Is this the best job market ever? And what does that mean for hiring?
This question has been circling around North America for a bit now. The Wall Street Journal just referred to this period as “the hottest job market in a half-century,” which was primarily a reference to the U.S. job market. The U.S. job market has added jobs for 100 consecutive months, and is broadly seen as “hot,” although there’s some nuance to that which we’ll discuss in a second.
The Canadian job market is also seen as surging, largely based on a massive uptick in private-sector hiring, although again, there’s some nuance to all the good news. Continue reading
Do you have some recruiting horror stories you’re embarrassed to share?
If you’re a seasoned recruiter, one thing is certain: You’ve had your share of unfortunate experiences on the job. Whether you made an honest mistake or found yourself a victim of bad luck, we bet you can recount several recruiting horror stories.
Some recruiting nightmares are inescapable, but here’s some good news: many recruiting mistakes can be avoided with a few simple changes to your routine or strategy. Today, we’re looking at several common recruiting horror stories—and providing you with the steps you can take to make sure these unfortunate circumstances never happen again. 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
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
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
2018 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 2019? AI and automation are still going to be dominant themes in recruiting.
In 2018, most recruiting teams were familiarizing themselves with the concepts of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and natural language processing. In 2019, we’ll see the maturation and mainstreaming of AI functions across the recruiting lifecycle.
Here are my top 3 predictions for AI and recruiting in 2019. 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
Greenhouse Customers Can Now Have Full Access To Ideal’s AI-Powered Recruitment Automation
TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – February 14, 2017) – Ideal, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Recruiting company, announced today their new integration with Greenhouse Software. Through this global partnership, Ideal’s recruitment automation technology is now available to Greenhouse clients via the Greenhouse Platform.
A first-mover in recruitment automation, Ideal uses AI to automate repetitive, low-level recruiting tasks, freeing up precious time for talent acquisition professionals to focus on high-value tasks such as interviewing. Ideal helps employers sift through the resume noise and automatically move top candidates through the recruiting funnel. Continue reading
Is it time for workplace equality to be so integrated in business that it is no longer a topic that is discussed?
Salesforce has long been a leader in workplace equality and workplace diversity initiatives.
In terms of diversity hiring, Salesforce implemented their version of the Rooney Rule by interviewing at least one female candidate or underrepresented minority for executive positions.
In terms of equal pay, Salesforce recently assessed the compensation of more than 17,000 employees and spent $3 million to equalize the pay between female and male employees. This occured with those of similar tenure, levels, and performance.
The workplace equality numbers are speaking for themselves according to Salesforce. Continue reading