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Christopher Young

Christopher Young is the CEO of Async Interview, a technology and service company meeting the needs of corporate and outsourced recruitment professionals through its video interviewing technology. He writes about all things related to recruiting, innovation, screening, and video interviewing  Follow him at@chrisyoungr or Async Interview at @AsyncInterview or on Google+

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5 Simple Recruitment Hacks to Help Keep Your Head Above Water

by Apr 30, 2015, 5:39 am ET

press-photos-or-1-low-res-for-downloadThe U.S. economy added 126,000 jobs in March, with employment trending upward in professional and business services, health care, and retail trade. Congrats recruiters, you just got busier. While the continued growth of the job pool stands as a positive sign for U.S. business, more jobs means more work for recruiters. Every HR professional I’ve talked to is feeling the pressure. New jobs are posted every day, leaving teams sifting through hundreds, and maybe even thousands, of applicants.

Everyone is feeling the strain, as previously successful process slowly begin to falter, leaving teams without the tools necessary to keep their heads above water. While the descent into overload might seem inevitable, it’s not. keep reading…

Incentivize Recruiters for a More Successful Hiring Process

by Apr 17, 2014, 12:26 am ET

Screen Shot 2014-04-15 at 1.23.47 PMThe candidate experience has become one of the most talked-about areas for improvement in the recruitment industry, in large part thanks to Gerry Crispin, who in 2010 announced his idea for the Candidate Experience Awards for Recruiters and Private Sector Employees. The idea was to develop a program to recognize and reward those companies who were providing a good experience to their recruiters and candidates.

Oddly enough, not a lot of attention seems to be paid to giving incentives to the people who actually provide the experience to candidates: recruiters. keep reading…

3 Companies Hiring Return-to-work Moms

by Jul 11, 2013, 6:03 am ET

ge indiaSabbaticals used to traditionally be for teachers and academics, but many companies have also offered them as part of their benefits packages. Thousands of women have seized upon this benefit and exercised their right to this extended leave of absence and are now looking to get back into the workforce.

With the economy improving but with a diminished talent pool, companies are now reaching out to these women. The advantages to a company when hiring them are numerous and can save them thousands of dollars in the recruitment and hiring process.

Women returning to the workforce after a sabbatical have a renewed energy and a commitment to succeed.  Because of their communication and relationship-building skills they can reach across that generation gap and mentor young colleagues. Their expectations for an employer are much different than from a young person just starting out. These women are more interested in flexibility of work hours and sometimes being able to work from home.

There are however, some considerations when interviewing someone who has been out of the workforce for a while. Some concerns to address in an interview: keep reading…