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AI for Recruiting: News, Tips, and Trends

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

How AI Is Transforming Resume Matching Software

Resume matching software as it’s traditionally been used has hurt candidate engagement.

So how can you become more effective in your hiring – and use the right resume matching software – while not alienating candidates and harming your brand?

The problem with traditional resume matching

Resume matching software in its origin stages (i.e., older versions without artificial intelligence baked in) is essentially the same as old-school search engine optimization. The “matching” part is almost entirely based on keywords.

If a candidate got good at stuffing their resume with the right keywords, they would get past the technology and into human hands. Continue reading

Guest Blog: The 3 Best Recruiting Automation Tools For 2018

It’s unavoidable these days: stories about how artificial intelligence and automation are poised to transform the economy dominate the news.

While AI and automation have been slowly penetrating the recruitment industry during the past decade, they’re set to break through in 2018.

The most important recruiting innovations this year are designed to simplify your job by turning your most repetitive tasks over to algorithms that can do them automatically.

While these innovations may appear daunting to technophobes, anyone who is willing to invest the time to learn can take advantage of the latest recruiting tech to turbocharge their business in the new year. Continue reading

6 Best Recruiting Tools Of 2018 [Infographic]

In 2018, hiring volume is again predicted to increase with 61% of recruiters expecting to hire more people.

According to SourceCon’s State Of Sourcing Survey, increased hiring volume coupled with stagnant recruiter headcount means the most important trend to learn and understand for recruiters are tools and technology.

Here’s a list of the 6 best recruiting tools you should be using in 2018 summarized in an infographic.

Recruiting tool #1: AI for screening

2017 was the year of AI and automation tools and adoption will only pick up steam in 2018.

One of the best recruiting tools of 2018 will be AI to automate screening because it helps solve a major challenge for recruiters: too much volume. Continue reading

4 Exciting Recruiting Trends In 2018 [Infographic]

In terms of recruiting trends, 2017 was the year of AI and automation technologies, unconscious bias and workplace diversity, and candidate experience in recruiting.

With the continually improving economy and unemployment at a 16-year old low, what will the new year bring?

Here are my top 4 recruiting trends for 2018 summarized in an infographic.

1. Hiring volume continues to increase

In 2017, 56% of recruiting teams predicted their hiring volume would increase.

A recent survey by Indeed found that hiring will continue to increase in 2018: 61% of recruiters expect to hire more people in 2018 than they did in 2017, while 29% expect to maintain current headcount, and only 10% are planning to reduce their hiring. Continue reading

The Big Value-Add AI Staffing Holds For Recruiters

There are two sides to most AI staffing discussions.

The first side is the business productivity one: 70% of staffing firm executives, for example, believe that AI staffing will play a role in improving recruitment.

Infosys completed a survey of 1,600 business and IT executives and most noted the potential of AI staffing, with 85% indicating they’d train employees on the benefits and uses of AI.

So that’s all good. There is legitimate potential for more recruiting productivity using AI staffing.

But the other side of the coin is the fearful one: if AI staffing truly gets to scale, will human recruiters be phased out? Continue reading

6 Best Workplace Diversity Trends For 2018

A big focus in recruiting in 2017 was workplace diversity.

Workplace diversity is defined as: understanding, accepting, and valuing differences between people of different races, ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, disabilities, and sexual orientations, as well as differences in personalities, skill sets, experiences, and knowledge bases

So what’s next?

Here are the 6 best workplace diversity trends for 2018.

1. Adopting a more diverse definition of diversity

Although gender and ethnicity are still the major focal points, organizations are starting to invest in multiples areas of diversity.

The most recent HR survey by Harvey Nash asked, “Which areas are your organization actively pursuing to be more diverse? Continue reading