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4 Exciting Recruiting Trends For 2018

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2017 was the year of AI and automation technologies , unconscious bias and workplace diversity, and candidate experience in recruiting. With the continually improving economy and unemployment at a 16-year old low, what will the new year bring? Here are my top 4 recruiting trends for 2018.

Everything You Need To Know About SaaS Recruiting Software

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SaaS (“software as a service”) recruiting software refers to on-demand software, whereby the database and features are hosted in the cloud. It’s essentially the prevalent model of recruitment software delivery right now. The benefits of SaaS recruiting software.

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The 28 Top Recruiting Software Tools Of 2017

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With hundreds of recruiting tech companies out there, how do you determine which ones are the top recruiting software tools worth investing in? According to Bersin, the HR tech market is estimated to be worth $14 billion. A big chunk of this market is made up of recruiting software.

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What Talent Acquisition Wants From AI And Automation

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Jobvite recently published a survey on how recruiters feel about AI and automation in talent acquisition. In recruiting, artificial intelligence is being used to streamline or automate some part of the workflow, especially repetitive, high-volume, administrative tasks.

The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System

With 200 + offerings in the market, choosing the right applicant tracking system can be a challenge. To help, we have developed a comprehensive buying guide highlighting what you should look for along each step of the decision process. Download the guide and ensure that the ATS you choose is the right fit for your organization.

5 Recruiting Tips To Increase Diversity In the Workplace

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A new Deloitte survey finds companies’ interest in diversity in the workplace is focused on bias in recruiting and the use of new tools to reduce this bias. 68% of companies they surveyed measure and monitor diversity and inclusion in their recruiting.

Candidate Sourcing Software: The Time Management Issue

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The HR tech market, including candidate sourcing software, is estimated to be $14 billion globally – and rising. The rise of artificial intelligence, while not fully at scale, seems to be the next major turning point in the HR tech marketplace.

4 Insights On Diversity Hiring From A Expert

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Even though I live in one of the most diverse cities in the world, Toronto, I admit I didn’t give workplace diversity serious thought until I started working in recruitment tech. Seeing how important diversity and inclusion was for our customers motivated me to learn more about the issues.

6 Fixes That Immediately Improve Your Hiring Process [Infographic]

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The “ hiring is broken ” reputation is a hard one for recruiters to shake and the hiring process is only predicted to become even harder this year. To help you maintain your recruiting sanity, I’ve compiled a list of 6 fixes to improve your hiring process summarized in an infographic below.

Are You Closing Candidates and Getting Them Onboarded Efficiently?

Once you choose a candidate to hire, the real work begins of trying to get them to accept your offer. And even if they do, you still need to get them onboarded efficiently. Are you doing a good job managing these steps? Take a 30-second assessment for a free evaluation of your job offer and onboarding processes.

3 New Applicant Screening Tools You Need To Know

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According to a recent SHRM/Mercer survey , only 20% of recruiters said they were confide nt in their employers’ ability to assess applicants. This lack of confidence in traditional screening methods has given rise to some recent he adline-grabbing innovations.

5 Facts About Using A Recruitment Chatbot

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With today’s tighter labour market, candidate experience has become increasingly important to attract talent. Will the next wave of recruiting involve the use of a recruitment chatbot?

How AI Is Creating The Recruiter Skill Set Of The Future

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As AI continues to automate the administrative burden of recruiting , there’s a growing consensus that the skills recruiters have today won’t be the same ones needed tomorrow. The majority of HR leaders predict AI will be a regular part of their workflow within the next five years.

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Achieving Today’s Hiring Best Practices

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In the modern business ecosystem, what are today’s hiring best practices? HR thought leader Josh Bersin recently wrote about the seven practices of high-impact HR , which include: Designing better employee experiences. Leveraging HR technology. Leading corporate digital transformation.

7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.

The Big Value-Add AI Staffing Holds For Recruiters

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There are two sides to most AI staffing discussions. The first side is the business productivity one: 70% of staffing firm executives, for example, believe that AI staffing will play a role in improving recruitment.

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Quality Of Hire: How To Measure The Quality Of Your Candidates In 6 Steps

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LinkedIn reports the recruiting metric hiring managers care about most is quality of hire. Basically, what we all want to know is: is my recruiting process actually selecting the right people or not?

5 Ways Technology Can Help Improve Your Candidate Experience

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According to LinkedIn’s 2017 Global Recruiting Trends , 38% of talent acquisition leaders would invest in candidate experience if money wasn’t an issue. Candidate experience is a candidate’s overall evaluation of the hiring process from sourcing, screening, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding.

