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AI for Recruiting: News, Tips, and Trends

7 New Insights On Today’s Talent Acquisition

HR.com and IBM Smarter Workforce Institute recently released a comprehensive report on the state of talent acquisition called, “How Organizations Identify and Hire Great Talent.”

The extensive survey included questions about HR leaders’ top hiring challenges, their time to fill, and their desired outcomes for using AI in talent acquisition.

Here are 7 new insights into today’s talent acquisition from the HR.com and IBM report summarized in an infographic:

1. 38% believe the biggest hiring challenge is losing promising candidates during the hiring process

Losing promising candidates during the hiring process was the hardest hiring challenges for 38% of respondents. Continue reading

4 Departments Talent Acquisition Should Partner With

To most people, recruiting is “a HR thing.” That’s the silo it belongs to. Silos are very prevalent in business. In fact, Machiavelli discussed silos in 1513.

But we also work in a time when collaboration is super important. Teams are scattered all over the country or even the world, and the strategy often involves a “road map,” which means A needs to be finished before B gets started. Groups need to come together to hit goals.

The “knowledge economy” we often reference is really a “collaboration economy.” Collaboration and silos don’t typically go well together.

All this said, what other departments should talent acquisition be working with the most? Continue reading

How To Get Talent Acquisition Right

Are you getting talent acquisition wrong?

Effective talent acquisition is about getting qualified candidates in front of decision-makers relatively quickly, but for various reasons this just isn’t happening.

Many studies indicate over 60% of applicants to a given job aren’t qualified.

Understanding the “why” of less-than-optimal talent acquisition is more nuanced, but here’s one place you can start. In a survey of 1,500 recruiters and hiring managers, their biggest turnoff about the hiring process was the time it takes to screen irrelevant resumes.

In fact, 43% of recruiters said they would “black list” those candidates from other roles in their ATS. Continue reading

[Survey] Participants Needed! The State Of AI & Talent Acquisition 2017

Along with talent solutions company TalentMinded, we’re collecting data for an upcoming report on the adoption of AI and how talent acquisition professionals feel about this emerging technology.

Are you in Talent Acquisition and want your voice heard?

By completing the survey, you’ll be helping us to gauge where the industry is, where it’s going to go, and how Talent Acquisition leaders are leveraging AI.

You’ll also be among the first to see the results!

Time commitment: < 10 minutes

Thanks for your time! If you have any questions regarding the survey please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Head Data Scientist, Ji-A Min at jia@ideal.com. Continue reading

Talent Acquisition Memes: The 20 (Hilarious) Memes That Are Way Too Accurate

The Top  20 Talent Acquisition Memes

Share this with all your peers and friends who feel the pain of #TalentAcquisitionProblems!

This is you:

Tell me about yourself…

The look of true happiness.

Preeeetty serious.

Trust us.

Promise?

Please???

Hired.

Do it for Ryan.

Said no recruiter, ever, ever, ever.

Why you can’t sleep at night.

Nobody.

I’d love to…

The horror:

I have a very particular set of skills…

 Just no.

Why your inbox says 2,355 unread messages:

Classic Dilbert

#throwback

It all makes sense now!

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Job Hunting In the Digital Age: Reputation, Resumes & Video Interviews

Job Hunting In the Digital Age

Many corporations and organizations are trying to optimize their hiring process to be more streamlined and reliable. Digital tools have made the hiring process not only much easier but at the same time more in-depth. Our digital age has made information about potential new hires much more accessible. From finding out where they earned their MBA to who their first employer was, researching candidates online can help recruiters go beyond what might be on their resume and give you more information about their past work. Sites such as LinkedIn can show recommendations and connections candidates have as well as more information about their work experience and accomplishments. Continue reading

People Analytics For Recruitment: A How-To Pocket Guide

SHRM identifies people analytics for recruitment as one of the top recruiting trends of 2016.

Popularized by the Google people analytics team and with dozens of people analytics conferences around the world, it looks to be a trend that’s here to stay.

When it comes to recruitment and talent acquisition, Aberdeen’s talent acquisition survey recommends that HR “prioritize analytics” and “invest in innovative technology options.” 

The adoption of people analytics for recruitment holds the promise that the recruitment function can become even more valuable and strategic within a company.

To help you along, I created this handy pocket guide on how to use people analytics for recruitment. Continue reading

6 Tools For Shortlisting Candidates To Speed Up Time-To-Hire

Shortlisting candidates is the most time-consuming (and tedious) part of a recruiter’s job. Because 75 to 88% of resumes received for an open req are unqualified, it takes approximately 23 hours to screen resumes and shortlist candidates for a single hire.

Recruiters and talent acquisition professionals desperately need an effective tool for shortlisting candidates to speed up time-to-hire.

That’s why I created this list of the 6 best tools for quickly, accurately, and cost-effectively shortlisting candidates.

1. Job postings that shortlist candidates through job matching

Job postings are still the top source of hires: 31% of hires come from job search engines and job boards. Continue reading