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AI for Recruiting: News, Tips, and Trends

Guest Blog: Why Engaging Staff is Crucial for Retention [Infographic]

Whose responsibility is it to motivate employees? You might say that job belongs to the team leader’s, or the department as a collective, or maybe just the individual employee.

But your answer should be, “Mine!”

No matter who you are and what you do in a company—whether you’re an executive, HR professional, or team lead—motivating employees is your job. That’s because when employees are unmotivated, they leave companies. And turnover affects everyone. It disrupts the team, plus costs time and money to find a replacement.

Motivated employees, on the other hand, are more likely to stay at their current company because they find fulfillment in their work. Continue reading

5 Game-Changing Recruiting Trends In 2017 [Infographic]

It’s time to assess our recruiting wins and losses and to look towards the recruiting trends of the new year.

There are three major themes I believe will shape the recruiting trends of 2017.

The improving economy: Recent economic gains have translated to increased job openings going hand in hand with decreased unemployment. These gains have created a candidate-driven market that will make competing for talent even tougher this year.

Innovations in recruitment technology: Hiring volume is predicted to increase in 2017, which means time-constrained recruiters need better tech tools to enable their success. This year, look for advances in recruitment tech that will automate or streamline parts of the recruiting workflow that were previously difficult or impossible to do. Continue reading

Talent Acquisition Memes: The 20 (Hilarious) Memes That Are Way Too Accurate

The Top  20 Talent Acquisition Memes

Share this with all your peers and friends who feel the pain of #TalentAcquisitionProblems!

This is you:

Tell me about yourself…

The look of true happiness.

Preeeetty serious.

Trust us.

Promise?

Please???

Hired.

Do it for Ryan.

Said no recruiter, ever, ever, ever.

Why you can’t sleep at night.

Nobody.

I’d love to…

The horror:

I have a very particular set of skills…

 Just no.

Why your inbox says 2,355 unread messages:

Classic Dilbert

#throwback

It all makes sense now!

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5 Reasons Candidate Rediscovery Is Recruiting’s Next Big Thing

Glen Cathey calls it the #1 mistake in corporate recruiting: the failure to leverage candidate rediscovery.

Candidate rediscovery is the practice of mining your existing resume database to find candidates for open reqs.

Although most ATSs have had a rudimentary form of internal search for a while, it’s only recently that advances in software have allowed recruiting teams to find and match previous candidates to an open req easily, quickly, and accurately.

In 2017, there are 5 reasons why this type of talent rediscovery is poised to become the next big thing in recruiting.

Reason #1: Employers state one of the biggest mistakes recruiters make is failing to look at candidates in their own database

A recent CareerBuilder survey found that one of the biggest complaints employers have about recruiters is the failure to look at candidates in their own database. Continue reading

What To Look For In A Resume When Screening Candidates

When a job posting for a high-volume role receives more than 250 applicants, it’s essential to know what to look for in a resume to find qualified candidates.

LinkedIn’s data tells us 69% of talent acquisition leaders report their hiring volume has increased, but only 26% say the size of their recruiting teams increased.

Having an organized system for resume screening will save you time and make your life a lot easier.

Here are 4 things to look for in a resume to find qualified candidates.

1. Work experience

The qualifications for a job should be based on which skills, traits, and behaviors are necessary to be successful in the role. Continue reading

The Future of Recruitment Tech: A Tale of Two Podcasts

Automation in recruitment tech is getting a lot of attention from recruiting experts these days.

Case in point, I recently listened to two podcasts on AI for recruiting and the future of recruitment tech, one on ERE called For Recruiting, Is There Life After Automation? and the other on RecruitingDaily called Don’t Jump: AI Can’t Kill Recruiting.

 

Both podcasts have some interesting – and similar – takeaways about the future of recruitment tech that I summarize below.

Podcast #1: For Recruiting, Is There Life After Automation? Host

ERE’s Editor-in-Chief Todd Raphael

Guest

Jason Roberts, SVP of Strategy and Standardization at Randstad Sourceright

Length

30 minutes 20 seconds

Description

Todd and Jason discuss machine learning, artificial intelligence, and automation and what they mean for recruiters, recruiting, and the whole hiring process. Continue reading

4 Ways Technology Can Improve Your Recruitment Process

Every organization’s recruitment process tends to have its own unique spin for attracting, selecting, and hiring candidates.

With hiring volume predicted to increase, but recruiting teams staying the same size or shrinking, investing in recruiting technology that streamlines the recruitment process will be a top priority in 2017.

Here are 4 ways technology can improve every step of the recruitment process.

Step 1: Creating an open req

This first step in a typical recruitment process involves identifying a vacancy in terms of responsibilities, type (e.g., full-time or part-time), and compensation.

This step also includes creating a job description based on the knowledge, experience, and skills required for the job. Continue reading

How Automated Candidate Screening Solves The “Ignore” Problem

The ability to automate candidate screening, a crucial step in the recruiting process, promises to solve one of the biggest problems in recruiting: the resume “ignore” problem.LinkedIn reports 69% of talent acquisition leaders state their hiring volume has increased this year, but only 26% of their recruiting teams have increased.

Finding tools to intelligently automate some part of the recruiting workflow will be a top priority in 2017.

Automated candidate screening has the potential to solve the resume “ignore” problem that continues to plague recruiters.

The resume “ignore” problem

Over the years, large companies will amass thousands – even millions – of resumes sitting in their ATS. Continue reading

The Recruiting Software Stack: A Buyer’s Guide To The Top 4 Innovations

A recent LinkedIn survey of talent acquisition leaders found that 17% of their recruiting budget is spent on recruiting software.

                      Source LinkedIn

56% of these talent acquisition leaders predict their hiring volume will increase in 2017.

That means recruiting departments need to re-assess their recruiting software stack and consider the new innovations out there to help them succeed.

These days, more and more companies are using a best of breed strategy for their recruiting software, also known as a recruiting stack, rather than using a single platform or integrated solution.

Here are the top 4 innovations in the recruiting software stack designed to make recruiting more efficient, cost-effective, and competitive. Continue reading

AI Recruitment: The Future of Automated Recruiting

AI recruitment is the hottest topic in recruiting these days.

AI for recruiting is the application of artificially intelligent abilities such as learning or problem-solving designed to automate some part of the recruiting workflow.

One major reason why AI recruitment is exploding in popularity are the competing pressures of hiring volume increasing at the same time as recruiting teams staying the same size or decreasing.

This means talent acquisition leaders are looking for ways to streamline or automate their recruiting teams’ workflow.

To give you an idea of what an automated workflow looks like for recruiting, specifically for high-volume recruitment, we created the infographic below. Continue reading