Why Do We Need Artificial Intelligence In Talent Acquisition?

Fistful of Talent

Ahead of the HR Technology Conference, we are seeing a bunch of new releases about artificial intelligence products for talent acquisition. in Talent Acquisition. Artificial intelligence technology is critical for talent acquisition because talent acquisition hasn’t figured out how to measure the performance of recruiters and sourcers. in talent acquisition to do all that work that our recruiters basically won’t do.

SmashFly Technologies + Proactive Talent = Technology + Strategy

Proactive Talent

Check out the post below by SmashFly's Director of Business Development, Lynne Foster, announcing our partnership. You can also read the original post on the SmashFly blog. One of the pivotal reasons I love my job is that I get to build relationships with some of the best, brightest and most forward-thinking minds in talent acquisition. Our end goal is to transform the way organizations recruit and help them think about talent acquisition in a marketing-centric way.


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Moving From Transaction to Relationship in Talent Acquisition: Funnel vs. Infinity Loop


I have a new lens for thinking about the process of talent acquisition. The post Moving From Transaction to Relationship in Talent Acquisition: Funnel vs. Infinity Loop appeared first on SmashFly Blog. Candidate Experience Recruitment Marketing Sourcing Talent Acquisition Talent Pipelines candidate relationship management sourcing talent engagement strategies

What Will the Talent Acquisition Platform of the Future Look Like?

Fistful of Talent

This summer I’ve had a number of great conversations with some really bright people in talent acquisition about talent acquisition technology and the future of the Applicant Tracking System (ATS). So, we now see ATSs that have some light CRM, recruitment marketing capability, sourcing capability, assessment and ranking science, job posting distribution, video interviewing, etc. The post What Will the Talent Acquisition Platform of the Future Look Like?

What Bersin’s 2015 Talent Acquisition Factbook Tells Us About What’s Broken in Recruiting


Last week, Bersin by Deloitte released its 2015 Talent Acquisition Factbook, and the numbers tell the story that every talent acquisition leader knows firsthand: It’s costing more and taking longer to hire. Continue Reading → The post What Bersin’s 2015 Talent Acquisition Factbook Tells Us About What’s Broken in Recruiting appeared first on SmashFly Blog.

Q&A with Chief Product Officer: SmashFly’s New Referral Feature


Most in talent acquisition would agree that employee referrals are the most valuable external candidates their teams can get. Respondents in a recent SmashFly survey confirmed that notion: Referrals were ranked the highest quality candidate from more than 10 sources. Continue Reading → The post Q&A with Chief Product Officer: SmashFly’s New Referral Feature appeared first on SmashFly Blog.

Talent Acquisition Software: An Overview Of The Latest Innovations


Deloitte calls experimentation with tech solutions and services the biggest disruptor in talent acquisition. Why is talent acquisition software considered so disruptive these days? To provide some clarity on the new talent acquisition software landscape including the latest in AI innovations, here’s an overview to help you choose the right software for you. Talent acquisition software functions. Sourcing. AI for talent acquisition.

2019 Talent Acquisition Year in Review

Recruiting Blogs

Guest Shannon Pritchett from CareerXroads and I talk about the most influential technology to hit talent acquisition in 2019. The one technology that I think that really took off in 2019 and it kind of took place with the acquisition from iSense, them buying TextRecruit, right.

The Best Way to Measure Your Recruiting Efforts: Source of Influence

Glassdoor for Employers

The candidate journey is no longer a linear experience that consists of a candidate deciding to look for a job, screening ads, Featured Talent Acquisition Glassdoor Metrics Recruiting recruitment metrics smashfly source of hire source of influence

How Should We Break Up Sourcing and Recruiting?

Fistful of Talent

We suck as talent acquisition leaders. One of the biggest TA failures over the past decade has been this concept of how to break up Sourcing and Recruiting. Yes, we definitely need sourcing! Yes, it makes sense to have individuals specialized in sourcing on your TA team. We put the entire recruiting process down on a single line and we look for a ‘natural’ break along that line where Sourcing starts, then stops, Recruiting starts, then stops.

