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AI for Recruiting: News, Tips, and Trends

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

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

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

Guest Post: 7 Top Tips to Revive Your Recruiting Emails

If you’re in Talent Acquisition, you know how overwhelming it can feel with applications coming in left, right and centre.

To make sure your team is operating to its full potential, here are 7 tips and tricks to make the most of your recruiting emails while reducing stress and making more time for what matters.

1. Be personal

Always remember that you are talking to another human being on the other end. Remain professional and polite throughout every candidate interaction, giving them the time and attention they need.

2. Invest time in templates

You can save a lot of time by creating email templates. 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

The 5 Best Resources Online For Reducing Recruiting Bias

It’s clear that recruiting bias is still a major topic of concern.

Last month, 175 CEOs united to be a part of the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion alliance including organizations that span from Walmart to Major League Baseball.

As part of their pledge, one of their main goals is to mitigate recruiting bias and other types of biases in the workplace.

One benefit that has resulted from all this attention is that a lot of companies have started to develop resources on how to educate ourselves on these biases in order to help reduce their negative effects.

Here’s a list of the 5 best resources online for reducing recruiting bias. Continue reading