Have you been wondering if your recruiting horror stories are things that only happen in your company? Trust us, they aren’t.
There are any number of recruiting horror stories in the world. The whole reason that “candidate experience” has become such a big concept in the last 3-5 years is that, well, oftentimes candidates were receiving either no experience or a very negative one, and that was harming companies. They were losing access to top talent and harming their brand and bottom-line. Now more people are discussing how to treat candidates, and that’s a welcome change.
We decided to comb LinkedIn and the Internet (and some of our friends and family) for recruiting horror stories, then show you how they can be fixed with better processes and products. Continue reading
Has the idea of a skills gap been brought up in your organization?
Does a skills gap exist? And what should you do about it?
The idea of a “skills gap” has gotten considerable attention in the past year or so. The basic argument is very logical: Technology is evolving rapidly, and that’s created “gaps” where employers need specific skills, but it’s increasingly hard to find them. Considering the Internet itself is only 30 years old and many professions today have Internet skills/capabilities tied to them, it makes perfect sense that the “skills gap” must exist.
Or does it not?
There are arguments to the contrary on the skills gap
Recently there have been a number of discussions on the idea that the skills gap never really existed, notably here and here. Continue reading
In 2019, hiring volume is again predicted to increase with 61% of recruiters expecting to hire more people.
According to SourceCon’s State Of Sourcing Survey, increased hiring volume coupled with stagnant recruiter headcount means the most important trend to learn and understand for recruiters are tools and technology.
Watch our video on the 6 best recruiting tools today:
Here’s a list of the 6 best recruiting tools you should be using in 2019 summarized in an infographic.
Recruiting tool #1: AI for screening
2018 was the year of AI and automation tools and adoption will only pick up steam in 2019. Continue reading
Industry predictions that single-vendor HRM systems were going to be the norm have failed to materialize.
As Lever’s Leela Srinivasan notes, “No one player is best-of-breed at everything” and this has created an ATS tech space that’s much more integrative.
Today, it’s much more common for recruiting teams to have an applicant tracking system as their base software and then choosing add-ons from a marketplace of complementary recruiting tools.
As the ATS is gradually becoming an end-to-end attraction and acquisition platform, there are multiple tech stacks needed in talent acquisition.
By Tim Sackett’s count, there are 22 different tech verticals including CRMs, interviewing tools, candidate communication tools, and sourcing tools. Continue reading
Ideal and SmartRecruiters Partner to Bring AI-Powered Recruitment Automation to Hiring and Drive Cost Per Hire Down 71%
TORONTO, ON (May 17, 2017) – Ideal, an artificial intelligence for recruiting company, announced today that it has partnered with SmartRecruiters, the Hiring Success Company, as an innovative analytics partner to transform recruiting and optimize customers’ entire talent acquisition process. Ideal’s AI-powered recruiting software is now available to all SmartRecruiters clients via the SmartRecruiters Marketplace.
SmartRecruiters’ Talent Acquisition Suite is used by high-performance organizations for making the best hires. It has full functionality for recruitment marketing and collaborative hiring built on a modern cloud platform, with an open marketplace for third-party recruitment services. Continue reading
Ideal Improves the Candidate Experience and Optimizes Talent Acquisition Opportunities
TORONTO, ON–(April 3, 2017) – Ideal, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Recruiting company, is pleased to announce the successful implementation of their AI technology with the “cultural department store for booklovers,” Indigo Books & Music Inc. A first-mover in recruitment automation, Ideal enables employers such as Indigo to leverage artificial intelligence technology to automate commoditized recruiting tasks such as resume screening and shortlisting. By eliminating these more routine functions, talent acquisition professionals can focus on high-value responsibilities such as interviewing and building relationships with candidates.
Ideal’s recruitment automation technology has helped Indigo succeed with two compelling initiatives: improving the candidate experience and optimizing talent acquisition opportunities. Continue reading
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
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
When it comes to recruiting technology, AI for recruiting is everywhere. In fact, it was the dominant theme at this year’s HR Tech Conference.
AI for recruiting technology – the application of artificial intelligence to recruiting – is designed to automate some part of the recruiting workflow whether it’s screening resumes, testing candidates, and even interviewing.
The current explosion in recruiting technology represents exciting opportunities to help solve some classic recruiting headaches. But trying to make sense of it all can be overwhelming.
Here are 4 tips on picking the right recruiting technology for your recruiting needs.
Tip 1: Define the problem you’re trying to solve with recruiting technology. Continue reading