HR Tech Conference Highlights through a Talent Acquisition Lens

Brandon Hall

As the principal analyst for talent acquisition for Brandon Hall Group , I get a unique perspective of what is going on in this market. Great sourcing information : Smashfly provides clients with source of influence data to help them understand the influence of all their investments that touch candidates, and not just the last touch point that leads the candidate to the online application. It is great to see so much innovation in talent acquisition!

How Analytics are Used for Talent Acquisition: A Call for Best Practices

Brandon Hall

I recently attended the HR Technology Conference & Expo in Las Vegas and learned how some providers are using predictive analytics and aggregated data to hone their talent acquisition solutions. Okay, I know I am opening up a can of worms with this statement, but let’s not be too afraid to dive in and see what we can and cannot accomplish, using job-posting distribution and candidate sourcing as examples. Okay I admit it.

We Upped the Twitter Game at OHUG 2015


The post We Upped the Twitter Game at OHUG 2015 appeared first on SmashFly Blog. Recruiting Conferences Recruitment Analytics Recruitment Automation Recruitment Marketing Recruitment Marketing Platform SmashFly Source of Influence Talent Acquisition Talent Community CDW CH2M HILL Derina Adamczak ohug 2015 recruitment automation recruitment marketing platform rick rosario stacey montalto talent acquisition The Cheesecake Factory

HCM Talent Technology Roundup – June 12, 2020

Recruiting Daily

New Platforms from PeopleFluent, Symphony Talent PeopleFluent and Symphony Talent both released new platforms. Symphony Talent calls its offering SmashFlyX. It results from the November acquisition of SmashFly Technologies.

The Future of Sourcing with @JimStroud [WEBINAR]


On this blog, I try to connect you with some of the best content available and today I wanted to point you towards a webinar tomorrow by Jim Stroud : “The Future of Sourcing: How to Leverage Tools, Talent & Technology To Win” It’s a topic that is paramount to how organizations will look to evolve their talent acquisition practices and find, attract, engage and nurture qualified talent. Sourcing superhero and our host, Jim Stroud , is ready!

What Do Your Candidates Really Want?

Glassdoor for Employers

You’re probably already measuring source of hire. Featured Talent Acquisition Candidates Employer Branding Glassdoor Hiring Job Job Candidates smashfly source of hire source of influenceYou can see which percentage of hires come from job boards, LinkedIn, referrals and recruiting.

How GM Put Its Talent Sourcing in Overdrive


What happens when a company of 250,000 employees only has four people working in talent acquisition? Answer: It doesn’t acquire much talent. This may be a corny joke, The post How GM Put Its Talent Sourcing in Overdrive appeared first on SmashFly Blog. Sourcing sourcing strategies transform recruitment marketing

Talent Lessons from the Search for Amazon HQ2


The post Talent Lessons from the Search for Amazon HQ2 appeared first on SmashFly Blog. Sourcing Talent Acquisition recruiting recruitment marketing talent acquisition talent strategySix months ago, Amazon announced its initiative to open up a second headquarters outside its Seattle hub—and cities across North America have been at a fever pitch ever.

When Did Referrals Stop Being Real Recommendations?


This post was inspired by the new Referrals solution available in SmashFly 15, which you can read about here. If you ask 10 recruiting leaders, “What is your best source of hire?” appeared first on SmashFly Blog. ATS Candidate Experience Employee Referrals Recruitment Marketing Talent Acquisition employee referrals referral programs smashfly 15Referrals are the holy grail of recruiting.

Recruiting Whiz Vids: The Art of Persistence (vs. Annoyance)


Annoyance) appeared first on SmashFly Blog. Sourcing Talent Acquisition recruiting video recruiting whiz vids series sourcing tipsIn our newest video series “Recruiting Whiz Vids,” I talk to my colleague and fellow Opportunity Consultant (think sourcers for sales!) about the art of persistence vs. annoyance. The post Recruiting Whiz Vids: The Art of Persistence (vs.

There Wasn’t A Recruitment Marketing Entry in Wikipedia


I remember when I wasn’t allowed to use Wikipedia as a source for papers or research in school. Continue Reading → The post There Wasn’t A Recruitment Marketing Entry in Wikipedia appeared first on SmashFly Blog. Recruitment Marketing SmashFly Talent Acquisition recruitment marketing wikipediaWhether that was because teachers thought it wasn’t accurate or they wanted us to walk to the library to get a real book, it was extremely annoying.

