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Recruiting Trends in the Digital Age

A recruiter with over two decades of professional experience, Scott Robarge oversees the recruiting consultancy Another8 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Over the course of his career, Scott Robarge has used a variety of recruiting approaches and technologies to find top talent for the companies he serves.

Along with many other areas of business, the practice of recruiting has become increasingly reliant on technology. According to recent reporting from JobsOutlook, more than 80 percent of employers in the United States plan to hire more staff in 2016. In order to recruit and retain qualified employees, these companies must use all tools at their disposal, and technology enables them to get closer to job seekers and create a more streamlined application process.

Today, the increasing use of mobile technology is shaping the way people navigate and respond to information. With so many people reliant on their mobile devices, more and more job seekers are looking for work on the go and filling out applications on their smartphones and tablets. Many companies are already reaching out to these potential employees through social media platforms such as Twitter and LinkedIn, but messaging applications such as Snapchat and Whatsapp provide a more immediate way to reach job seekers and will likely play a bigger role in mobile recruiting in the future.

The popularity of visual content is another trend that companies can use to their advantage. Video can be more engaging than the written word, and it presents a way for companies to tell their stories and sell their brands. In a recruiting environment where job seekers are proactive in evaluating potential employers, quality visual content can make a company stand out and help attract more qualified applicants.

Tips for Recruiting on LinkedIn

An entrepreneur specializing in recruiting, Scott Robarge founded Another8 in 2010 to help companies develop a strong network of professionals that can support organizational goals. Scott Robarge leverages different social media avenues, including LinkedIn, to aid in recruitment.

Companies should consider the following tips for using LinkedIn to meet talent acquisition goals:

Keep Profiles Up-to-Date: Hiring managers should always display current employment information on their page. Importantly, the present position should include a detailed description of responsibilities and a link to the company’s website.

Connect with Others: A large network offers increased access to professionals who may be likely candidates for a position. In addition to connecting with colleagues to gain extra visibility to second and third connections, a company and its hiring manager should join professional groups. In doing so, they will find individuals with like interests to consider.

Create a Target Candidate List: A target candidate list includes all potential applicants. A company can then determine top contenders from the group and send connection requests. Once connected, a company can start a conversation, build a relationship, and determine fit.
An entrepreneur specializing in recruiting, Scott Robarge founded Another8 in 2010 to help companies develop a strong network of professionals that can support organizational goals. Scott Robarge leverages different social media avenues, including LinkedIn, to aid in recruitment.

Companies should consider the following tips for using LinkedIn to meet talent acquisition goals:

Keep Profiles Up-to-Date: Hiring managers should always display current employment information on their page. Importantly, the present position should include a detailed description of responsibilities and a link to the company’s website.

Connect with Others: A large network offers increased access to professionals who may be likely candidates for a position. In addition to connecting with colleagues to gain extra visibility to second and third connections, a company and its hiring manager should join professional groups. In doing so, they will find individuals with like interests to consider.

Create a Target Candidate List: A target candidate list includes all potential applicants. A company can then determine top contenders from the group and send connection requests. Once connected, a company can start a conversation, build a relationship, and determine fit.

Edit Project Alzheimer’s Association’s The Longest Day

The founder of Another8, Scott Robarge consults on recruiting for early- to mid-stage technology companies. Scott Robarge also makes time to support the Alzheimer’s Association outside of work.

Every year, the Alzheimer’s Association hosts The Longest Day. The event occurs on the summer solstice and builds awareness of the organization and its research efforts. From sunrise to sunset, participating teams host an activity they enjoy, or one honoring the life an Alzheimer’s survivor or victim, to raise a minimum of $1,600 in donations. Activities are as varied as gardening in remembrance of a grandmother who died from Alzheimer’s, hosting a carnival, or hiking the favorite trail of a diagnosed patient.

Because the event spans 16 hours, the association suggests assigning blocks of time to smaller groups within a team to ensure all-day participation. Teams, at sunset, regroup to celebrate their fundraising success and recognize individuals impacted by the disease. In 2016, The Longest Day takes place on June 20.

The Effect of Lumosity on Seniors

Scott Robarge is the founder of Another8, a recruiting firm that specializes in partnering with fast-paced technology companies. Outside of work, Scott Robarge is a contributor to the Alzheimer’s Association. While a cure for Alzheimer’s disease has yet to be found, in recent years, tools such as Lumosity have been developed to help seniors exercise their brains.

Using computer games, Lumosity helps older individuals improve their attention spans and concentration, particularly those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). In 2012, the University of New South Wales in Australia conducted the first-ever randomized, controlled trial that focused on the effectiveness of web-based brain training. A number of MCI patients were presented with six different Lumosity games that emphasized processing speed and visual memory, among other cognitive functions. While the control group displayed a decline in functions when comparing pre- and post-exam numbers, the Lumosity group improved in terms of measured attention. The study reinforces positive assertions made about the effectiveness of the website and its games by the University of Michigan and Brown University.

Recruitment: An Ongoing Process

The founder of Another8, a recruiting consultancy that goes beyond simply trying to fill clients’ staffing vacancies, Scott Robarge champions the development of staffing processes in his clients’ firms, mostly fast-paced, early to mid-stage venture capital backed startups in the San Francisco Bay area. With those clients, he establishes a collaborative partnership oriented toward crafting a talent acquisition strategy for both the near term and long term. Knowing how a good recruitment or applicant tracking software (ats) should perform, Scott Robarge is enthusiastic about a fairly new application called Greenhouse.

Greenhouse is oriented toward improving recruitment processes, by doing things like mapping out a concrete hiring plan, building interview kits for hiring managers, imposing structure on the interview process, and creating a report from each interview. Further, Greenhouse collects the data about the company’s use of referral, social media, and more traditional advertising media, to evaluate the quality of each approach.

One of the problems inherent in the recruitment process in many companies is that different hiring managers within a company conduct their interviews differently and prioritize different skills and qualities in candidates. The interview kit that Greenhouse creates cannot completely eliminate these differences, but it can get them asking the same questions during their interviews.

Often overlooked in the hiring process is the fact that candidates are evaluating employers as well. Most candidates will have multiple competing offers and the candidate experience will play a role in their decision. Companies that use Greenhouse and follow its guidance can deliver candidates a more polished, professional impression and, in the process, develop reputations as great places to work.

Michigan Stadium – Home to Wolverine Football

Scott Robarge brings an engineering background to his work as a recruiter in the San Francisco Bay area. As the owner of consulting firm Another8, Scott Robarge helps technology companies find the talent they need to realize their business goals. Scott Robarge earned an engineering degree at the University of Michigan and continues to follow collegiate athletics there. University of Michigan sports fans enjoy the opportunity to watch their favorite teams play in one of the Midwest’s largest and oldest sports venues, Michigan Stadium. The Wolverine football and lacrosse teams play in the stadium.

Envisioned and promoted by Fielding Yost, the stadium cost approximately $950,000 to build and marked its opening auspiciously on October 1, 1927 with a shut-out victory in which the Wolverines defeated Ohio Wesleyan, scoring a total of 33 points. In the last decade, the stadium has hosted over 100,000 fans at a time for home games, prompting the resumption of upgrades that have increased the stadium’s capacity from the original 72,000 to almost 110,000. Lacrosse represents a fairly new addition to the stadium’s lineup; the first game there occurred on March 17, 2012. Unfortunately, the Wolverines lost to Bellarmine at this inaugural game; nevertheless, in subsequent years, lacrosse attendance began to rise.