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AI or IA? Intelligence Augmentation for Recruiting

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 07:30

IBM’s Watson is synonymous with AI. Perhaps IBM should have named it Sherlock. Anyone familiar with the Sherlock Holmes stories knows that Watson wasn’t very bright. But he did have his uses. He was good at collecting and summarizing information, and with a lot of guidance he managed to make some sense of it.

The Little Lies We Tell and the Consequences They Have

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:38

If you ask, most people will tell you they are generally an honest person. We all tell the odd little white lie from time to time, but these small untruths are usually no cause for concern.

Glassdoor Survey: This Is the Largest Problem Facing American and UK Employers

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 11:02

The largest problem facing American and UK employers at the moment is attracting quality applicants, according to a recent study published by Glassdoor in September. When surveyed, 76 percent of hiring mangers stated they have experienced difficulties drawing the attention of suitable candidates.

How Giving Employees a Say In Their Work Schedule Can Make a Difference

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 08:40

A talented workforce is the number one differentiator that can set you apart from your competitors. Whether you’re a retailer trying to deliver a great in-store experience or a hospital aiming to provide the best patient care, your workforce is your biggest differentiator for success.

Not Hiring Exceptional Candidates Is Extremely Damaging but It’s Preventable

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 07:49

Note: This article is part of a continuing series covering high-impact business practices that recruiting should be doing, but it doesn’t! 

Do You Want Fries with That Shake? Oops! I Mean Intake!

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 07:00

How often do sourcers and recruiters find themselves in the midst of being categorized as an order taker? Hiring managers rarely reach out to the recruiter or sourcer with expectations of sharing responsibility for the recruitment cycle. However, they anticipate to discuss the need for a position to be filled and expect that you will take down a list of all of their sometimes unrealistic criteria to meet their every demand. Oh! And let’s not forget the preconceived notion that the recruiter or sourcer should be at their beckon call until the position is filled. Sound familiar?

How Well Are You Fulfilling Your Employees’ Hierarchy of Needs?

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:04

Remember back to that time you took psychology 101 in college, and one of the first things you probably learned was Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. It might have looked a little something like this.

The Not So Soft Skills to Look For When You Hire

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:36

Talent acquisition isn’t easy. Far too often employers focus on just a skills fit to try to determine whether someone is qualified to do the job. Sometimes they may focus on culture, yet still, not as thorough as necessary.  Of course – skills and a culture fit are very important to both employers and candidates. However, these things alone don’t tell you whether a job candidate can manage the intricacies of your organization and succeed.

Lever Aims to Eliminate ‘Talent Graveyard’ with Nurture Recommendations

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:31

Add Lever to the list of companies looking to raise the dead of your talent pool.

Are Your Recruiters Wasting Time Or Providing Value?

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 08:40

I had a conversation the other day with a corporate HR director and we were talking recruiters, corporate recruiters.

High Volume Sourcing Success

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 08:00

For anyone who’s had the distinct pleasure of sourcing for high volume industries such as manufacturing, call centers, or retail, they know it’s an entirely different game. Sourcing has to be done efficiently as positions needing to be filled in the hundreds (or even thousands.) So the battle between quality and quantity begins.

Madison, Wisconsin, Says It’s ‘Ground Level for the Next Big Thing’

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 15:53

The impatient. The chasers. The restless who thirst for something new. The seekers. Nomads for the unexplored. Scholars, thinkers, artists, mechanics, and maniacs.

Should You Offer Performance Pay for Your Gig Workers?

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 12:31

From Amazon’s Mechanical Turk to FiverrTaskRabbitUpwork and Behance, gig platforms are everywhere. If you need something done, whether it’s a simple microtask or a complete overhaul of your marketing strategy, chances are there’s a gig worker on a platform somewhere that can do it for you.

‘Plus’ Your Way to Successful Feedback

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:17

Pixar is one of the most successful movie studios in Hollywood. Over the years, it has collected more than 20 Academy Awards for hits like Toy StoryThe Incredibles, and Finding Nemo. Its last eight films have grossed more than $500 million worldwide. The memorable characters and storylines that Pixar dreams up have delighted moviegoers of all ages.

Let’s Take a Good Look at the 3 Things That Make a Strong Recruiting Culture

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 09:00

There are many lists of the top companies to work for, including well-known lists from LinkedIn and Forbes. They typically include global giants like Google, Facebook, Salesforce, Walt Disney, Coca Cola, Johnson & Johnson, Tesla, and others. You can view the LinkedIn list of top firms here.

Humility Builds Leadership Loyalty

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 08:35

Strong leadership inspires strong loyalty. There’s a way to inspire loyalty among your team, a method that might surprise you: Lead with humility.

Is Facebook Just a Sourcing Fad?

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 07:00

As the world’s largest social network platform with over two billion people monthly users, it’s time we talk about Facebook as a sourcing tool. It may not be the first social network you think of when thinking sourcing, but the truth is it’s a massive resource filled with job seekers – and it’s worth tapping into. Sourcing fad or not, there’s a great deal of potential that you are missing out on if you are not using Facebook. Never tried recruiting through Facebook? Here are a few tips to get you started.

3 Ways to Retain the Women In Your Workforce

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:07

It is no secret that there is a gender issue in business. Women continue to be vastly underrepresented in the workforce, especially when holding leadership positions. According to research from LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Co. for every 100 U.S. women promoted to manager, 130 men are promoted – leaving far fewer opportunities for women to be on the path to leadership without the access and avenues for growth to accelerate their careers. As a result, only 14% of U.S. women serve on executive committees and only 3% serve as CEOs, according to research from McKinsey & Co.

The Risks of Not Hiring: Adverse Action and Ban-The-Box

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:17

You already know how difficult it can be landing the right new hire. Nailing the job description. Asking the right interview questions (and avoiding the wrong ones). Reference checking. Salary negotiations. Onboarding.

These 3 Things Will Resonate With Potential Interns

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 09:00

As a recent intern-turned-full-timer and recruitment marketer, intern recruitment strategy hits close to home. By taking the time to really understand an intern’s point of view, you can then take the steps to specifically demonstrate how your company addresses their interests and needs.