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AI for Recruiting: News, Tips, and Trends

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

5 Reasons Candidate Rediscovery Is Recruiting’s Next Big Thing

Glen Cathey calls it the #1 mistake in corporate recruiting: the failure to leverage candidate rediscovery.

Candidate rediscovery is the practice of mining your existing resume database to find candidates for open reqs.

Although most ATSs have had a rudimentary form of internal search for a while, it’s only recently that advances in software have allowed recruiting teams to find and match previous candidates to an open req easily, quickly, and accurately.

In 2017, there are 5 reasons why this type of talent rediscovery is poised to become the next big thing in recruiting.

Reason #1: Employers state one of the biggest mistakes recruiters make is failing to look at candidates in their own database

A recent CareerBuilder survey found that one of the biggest complaints employers have about recruiters is the failure to look at candidates in their own database. Continue reading

What To Look For In A Resume When Screening Candidates

When a job posting for a high-volume role receives more than 250 applicants, it’s essential to know what to look for in a resume to find qualified candidates.

LinkedIn’s data tells us 69% of talent acquisition leaders report their hiring volume has increased, but only 26% say the size of their recruiting teams increased.

Having an organized system for resume screening will save you time and make your life a lot easier.

Here are 4 things to look for in a resume to find qualified candidates.

1. Work experience

The qualifications for a job should be based on which skills, traits, and behaviors are necessary to be successful in the role. Continue reading

How Automated Candidate Screening Solves The “Ignore” Problem

The ability to automate candidate screening, a crucial step in the recruiting process, promises to solve one of the biggest problems in recruiting: the resume “ignore” problem. LinkedIn reports 69% of talent acquisition leaders state their hiring volume has increased this year, but only 26% of their recruiting teams have increased.

Finding tools to intelligently automate some part of the recruiting workflow will be a top priority in 2017.

Automated candidate screening has the potential to solve the resume “ignore” problem that continues to plague recruiters.

The resume “ignore” problem

Over the years, large companies will amass thousands – even millions – of resumes sitting in their ATS. Continue reading