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AI for Recruiting: News, Tips, and Trends

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

Everything You Need To Know About SaaS Recruiting Software

SaaS (“software as a service”) recruiting software refers to on-demand software, whereby the database and features are hosted in the cloud.

It’s essentially the prevalent model of recruitment software delivery right now.

The benefits of SaaS recruiting software
    Cost effectiveness: You save money because SaaS recruiting software doesn’t need IT infrastructure, maintenance, or staffing costs. All of that is handled by the provider and baked into your subscription cost, but said subscription cost is likely to be significantly less than the implementation and overhead costs of infrastructure and maintenance. “Hit the ground running:” You can import existing data fairly easily, and because you don’t need to install and implement the software yourself (the provider does it), you can be up and running in hours.
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Recruiting Benchmarks 2017: New Jobvite Research

Jobvite recently published their 2017 Recruiting Funnel Benchmark Report, an analysis of data from over 50,000 posted job listings, 15 million job applications, and 69 million job seekers.

Phew! That’s a lot of data.

Having an accurate grasp of your recruiting metrics is important for optimizing your processes and showing the business value of your recruiting activities.

An important aspect of assessing metrics is knowing where you stand compared to industry benchmarks.

Here are the stats from Jobvite’s 18-page report I thought were the most insightful. How does your recruiting process compare?

Applicants per open req

The number of applicants per open req is going to vary greatly depending on the size of your organization, the industry, and the role. Continue reading

What You Need To Know About AI-Powered HR Screening Tools

The definition of an HR screening tool is changing these days.

Back in 2000, SHRM listed the #1 screening tool as employment verification. In 2015, the top HR screening tool was the ATS.

In the last 2 to 3 years? A lot has changed.

Enter AI

Some have argued AI is the new electricity:

“About 100 years ago, electricity transformed every major industry. AI has advanced to the point where it has the power to transform every major sector in coming years.”

-Andrew Ng, founder of the Google Brain Deep Learning Project 

Looking at the financial history of AI, there was $5B in funding in 658 companies in 2016. Continue reading

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