Josh Tolan

Josh Tolan is the founder and CEO of Spark Hire. Spark Hire helps thousands of organizations make better, more collaborative, and quicker hiring decisions. More than 6,000 organizations have interviewed millions of candidates across 100+ countries on Spark Hire. With the easiest-to-use product, unmatched customer service, and fair and transparent pricing, Spark Hire has become the most popular and No. 1 rated video interview platform on the market. Learn more on sparkhire.com and get started today with no contracts or setup fees.

Inside Recruiting November 11, 2019
Navigating Gen. Z's Demands: 4 Tips for Negotiating Job Offers With the Newest Members of the Workforce

As a recruiter, you know you need to stay on top of the latest workforce trends if you're going to keep engaging top-tier talent. And the trends change often: Each new generation that enters the office has its own priorities, and that affects how you sell opportunities and negotiate offers. Millennials, for example, are well known for valuing work/life balance and flexible work...

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Smart Tech July 5, 2019
Research Says You Might Be Scared of New Recruiting Trends and Tools

Companies thrive on innovation — not only to ensure their products and services are on the cutting edge, but also to attract top talent. Job seekers are drawn to companies that use the latest technology trends and tools because they know these employers will give them the resources they need to do their best work. Yet when it comes to recruiting technology, companies are often reluctant...

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Inside Recruiting March 20, 2019
On the Verge of Another Recession, You Need to Recruit Passive Talent

It has been just about a decade since the Great Recession, but the repercussions are still palpable for many. Those who lost significant portions of their savings or were laid off are rightfully worried about history repeating itself, and as a result, they aren't willing to take the same kinds of risks they once did. Those fears may be justified: A great number of people are currently...

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Inside Recruiting September 18, 2018
The Recruiting Reel: How to Bring Your Entire Company Into the Recruiting Process

Some of the best recruiters at your company aren't recruiters at all. As the lifeblood of your business, your employees know which skill sets, personalities, and traits make for successful, high-impact teammates. When you're adding a new member to a team, you should listen to the people who will work alongside the new hire. They'll be able to identify the best fits while pointing out...

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Inside Recruiting August 22, 2018
The Recruiting Reel: How to Find and Retain Top Talent in a Fast-Growing Company

Not all change is bad — especially the change that comes when your successful company is growing quickly. That said, periods of massive growth are still often intimidating. Ensuring you maintain a high quality of hires, a strong company culture, and a positive employee experience is possible, even if it seems a daunting task during such fast-paced times. So, how can a company...

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Inside Recruiting July 5, 2018
Stop Letting Clients Slow Your Candidate Placements Down

It should be no surprise that more than half of sourcing and hiring pros want to shorten their time to hire, according to "2018 Growth Hiring Trends in the United States," a report from the team at Spark Hire. Even those pros who say their average hiring time is less than a week would like to further expedite the process! But as badly as we'd all like to speed up our placements, we...

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Inside Recruiting April 12, 2018
3 Hiring Tactics That Will Propel Growth Without Robbing You Blind

Rapidly growing companies are done — and you should be, too. They're done waiting around for extra money to drop into their hiring budgets. In fact, 77 percent of these companies plan on growing by 25 percent this year, but only 16 percent say they'll grow because of extra money from corporate tax cuts. That's according to "2018 Growth Hiring Trends in the United States," a report by...

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Inside Recruiting April 3, 2018
The Recruiting Reel: Why You Need to Default to 'No' in Your Recruiting Process

Everyone in the recruiting world has heard the saying, "When in doubt, send them out." The idea here is simple: If you are not fully convinced that a candidate matches the role and the culture of the company, they probably don't. Unfortunately, many recruiting professionals don't follow this maxim, choosing instead to entertain candidates about whom they have doubts. This is a...

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Inside Recruiting March 20, 2018
The Recruiting Reel: How to Find a Long-Term Employee During a Time of Rapid Growth

Hiring enough talent is hard on its own, but it becomes especially challenging when your company is experiencing unprecedented growth. You need to hire and onboard quickly without sacrificing quality. In fact, it's even more important than normal to find candidates who are in it for the long haul during these times of rapid growth. Otherwise, as the business scales, your employees could...

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Inside Recruiting March 6, 2018
The Recruiting Reel: How to Incorporate Proven Marketing Tactics Into Your Recruiting Strategy

Talent has all the power in the job market right now. Unemployment is very low, which means recruiters need to pull out all the stops if they want to convince employed candidates to leave their roles for new opportunities. Many recruiters are finding success in this talent market by incorporating smart marketing techniques into their recruiting strategies. Unfortunately, implementing...

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Inside Recruiting February 19, 2018
The Recruiting Reel: How to Guide Young Professionals Through Your Hiring Process

Before you know it, the summer will be here. For recruiters, that means one thing: preparing for summer interns. This is no easy task. Young professionals are new to the hiring process. If your hiring process is confusing, it can overwhelm young talent and drive them away from your company. On the flip side, a great candidate experience can attract fresh talent to your door. It can...

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Inside Recruiting December 19, 2017
The Recruiting Reel: Building Personal Connections With Candidates Through Social Media

While some decry the spread of social media, the fact is it can make our lives much easier when we use it the right way. It's no different in the world of recruiting: If you can build and leverage relationships with candidates on social media, it will be much easier to find and recruit top talent. However, few people know how to properly recruit via social media. Many assume they can...

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