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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  • With retail stores throughout the United States and Canada, it’s no surprise that Hot Topic and BoxLunch received roughly 300,000 unique applicants last year. What is surprising, however, is that a Talent Acquisition team of only four people manages that high-volume hiring. At this year’s Talent Innovation Summit, Johnny Sanchez, Head of Recruiting at Hot Topic and BoxLunch, shared how his team...

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  • Headcount Heroes don’t always wear capes. Left and right, talent acquisition teams exceed their recruiting goals without fanfare - whether it’s through reducing time to fill high-priority roles or building an entirely new interview structure from scratch. Last week, we shed light on our first team of Headcount Heroes: the Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. They nailed an ambitious hiring tar...

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  • Sixty one percent of recruiters expect to hire more people in 2018 than they did in 2017, while 29 percent expect to maintain their current headcount. The thing is, the resources you need to ramp hiring may vary, based on your organization’s business goals. Strategic workforce planning can help you map those business goals to your headcount plan, so you can get a ten thousand foot view of what ...

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  • Episode I: Rivkah Azoulay and François Morin, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group The month January is named after the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways, who is depicted with two faces: one looking into the past, the other into the future. Similarly, companies tend to spend January looking back at the successes and learnings of the past 12 months, while anticipating what lies a...

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  • You’ve formulated a game plan for - and perhaps slightly panicked about - your aggressive recruiting targets for 2018. Now, it’s time to get serious about hitting them. We have an idea: what if, instead of resorting to working way harder, you were able to crush your goals by working smarter? If that sounds appealing, read on to learn how three of our most popular and time-saving integrations ca...

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  • The competition for great talent is higher than ever, and 2018 will prove to be yet another challenging year for talent acquisition professionals. Sixty one percent of recruiters expect to hire more people in 2018 than they did in 2017, and 42 percent of employers are worried they won’t be able to find the talent they need. If you haven’t already jumped on board with the following recruiting tr...

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  • With a background in both recruiting and acting, Affirm’s Head of Talent Ragini Holloway considers herself to be a “casting director” for companies. When she was an actress, she often received feedback that she was “really talented,” but that the casting directors wanted to go in a “different direction.” She wondered if that direction was really “different”—or just more of the same. Today, it's...

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  • At this year’s Talent Innovation Summit, we sat down for a fireside chat with Mathew Caldwell. Prior to founding Rocket Power, he led the people function at Instacart, and was tasked with growing the 50-person company by 120 people per quarter. With 2 recruiters, 1 sourcer, an ineffective applicant tracking system, and no metrics, he was at a typical early stage startup.

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  • As 2018 approaches, almost every company is wondering, does the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) apply to me, and if so how do I make sure I’m ready for it? GDPR represents the most sweeping data privacy legislation in the European Union since 1995, and compliance is a must for any company that does business in the EU. In your preparation for GDPR compliance, it’s critical to work wi...

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  • Where did 2017 go? With 13 days left in the calendar year, we're taking a moment to reflect upon everything that went down at Lever during the first 352. Hint: they were packed to the brim - with new product launches, customer love, and and momentous milestones. While we couldn’t possibly catalogue every standout moment, we recapped many of our favorites month-by-month in this post.

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  • We’ve talked a lot about how rewarding it can be for recruiters to put on their marketing hat every once in awhile. Craft captivating emails or leverage SEO strategies on your careers site, for example, and top-of-the-line talent just might do a double take. But here’s the reality we haven’t covered as much: That when it comes time to roll out a new recruiting technology, you have to don that m...

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  • Did you know that only 30 percent of candidates in a typical Applicant Tracking System (ATS) are in an active pipeline? We looked across our customers and found that the vast majority of candidates are actually in the “archives” and aren’t being considered for current roles. This amounts to thousands, even hundreds of thousands, of candidates for some companies.

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  • 83 percent of talent say that a negative experience has changed their mind about a company or role they once liked, while 87 percent of talent say a positive interview experience can change their mind about a company or role they once doubted. Those two stats say it all - a candidate’s experience with your team can truly make or break their decision to join.

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  •   Traditional recruitment strategies are no longer enough to reach great talent. Many top performers are passive candidates, and those who are actively seeking a new opportunity won’t be on the market for long. If you want to win the best talent for your team, it may be helpful to start thinking more like a marketer. Recruitment marketing strategies, like those outlined below, will he...

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  • These days, we’ve become accustomed to consuming content that only takes a couple minutes to read. We’re still hungry to learn fresh insights or exciting news - we just want to learn them fast. That article we can quickly read during breakfast or our morning commute? That’s often the one we absorb. The trend holds true in the recruiting realm. To engage new interviewers, advocate for ...

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  • Your interviewers aren’t submitting feedback as quickly as you’d like. You’re worried that a few people on the team are asking candidates the same questions. You spend way too long looking at your hiring manager’s schedule to find open slots that match your candidate’s. If any of these recruiting pains resonate with you, we want to throw a few simple solutions your way.

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  • Sourced candidates make up the second most common source of hire, and sourcing is arguably the most promising way to find your dream candidate. To make that your reality, you just have to hone the right tactics.

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  • Career opportunity is the top reason people change jobs. Forty five percent of people leave their job due to lack of opportunities for advancement, and 59 percent accept a new job for a strong career path with more opportunity. These are precisely the people you want at your organization. Those focused on their career paths will be more driven to continually improve their skills and ex...

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  • We know how it goes. You eagerly make a resolution in time for January 1, intent on sticking to it. Sometime later - it could be months, weeks, or even mere days - other pressing priorities arise, and your ambitious plan goes out the window. “I’ll get to it eventually,” you think.

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  • We all know hiring is a team sport - but how do you go beyond referrals to successfully engage and mobilize your entire enterprise? In this fast-paced, interactive presentation, you’ll learn how to build strategic relationships with all functions at your company. David covers how to create high-impact cross-functional hiring teams, use technology to drive fast and fluid collaboration, and hire wit...

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  • Imagine this: you’re in talent acquisition for an organization that acquires another, and are charged with hiring 100 developers for that organization in 90 days. Now, also imagine that the company for which you’re hiring currently has a team of 45 employees, split between the United States and Argentina, which took them seven years to build. On top of that, the organization doesn’t ye...

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  • October 31st was an exciting day for us at Lever. But not just because it was Halloween, meaning our recruiting team dressed up as the cast of Moana and stole the show. You see, we also hosted a webinar with two talent leaders at Cirque du Soleil. And knowing how deeply they prize innovation and imagination, we couldn’t wait to see how those values impact their recruiting strategies. W...

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  • At Lever’s second annual Talent Innovation Summit, Jennifer Paxton, PHR, Director of Talent at LevelUp, unveiled her data-driven recruiting playbook. With a master's degree in Opera, her background doesn't exactly scream 'data-driven.’ However, after several years in talent acquisition, she's learned the enormous benefits of getting comfortable with data in order to make informed recru...

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  • After several years in talent acquisition, LevelUp's Director of Talent Jennifer Paxton has learned the immense value of digging deep into recruiting data. Hear how Jennifer and her team at LevelUp are using Lever reports and other data to prioritize their time, diagnose bottlenecks, A/B test job descriptions, and improve the company's overall recruiting results.

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