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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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We should all be allies – 4 steps to allyship in the workplace

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I learned something very valuable recently. Just because I am a gay man, it doesn’t mean I am an effective ally. It seemed almost jarring to realise.

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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.

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Something old, something new: How text messages can improve recruitment

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According to a recent report by Mailchimp , the average open rate for emails in the recruitment sector is only 21.14%. People get hundreds of emails a day and so many just sit idle in inboxes. It’s no wonder that text messages are fast becoming the most valuable form of communication for recruiters.

2021 Recruitment Strategies: Work Smarter Not Harder

Hours spent sourcing. Constantly checking different recruiting channels. Sifting through a sea of resumes. There’s no denying that the current hiring landscape is fragmented, complex, and full of frustrations. As you plan for 2021, take a moment to reflect on your current strategies and evaluate how you can work smarter, not harder in the new year. Download our guide where we break down different stages of the recruitment journey—and share several potential paths to hiring success.

How to write job descriptions for remote work

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It’s fair to say that 2020 has turned the recruitment world on its head. So many of the best practices and conventional methods of hiring irreparably shifted overnight, and it feels like we have been scrambling to realign.

The next normal: hybrid offices and the future of work

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Questions have always been raised about the effectiveness of the traditional office set-up and routine. Even Dolly Parton famously sang to condemn the practice of a staid nine to five job way back in the eighties!

First impressions are everything: The new importance of virtual onboarding

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Starting a job is stressful even under the best circumstances. Add to that a global pandemic and remote working – you’re looking at a pretty daunting cocktail for the new recruit! The first day sets the tone for an employee at your company.

How to reject job applicants with grace

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“ People feel with their hearts… and since he has destroyed mine, I have not power to feel for him.”. Emily Brontë in “Wuthering Heights” Rejection stings no matter the context. It signifies a failure or inadequacy and usually presents after having exposed yourself in some regard.

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You’re not too busy! 3 ways to find time to learn

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“Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.”. Haruki Murakami. Finding time to learn can often feel like this.

Paycor CFO Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 Finance and HR leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

The importance of e-learning in a culture of remote work

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Referring to COVID’s effect on how people are operating has almost reached the lofty status of a cliché. But it’s impossible not to acknowledge the gargantuan shifts. Its nefarious tendrils have fundamentally changed how we work. We’ve all had to adapt to some degree.

What’s your excuse? How to boost productivity when working from home

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Productivity never happens by accident. It takes a concerted effort on your part to reach that finish line in fine fettle. But with so many of us working from home as a result of COVID, the measures of productivity have blurred.

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Think outside the office: How company culture can flourish even when working remotely

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It’s fair to say that there’s nothing quite like lockdown orders to remind us that company culture is not confined to an office.

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.

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!

New content released on SocialTalent

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The world of hiring and talent management constantly ebbs and flows. Trying to keep your finger on the pulse can seem a bit daunting. But that’s where SocialTalent has your back. We make it our goal to keep content updated and fresh.

SocialTalent Live: Diversity, equity and inclusion – What we learned

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Change is something which has defined 2020, both for better and worse. In this moment of flux, there’s an opportunity to have conversations about some of the most important aspects facing society.

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 .

9 Interview Questions EVERY Recruiter Should Ask Their Candidates

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Interview Questions. Recruiters face enough challenges as it is without worrying if they asked the right questions in an interview. It is essential when determining who the best fit for a job is. Of course, ensuring that a.

Free Webinar: How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office – you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on November 12th at 1 PM E.T. for more information.

Burning at both ends: The growth of employee burnout

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As the pandemic has ravaged the working landscape, it has given rise to a multitude of worrying issues – burnout being one of the most austere. It is, of course, understandable on one hand. The tectonic shifts in how we carry out daily life have been immense.

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Fresh content on SocialTalent this week

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Never ones to stand idly by at SocialTalent, we have another new content release for our platform! The world of talent management and hiring is constantly changing, especially in 2020.

5 ways to ensure that you are sourcing candidates diversely

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Diversity is no passing fad. Your workplace should accurately reflect the makeup of society, andvwe’re talking across all spectrums here (race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic background, education etc.)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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How to effectively collaborate with hiring managers when remote working

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It’s almost inconceivable to think of remote working as a novel idea these days. In the wake of COVID, it’s become a firm reality for many and it certainly doesn’t seem to be a passing fad.

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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.

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Build Diverse Tech Teams: Strategies for Hiring & Reskilling Your Workforce

Learn from the experts at HR Dive, Guardian Life, Axios, Vettery, and General Assembly about common biases within the talent sourcing process and strategies for improving diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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.

Content release time – What’s new on SocialTalent?

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In an ever changing world, it’s so imperative to be able to adapt and adjust. We have a content release on the platform every second Friday so you can do just that. There are a multitude of integral courses available that can easily help you overcome any hiring or talent issues you may have.

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 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. While sourcing and initial contact with candidates is perfectly suited online, when a candidate makes it further down the funnel, the experience usually moves to in-person.

Paycor HR Leaders Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 HR and Finance leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

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.