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Posted April 28, 2016 by

Google before interviewing job candidates

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Before requesting job candidates for interviews these days, recruiters and hiring managers are doing their homework. Thanks to Google, employers can learn more about potential employees on social media and elsewhere and decide whether or not candidates fit their company culture. The practice of Googling candidates is becoming more common. Joel Passen, Head of Marketing at Newton Software, Inc., says this practice is now normal and not just a trend.

 

“In the fourth quarter of 2014, we surveyed 350 corporate recruiters. These are recruiters at US-based, small and medium-sized businesses. We found 67% of these respondents do indeed Google search their applicants before making contact or a decision on whether or not to interview applicants. Our hunch was “Googling” applicants was more than just a trend; it’s become the new normal way to gather tidbits of social proof before engaging with job seekers. We found the pervasiveness of Googling job seekers so strong that we actually added a feature to our applicant tracking system to allow users to Google a candidate with one click. As such, Googling candidates during the early stages of the applicant lifecycle has become a feature!”

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Joel Passen, Head of Marketing at Newton Software

Joel Passen, Head of Marketing at Newton Software

For nearly a decade, Joel Passen spent his days in the belly of the beast as a corporate recruiting leader where he consistently drove change. Passionate about the intersection of technology and talent, Joel co-founded Newton Software, a technology company developing cloud-based recruiting solutions for small and medium-sized employers, where he serves as the Head of Marketing. In addition to his responsibilities at Newton Software, which was acquired by Paycor in 2015, Joel actively serves as an Advisory Board Member for two growing companies in the talent acquisition industry.

Posted January 26, 2015 by

Parents, Are You Giving Homework Help to Your Children?

According to the US educational system, if parents want their child to succeed at school, they are to help their kids with homework. The case is, students spend 70% of their waking time out of school.
Many parents face loads of troubles on the ground of this issue. Some of them are too busy because of their work, some are just surprised with the level of the difficulty of the materials their kids get at school. Homework-Desk.com decided to find out the exact numbers and statistics from this field.
Really interesting is the fact that parents studying-activity frequently depends on their age and gender. We also managed to differentiate the most popular subjects parents help their kids with. Parents’ being interested in the studying life of their kids increases children’s interest in school and makes them enjoy studying more.
There are some rules and guidelines that can help parents deal with studies, such as there should be a definite time for doing homework, as well as, a definite place. Kids shouldn’t be distracted while dealing with their home assignments. All the materials needed should be provided for the child, so that he/she won’t waste time on unnecessary researches. (more…)