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AI for Recruiting: News, Tips, and Trends

3 Major Benefits That Recruiters Enjoy By Using AI In Sourcing

Sourcing – finding and qualifying candidates who have not applied directly to an open role – is the second best hiring source, accounting for up to 33% of hires.

Korn Ferry’s latest survey found 69% of talent acquisition professionals  believe using AI as a sourcing tool has resulted in higher quality candidates.

Clearly, recruiters that leverage technology like AI for candidate sourcing have an advantage in today’s tough talent market.

Here are the 3 major benefits recruiters are enjoying by using AI in sourcing.

Benefit #1: Freeing up recruiters’ time

According to Korn Ferry, recruiters are seeing the value of using AI in sourcing:

    48% state AI is making their job easier 40% believe AI provides valuable insights 27% say AI has freed up their time 

Entelo’s data shows the average talent acquisition professional spends about 1/3 of their work week sourcing candidates for a single role, which is around 13 hours a week. Continue reading

Guest Blog: 5 Best Marketing Tips For Recruiters To Find Top Talent

Today’s candidates are not only looking for well-paying job opportunities, but an organizational culture that affords them life-work balance and other personal benefits.

In addition to investing in good recruiting software, recruiters need marketing savvy to get their message out to potential applicants. In fact, a recent survey found 34% of the Fortune 500 are devising marketing strategies to attract candidates. Here are 5 of the best marketing tactics to increase the success rate of attracting candidates that are a right fit.

1. Search engine optimization (SEO)

The majority of job seekers use search engines like Bing and Google to research their options. Continue reading

5 Surprising Stats On How We Feel About Chatbots

According to Korn Ferry’s data, 63% of talent acquisition professionals report AI has changed how recruiting is conducted in their organization.

A big part of this recruiting AI is the chatbot.

A chatbot is defined as “a computer program designed to stimulate conversation with human users.” Although the chatbot is a relatively recent innovation in the recruiting context, chatbots have been used for years in customer service and as virtual personal assistants. Hello, Alexa!

Have you used a chatbot?

Yes No Maybe, I don’t know if he/she was human or a bot. Created with PollMaker

Drift, a leading marketing chat software (both people and bots), recently conducted a survey along with SurveyMonkey, Salesforce, and myclever on how chatbots are changing the online experience. Continue reading

Guest Blog: 4 Secrets of Winning Over Passive Candidates

In today’s tight talent market, some of the best candidates will already have a job. These passive candidates are often open to considering a new job, but they’re not actively seeking a new position.

Research by LinkedIn on passive candidates finds:

    79% of working professionals are passive candidates they’re 120% more likely to want to create a positive impact on the workforce they’re 33% more likely to want challenging work

It’s important for you to use innovative ways to compete for the attention and interest of passive candidates.

Here are 4 tips that will help you win over more passive candidates. Continue reading

How AI Is Improving Candidate Sourcing Tools In 2018

61% of recruiters expect hiring volume to increase this year, but recruiter headcount is expected to be relatively stagnant. As a result, there’s an even greater need for better candidate sourcing tools in 2018.

But which candidate sourcing investments make the most sense for you? Here’s my guide to understanding how AI is improving candidate sourcing tools in 2018.

Candidate sourcing: where is recruiting headed?

Recruiting increasingly needs to become a strategic advantage.

It’s true that automation will eventually fully get to scale and potentially eliminate million of jobs, but that’s still decades away. Today, people power organizations and having the best people makes the best organizations. Continue reading

Staffing & Recruiting Leaders’ Priorities For 2018: New Bullhorn Report

Bullhorn recently published their 2018 North American Staffing & Recruiting Trends Report, a survey of more than 1400 staffing professionals.

Compared to 2017, the majority of staffing professionals – 67% – are less confident about the future. This is likely due to the tension between the potential opportunities presented to staffing agencies vs. the challenges they face in 2018.

I’ve highlighted some important findings on recruiters’ priorities for 2018 from Bullhorn’s report below.

Increases in hiring and operating budgets

Whether internal or external, recruiters are experiencing the same challenges from the tighter labor market.

While 70% anticipate an increase in hiring needs, 64% of staffing pros say their top challenge is the talent shortage. Continue reading

Guest Blog: 5 Powerful Tips For Guaranteeing Diversity In Your Hiring

When we don’t prioritize recruiting and obtaining a diverse group of employees, we lose the benefits that diversity carries – a variety of viewpoints with equally varied ideas for innovation, strategic familiarity with more representative populations of society at large, a positive reputation, and perhaps even happier customers.

Diversity in the workplace is a positive variable in the effort for long-term organizational sustainability and prospects for growth.

Despite such benefits, acquiring a diverse workforce is challenging. Fortunately, there are several hands-on practices and approaches available to ensure that your organization can find and retain diverse talent. No system will be perfect; consistently prioritizing diversity is a dynamic process, so it is worth revisiting your methods and processes routinely. Continue reading

How To Pick The Right Candidate Screening Software

With recent entries in applicant screening tools from Google and Facebook, candidate screening software is currently top of mind.

Here are some factors to consider when buying candidate screening software.

What do you need from candidate screening software?

This is where the discussion needs to start. Before you progress to the demo stage, you need to ask yourself if the screening software you’re considering fits these criteria:

    Aligns with your business model Integrates with your pre-existing software and processes Is capable of handling the highest volume of hiring you plan to do

Those are the “big three” you typically need in place when evaluating candidate screening options. Continue reading

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

Guest Blog: How to Hire People Smarter Than You

As a manager, hiring the right people is one of your most important responsibilities. That’s why you should look for candidates who are smarter than you.

Hiring the candidate you can learn from the most provides you with opportunities to grow not only your department or organization, but also your own individual skill set.

By enlisting the most intelligent people you can find, you can witness the measurable impact this can have through employee performance evaluations, and how it changes your own management strategy.

Obviously, factors like experience and professional qualifications are important.

However, potential hires often have very similar experience and qualifications. Continue reading