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AI for Recruiting: News, Tips, and Trends

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 To Get Off That Open Req Hamster Wheel

Are you struggling to have control over all of your open requisitions?

The problem and why it exists

True story: at a trade show in 2018, we met one recruiter from an organization in Florida who was outpacing all her colleagues in terms of billing by a factor of fifteen to one. Yes, it was third-party and not in-house, but her revenues were amazing. And none of her colleagues could figure it out. She never seemed to fill open reqs. How was she billing so much?

Short answer: she had the clients. But she was so good at building proactive pipelines that clients were coming to her before an open req and she was finding them the ideal person. Continue reading

How To Automate The Employee Referral Process

According to Silkroad, employees referrals are still the top source of hire at 30% of all hires. With the market getting even tighter, leveraging referrals is more important than ever.

Your current employees are likely to know people who would be good fits for roles you need. When a referral program works well, recruiters are a lot less stressed.

Why don’t more companies use referral programs?

The main reason is that referral programs are time-consuming.

At a RecruitingDaily event in Atlanta, the consensus among recruiters was that while referrals are an effective channel for them, it can take up to 70% of their time in a given week to manage it. Continue reading

How The Best Recruiters Spend Their Time

What should you be doing as a recruiter? Most would answer this by simply shifting the word: You should be recruiting, of course.

Makes logical sense. But recruiting involves lots of different things:

    Relationship-building Sourcing Screening Scheduling interviews Conducting interviews Working with hiring managers Moving through the process Working with HR on an offer Onboarding

It’s a lot. There are theoretically 40 work hours in a work week, although many of us do work more.

Science has shown that about 55 hours/week is a hard ceiling on productivity. That’s 10+ hours/day Monday to Friday.

A percentage of that time will be taken up by calls and meetings. Continue reading

Is Time To Hire Still A Key Recruiting Metric?

If you work in a tech-driven atmosphere, time to hire is still important, even increasingly so. A lot of tech organizational planning is based on road maps and sprints with sequential budgets (e.g., Project A must be finished before Project B can commence).

If this how you’re doing planning and budgeting, speed in hiring is crucial. You need to get the right people – and fast. This means thinking really strategically about remote workers, salary bands, how to source effectively, and everything else that would go into a quality hire discussion.

But there’s another school of thought, embraced by people such as Malcolm Gladwell, that recruiters have too much of a focus on speed, and should slow down and think more about what they actually need. Continue reading

Guest Blog: The 3 Best Recruiting Automation Tools For 2018

It’s unavoidable these days: stories about how artificial intelligence and automation are poised to transform the economy dominate the news.

While AI and automation have been slowly penetrating the recruitment industry during the past decade, they’re set to break through in 2018.

The most important recruiting innovations this year are designed to simplify your job by turning your most repetitive tasks over to algorithms that can do them automatically.

While these innovations may appear daunting to technophobes, anyone who is willing to invest the time to learn can take advantage of the latest recruiting tech to turbocharge their business in the new year. Continue reading

Talent Acquisition Software: An Overview Of The Latest Innovations

Deloitte calls experimentation with tech solutions and services the biggest disruptor in talent acquisition. Why is talent acquisition software considered so disruptive these days?

Industry analysts argue this disruption has mostly been driven by innovations in AI and automation.

The more innovative ideas and solutions are centered around cognitive technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI). 

– Deloitte

To provide some clarity on the new talent acquisition software landscape including the latest in AI innovations, here’s an overview to help you choose the right software for you.

Talent acquisition software functions

Talent acquisition software are tools used by recruiters, talent acquisition professionals, and hiring managers to streamline or automate their workflow including sourcing, screening, interviewing, and onboarding. Continue reading

Ideal Joins SmartRecruiters Marketplace, Now Every Customer Can Enjoy Recruitment Automation Fully Integrated Into Their Hiring Workflow

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

How AI Can Stop Unconscious Bias In Recruiting

A major feature of AI for recruiting is its ability to stop unconscious bias. A recent lawsuit reminds us why we need to avoid bias during hiring: Palantir, a software startup, is paying $1.7 million to settle a racial discrimination lawsuit with the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

Similar to EEOC guidelines, as a federal government contractor, Palantir cannot discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or against military veterans.

The Department of Labor accused Palantir of disproportionately eliminating qualified Asian applicants for engineering positions. The lawsuit alleges Asian applicants were routinely eliminated in the resume screening and telephone interview phases despite being as qualified as white applicants. Continue reading

5 Intriguing AI Recruiting Innovations

With hiring volume up this year, recruiters are investigating new AI recruiting innovations to efficiently and creatively manage their increased workflow.

The eagerness for bigger and better tools has led to this rise in AI in recruiting: the application of artificial intelligence such as machine learning, natural language processing, and sentiment analysis to the recruitment function.

The interest towards adopting AI in recruiting is similar to why it’s becoming popular everywhere else – to automate or streamline parts of the workflow, especially time-consuming, repetitive tasks that were previously difficult or impossible to do.

Recruiting software that uses AI technology is presenting new opportunities for doing things differently. Continue reading