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National Intern Day Q&A: Advice from Brazen’s Ian Lindell
The Brazen Blog
Jul 29, 2021

National Intern Day Q&A: Advice from Brazen’s Ian Lindell

In honor of National Intern Day (July 29th, 2021), we’re uncovering the secrets to what makes for a superior candidate experience for entry-level hires by spotlighting our own Information Security Intern-turned-Information Security Engineer, Ian Lindell, and exploring how his recent career journey reflects the reality for many aspiring interns and entry-level hires today. Ian’s experiences throughout the pandemic give valuable insight into what matters most to a new generation of job seekers, what they need to succeed in today’s job market, and the ways companies can stand out from the crowd amid growing competition for new employees.
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6 Ways to Level Up Your Student Event Experience
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Jul 28, 2021

6 Ways to Level Up Your Student Event Experience

Creating a positive event experience for students is key to driving engagement, attendance, and outcomes of your student events — especially when you’re adding virtual events into the mix. Here’s a list of some of the most important things you can do to create a better student event experience that on all your upcoming events.
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How to Create a Great Virtual Candidate Experience for Interns & Entry-Level Job Seekers
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Jul 26, 2021

How to Create a Great Virtual Candidate Experience for Interns & Entry-Level Job Seekers

While candidate experience matters for this audience for many of the same reasons it impacts other types of candidates, interns and entry level job seekers deserve special attention, especially in the realm of virtual recruiting and online hiring events. Many of these candidates are still learning about the hiring process—some for the very first time—so their experience with your organization will make a big impression. We also know that candidate experience, broadly, has an influence on consumer experience and brand reputation, and this relationship may resonate strongly with entry level job seekers, since they may not have a wealth of job search experience with which to compare.
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Why You Need to Humanize the Technology Across Your Candidate Experience
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Jul 23, 2021

Why You Need to Humanize the Technology Across Your Candidate Experience

Technology and automation can be used to immensely improve the overall candidate experience. But it’s also important to keep the candidate experience at the forefront as you build your TA tech stack and to ask yourself at every step of the process — how is this helping us improve our ability to connect with candidates and humanize our brand? Let a people-centric ethos lead the way you implement technology and automation, so that every interaction with a candidate leaves them feeling good about your organization —, even when those interactions are highly automated.
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How to Measure Candidate Experience
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Jul 22, 2021

How to Measure Candidate Experience

Candidate experience impacts so many of your recruiting outcomes—the quality of your hires, the speed of your hiring process, your brand’s reputation, and even how long your employees stick around. Here’s a look at how to measure candidate experience so you can create effective strategies to improve your interactions with job seekers, strengthen your employer brand, attract more and better candidates, and hire the right talent to keep your business moving forward.
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How a Great Candidate Experience Can Help You Win the War on Talent: Nick Haubach of University of Illinois Health
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Jul 20, 2021

How a Great Candidate Experience Can Help You Win the War on Talent: Nick Haubach of University of Illinois Health

How do you fill open positions with the right talent when you’re in a steeply competitive market? Nick Haubach, Chief Human Resources Officer at University of Illinois Health in Chicago, works to address this question every day. The competition for healthcare talent is intense across the country, and since the Chicago area is home to so many hospitals all competing for the same candidate pool, Nick and the talent recruitment team at UIC is in for even more of a challenge. Hear what his team is doing in this podcast episode.
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Create an Amazing Candidate Experience in a Virtual Event: Tips from Brazen’s Experts
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Jul 15, 2021

Create an Amazing Candidate Experience in a Virtual Event: Tips from Brazen’s Experts

It’s no secret that TA professionals strive to deliver a positive and memorable experience for the candidates participating in their hiring events. While different organizations have unique ways to achieve a great candidate experience, the best practices behind many of these are universal. And we should know! After helping organize and host literally thousands of virtual events on the Brazen platform, our talented team has acquired extensive knowledge about what works and what doesn’t. So, we talked with our very own virtual candidate experience subject matter experts on the Brazen team to bring you their best tips and practices for crafting an amazing candidate experience!
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How to Create a Great Candidate Experience with Virtual Recruiting
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Jul 14, 2021

How to Create a Great Candidate Experience with Virtual Recruiting

When competition for top talent is steep, as it currently is in many industries, candidate experience gets a lot of attention. That’s because employers that deliver a great candidate experience are able to attract more and better candidates, move them more quickly through the recruiting process, and enjoy higher offer acceptance rates. It makes sense that employers who want to stand out from the competition should work to create a candidate experience that reflects their brand values and gives job seekers a taste of what it will be like to work for your organization. Virtual recruiting can help every step of the way.
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Event Ideas to Prepare Your Students for Their First Virtual Job Fair
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Jul 13, 2021

Event Ideas to Prepare Your Students for Their First Virtual Job Fair

Students may have more questions than answers regarding how to successfully navigate a virtual career fair. It’s up to career services teams at their respective campuses to prepare them for the challenges and opportunities ahead so they have the best candidate experience possible. Keep excitement high and nervousness low by equipping students with what they need to know before, during, and after a virtual job fair with this list of preparatory event ideas.
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