Have you been curious about the best ways to hire for strong cultural fit in a high-volume setting?
It used to be that companies would hire based solely on skills and qualifications. “Culture” – if that word was ever used – was mostly a way to exclude candidates from the pool.
Of course, as you would know, this has changed drastically in recent years. More and more companies are using culture as a primary selection-criteria, even more so than skills or qualifications. One study even found that only 11% of failed hires are due to poor technical skills; the rest are due to poor cultural fit. Continue reading
Have you ever considered HR tech in financial services?
You probably wouldn’t expect a large bank to dabble in HR technology. HR seems compliance-driven, and what banks do seems very revenue-driven. Those are often very different lines of business/business models. But banks are increasingly entering the HR space. Note this from The Wall Street Journal:
Investment banks better known for big trades and mega-mergers are descending from the C-suite to pitch for business managing companies’ employee-benefit programs. It isn’t a glamorous business but it offers the type of sticky, predictable revenue that bank shareholders want—and executives are willing to embrace—as core Wall Street businesses struggle. Continue reading
Is 2019 the time to improve your high-volume hiring?
Amazon is perhaps the biggest player in the high-volume hiring game among established enterprise companies, to the point that Googling “high-volume hiring” gets you their Force site for that exact function.
They’re not the only player in the high-volume hiring world, though: Lockheed Martin recently met a high-volume commitment, and it’s very common seasonally.
So, if you’re in that world and need hundreds — or thousands — of people within a narrow time window, what do you need to do to be successful?
The obvious buckets
As with any recruiting process, you need to make sure you:
Communicate: This means being clear with candidates about timelines and expectations, but also making sure you are clear about times and locations for any large-scale events. Continue reading
Have you been wondering what the CPG recruitment trends for 2019 will be?
Let us tell you the truth
Amazon has an outsized influence on much of modern business (and day-to-day life for many), and it’s no different in consumer packaged goods (CPG) recruitment. Amazon’s shifted the way recruiters think about filling CPG roles:
CPG manufacturers are focusing more of their resources on enhancing the overall mobile commerce experience. This is accomplished through bolstering brand engagement, simplified ordering and enhancing overall convenience. Since most modern customers want effortless mobile experiences, they are demanding advanced search capabilities along with simple checkout options. Continue reading
Are flawed recruiting tactics truly fixable?
It’s the same thought all over: “Good talent is hard to find.”
However, why this old saw holds true for today’s employers varies. Candidates drive today’s market as unemployment is at a 30-year low, and 60 percent of job seekers are finding positions within two months of beginning their search. The truth is this: the market is tight for companies looking to attract and retain the best employees possible.
Employers have to bring their A-game when it comes to hiring the most qualified team members. However, a significant hurdle for many companies may be that they are holding onto harmful and flawed recruiting tactics. Continue reading
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
Is machine learning adoption in HR starting to feel more like a necessity than an experiment?
The rate of AI and machine learning adoption is drastic
A recent article from Deloitte outlines several key insights that are extremely valuable for people interested in learning more about AI. The fact of the matter? Adoption is increasing drastically, and the level of support for AI is only going to increase. In HR tech, cognitive technologies are using to improve quality of hire, and to reduce time to fill.
From their extensive analysis, Deloitte found three impressive insights regarding adoption of AI in enterprise:
#1: Early adopters are ramping up their AI investments, launching more initiatives, and getting positive returns. Continue reading
Have you ever struggled to recruit top talent on a small budget?
Finding the right talent at the right time is never easy and if you’re operating on a shoestring budget, you’ll need some clever ways to recruit top talent. Large companies and fledgling startups alike simply can’t afford to break the bank in hiring new employees, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle. Instead, consider incorporating the six tips below to maximize your reach and bring in the talent your company needs, without going over budget.
1. Maximize Your Web Presence
Whether you’re aware of it or not, the internet is speaking volumes about your business. Continue reading
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Today’s hot topic: Resume screening
using artificial intelligence.
AI for recruiting has been making headlines lately—but what does it actually mean? We’re taking a look at just one of the real-life uses that could change the way you screen, interview, and hire.
Manually screening resumes is tedious, tiresome work, especially when 75% – 88% of resumes received are unqualified. Furthermore, manually screening resumes often lacks standardization and can fall prey to unconscious biases.
Artificial intelligence that auto-screens thousands of resumes in minutes.
Candidates are screened with near perfect accuracy and presented to the hiring manager in order of interview priority. Continue reading