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AI for Recruiting: News, Tips, and Trends

2019 CPG Recruitment Trends

Have you been wondering what the CPG recruitment trends for 2019 will be?

Let us tell you the truth

Amazon has an outsized influence on much of modern business (and day-to-day life for many), and it’s no different in consumer packaged goods (CPG) recruitment. Amazon’s shifted the way recruiters think about filling CPG roles:

CPG manufacturers are focusing more of their resources on enhancing the overall mobile commerce experience. This is accomplished through bolstering brand engagement, simplified ordering and enhancing overall convenience. Since most modern customers want effortless mobile experiences, they are demanding advanced search capabilities along with simple checkout options. Continue reading

How AI Changes Hiring For Insurance

Is there a best practice when using AI to hire for insurance roles?

What is the current situation?

In general, hiring in the insurance industry across North America has stabilized in recent years, with 58 percent of employers saying they plan to expand jobs into 2019. As with other white-collar industries, though, there’s still a perception of a “skills gap,” i.e. key roles are hard to fill. This can often be solved by increasing wages, but not every insurance company has the ability to do this.

As Monster.com has noted, however, insurance is often the “Rodney Dangerfield” industry, i.e. “can’t get no respect.” One of the issues is candidates not fully understanding the scope of roles. Continue reading

Guest Blog: Four Flawed Recruiting Tactics To Avoid And What You Should Be Doing Instead

Are flawed recruiting tactics truly fixable?

The problem

It’s the same thought all over: “Good talent is hard to find.”

However, why this old saw holds true for today’s employers varies. Candidates drive today’s market as unemployment is at a 30-year low, and 60 percent of job seekers are finding positions within two months of beginning their search. The truth is this: the market is tight for companies looking to attract and retain the best employees possible.

Employers have to bring their A-game when it comes to hiring the most qualified team members. However, a significant hurdle for many companies may be that they are holding onto harmful and flawed recruiting tactics. Continue reading

How AI Changes Hiring For CPGs

Is hiring for CPGs – consumer packaged goods – roles any different than hiring and sourcing in general?

So is it different?

Somewhat, yes.

First, by way of quick definition: CPG typically refers to merchandise that customers use up and replace on a frequent basis; examples include packaged foods and household items like Oreos and Tide. The CPG industry is one of the largest in America, with an annual value exceeding $2 trillion.

At the 35,000-foot level, hiring and sourcing for CPGs is similar to other industries and verticals. But CPGs also have a need for very specific skill sets, which we’ll address first. Continue reading

6 Tips To Recruit Top Talent On A Tiny Budget

Have you ever struggled to recruit top talent on a small budget?

 

Finding the right talent at the right time is never easy and if you’re operating on a shoestring budget, you’ll need some clever ways to recruit top talent. Large companies and fledgling startups alike simply can’t afford to break the bank in hiring new employees, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle. Instead, consider incorporating the six tips below to maximize your reach and bring in the talent your company needs, without going over budget.

1. Maximize Your Web Presence

Whether you’re aware of it or not, the internet is speaking volumes about your business. Continue reading

With Cost Per Hire Rates High, Is It Really Worth Risking a Bad Hire?

Experts say that replacing an employee can cost anywhere between six months of their annual salary and two times that salary. Running thorough background checks that include professional and educational verifications can help your business avoid these costs.

How much does it cost to hire someone? Getting a specific answer to that question depends on who you ask and which sources you trust. But the general answer is the same no matter who you consult: hiring a new employee is not cheap.

The True Cost of Hiring an Employee

There is a reason that high employee turnover rates are seen as a bad thing, and it’s not just that they make a business look like an unwelcoming place to work. Continue reading

Workplace Incentives: What Top Talent Really Wants

Today’s candidate-driven market is pushing companies to invest in more than just competitive salaries to attract top talent.

Potential employers are offering an array of incentives, from flex time to limitless vacation to childcare reimbursement. This makes it an exciting time to be a job seeker. You can now consider which benefits will mesh best with your lifestyle, then look for positions that enhance your life.

Not sure where to start? This graphic from Company Folders, Inc. will walk you through the top ten workplace incentives to watch out for in your job search.

Spending too much time scanning resumes, guessing what would make a good hire for the position? Continue reading

The Only Structured Interview Template You’ll Ever Need

Ever find yourself in a heated discussion with other members of a hiring committee because you couldn’t seem to reach consensus on a candidate?

There are a number of reasons for this type of disagreement, but they generally boil down to a single issue: You haven’t clearly defined the role. This means that some interviewers may end up evaluating candidates on irrelevant criteria or neglecting to assess the most important qualities for the role.

That’s why the structured interview approach is so powerful.

Instead of relying on gut feelings and the personalities of the interviewers, you begin with a strategic kick-off meeting between the hiring manager and talent acquisition. Continue reading

Ready to Implement People Analytics? Don’t Forget the Most Important Question

Implementing People Analytics

Michael Cavaretta, Lead Data Scientist (before data science was cool) at Ford Motor Co. crafted a striking article on the fundamentals of analytics. With over 15 years experience, Michael points out the most critical question that is too often overlooked, “so what?”

Many analytics presentations crash and burn because no one answered the question, “so what?” 

We often talk about the power of people analytics and the potential it holds for business large and small. Michael even makes note in his piece, “Anytime you look at business metrics there is an opportunity to use analytics. A hot area right now is the application of big data and analytics to HR processes.”

It’s clear that human resources and hiring are itching for a revolution – but without defined strategy, many firms will fail. Continue reading

Recruitment Revolution: The $3B Business Case for People Analytics

The business case for people analytics

Most recruitment processes are simple:

You send in a resume A human reads it and decides they like the words on the page enough to interview you They bring you in for an interview and have a few people that are not well trained in interviewing, ask you questions The firm makes decisions based on the personality of the applicant and interviewer 1 in 3 new hires leave within 12 months

On the flip side, rejected candidates can go on to become extremely successful, leaving firms sorry they missed the chance when they had it. Continue reading