Recruiting Leaders – Have You Built a Candidate Journey Map Yet?

With no dearth of choices, the best candidates today are no different from your best customers. They discover new opportunities through personal and social networks, expect personalized experiences and respond to brands whose values resonate with them.

That’s why leading HR and business leaders have recently looked to their marketing team to understand how to scale and deliver experiences that delight candidates. From employer branding and the power of personalization, to using social media and email as channels to engage with their audience, some of the most powerful recruitment tactics have been borrowed from marketing.

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You can now hire for Sales and Marketing roles with Belong!


Belong has now expanded its data-driven, candidate-focused solution to include Sales and Marketing hiring as well!

According to the ManpowerGroup’s Annual Talent Shortage Survey, Sales is the third most difficult role to hire in 2016/17 globally. Our own experience hiring a Sales Leader taught us the many challenges in identifying the kind of person we wanted, and more importantly, actually finding someone who fit our profile.  

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Outbound All Stars Awards- An evening to remember!

The Outbound Hiring League is an initiative honoring the achievements and success of the best recruiters in the Industry. What started as a quarterly league-style contest culminated into the Outbound All Stars Awards this October. The last quarter of the league, in fact, saw overwhelming support and participation from over 200 recruiters across the country. 

The Outbound All Stars Awards shine the industry spotlight on recruiters driving extraordinary business value, candidate experience and employer brand growth – the many ways in which Outbound Recruiters drive tangible benefits to their organizations. Joining us at the Awards were HR leaders from some of the most talent-focused companies like Adobe, Tesco, Deloitte, Flipkart, Ola, Goldman Sachs and more. 
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Outbound Hiring - The Winning Play in the War for Talent

Way back in 1998, a year-long study conducted by a team from McKinsey & Co. found that the most important corporate resource over the next 20 years would be talent: smart, sophisticated businesspeople who are technologically literate, globally astute, and operationally agile. And even as the demand for talent went up, the supply of it would go down. They called this study the ‘War for Talent’.

Almost 20 years later, two experts Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Adam Yearsley had a more dire outlook - that the war for talent was over, and everyone lost.

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#TechHRGoesOutbound with Belong

The changing face of HR Tech is nothing short of a revolution. Every year, the number of solutions that promise to improve the efficiency of HR processes keeps increasing, and it can be hard to keep up with them.

The annual People Matters TechHR Conference & Exhibition brings together the best of HR Tech solutions, startups, and HR experts from around the globe to help leaders from both the HR and Business functions navigate through the HR tech landscape. 

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That time when Belong drove to the TESCO campus - on a food truck!

There was lip-smacking food, drinks, laughter, impromptu photo sessions, even a light drizzle -- topped up with conversations on all things talent.

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Candidate Personas: Your Sure-Fire Solution to Finding Great-Fit Talent

If you are a recruiter, you’ve definitely spent hours going through a job description (JD), looking at candidate profiles and shortlisting them, only to have them rejected by the Hiring Manager. On the other hand, if you're a Hiring Manager, I am sure you’ve spent way too much time looking at resumes, thinking, “Oh no, certainly not what I'm looking for.”

Why does this keep happening? The problem might be because you are looking at a resume and not a person, even though the resume isn’t going to join your company.

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Can India supply her companies with Artificial Intelligence talent?

Quartz recently published a story lamenting the shortage of Indian talent in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and related fields. While the article largely focused on the challenges tech startups face while recruiting AI talent, it’s clear from the conversations we have been having with established enterprises that the supply-demand imbalance for AI talent is as acute across company sizes and industries.

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#HRHeroes: Keerthi Rannore of Altimetrik on Reimagining Candidate Experience

Candidate experience emerged as a major trend in talent acquisition a few years back and since then, the focus upon it has only become stronger. Some companies have taken bold and impressive steps towards facilitating a good candidate experience - Zappos has actually stopped posting jobs, just so that they’d have an opportunity to get to know the candidate better.

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