Evaluate Your Recruiting Software with More Than Just a Checklist


The post Evaluate Your Recruiting Software with More Than Just a Checklist appeared first on SmashFly Blog. Recruiting Technology candidate experience candidate journey Career Site job marketing personalized candidate experience recruiting automation recruiting software recruitment technology source of hire source of influence talent acquisitionI love a good checklist. It’s a simple way to get organized, view your tasks and track your progress along the way.

“Post and Pray” Actually Takes More Work Than Recruitment Marketing!

Fistful of Talent

I read a great post over at Social Talent recently, written by Manna Shah, titled “ Why You Should Stop Posting on Job Boards, Now! ” Shah laid out the workflow between going out on job boards and posting jobs, versus going out and specifically sourcing for the candidates you actually know will fit the opening you are recruiting for. In talent acquisition, we have the ability to work smarter, but we keep making the work harder decision.

Do You Have an Employee Referral Program?


There is much said on the importance of employee referrals in talent acquisition. SmashFly is on a mission to learn how employee referrals stack up against your other sources of hire. appeared first on SmashFly Blog. Employee Referrals Recruitment Marketing SmashFly employee referral Recruiting source of hire survey And we need you to tell us by taking our quick survey. It’ll only take 5 minutes (we had a few HR friends time themselves).

Your Questions on Recruitment Marketing: Answered


Continue Reading → The post Your Questions on Recruitment Marketing: Answered appeared first on SmashFly Blog. Content Marketing Employer Brand Inbound Marketing LinkedIn Recruitment Marketing Recruitment Marketing Platform Social Recruiting Source of Influence Talent Acquisition candidate experience Mobile Recruiting Recruitment Analytics recruitment marketing social recruiting undefined

WEBINAR: 5 Recruiting Email Hacks for Better Response Rates


As talent acquisition leaders think more like marketers, adopting specific tactics and technologies to help them attract, engage, and nurture leads, it’s also important for recruiters to think more like marketers in their outreach and. Continue Reading → The post WEBINAR: 5 Recruiting Email Hacks for Better Response Rates appeared first on SmashFly Blog. Sourcing Talent Acquisition webinarDo candidates think you’re just another inbox clog?

Top 100 HR and Recruitment Blogs [by Organic Traffic with Top 3 Articles Each]


This includes general HR blogs, recruiting blogs, talent acquisition blogs, employer branding blogs and more. LinkedIn Talent Blog. Talent Leadership. What Is Talent Acquisition? Talent Acquisition. Talent and Learning. Talent Management.

What Recruiters Can Learn From Marrying Lead and Applicant Data


As a writer, social media-centered millennial and marketer working in the talent acquisition industry, I’ve learned to take comments left on social. The post What Recruiters Can Learn From Marrying Lead and Applicant Data appeared first on SmashFly Blog. Recruiting Analytics source of hire source of influenceOriginally published on Cornerstone’s Rework Blog.

The Recruiter’s Guide to Digital Marketing.

Recruiting Daily

This, if anything, should be good news for recruiters and the talent acquisition industry. Rebuilding starts with having the right building blocks in place; in baseball, like in talent acquisition, it’s all about developing raw skills and building a pipeline to ensure that your organization has all the pieces it needs to succeed tomorrow, today. The downside of direct sourcing is you never know what you’re going to find, and sometimes, it ruins everything.

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Part 4: Why Nurture Doesn’t Stop at Apply

Glassdoor for Employers

Note : In partnership with SmashFly , this series covers key elements and examples of nurture in a recruitment marketing strategy. Check out parts one , two and three in the series, and stay tuned for part five on the SmashFly blog next week. They’ll go straight to the most trusted source—your employees—hoping to connect and network with them on LinkedIn. Talent Acquisition Employer Branding HR nurture Recruiting Sourcing Talent Acquisito

5 reasons why it’s hard to solve the recruiting tools conundrum

Great Hires

Nearly every significant task for sourcing or selection uses information from the ATS database as the content source. You would think with all the resources of Oracle and IBM, Taleo and Kenexa/BrassRing would be leaders in talent acquisition innovation. An easy example of this is the emergence of the recruitment marketing category with companies such as Jibe, Smashfly and Phenom.

