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Artificial Intelligence Trends in Recruiting

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have come up in a lot of recent discussions we have had with business leaders regarding their HR and recruiting related technology plans for the year ahead. It is fair to say that the expectations from AI span a very broad spectrum. It is also clear that while many are attracted to AI due to the “coolness” or “trendiness” factor, an increasing number of business leaders are now interested in how AI-powered capabilities can improve the efficiencies and outcomes of their hiring efforts. Here, we highlight some of the practical areas where applying AI is Read more

7 Benefits of a Great Applicant Tracking Platform

What is a great applicant tracking platform? And more importantly, how does good applicant tracking software really make a difference in a company’s hiring process? Finding and hiring the best talent is an ongoing challenge for growing organizations. Stiff competition for top talent continues to be a reason for HR anxiety for large as well as small companies trying to fill their open positions.  Getting the right people on board within given constraints of time and money may sometimes seem like wishful thinking. One of the best kept secrets of organizations that have their recruiting act together, however, is the quality of Read more

Writing Job Descriptions To Fit Your Hiring Needs

If you’re experiencing a pattern of finding the wrong candidates, whether they aren’t meeting minimum qualifications or don’t seem to “fit” within your culture, how you are writing job descriptions might be the culprit. Often overlooked, writing job descriptions properly plays a crucial role in attracting talent to a company’s open positions and hence deserve special attention. They help to build a talent pipeline that suits the needs and goals of an organization. A common problem while writing job descriptions is that they fail to properly articulate the requirements and the specific characteristics of the job that would make it Read more

Build a Recruiting Brand to Attract and Hire Exceptional Talent

There is an interdependent network of components reacting with one another that establishes your company’s recruiting brand . This determines how your business is perceived by current employees and potential recruits alike. Building this employer brand in a positive way requires proactive efforts on several fronts that eventually come together as the collective personality of your business as an employer. These building blocks include your digital presence, online engagement, employee involvement, internal resources and general public relations. The Power of Perception An up-to-date digital presence and a compelling career site are essential if you are to be taken seriously by top industry talent. It Read more

Tracking Your Recruiting Performance Metrics

When you are hiring to fill critical positions for your company, you want easy access to basic metrics that can indicate your campaign’s progress and your recruiting performance. Keeping an eye on the performance of your operational activities such as the impact of job posts, social sharing and employee referrals – is an important part of keeping the process on track. With the help of a modern SaaS recruiting platform with advanced analytics, accurate measurements of that progress can be at your fingertips. Here are five things to look for when measuring your day to day recruiting performance metrics. 1. Number of Views Read more

Why a Long-Term Recruiting Perspective is Necessary

In order to support a growing company, a strong business plan should include a long-term recruiting perspective, as well as a long term perspective on the process of hiring in general. The way that companies hire today is drastically different from the way it was done in 2005 or 1995. So, why is it so important for a business to have a long-term recruiting perspective today? The chain of positive reactions begins to snowball including a system for long-term recruiting in your business plan, bringing ongoing value to the growth of your business, year after year. Taking Control Creating an employer Read more

Applicant Tracking Comparison: 10 Tips to guide your recruiting

Today’s recruiting landscape can appear difficult to navigate when you are looking for ways to boost your company’s hiring effectiveness. One job posting can attract hundreds to thousands of resumes, making efficiency a key concern for companies in the midst of an applicant tracking comparison. To automate the hiring process and increase the productivity of busy HR managers, many companies have made the switch to modern applicant tracking systems. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong software can drive away highly-qualified candidates instead of attracting them. This article highlights 10 applicant tracking comparison tips to effectively find and attract the most qualified candidates for your open jobs Read more

10 Hiring Tips for Sourcing the Right Candidate Data

Successful recruiting in today’s job market requires that hiring managers learn to source and utilize the most relevant candidate data in their hiring process. Let’s take a look at how a complete recruiting software platform comprehensive platform can help your company take the guesswork out of the hiring process while improving the quality and speed of getting to closure. Rapid advances in technology and ways in which people communicate and network has quickly rendered old methods of recruiting obsolete. The Society for Human Resource Management recently reported that the average job listing takes well over one month to fill. This means that recruiters using antiquated methods are Read more

7 Habits of Highly Effective Recruiting Teams

To be successful at recruiting new talent, your recruiting team must do more than simply collect candidate profiles or resumes for the positions in question. Here, recruiting success is not necessarily a measure of the volume of candidates obtained. Rather, successful recruiting teams are able to utilize the most effective methods that help them quickly narrow their search to a selection of potential hires and then identify the candidates that are most likely to make a positive impact to your growing organization. This is easier said than done – for instance, it requires looking beyond a candidate’s credentials and having both the mindset and the tools Read more

10 Ways to Transform Your Employee Referral Management

Does your company have an effective employee referral management system? According to this Employee Referral Infographic, recruitment from employee referrals has increased from 18 percent to 33 percent since 2000, and in top performing companies, nearly half of employees were hired through employee referrals. Employee referrals are one of the most effective ways to find and hire new candidates who will work well in your company culture and have the skills that you require. It’s important to the success of any business that the employee referral system in place is working to benefit your business as a whole. So, how can Read more