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AI for Recruiting: News, Tips, and Trends

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.

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3 New Applicant Screening Tools You Need To Know

According to a recent SHRM/Mercer survey, only 20% of recruiters said they were confident in their employers’ ability to assess applicants.

This lack of confidence in traditional screening methods has given rise to some recent headline-grabbing innovations.

Here are three applicant screening tools that are getting a lot of attention right now.

1. Facebook’s resume posting feature

Facebook’s foray into applicant screening means LinkedIn is no longer the only game in town.

According to Jobvite’s annual recruiting survey, 67% of candidates use Facebook as a resource during their job search. Facebook is the second most popular social network for recruiters to screen candidates after LinkedIn.  Continue reading

Retail Hiring Is On The Rise: 3 Tools That Can Help

Retail is making headlines again: While Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy recently, Target announced plans to hire 100,000 holiday workers, up 40% from last year.

As one of the first retailers to announce their hiring plans for the 2017 holiday season, Target’s hiring plans hint that retail sales are expected to grow this year.

It’s not just Target that’s increasing their hiring, Indeed reports a 34% increase in seasonal job postings compared to last year from retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, and Macy’s.

According to industry experts, the rise in hiring in-store associates is being driven by the desire to improve the brick-and-mortar shopping experience. Continue reading

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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