Artificial intelligence is gaining a lot attention in all areas of our lives including the workplace.
A Pew Research survey found that for U.S. adults who said they would want to apply for a job that used a computer program or algorithm to making hiring decisions, the #1 reason was because they believed it’d be more fair and less biased than humans.
Ji-A Min, Ideal‘s Head Data Scientist, spoke with Matthew Braga, CBC The National’s Senior Technology Reporter, for a story on how AI is being used to overcome bias in hiring.
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2017 was undeniably the year of AI in recruiting.
And it looks like recruiters are embracing it: a recent survey from Jobvite finds that nearly 50% of recruiters feel positive about the effects of AI on their jobs while only 7% believe AI will have a negative effect.
In 2018? AI and automation are still going to be dominant themes in recruiting.
In 2017, most recruiting teams were familiarizing themselves with the concepts of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and natural language processing. In 2018, we’ll see the maturation and mainstreaming of AI functions across the recruiting lifecycle.
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According to a recent SHRM/Mercer survey, only 20% of recruiters said they were confident in their employers’ ability to assess applicants.
This lack of confidence in traditional screening methods has given rise to some recent headline-grabbing innovations.
Here are three applicant screening tools that are getting a lot of attention right now.
1. Facebook’s resume posting feature
Facebook’s foray into applicant screening means LinkedIn is no longer the only game in town.
According to Jobvite’s annual recruiting survey, 67% of candidates use Facebook as a resource during their job search. Facebook is the second most popular social network for recruiters to screen candidates after LinkedIn. Continue reading
In the modern business ecosystem, what are today’s hiring best practices?
HR thought leader Josh Bersin recently wrote about the seven practices of high-impact HR, which include:
Designing better employee experiences
Leveraging HR technology
Leading corporate digital transformation
Understanding/supporting agile and team-centric org models
Working with leadership to craft a culture of trust and accountability
Designing the HR function as a network of teams, breaking down silos
Continuously developing your HR talent
These are all noble goals for HR, but there’s another aspect to this equation: Bersin notes how busy and stressed most workers are feeling.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, American employees has lost on average a full week of vacation since 2000. Continue reading