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9 Types of Unconscious Bias and the Shocking Ways They Affect Your Recruiting Efforts

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We make countless decisions every day without even realising it. Even as you sit here reading this, you’re making decisions. Decisions about the content, the questions being asked of you. And the answers to these are influenced heavily by something researchers refer to as “unconscious bias.”.

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10 companies embracing the “remote first” model

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When companies across the world were forced, suddenly, to adopt “working from home”, no one was sure what the result would be. Would work get done? Would it be too difficult to do business from your kitchen counter? Certainly, these were valid concerns.

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How to guarantee a positive candidate experience when working remotely

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With many of us now working remotely, the hiring process as we know it has been changed quite dramatically. Whether temporarily or permanently so, an entirely online hiring process can be a mixed bag.

The Beginner’s Guide to Boolean Search Terms

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Trying to narrow down candidates for a role can be a difficult task for any recruiter. Using Boolean search writing can help you save time and improve the quality and specificity of candidates from the potential pool. Boolean search is based on the work of prominent British mathematician George Boole. His legacy was Boolean logic, a theory of mathematics in which all variables are either “true” or “false”, or “on” or “off”.

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How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

5 easy ways to maximise your learning today

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New skills are great – it’s just the diligence, time and patience to learn them that often holds us back. Right? Wrong. What if we told you that it’s actually less about what you learn, and more about how you learn. Here are five tips to help you maximise your learning today.

Employee Value Proposition (EVP): What does it all mean?

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EVP…What does it mean? Officially, Employee Value Proposition (EVP) is the salary, compensation and benefits that the employer pays to an employee in return for the skills, capabilities and experiences they bring to the organisation.

Managing mental health when working remotely: 8 tips for individuals and managers

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As a manager, your employees’ mental health and wellbeing should always be something that you consider regularly. But in these exceptional times, it is especially the case. Remote workers need to be managed carefully at the best of times to protect against burnout, anxiety, depression and isolation.

The top learning content: What’s topped the August charts?

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We’re passionate about making sure that all our learners stay abreast of the latest trends, tools and best practices, so are constantly adding to our library of learning content.

The new recruitment trends 2020: What they mean for you and your business

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With the onset of pandemic, the recruitment process was transformed overnight and trend predictions have had to evolve along with this. Below, we have detailed four of the most essential developments in this sphere. Employer Branding . With so much of our world migrating online in the last few months, potential candidates now have more time to research your company presence and reputation. According to TalentLyft , businesses with strong employer brands see 50% more qualified applicants.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Get ready for the future of talent acquisition

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In two months this year, we experienced two years of digital transformation. Two years. In many ways, 2020 has pulled the rug from under a lot of us. But in others, it has merely served to accelerate a number of trends we’ve long seen coming down the line. These future trends are very much in the here and now. Working from home, gig economy workers, virtual onboarding – the future of work, and indeed, the future of talent acquisition truly is now.

How to source contractors on LinkedIn

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Want to find the perfect candidates without the risk of unsuitable (for example, full-time or unavailable) candidates clogging up your search results? Here are the three key steps to remember: Brainstorm the words that contractor may use eg, temporary, contract, contracting, interim, secondment, etc. Combine these keywords with your preferred job titles for high-quality results.

Insights from the world of recruitment during COVID-19

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As the world closed their doors to work from home, we struggle to think of an industry which wasn’t directly affected. The worlds of talent acquisition and recruitment were no different. At SocialTalent, we want to support our customers, and supply those turning to us during these times with what they need. To ensure this, we did some research to better understand the new needs of the industry.

The truth about great employer brands (that everyone seems to miss)

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Employer brands. Every company has one. What’s it really like inside those four walls? Most companies have made at least some effort to shape the answer to that question. But knowing how to do it well is a little more tricky. Cash, conmen and coffee: the changing face of employer brands.

Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.

Candidate attraction: How the process has changed

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The world was brought to a standstill in 2020 with the COVID-19 global pandemic. The recruitment industry was no different. While each business has gone through its own personal journey, we started to see themes emerge. One such theme is that many of the processes and practices we predicted for five years down the line have screeched into the present. Remote working, video interviewing, virtual onboarding – these all became commonplace at a scale no one could have predicted.

What’s in this week’s content release?

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In case you didn’t know – we’re now releasing a fresh new content release onto the platform every two weeks! And it seemed this switch to more regular content releases couldn’t have come at a better time.

2020 trends the hiring world needs to know

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As we tiptoe towards 2020 it’s time to reflect on the hiring industry and examine the future landscape. Johnny Campbell has worked with companies like Amadeus, AXA and Gilead to help them shape their future hiring strategies.

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Can’t connect to Wi-Fi at home? Here’s what to do about it

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You get home and try to connect your laptop to your Wi-Fi. It usually connects right away, but for some reason, the network won’t let you on. Or you get a brand new phone, but when you bring it home, you can’t get it connected to your Wi-Fi. What’s going on?

Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

3 steps to deliver a great candidate experience

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The candidate experience of your hiring process is more important than ever. Expectations are higher than ever before, which means you’ve further to fall if you get it wrong.

Growth Hiring: The six strategic steps for success

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Entering a period of growth is a double-edged sword. The success, whether product or investment led, which has opened up this new route will mean your business dreams have never seemed more in reach. It’s exciting!

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Recruiters working from home: Five tips to get video interviews right

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We’ve all had an experience with a video interview which went less than ideally. Poor connectivity, a last minute download of required software, timezone mix ups, poor sound – trust us, the list goes on and on! With more people than ever before having to work from home, here are five tips and tricks to interview candidates from home through video. Prepare the candidate. When it goes well, a video interview should be the closest thing to an in-person interview.

