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How Expensify Hires at Warp Speed Without Compromising Company Culture

As the fastest growing company in the expense management industry, Expensify has learned how to hire at warp speed without sacrificing quality or compromising our culture. With over $32 billion processed in 2016 and headcount jumping by 80+ in the last two years alone, we’re in a full sprint to spread “expense reports that don’t suck” across the globe.

So how have we supercharged worldwide hiring and kept our culture intact? We’ve crafted a lean, decisive, and transparent candidate experience infused with company values by following three simple principles.

Read on to learn which principles guide the Expensify team's approach to recruiting!

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4 Marketing Tactics to Steal for Your Recruiting Team

“You need to sell the company brand to potential job candidates.” “You’ve got to keep in touch with candidates so they keep your company top of mind.” “You have to make the candidate experience positive and memorable.” These are just a few of the statements you’re likely to hear from HR leaders these days.  

And it makes sense: The job market is currently candidate-driven with 53% of organizations citing shortages of required skills in the labor pool and 47% citing trouble in sourcing qualified candidates. Recruiting teams have to go above and beyond what their role traditionally called for to engage their dream candidates and sell them on the benefits of working for their company. That’s why industry-leading recruiting teams have begun to think like marketers in order to win the best candidates for their teams.

Read on for four tactics your recruiting team can steal from marketing!

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How Thomson Reuters Used Instagram to Attract Candidates

Social media is a necessity when it comes to employer branding these days. Candidates are actively participating in brand voyeurism. They want to know how it feels to work for a company even before they apply. According to a report done by SkillSurvey, “80% of talent leaders globally agree that employer brand has a significant impact on their ability to hire great talent.” Our response to this at Thomson Reuters was to help candidates picture themselves working out of our offices around the world.

Thomson Reuters provides professionals with the intelligence, technology, and human expertise they need to find trusted answers. We enable professionals in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, and media markets to make the decisions that matter most, all powered by the world's most trusted news organization.

Our global employer brand team is made up of a team of two, and manages the corporate social media recruitment strategy, job board initiatives, brand awareness strategy, and region-specific go to market strategies. Our primary goals for 2017 are to increase our presence on social media through advertising and generate a strong brand presence in the US and Canada.

Want to learn more about how we ran a campaign on Instagram to attract candidates? Read on!

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Glassdoor Best Places to Work: The Common Elements of Winning Companies

Ever wonder why some companies consistently earn the Employees’ Choice Award for Best Places to Work? Do some award-winning companies surprise you because you’ve never heard of them?

While Glassdoor Best Places to Work lists are based on quantitative measures of employee ratings, it’s often the qualitative traits that influence employees to accept job offers and stay with a company. These “soft” factors like mission, culture, people, and transparency motivate employees to show up to work every day—and their reviews on Glassdoor reflect that.


To uncover the traits every Best Place to Work has in common, we interviewed the winners and our data science team scoured their Glassdoor pages and underlying quantitative ratings, looking for commonalities.

Click below to learn what the winners have in common—and what this means for you!

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Redesigning Your Jobs Website? How Inbound Recruiting Can Help

Job seekers have changed dramatically over the past ten years.

The problem is, most job websites haven’t changed at all.

It used to be that if a candidate wanted to learn more about your company, culture, or team, they had to ask a recruiter. Fast forward to present day and 73% of job seekers start their search on Google (CareerBuilder, 2015). Employers don’t start or control the conversation today, and companies need to act accordingly. That’s why when we redesigned HubSpot’s jobs website, we took an inbound recruiting approach to match our candidate experience to the way people find jobs today.

What are HubSpot's tricks for designing a better careers page? Read on to find out!

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Another 10 Awesome Careers Pages

Here at Greenhouse, we love helping companies get better at hiring, and we have the privilege of working with some pretty impressive customers. One of the perks of working with such amazing companies is that we get to see how those at the head of the pack are setting up their careers pages. In the past, we put together a list of 10 Awesome Careers Pages and 10 More Careers Pages, but it’s been a while. So, to keep things fresh and exciting, we’d like to introduce another 10 Awesome Careers Pages. 

Want to find out who they are and what we love about them?

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Dispelled! 4 Common Misconceptions About Needing an Applicant Tracking System

If you’re like me, you’re absolutely immersed in all things startup. You watch Silicon Valley and Shark Tank; you scour Crunchbase’s latest funding rounds on a hourly basis; you even listen to Gimlet Media’s podcast “Startup” during your morning commute. Maybe you’re currently starting your own business, doing your best to check all the boxes in order to become the next unicorn—a groundbreaking idea, a scalable model, and a thriving customer base. 

While startups can raise money from a number of sources, the main avenue is venture capital, or VC for short. There are hundreds of entrepreneurs pitching their ideas to VC firms each day, many trying to position themselves as the next big thing like Airbnb, Uber, or Facebook. What you might not know is that VCs aren’t always looking for the next big thing, but rather the next big team.

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Structured Hiring Made Simple with These Useful Worksheets

In an ideal world, recruiters, hiring managers, and everyone else involved in the hiring process would be perfectly aligned. After all, everyone has the same goal: to get great candidates to accept offers and begin working at their company.

At Greenhouse, we believe that Structured Hiring can help make that ideal world a reality.

Read on...and grab our Structured Hiring 101 Worksheets so that you can apply this valuable approach in your organization!

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Bringing That Essential "Human Element" to Recruiting: How You Can Stay Focused on People—And Not Just Process

As a Strategic Account Manager at Greenhouse, most of my job consists of working with people. I help our customers’ People Teams build out process to make them more effective. I funnel feedback from our customers to those on our Product Team to steer the direction of what we build in our product next. I talk to prospects with our Sales Team to make sure potential customers understand the value of not just our product, but the relationship they’ll be starting with Greenhouse.

If you’re reading this, I bet most of your work day revolves around contact with lots of people, too. And interacting with people is just like any other professional activity; the more often you do it, the more it becomes just a routine. And the more your day-to-day becomes routine or habit, the easier it is to start seeing people not as human beings, but as numbers in your spreadsheet, dollars in a ledger, checkboxes on your to-do list, or columns in your report. But it doesn’t have to be this way, and especially when your work involves the livelihood of others, it shouldn’t be.

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