How To Balance Speed and Communication In Your Recruitment Process

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Speed is an important, if not the most important, factor in recruitment, which is why we have metrics such as time to hire and time to fill. Source: Talent Tech Labs. When a role is open, that implies increased workload for other members of that team.

Creating the Ideal Candidate Experience

Modern job seekers have high expectations when applying for jobs. Download Newton’s guide for creating the ideal candidate experience to learn how you can attract top candidates and drive them to apply to your positions.

10 Stats On Candidate Messaging Every Recruiter Should Know [Infographic]

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The war for talent has pushed the focus onto the candidate experience. A big part of candidate experience is candidate messaging. The “ candidate as consumer ” mindset combined with the rise of AI and automation has led to a lot recruiting tech investment for candidate messaging.

3 Painless Ways To Reduce Your Time To Hire

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Often used to measure recruiting efficiency, time to hire is the number of days between first contact with a candidate to the day the candidate accepts the offer.

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HR Compliance Basics For Recruiters: A Q&A With Lawyer Kate Bischoff

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HR compliance may not be the most exciting topic around but it’s one that recruiters need to understand to do their jobs ethically and legally. With laws at the federal, state, and local levels, compliance can be a confusing and complicated issue. .

Guest Blog: 3 Ways that Pre-Employment Screening Can Help You Hire Top Notch Talent

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How do you know when an employee is a great fit? According to Entrepreneur , some 75% of employers have admitted to hiring the wrong employees. This type of mistake can cost thousands of dollars per hire. . As an HR professional or hiring manager, you may be wondering: how can I prevent it?

Recruiting Millennials: Unilever Goes Digital to Transform Its Graduate Hiring Program

Unilever leadership estimates that within three years, 60% of their worldwide employees will be Millennials.

3 Considerations When Buying Hiring Software

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The logical way to think of hiring software is considering what product is going to best solve the pain points that your recruiting team has. Unfortunately, a product-focused culture that mostly considers features and potential for customizations can miss the big picture.

9 Tips For Dramatically Reducing Your Time To Fill

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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.

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6 Best Workplace Diversity Trends For 2018

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A big focus in recruiting in 2017 was workplace diversity.

6 Tips to Recruit Top Talent on a Tiny Budget

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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.

Newton’s Guide to Mobile Recruiting

In recruiting, mobile’s no longer a trend. It’s the reality. Currently, 9 in 10 job seekers use their smartphones to find new employment opportunities. Lacking a mobile recruiting strategy? Download our guide to mobile recruiting for practical tips on attracting mobile job seekers and driving them to apply.

5 Types of Hiring Bias Every Recruiter Needs To Know

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When hiring, using our gut instinct unfortunately often involves using some kind of hiring bias we’ve learned through our experience. That’s a big reason why hiring historically has had a 50% failure rate.

5 Intriguing AI Recruiting Innovations

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

Guest Post: 5 Best Practices For Using Social Media For Recruitment

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Glassdoor reports 79% of job seekers use social media to research companies they’re interested in. If you’re considering the idea of using social media for recruitment, make sure you understand what applicants are looking for in an employer and abide by legal employment regulations first.

How AI Can Stop Unconscious Bias In Recruiting

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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

A Comprehensive Toolkit to Recruiting & Hiring Excellence

Access the recruiting and hiring resources you need to make your next hire the right hire.

4 Promising Ways AI Is Helping Diversity In Recruitment

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The role that AI plays in diversity in recruitment is still being debated. Critics of AI are worried it will replicate human biases that already exist. Supporters believe AI can help us avoid unconscious bias and increase diversity in recruitment.

4 Innovative Strategies For High Volume Hiring

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McDonald’s made headlines recently in their high volume hiring of 250,000 employees for the summer. Job seekers can apply on McDonald’s Snapchat career page via 10-second Snaplications.

6 Rules For Using Candidate Sourcing Tools

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Candidate sourcing tools can – and should – be a recruiter’s best friend. In a perfect world, we’d be able to find the absolute best candidate for an open role, whether that candidate is active or passive. Unfortunately, we know that approximately 50% of new hires fail.

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8 Recruitment Software Tools That Speed Up Your Day [Infographic]

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LinkedIn’s latest recruiting survey reports 77% of talent acquisition leaders are interested in better recruitment software tools this year.

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The Goldilocks ATS Story

When your business is growing, choosing the right recruiting technology can be a challenge. How do we cut through the noise? We turn to fairy tales. Seriously. We use the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears to break down the applicant tracking system market.