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How to create a culture of internal career mobility

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When it comes to external hires, there is always a trend towards the “shiny and new” cliché. And while there is no denying that incorporating new blood can be advantageous, there is a growing call for talent acquisition to redefine their approach. Why not put the magnifying glass on our own organisations to fill roles and enable a culture of internal career mobility? Sometimes, the biggest potential talent source is right under our nose.

COVID & the Future of Work: Insights from Paycor’s C-Suite

In Paycor’s newest report, our Chief Executive and Group Leaders consider how your clients will recruit, manage their workforce, optimize benefits, and foster employee experience in the new normal of 2020 and beyond. For actionable insights and tips download and share our guide with your clients!

Seven helpful tips if you struggle to work from home

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In the recent Remote Work Report by Zapier, 95% of U.S. knowledge workers reported wanting to work remotely. The lure of lie ins and pyjamas is understandable, but many of us struggle when we’re taken out of our usual working environment. Whether it’s space, time management or just not being able to resist the cookie jar, when you’re not prepared, working from home can be a lot less efficient than you thought. . If you’re suddenly working from home and finding it tough, don’t worry.

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How to adapt to an active candidate market

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Let’s not delve too much into how and why we got here. From a war for talent, a shortage of skills and near full employment, we now are faced with some of the largest unemployment figures since the Great Depression and a plethora of candidates actively looking for a new role. Yikes! A huge amount of recruitment teams and hiring processes were not built for this kind of market and will need to adapt. Let this blog be a starting point for your hiring team’s evolution. The Passive Candidate Myth.

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Are You One of LinkedIn’s Most Predictable Recruiters?

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There’s no second chance to make a good first impression. Recruiters pour a lot of time and effort into investigating and prepping candidates. They pour over resumes and sift through the keywords to try and tease out the most eligible candidate. However, this is a two-way system. Candidates need a recruiter that has their best interest at heart. A recruiter who will make their transition to a new career as smooth and as painless as possible. How do they choose this new partner?

Recruiting in tech: 3 ways to stay relevant

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Tech is a fast paced industry, full of new trends and emerging technologies. Needs and roles change regularly. As a recruiter, what can you do to keep abreast of this notoriously evolving industry? Today we’ll explore three ways you can keep up to date in the world of recruiting in tech. Accept change. Change isn’t something anyone generally likes. Knowledge is difficult to obtain, so it can sting when we realise our hard earned know-how is no longer relevant.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Three unexpected challenges of Growth Hiring (and how to overcome them)

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Entering a period of growth is challenging for your business. The most cursory of Google searches will provide you with pages worth of content about managing cash flow , staying competitive and the struggle to find the right talent. And rightly so. These are significant challenges of Growth Hiring.

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How to onboard a remote worker: Eight easy steps

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Onboarding is a hugely important part of welcoming anyone new to your team. First days traditionally are a whirlwind of tech set-up, meeting the team, sorting out your desk and most crucially, finding out where the biscuits are kept. .

5 Inspiring Resources You’ll Need in The New Year

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The hiring industry is a busy place. In the hustle and bustle and lightning speed of the internet, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the content that is shouting for your attention.

How to protect company culture during COVID-19

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Nightmares are on the up. If a viral pandemic and a potential global economic crash weren’t enough, reports of increased nightmares during this time show that stress levels are heightened. Significantly. As a manager or leader, this means that your now remote team or company is likely a lot more stressed than they are letting on.

COVID-19: Returning to the Workplace in a New Reality

COVID-19 has created a new set of risks that require a new way of working. Download Gallagher’s latest COVID-19 report for insights into encouraging resiliency in your people, building confidence in your organization, and preparing for the future of work.

Claro and SocialTalent announce new strategic partnership

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Today, we’re delighted to announce that Claro’s People Analytics training and industry insights will be made available platform-wide to all SocialTalent customers. Meanwhile, Claro will make available a special People Analytics version of the SocialTalent platform to all their customers.

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9 Companies Around the World That Are Embracing Diversity in a BIG Way

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Diverse organisations perform better. We’re always saying it, but there’s a very good reason why. In our E-Book on How to Increase Diversity Through Improved Hiring and Recruitment Processes , we uncovered some very interesting insights on the benefits of embracing diversity, including: Most studies surrounding diversity in the workplace have found that for every 1% increase in gender diversity, company revenue increases by 3%. Higher levels of ethnic diversity increase revenue by a whopping 15%.

Working together effectively: Four tips to get it right with Hiring Managers

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Did you know that 56% of recruiters claim the biggest bottleneck is hiring managers moving candidates through the hiring stages and a further 43% say it is hiring managers reviewing resumes? That’s a lot of disgruntled relationships with hiring mangers ! We’re going to guess while you might not have known the exact number, the general consensus doesn’t surprise you.

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How to hire a lot of people, quickly: 7 tips for high volume hiring

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Recently, the world of recruitment has swung, pendulum-like, across all industries. On one extreme, hiring freezes abound. And yet on the other, recruitment in certain industries has been cranked up to meet the hyper-inflated and unexpected demands of our current world. We’ve covered ways to add value if you’re in the middle of a hiring freeze or slow down , but what about if you’re experiencing the other extreme? How do you hire a lot of people, and quickly?

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100% Remote Onboarding: Group Demonstration

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Join WorkBright on Thursday, June 24th to get a first hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.