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AI for Recruiting: News, Tips, and Trends

4 Clever Ways HR Chatbots Are Used Today

Gartner predicts that we’re going to have more conversations with chatbots than our spouse by 2020, just two short years away.

Chatbots are rapidly being embraced by organizations to fulfil time-consuming or repetitive administrative tasks.

One main reason is because chatbots have the potential to reduce business costs by more than $8 billion by 2022 according to Juniper Research. The other advantage of chatbots is their flexibility as they can be used over text and messaging apps, email, and through your company’s website. 

Chatbots are already making a splash in HR, especially in recruiting. Organizations such as the U.S. Army, Georgia State University, and Sutherland are already using their own homegrown chatbots for their recruiting function. Continue reading

6 Best Recruiting Tools Of 2018 [Infographic]

In 2018, hiring volume is again predicted to increase with 61% of recruiters expecting to hire more people.

According to SourceCon’s State Of Sourcing Survey, increased hiring volume coupled with stagnant recruiter headcount means the most important trend to learn and understand for recruiters are tools and technology.

Here’s a list of the 6 best recruiting tools you should be using in 2018 summarized in an infographic.

Recruiting tool #1: AI for screening

2017 was the year of AI and automation tools and adoption will only pick up steam in 2018.

One of the best recruiting tools of 2018 will be AI to automate screening because it helps solve a major challenge for recruiters: too much volume. Continue reading

4 Exciting Recruiting Trends In 2018 [Infographic]

In terms of recruiting trends, 2017 was the year of AI and automation technologies, unconscious bias and workplace diversity, and candidate experience in recruiting.

With the continually improving economy and unemployment at a 16-year old low, what will the new year bring?

Here are my top 4 recruiting trends for 2018 summarized in an infographic.

1. Hiring volume continues to increase

In 2017, 56% of recruiting teams predicted their hiring volume would increase.

A recent survey by Indeed found that hiring will continue to increase in 2018: 61% of recruiters expect to hire more people in 2018 than they did in 2017, while 29% expect to maintain current headcount, and only 10% are planning to reduce their hiring. Continue reading

6 Best Workplace Diversity Trends For 2018

A big focus in recruiting in 2017 was workplace diversity.

Workplace diversity is defined as: understanding, accepting, and valuing differences between people of different races, ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, disabilities, and sexual orientations, as well as differences in personalities, skill sets, experiences, and knowledge bases

So what’s next?

Here are the 6 best workplace diversity trends for 2018.

1. Adopting a more diverse definition of diversity

Although gender and ethnicity are still the major focal points, organizations are starting to invest in multiples areas of diversity.

The most recent HR survey by Harvey Nash asked, “Which areas are your organization actively pursuing to be more diverse? Continue reading

How AI Is Used To Reduce Bias In Hiring: CBC News – The National Interview

Artificial intelligence is gaining a lot attention in all areas of our lives including the workplace.

A Pew Research survey found that for U.S. adults who said they would want to apply for a job that used a computer program or algorithm to making hiring decisions, the #1 reason was because they believed it’d be more fair and less biased than humans.

Ji-A Min, Ideal‘s Head Data Scientist, spoke with Matthew Braga, CBC The National’s Senior Technology Reporter, for a story on how AI is being used to overcome bias in hiring.

See the full story below.

 

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3 Predictions For AI And Recruiting In 2018

2017 was undeniably the year of AI in recruiting.

And it looks like recruiters are embracing it: a recent survey from Jobvite finds that nearly 50% of recruiters feel positive about the effects of AI on their jobs while only 7% believe AI will have a negative effect.

In 2018? AI and automation are still going to be dominant themes in recruiting.

In 2017, most recruiting teams were familiarizing themselves with the concepts of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and natural language processing. In 2018, we’ll see the maturation and mainstreaming of AI functions across the recruiting lifecycle.

Here are my top 3 predictions for AI and recruiting in 2018. Continue reading

Recruiting Benchmarks 2017: New Jobvite Research

Jobvite recently published their 2017 Recruiting Funnel Benchmark Report, an analysis of data from over 50,000 posted job listings, 15 million job applications, and 69 million job seekers.

Phew! That’s a lot of data.

Having an accurate grasp of your recruiting metrics is important for optimizing your processes and showing the business value of your recruiting activities.

An important aspect of assessing metrics is knowing where you stand compared to industry benchmarks.

Here are the stats from Jobvite’s 18-page report I thought were the most insightful. How does your recruiting process compare?

Applicants per open req

The number of applicants per open req is going to vary greatly depending on the size of your organization, the industry, and the role. Continue reading

What Talent Acquisition Wants From AI And Automation

Jobvite recently published a survey on how recruiters feel about AI and automation in talent acquisition.

In recruiting, artificial intelligence is being used to streamline or automate some part of the workflow, especially repetitive, high-volume, administrative tasks.

Contrary to popular belief, the talent acquisition field seems to be embracing AI and is optimistic about its potential to improve their jobs.

Half of recruiters (49%) feel positive about the effects of AI and automation on their jobs while 42% are indifferent, and only 7% believed AI will have a negative effect.

How AI and automation are being used in talent acquisition

AI is currently being used in five main domains in recruiting:

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How AI Is Changing The Recruiting Industry: CGTN America Interview

Recently, I got the chance to appear on CGTN America for a live panel discussion on how AI is changing the global recruiting industry.

My co-panelist was Steve Parker, Director of Global Technology for Allegis Global Solutions, a recognized expert on AI in recruiting.

Together we discussed:

    the intersection of AI and recruiting and how AI is changing HR the financial impact of AI (hint: it’s in the trillions of dollars) the benefits customers of AI are seeing (e.g., hundreds of hours saved screening resumes) how companies like Ideal are addressing and correcting for bias in their AI and machine learning models

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Guest Blog: 3 Ways Pre-Employment Screening Can Help You Hire Top Talent

How do you know when an employee is a great fit? According to Entrepreneur, some 75% of employers have admitted to hiring the wrong employees. This type of mistake can cost thousands of dollars per hire.   

As an HR professional or hiring manager, you may be wondering: how can I prevent it?

One of the biggest mistakes employers make when hiring is not collecting enough data in the first place. One CareerBuilder survey found at least 25% of employers skip background checks when hiring, one factor which could be behind poor hiring decisions.

How does pre-employment screening help you improve your hiring? Continue reading