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AI for Recruiting: News, Tips, and Trends

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

Ideal Joins SmartRecruiters Marketplace, Now Every Customer Can Enjoy Recruitment Automation Fully Integrated Into Their Hiring Workflow

Ideal and SmartRecruiters Partner to Bring AI-Powered Recruitment Automation to Hiring and Drive Cost Per Hire Down 71%

TORONTO, ON (May 17, 2017) – Ideal, an artificial intelligence for recruiting company, announced today that it has partnered with SmartRecruiters, the Hiring Success Company, as an innovative analytics partner to transform recruiting and optimize customers’ entire talent acquisition process. Ideal’s AI-powered recruiting software is now available to all SmartRecruiters clients via the SmartRecruiters Marketplace.

SmartRecruiters’ Talent Acquisition Suite is used by high-performance organizations for making the best hires. It has full functionality for recruitment marketing and collaborative hiring built on a modern cloud platform, with an open marketplace for third-party recruitment services. Continue reading

5 Ways Technology Can Help Improve Your Candidate Experience

According to LinkedIn’s 2017 Global Recruiting Trends, 38% of talent acquisition leaders would invest in candidate experience if money wasn’t an issue.

Candidate experience is a candidate’s overall evaluation of the hiring process from sourcing, screening, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding.

As an area of recruiting that’s historically had a pretty terrible reputation, the good news is that there’s a lot of room for improvement.

Here are 5 ways technology can help improve your candidate experience.  

Why candidate experience matters

A survey of job seekers found that nearly 60% of them have had a poor candidate experience. A bad candidate experience can seriously damage your recruiting efforts. Continue reading

6 Fixes That Immediately Improve Your Hiring Process [Infographic]

The “hiring is broken” reputation is a hard one for recruiters to shake and the hiring process is only predicted to become even harder this year. To help you maintain your recruiting sanity, I’ve compiled a list of 6 fixes to improve your hiring process summarized in an infographic below.

1. Attract more candidates by promoting your employer brand

A LinkedIn survey found the #1 obstacle for job seekers changing jobs is “not knowing what it’s really like to work at the company.” This uncertainty is a big reason why recruitment marketing has become so popular. As a central part of recruitment marketing, your employer brand is a reflection of your company’s culture, values, and mission. Continue reading

Guest Post: What’s New in the World of Recruiting Trends?

What does recruiting look like in the year 2017, and how can your business cut through the noise to find the best candidates possible this year? Recruitment trends are constantly changing, reflecting a shifting economy, the job market, new legislation, popular professional fields, and much more. Here are the trends that seem to be defining recruitment this year and what they mean for your company.

The Trend: Top talent is becoming harder to find.

What it means:

Since the start of the economic recession in 2008, there have been more job seekers than there have been desirable jobs for them to fill. Continue reading