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AI for Recruiting: News, Tips, and Trends

5 Facts About Using A Recruitment Chatbot

With today’s tighter labour market, candidate experience has become increasingly important to attract talent. Will the next wave of recruiting involve the use of a recruitment chatbot?

Randstad found 82% of job seekers believe the ideal recruiter interaction is a mix between innovative technology and personal, human interaction. 

Workopolis found 43% of candidates never hear back from a company after one touchpoint. 

This applicant black hole is a problem because over time it will weaken your employer brand. If prospective employees hear from their friends and colleagues that your hiring process is generally unresponsive, some of the best candidates may simply not apply. Continue reading

10 Stats On Candidate Messaging Every Recruiter Should Know [Infographic]

The war for talent has pushed the focus onto the candidate experience. A big part of candidate experience is candidate messaging.

The “candidate as consumer” mindset combined with the rise of AI and automation has led to a lot of recruiting tech investment for candidate messaging.

Here are 10 stats about candidate messaging that recruiters need to know summarized in an infographic.

Candidate messaging stat #1

Job seekers seem to welcome the development of AI and chatbots.

A recent survey by Allegis found:

    58% of candidates are comfortable interacting with AI for initial questioning in the application process 66% are comfortable interacting with AI and chatbots for interviewing scheduling and preparation 
Candidate messaging stat #2

The quest to attract and win over candidates is fundamentally changing the application process to become mobile-first. Continue reading

5 Best Recruiting Software Add-ons For Your ATS

Industry predictions that single-vendor HRM systems were going to be the norm have failed to materialize.

As Lever’s Leela Srinivasan notes, “No one player is best-of-breed at everything” and this has created an ATS tech space that’s much more integrative.

Today, it’s much more common for recruiting teams to have an applicant tracking system as their base software and then choosing add-ons from a marketplace of complementary recruiting tools.

As the ATS is gradually becoming an end-to-end attraction and acquisition platform, there are multiple tech stacks needed in talent acquisition.

By Tim Sackett’s count, there are 22 different tech verticals including CRMs, interviewing tools, candidate communication tools, and sourcing tools. Continue reading

How AI Is Creating The Recruiter Skill Set Of The Future

As AI continues to automate the administrative burden of recruiting, there’s a growing consensus that the skills recruiters have today won’t be the same ones needed tomorrow.

The majority of HR leaders predict AI will be a regular part of their workflow within the next five years. This large scale adoption of AI and automation will require recruiter re-skilling to adapt to the new workplace. In the age of AI, the new recruiter skill set includes skills focused on both people and data.

1. People-focused social skills

When it comes to hiring, we still want to talk to another human and that desire isn’t going to go away anytime soon. Continue reading

4 Rules For Optimizing High Volume Recruitment

Amazon is making headlines this week for their high volume recruitment of 50,000 employees. 

High volume recruitment generally refers to filling a larger-than-average number of positions in a relatively short time frame – although most companies don’t come close to requiring as many people as Amazon!

While the average job posting receives 59 applicants according to Jobvite, a high volume recruitment role typically receives 250 or more applicants.

This is most common in retail and hospitality, but it occurs in other industries as well. For example, Lockheed Martin recently did high volume recruitment for new F-35 fighter jet jobs.

Both Lockheed Martin and Amazon took the approach of “on the spot” job fairs.  Continue reading

Talent Acquisition Software: An Overview Of The Latest Innovations

Deloitte calls experimentation with tech solutions and services the biggest disruptor in talent acquisition. Why is talent acquisition software considered so disruptive these days?

Industry analysts argue this disruption has mostly been driven by innovations in AI and automation.

The more innovative ideas and solutions are centered around cognitive technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI). 

– Deloitte

To provide some clarity on the new talent acquisition software landscape including the latest in AI innovations, here’s an overview to help you choose the right software for you.

Talent acquisition software functions

Talent acquisition software are tools used by recruiters, talent acquisition professionals, and hiring managers to streamline or automate their workflow including sourcing, screening, interviewing, and onboarding. Continue reading

12 Revealing Stats On How Recruiters Feel About AI [Infographic]

According to Josh Bersin, artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the fastest growing areas of recruiting.

Check out 12 revealing stats on how recruiters feel about AI in our new infographic below.

What is artificial intelligence?

Artificial intelligence are abilities such as learning, perception, and problem-solving exhibited by machines.

Examples of AI in our daily lives
    Voice-enabled chat, search, and personal assistance: Siri, Alexa, Google Home, Cortana Machine learning-powered pattern matching: Netflix, Amazon, Spotify Chatbots: online customer support, Slack bots, Facebook bots
What is artificial intelligence for recruiting?

AI for recruiting is an emerging category of HR tech that’s designed to automate or streamline some part of the recruiting workflow, especially repetitive, high-volume tasks. Continue reading

6 Fixes That Immediately Improve Your Hiring Process [Infographic]

The “hiring is broken” reputation is a hard one for recruiters to shake and the hiring process is only predicted to become even harder this year. To help you maintain your recruiting sanity, I’ve compiled a list of 6 fixes to improve your hiring process summarized in an infographic below.

1. Attract more candidates by promoting your employer brand

A LinkedIn survey found the #1 obstacle for job seekers changing jobs is “not knowing what it’s really like to work at the company.” This uncertainty is a big reason why recruitment marketing has become so popular. As a central part of recruitment marketing, your employer brand is a reflection of your company’s culture, values, and mission. Continue reading

How AI Can Stop Unconscious Bias In Recruiting

A major feature of AI for recruiting is its ability to stop unconscious bias. A recent lawsuit reminds us why we need to avoid bias during hiring: Palantir, a software startup, is paying $1.7 million to settle a racial discrimination lawsuit with the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

Similar to EEOC guidelines, as a federal government contractor, Palantir cannot discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or against military veterans.

The Department of Labor accused Palantir of disproportionately eliminating qualified Asian applicants for engineering positions. The lawsuit alleges Asian applicants were routinely eliminated in the resume screening and telephone interview phases despite being as qualified as white applicants. Continue reading