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AI for Recruiting: News, Tips, and Trends

Recruiting Horror Stories And How To Fix Them With A.I.

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

How A.I. Changes Hiring For Telecommunications

Is there a best practice when using AI in hiring for telecommunications roles?

Our director of business development, Diego, actually has a Bachelors in Telecommunications Engineering. We’ve been working with companies in the space for years. Hiring can be tricky in telcom because there are dozens of potential roles, from strategic in-HQ operatives all the way to field service reps. How do you make sure you’re maximizing your hiring process?

First: know the trends

Customer experience is a huge trend in telecommunications for 2019 and beyond. Consumers have more choice, but also more devices — and those devices are increasingly connected. Continue reading

How AI Improves Hiring In Retail Banking

Wait, is AI actual helpful when hiring in retail banking?

It is, we promise

The Baby Boomer exodus is hitting financial services roles harder than most industries. We’ve touched on the issues around the exodus in the insurance industry, and now let’s look at what’s happening with retail banking. For context, retail banking is what you most often think of when you think of banking: mass-market, customer-focused, and centered on going into a branch and completing transactions.

What roles are typically available in retail banking?

There are dozens, but the big buckets include:

    Account Managers Client Service Reps Sales Reps IT Analysts

The commonality of those roles: communication and customer service. Continue reading

2019 CPG Recruitment Trends

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

How Recruiters Can Stop Unconscious Bias During Resume Screening [Video]

Research confirms unconscious bias in recruiting is still a major problem.

Learn more in our video below:

A recent study found unconscious bias occurs during resume screening. Asian applicants were 75% more likely to get a callback for an interview when they used a “whitened” version of their name (e.g., Luke instead Lei).

Black applicants were 160% more likely to get a callback for an interview when they used a “whitened” version of their name (e.g., L. Smith instead of Latisha Smith).

If you think minority applicants with similar qualifications to majority candidates are being overlooked at your company, it might be time to look into a technology solution. Continue reading

9 Tips For Dramatically Reducing Your Time To Fill

An important recruiting metric, time to fill is the number of days between the day a job requisition is approved until the day an offer is accepted by the candidate.

SHRM’s latest recruitment survey reports the average time to fill is 41 days. But with hiring volume increasing this year and top candidates staying on the job market for only 10 days, recruiting teams are under pressure to reduce their time to fill.

iCIMS’ data breaks down the time spent on each step of the hiring process:

    15% Applied 23% HR Screening 37% Hiring Manager Review 23% Interviewing 2% Hired

This means 63% of the recruiting cycle is directly under your control to streamline or automate. Continue reading

What To Look For In A Resume When Screening Candidates

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

How Automated Candidate Screening Solves The “Ignore” Problem

The ability to automate candidate screening, a crucial step in the recruiting process, promises to solve one of the biggest problems in recruiting: the resume “ignore” problem. LinkedIn reports 69% of talent acquisition leaders state their hiring volume has increased this year, but only 26% of their recruiting teams have increased.

Finding tools to intelligently automate some part of the recruiting workflow will be a top priority in 2017.

Automated candidate screening has the potential to solve the resume “ignore” problem that continues to plague recruiters.

The resume “ignore” problem

Over the years, large companies will amass thousands – even millions – of resumes sitting in their ATS. Continue reading

Talent Acquisition Innovation: Resume Screening Using AI

Stay on top of Talent Acquisition’s latest innovations (in 60 seconds or less)!

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.

Problem:

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.

Solution:

Artificial intelligence that auto-screens thousands of resumes in minutes.

Results:

Candidates are screened with near perfect accuracy and presented to the hiring manager in order of interview priority. Continue reading

A Resume Screening Checklist For Identifying The Best Candidates

Screening resumes is usually the most time-consuming part of recruiting so a good resume screening checklist is crucial to stay on track.

Not only is resume screening the most time-consuming, 52% of talent acquisition leaders say it’s also the hardest part of recruitment. To help you identify the best candidates more easily and in less time, I’ve created this 4-step resume screening checklist.

Step 1: Compile a list of the job qualifications

The first step in your resume screening checklist is understanding which skills, traits, and behaviors are necessary to be successful in the role.

The best way to do this is to assess what the qualifications of successful employees look. Continue reading