization. However, free job posting sites may actually do more harm than good, particularly when it comes to how they consume your time.

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  • We started by hearing their biggest sourcing success stories. We loved reading their most creative email subject lines. We were surprised to learn what most people get wrong about sourcing. And that's not all. Over the last few months, our Sourcing Squad has been generous enough to share the extensive knowledge they’ve gleaned after years and years in the recruiting industry. But alas,...

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  • The topic of diversity and inclusion in the workplace - D&I, as it’s become known - has never been more prominent than it is today. Many leaders, hiring managers, and their teams are genuinely hungry to build an environment in which candidates from every background have equal access to opportunities, can do their best work, and truly feel like they belong. But each week, fresh corporat...

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  • When a role opens up at your company, do you consider internal candidates to fill it? As time to fill, cost per hire, and—by extension—the cost of a bid hire continue to rise, talent acquisition professionals need to consider all possible talent pools. But there are three key reasons to pay particular attention to internal recruitment.

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  • In 2011, Shopify had 40 employees total, no recruiting team, and one unassuming HR intern with no prior HR experience. Today, their employee count has soared to 2,000+ employees, 60 of whom are in talent acquisition. That former intern? She’s now the Head of Talent Acquisition, Anna Lambert.

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  • Matt Charney is the Executive Editor at Recruiting Daily and Chief Content Officer at Allegis Global Solutions. At our Talent Innovation Summit, he provided his snarky insights on what the rest of the world can teach Silicon Valley. He started off by pointing out, “Everybody in this room is fundamentally changing the way people work and live, but if you don’t know how people live and w...

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  • When you hear ‘college recruiting,’ do you think only about entry-level roles, or do you also consider your future talent pipeline? College recruiting may give you the opportunity to recruit for some of the roles you have open right now, but it also allows you to build an employer brand with Millennials who will be in the workforce for about another 40 years. If you don’t know this by ...

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  • Over the past few months, our Sourcing Squad has shared one meaningful insight after the other. After a brief hiatus - spurred by an overload of remarkable content from our Talent Innovation Summit speakers - we’re excited to return this week with even more tips from our team of experts. Still, this is our second to last post. So what happens the series ends? Where should you go for e...

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  • Shannon Scott, Founding President of United Equality Consulting, is committed to helping teams answer an essential question: "How can we best facilitate transgender inclusion?". Through showing companies how they can bring LGBTQ equality to the workplace - with a special emphasis on building transgender affirming workspaces - she empowers them to become both more empathetic and produc...

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  • Miriam Webster defines a life hack as “a usually simple and clever tip or technique for accomplishing some familiar task more easily and efficiently.” During Lever’s Talent Innovation Summit last week, Stacy Donovan Zapar shared her favorite life hacks to recruit faster and more efficiently.

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  • Seventy six percent of hiring decision makers say attracting quality candidates is their biggest challenge. Everyone knows that top-tier talent is in high demand, and that it’s important to stand out if you want candidates to consider interviewing—let alone accepting an offer. If you want your pick of the litter, try these off-the-cuff recruitment strategies to get the best candidates ...

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  •   Back in the office after our two-day long Talent Innovation Summit, we are the best kind of exhausted. First off, we want to thank the remarkable speakers, sponsors and attendees who made our event so special. And a shoutout to our talent community around the world that couldn’t make it in person, but tuned in to our live stream. HotTopic’s Johnny Sanchez articulated exactly how we ...

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  • Yesterday, we kicked off our Talent Innovation Summit with an afternoon-long Diversity and Inclusion forum. More than 4 hours of insights later, we're remembering the sessions that made us pause, laugh and reflect. So if you didn't hear from our speakers on Day 1 of our Talent Innovation Summit, what exactly did you miss?

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  • The photo above says it all. The countdown is over, and we're stoked for Day 1 of our Talent Innovation Summit! Throughout the last few weeks, we’ve previewed much of what’s in store over the next two days. We geeked out when Hot Topic gave us a peek at how they apply machine learning to recruiting, threw down the gauntlet when Lou Adler said he could find any top-tier passive candida...

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  • There are more than 16 million Americans working at least 15 hours per week in a consulting, contract, freelance, or on-call capacity. Many participate in the gig economy as their sole source of income, with 3.2 million of them earning over $100,000 per year. Others participate as a “side hustle,” either to pursue a passion project or help make ends meet. If you’d like to expand your t...

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  • Ever wondered how Cirque du Soleil creates such surreal, immersive shows for their audiences? Or how performers master imagination-defying acrobatics while also telling powerful stories? Yeah, we’ve wondered that for a while too. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to answer that for you at our Talent Innovation Summit. What we can give you, however, is a look at the magic behind their re...

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  • A few years ago, GoDaddy was renowned worldwide as the go-to domain registrar, a nearly billion dollar company that you could always count on for bold advertisements. Today, there’s so much more to their story. GoDaddy is known by many as an exceptionally inclusive environment, one that celebrates and empowers women in particular.

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  • There’s no magic formula for building a diverse and inclusive culture. Ideas that deeply inspire other teams may not resonate with yours, and as you scale, you'll also have to scale your most impactful initiatives. A fundamental part of D&I work is iteration, and continuously asking your team which resources they need most. Yet Uber’s Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion Bernard Col...

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  • A skilled moderator can make the vital difference between a mediocre panel discussion and a standout one. We've seen John Vlastelica, Managing Director at Recruiting Toolbox Inc, in action as a moderator before, and we can confirm he is one of the best in the business - quick-thinking, super-knowledgeable, and not afraid to call BS if he hears it.  In just 8 days, John will lead a liv...

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  • With Labor Day in the rear view mirror, tradeshow season is truly upon us - which gives Team Lever the perfect excuse to get out and about. Over the next seven weeks, we’re participating in a number of conferences, events and tradeshows throughout the U.S and beyond. Here’s where you’ll find us this Fall - drop us a line at leverteam@lever.co if you’d like to meet up! 

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  • Video interviews can be a valuable addition to your recruitment process when used at the right time, and in the right way. However, every company and candidate is different, so there aren’t necessarily “hard and fast” rules for when and how to use them. Instead, use these video interview tips as a guideline to optimize your recruitment process.

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  • It's not always easy to decide you absolutely need an applicant tracking system. Maybe your team is too small; maybe your money would be better spent elsewhere; maybe “later would be better.” Eventually, though, you realize just how much it would revolutionize your day-to-day. You see, for example, that it would instantly spare you the agony of juggling your email, a messy spreadsheet,...

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