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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: How Is Tech Making Recruitment A 24/7 Service?

Is recruiting now longer your typical 9-5 job?

It’s no longer a 9-5

To say that technology has changed the traditional 9-to-5 is overly simplistic. Each new invention or improvement on existing internet technologies brings a new wave of innovation across all industries, and recruitment is no different.

Business is already undergoing rapid change, and is no longer relegated to the Monday to Friday “grind.” Case in point: a recent Gallup survey found that 35% of current employees would quit their job for the chance to move into a role that offered full-time remote or flexible work.

As these younger generations – known as Millennials and Generation Z – begin to enter the workforce, non-traditional working cultures are already starting to become the new normal. Continue reading

How AI Increases Female Representation in Tech

True fact: it really is possible for AI to increase female representation in tech.

Female representation in tech

Gender diversity in the tech industry has been a major issue for over two decades now.

The numbers don’t add up. The EEOC reports that women currently make up roughly 56% of the overall workforce. However, only about 28% of proprietary software jobs are currently held by women.

Why is it important to have women in tech?

Various reports, including one from Catalyst and one from McKinsey, have shown that companies with more female leadership tend to outperform both their market and their rivals. Continue reading

How AI Is Changing The Recruiting Industry: CGTN America Interview

Recently, I got the chance to appear on CGTN America for a live panel discussion on how AI is changing the global recruiting industry.

My co-panelist was Steve Parker, Director of Global Technology for Allegis Global Solutions, a recognized expert on AI in recruiting.

Together we discussed:

    the intersection of AI and recruiting and how AI is changing HR the financial impact of AI (hint: it’s in the trillions of dollars) the benefits customers of AI are seeing (e.g., hundreds of hours saved screening resumes) how companies like Ideal are addressing and correcting for bias in their AI and machine learning models

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How To Get Talent Acquisition Right

Are you getting talent acquisition wrong?

Effective talent acquisition is about getting qualified candidates in front of decision-makers relatively quickly, but for various reasons this just isn’t happening.

Many studies indicate over 60% of applicants to a given job aren’t qualified.

Understanding the “why” of less-than-optimal talent acquisition is more nuanced, but here’s one place you can start. In a survey of 1,500 recruiters and hiring managers, their biggest turnoff about the hiring process was the time it takes to screen irrelevant resumes.

In fact, 43% of recruiters said they would “black list” those candidates from other roles in their ATS. Continue reading