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The Top 100 Applicant Tracking Systems in 2018


Symphony Talent (Findly, HRapply.com). SmashFly. Talent Reef (JobAppNetwork). The main benefit of a best-of-breed ATS is that you can more easily add 3rd party software applications (video interviewing, sourcing, credit checks, etc.). I like the breakdown of these 3 key parts of recruiting as outlined by Elaine Orler: Recruitment Marketing — Talent first needs to be acquired and there’s plenty of recruitment marketing software to help you do that.

Brandon Hall Group Research Highlights, June 22-July 5, 2020

Brandon Hall

Other focuses of the past two weeks include women in leadership, a talent-acquisition technology selection guide and profiles of technology providers in learning, talent management, talent acquisition and workforce management. Talent Management. Talent Acquisition. A Guide to Selecting New Talent Acquisition Technology. When it comes to talent acquisition technology selection, there are many factors to consider.

6 Fascinating Recruitment News Stories to Kick-Off the New Month – 1st August 2016

Social Talent

Your talent brand should be top of mind when appealing to Millennials , that means you should be focusing on your career web pages and social media accounts to convey information about your company and its culture. Even though companies that have diverse talent “will build more innovate products and services, get more market share, and have more revenue”. Tito Magobet, Director of Talent Acquisition at LinkedIn. SmashFly is Dabbling in “Early Admittance”.

A Quick Q&A on Recruitment Marketing

Brandon Hall

The first was during a webinar sponsored by SmashFly that featured insights from Brandon Hall Group’s latest research on the matter, as well as how the components of high-performance recruitment marketing are having real impact on talent acquisition performance at CDW and Lockheed Martin. Any of our Excellence in Talent Acquisition award winners can tell you that. Is there a technical way to measure “source of influence”?

5 Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 12.13.14 to 12.19.14


Webinar: The Trilogy of Modern Talent Acquisition: Recruitment Marketing, Employer Branding and Unified Analytics. Happy Holidays: Have a Smashing 2015 from the SmashFly Team! Rocking @GoogleHangout for the @smashfly virtual holiday party. Love my @smashfly family! Get Ready for 2015: Ten Top Actionable Talent Acquisition Trends by Robin Erickson ( @RAEricksonPhD ).

Which HR Technology Will Solve Your Recruiting Challenges?


So you’re researching recruitment marketing technology that will improve how you attract and engage talent. There’s a vast sea of recruiting tools available for the front end of your talent acquisition process ― tools to manage sourcing, employee referrals, social recruiting, mobile recruiting, career sites, Continue Reading → The post Which HR Technology Will Solve Your Recruiting Challenges? appeared first on SmashFly Blog.

Recruitment Marketing Platforms 101: What you need to know

Rally Recruitment Marketing

That’s why Recruitment Marketing has become so crucial in recruiting, yet many practitioners aren’t confident about which talent attraction strategies really work. The tools and analytics provided by a Recruitment Marketing Platform (RMP) can not only help you better attract and recruit talent, it can better measure the effectiveness of your sources and channels so that you can make data-informed decisions about your Recruitment Marketing strategies and budget. SmashFly.

Candidate Experience Part III – Tools

Great Hires

Note: Talent Tech Labs produces an excellent quarterly map of the recruiting ecosystem if you are looking for an overview of the key players grouped by segment in the talent acquisition field. Thanks to digital technology it is much easier to measure candidate behavior when it comes to talent attraction and the application process. CEB, Jibe, Smashfly).

How to Build an Employer Brand Budget

Proactive Talent

According to LinkedIn , companies with a strong employer brand see a decrease of 43% in cost per hire and as revealed by their Global Talent Trends 2017 study , 53% of recruiters said employer branding would be their number one priority if money wasn’t an issue. It seems like leadership agrees it is important and something to consider, as 80% of leaders agreed that employer branding has a significant impact on the company’s ability to attract quality talent.