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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

Talent Acquisition Software: An Overview Of The Latest Innovations

Deloitte calls experimentation with tech solutions and services the biggest disruptor in talent acquisition. Why is talent acquisition software considered so disruptive these days?

Industry analysts argue this disruption has mostly been driven by innovations in AI and automation.

The more innovative ideas and solutions are centered around cognitive technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI). 

– Deloitte

To provide some clarity on the new talent acquisition software landscape including the latest in AI innovations, here’s an overview to help you choose the right software for you.

Talent acquisition software functions

Talent acquisition software are tools used by recruiters, talent acquisition professionals, and hiring managers to streamline or automate their workflow including sourcing, screening, interviewing, and onboarding. Continue reading

The Best Facebook Groups For Recruiters

It used to be LinkedIn was the social network you used for your professional life and Facebook was the one for your personal life. Today, that distinction isn’t so clear.

In fact, LinkedIn groups are mostly dead these days while Facebook groups are thriving.

Here are 4 Facebook groups you need to be in if you work in recruiting.

1. Recruiters Online

Description: Members must be involved in Recruiting, Sourcing, Interviewing, Hiring, HR, Recruitment Marketing, Recruiting Social Media, Career Consulting or work for a company that does this stuff. This is NOT a place to advertise your company or post your jobs.  Continue reading

HR Compliance Basics For Recruiters: A Q&A With Lawyer Kate Bischoff

HR compliance may not be the most exciting topic around but it’s one that recruiters need to understand to do their jobs ethically and legally.

With laws at the federal, state, and local levels, compliance can be a confusing and complicated issue.  That’s why I spoke with employment lawyer, Kate Bischoff, to share her expertise on the basics of HR compliance that every recruiter should know.

What does being compliant mean in the context of recruiting?

Compliance in recruiting is currently focused on discrimination, specifically disparate treatment and impact.

In the future, issues around the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and privacy will become more important. Continue reading

4 Innovative Strategies For High Volume Hiring

McDonald’s made headlines recently in their high volume hiring of 250,000 employees for the summer. Job seekers can apply on McDonald’s Snapchat career page via 10-second Snaplications.

This is just one example of how companies are responding to the growing challenge of attracting, hiring and retaining talent for high-demand, high-turnover roles in today’s tighter labour market.

If large, established companies like McDonald’s are innovating their application process and candidate experience, it’s clear we all need to step up.

Here are 4 innovative strategies to optimize your high volume hiring. First, a brief introduction.

High volume hiring

High volume hiring is the practice of hiring for a large number of open positions in a given time frame. Continue reading

[Survey] Participants Needed! The State Of AI & Talent Acquisition 2017

Along with talent solutions company TalentMinded, we’re collecting data for an upcoming report on the adoption of AI and how talent acquisition professionals feel about this emerging technology.

Are you in Talent Acquisition and want your voice heard?

By completing the survey, you’ll be helping us to gauge where the industry is, where it’s going to go, and how Talent Acquisition leaders are leveraging AI.

You’ll also be among the first to see the results!

Time commitment: < 10 minutes

Thanks for your time! If you have any questions regarding the survey please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Head Data Scientist, Ji-A Min at jia@ideal.com. Continue reading

Blind Hiring: A How-To Guide To Reduce Bias & Increase Diversity

The government of Canada recently made headlines for their blind hiring pilot project: removing candidates’ names before hiring managers review their applications.

Government officials state this blind hiring initiative is designed to “reduce unconscious bias” and “promote gender and ethnic equality.”

The original blind hiring experiments were conducted by orchestras when musicians started auditioning behind a screen to hide their gender.

This blind auditioning increased female musicians in the top symphony orchestras in the United States from less than 5% in 1970 to 25% in the 1990s.

To help you achieve similar goals for your recruiting, I’ve created this how-to guide on using blind hiring to reduce bias and increase diversity. Continue reading

5 Types of Hiring Bias Every Recruiter Needs To Know

Using our gut instinct when hiring unfortunately often involves using some kind of hiring bias we’ve learned through our experience. That’s a big reason why hiring historically has had a 50% failure rate.

Like all biases, a hiring bias is a mental shortcut that cause us to interpret information in a way that creates our own subjective reality, which can lead to inaccurate judgments.

With unconscious bias in recruiting making headlines these days, here are 5 types of hiring bias you should watch out for during your recruiting process.

Hiring bias #1: Overconfidence effect

This effect describes when someone’s subjective confidence in their judgments is greater than their objective accuracy. Continue reading

12 Revealing Stats On How Recruiters Feel About AI [Infographic]

According to Josh Bersin, artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the fastest growing areas of recruiting.

Check out 12 revealing stats on how recruiters feel about AI in our new infographic below.

What is artificial intelligence?

Artificial intelligence are abilities such as learning, perception, and problem-solving exhibited by machines.

Examples of AI in our daily lives
    Voice-enabled chat, search, and personal assistance: Siri, Alexa, Google Home, Cortana Machine learning-powered pattern matching: Netflix, Amazon, Spotify Chatbots: online customer support, Slack bots, Facebook bots
What is artificial intelligence for recruiting?

AI for recruiting is an emerging category of HR tech that’s designed to automate or streamline some part of the recruiting workflow, especially repetitive, high-volume tasks. Continue reading

5 Recruiting Tips To Increase Diversity In the Workplace

A new Deloitte survey finds companies’ interest in diversity in the workplace is focused on bias in recruiting and the use of new tools to reduce this bias.

68% of companies they surveyed measure and monitor diversity and inclusion in their recruiting.

The appeal of diversity in the workplace is recognized by both sides of the recruiting equation. A Glassdoor survey found 67% of job seekers believe diversity is an important factor when considering companies and job offers, whereas 57% of recruiters say their talent acquisition strategies are designed to attract diverse candidates.

To help you capture this competitive advantage, here are 5 recruiting tips for increasing diversity in the workplace.  Continue reading