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AI for Recruiting: News, Tips, and Trends

How To Balance Speed and Communication In Your Recruitment Process

Speed is an important, if not the most important, factor in recruitment, which is why we have metrics such as time to hire and time to fill.

Source: Talent Tech Labs

When a role is open, that implies increased workload for other members of that team. Managers try to avoid that, so they want a position filled quickly. The problem is that a recruitment process focused exclusively on speed can be prone to a lot of error and miscommunication.

Between 25-33% of employees depart within six months of entering a new job.

Clearly, the recruitment process isn’t being optimized properly.  Continue reading

6 Rules For Using Candidate Sourcing Tools

Candidate sourcing tools can  – and should – be a recruiter’s best friend.

In a perfect world, we’d be able to find the absolute best candidate for an open role, whether that candidate is active or passive. Unfortunately, we know that approximately 50% of new hires fail.

So where’s the disconnect between the tools being used and the effectiveness of hiring? How do you know what features you need?

Here are 6 rules to follow when selecting a candidate sourcing tool.

Rule 1: Keep your hiring model in mind

What are you trying to accomplish specifically?

If you are a company that does a lot of high volume hiring, that will require different technology and functions than a company that might hire three times total per year. Continue reading

Guest Post: 5 Best Practices For Using Social Media For Recruitment

Glassdoor reports 79% of job seekers use social media to research companies they’re interested in.

If you’re considering the idea of using social media for recruitment, make sure you understand what applicants are looking for in an employer and abide by legal employment regulations first.

To help attract candidates, here are 5 best practices for recruiting on social media the right way.

Best practice #1: Share the right number and mix of posts

The goal is to find top talent, but the number of times to post will make a significant difference.

Network and engage with your entire audience.

A conversation about a trending topic in your industry might spark an online conversation where a person with the skills you need posts something you find profound. Continue reading

How Ideal’s AI Helps Recruiters Screen And Shortlist Candidates [Video]

Ideal’s CEO Somen, COO Shaun, CTO Matt, and VP Product Jason explain how Ideal‘s artificial intelligence was designed to help recruiters.

Learn why Ideal uses artificial intelligence, how Ideal’s AI uses recruiters’ feedback to learn and improve over time, and how recruiters use Ideal to screen and shortlist candidates instantly and effectively.

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6 Genius Recruitment Strategies You Should Try This Month

The competition for talent is fiercer than ever, with 68% of recruiters reporting they have difficulty finding full-time employees. In today’s environment, it can be challenging to come up with recruitment strategies that make your jobs stand out from the rest.

Here are 6 genius recruitment strategies you can try to attract interested candidates.

Recruitment strategy #1: Duplicate your top performers using tech

One of the best recruitment strategies is duplicating your top performers. You already know what works well at your company, so why not duplicate it?

Of course, this is easier said then done and without the help of the right tool, it’s hard to do manually and scale. 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

Quality Of Hire: How To Measure The Quality Of Your Candidates In 6 Steps

LinkedIn reports the recruiting metric hiring managers care about most is quality of hire.

Basically, what we all want to know is: is my recruiting process actually selecting the right people or not?

Luckily, advances in recruiting software and recruitment tech are helping recruiters use data to close the loop with hiring managers to demonstrate candidates’ quality of hire.

Here’s how to measure the quality of your candidates and link it to business outcomes in 6 steps.

Step 1: Collecting quality of hire metrics

Generally, there is no “one-size-fits-all” metric because it depends on what your priority is.

LinkedIn reports the top three ways quality of hire is measured are:

Retention: the length of time new hires stay at the company (e.g., measured as a rate of new hires staying vs. Continue reading

9 Tips For Dramatically Reducing Your Time To Fill

An important recruiting metric, time to fill is the number of days between the day a job requisition is approved until the day an offer is accepted by the candidate.

SHRM’s latest recruitment survey reports the average time to fill is 41 days. But with hiring volume increasing this year and top candidates staying on the job market for only 10 days, recruiting teams are under pressure to reduce their time to fill.

iCIMS’ data breaks down the time spent on each step of the hiring process:

    15% Applied 23% HR Screening 37% Hiring Manager Review 23% Interviewing 2% Hired

This means 63% of the recruiting cycle is directly under your control to streamline or automate. Continue reading

5 Tips For Speeding Up Your Recruiting In 2017 [Webinar]

With hiring volume predicted to increase this year, time-constrained recruiters are feeling the need for speed.

According to LinkedIn, 77% of talent acquisition leaders are interested in new technology and better recruiting tools for the coming year.

In 2017, recruiting success will depend on intelligently automating some part of the recruiting workflow.

That’s why Ideal partnered with John Dawson at Xref for a 30-min webinar on 5 Tips for Speeding Up Your Recruiting in 2017.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how automating processes to speed up your recruiting can help you:

    compete for talent with a sped up hiring cycle improve KPIs such as cost per hire and time to fill leverage recruiting tech for automating resume screening, candidate outreach, interviewing, and reference checking

Watch the full presentation below:

Access the slides here. Continue reading

7 Best Recruiting Tools Of 2017 [Infographic]

Hiring volume is predicted to increase in 2017, which means recruiters will need better and faster recruiting tools.

Here’s a list of the 7 best recruiting tools poised to take off in 2017 summarized in an infographic.

Recruiting tool #1: Automated resume screening

Automated resume screening promises to be one of the best recruiting tools of 2017 because it helps solve a major challenge with resume screening: volume.

Jobvite’s recruiting survey reports the typical high-volume job posting receives more than 250 resumes. On average, 65% of these resumes are ignored.

Automated resume screening is part of a growing recruitment tech category designed to reduce — or even remove — low-value, administrative activities like manually screening resumes. Continue reading