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Common Hiring Practices That Are Terrible For Diversity – And What To Do Instead

We can all agree that good intentions aren’t enough when it comes to hiring practices that increase diversity.

Part of the problem is that sometimes practices that seem good on the surface aren’t necessarily effective and can even be harmful in some cases.

Here are 4 common hiring practices that are terrible for diversity and what you can do instead.

Bad hiring practice #1: The Rooney rule

The tech industry faces a lot of criticism for its relative lack of diversity. On the flip side, tech companies are also often the ones spearheading diversity initiatives in the first place.

For example, last year Salesforce implemented their version of the Rooney Rule by interviewing at least one female candidate or underrepresented minority for executive positions. Continue reading

How AI Recruits Diverse Candidates – CBC Metro Morning [Video]

This week, I was thrilled to be invited as a guest on CBC’s Metro Morning with Matt Galloway, Toronto’s leading morning radio show.

I discuss how AI is being used to recruit diverse candidates by eliminating hiring bias that can result from screening resumes.

Other conversational points include the impact of unconscious bias training, whether blind hiring is enough, and how to prevent AI from replicating human bias.

Take a listen and let me know what you think!

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4 Promising Ways AI Is Helping Diversity In Recruitment

The role that AI plays in diversity in recruitment is still being debated.

Critics of AI are worried it will replicate human biases that already exist. Supporters believe AI can help us avoid unconscious bias and increase diversity in recruitment. I’m biased (of course), but I’m a supporter of using AI in recruiting.

Here’s why: knowing AI has the potential to replicate an existing bias means we can monitor for it. And if a bias does occur, we know how to remove it.

Here are 4 promising ways in which AI is being used to help diversity in recruitment.

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How Ideal’s AI Helps Recruiters Screen And Shortlist Candidates [Video]

Ideal’s CEO Somen, COO Shaun, CTO Matt, and VP Product Jason explain how Ideal‘s artificial intelligence was designed to help recruiters.

Learn why Ideal uses artificial intelligence, how Ideal’s AI uses recruiters’ feedback to learn and improve over time, and how recruiters use Ideal to screen and shortlist candidates instantly and effectively.

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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

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

How Recruiters Can Stop Unconscious Bias During Resume Screening [Video]

Research confirms unconscious bias in recruiting is still a major problem.

A recent study found unconscious bias occurs during resume screening. Asian applicants were 75% more likely to get a callback for an interview when they used a “whitened” version of their name (e.g., Luke instead Lei).

Black applicants were 160% more likely to get a callback for an interview when they used a “whitened” version of their name (e.g., L. Smith instead of Latisha Smith).

If you think minority applicants with similar qualifications to majority candidates are being overlooked at your company, it might be time to look into a technology solution. Continue reading

6 Genius Recruitment Strategies You Should Try This Month

The competition for talent is fiercer than ever, with 68% of recruiters reporting they have difficulty finding full-time employees. In today’s environment, it can be challenging to come up with recruitment strategies that make your jobs stand out from the rest.

Here are 6 genius recruitment strategies you can try to attract interested candidates.

Recruitment strategy #1: Duplicate your top performers using tech

One of the best recruitment strategies is duplicating your top performers. You already know what works well at your company, so why not duplicate it?

Of course, this is easier said then done and without the help of the right tool, it’s hard to do manually and scale. Continue reading