8 Ways AI is Changing HR March 26, 2019

8 Ways AI is Changing HR

Organizational leaders and human resources executives are confident that incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) into HR functions such as onboarding and administration of benefits can improve the employee experience.

As stated by IBM’s 2017 survey of 6,000 executives, “Extending expertise: How cognitive computing is transforming HR, and the employee experience,” 66%of CEOs feel that cognitive computing can significantly increase the value in HR.

Half of HR executives support that claim, saying they acknowledge that cognitive computing can revolutionize key components of HR. Additionally, 54% of HR executives hold the opinion that cognitive computing will affect crucial roles in the HR organization.

However, it’s not all positive. The Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) reported in a 2017 survey that 52% of respondents indicated their businesses were not likely to incorporate AI into their HR departments within the next five years. Approximately 36 % feel that their organization was not big enough to do so, and 28% said their senior leadership failed to see the need for such technology.

The question of “to AI or not to AI” may still go unanswered for many organizations, but a few have already jumped on the bandwagon. We’ve found some examples of companies that have invested in AI and cognitive computing for their HR departments. Continue reading “8 Ways AI is Changing HR”

Employee Retention: 9 Reasons Good Employees Quit

Employee Retention: 9 Reasons Good Employees Quit

While there are many ramifications to a high turnover rate, the biggest consequence can be narrowed down to this: loss of good talent.

Outside of the obvious problems with high recruitment and training costs involved, the loss of a skilled employee affects the entire office, leaving morale and productivity levels significantly lower over time. It also puts your remaining employees at a disposition because of the extra workload thrown on their plate in their colleague’s absence. So what can be done?

Employees quit all the time. It’s a generational thing. Employees just aren’t loyal like they used to be. Why is it my problem? Right? 

Wrong. Your workforce is your most valuable asset. Even though removing employee turnover altogether is nearly impossible, there are ways to eliminate common reasons for losing out on great talent. Whatever you do, don’t let your next great employee leave because of one of these 9 reasons:

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Find Top Talent Using These 4 Talent Acquisition Strategies March 25, 2019

Find Top Talent Using These 4 Talent Acquisition Strategies

The foundation for the success of a company is its employees.

Unfortunately, sourcing and retaining employees of employees have been more difficult than ever, due to the lowest unemployment rate in the past decades and the Millennials and Gen Z’ers retention rate being less than two years.

For your business to grow, it is important that you can engage and preserve your top talent. The process can be a complicated one, but that is where a talent acquisition strategy can help. Continue reading “Find Top Talent Using These 4 Talent Acquisition Strategies”

The Best Practices of Recruiting on Social Media

The Best Practices of Recruiting on Social Media

A candidate’s “first impression” traditionally takes place in the first few minutes of an interview.

Interestingly, social media networks have allowed candidates to make a first impression without meeting a single person.

Even for passive candidates, they are also using social media sites to network, so the recruitment industry naturally has taken a shift.

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Top 10 Cities to Hire Tech Talent March 22, 2019

Top 10 Cities to Hire Tech Talent

Six Million.

Six million – That’s the estimated number of highly skilled tech talent across the U.S. and Canada!

According to the 2018 Scoring Tech Talent in North America report from CBREthe following cities are the top ten markets for hiring top tech talent. But how exactly are these cities ranked?

The CBRE uses 13 different metrics to assess each market’s “depth, vitality, and attractiveness,” assigning a numerical score to represent the summation of these metrics and therefore giving each city a ranking. From startup to Fortune 500, companies are finding their top talent in these regions. Starting with number 1:

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How You Can Hire Like Google March 21, 2019

How You Can Hire Like Google

When it comes to finding the right candidate for a position, any successful recruiter knows that a candidate’s education does not coincide with their success.

Strong employees are multifaceted, and they don’t have one skill that defines their success. A recruiter needs a set of indicators to help recognize these important qualities in a person.

The tech giant Google is consistently looking for different ways to identify these key qualities. Since Google receives millions of application yearly having a clear and concise hiring process is essential.

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10 Easy Recruiting Strategies to Make Your Job Easier

10 Easy Recruiting Strategies to Make Your Job Easier

Having a strong team is only one aspect when attracting top talent.

The recruiting process can be tedious at times, so we’re breaking down the 10 most successful recruiting strategies used by industry-leading companies.

Keep reading to find out what strategies you can start using today to win over top talent.

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7 Best Recruiting Technologies of 2019 March 20, 2019

7 Best Recruiting Technologies of 2019

Why bother with recruiting technology?

New trends in these technologies have more of an impact than you might think.

In fact, an estimated 61% of recruiters expect to hire more people, so recruiting technology will play a major part in supplementing and supporting this effort. This increase is great news for any recruiter but finding ways to manage the hiring process can be overwhelming as trends continue to surface. New articles, blog posts, videos, and industry updates continue to flood us with new information on trending tech for recruitment. We can narrow everything you need to know into 7 major technologies you should be on the lookout for future recruiting tools. Continue reading “7 Best Recruiting Technologies of 2019”

4 Strategies to Land Passive Candidates March 19, 2019

4 Strategies to Land Passive Candidates

Let’s be upfront- the perfect candidate for the position you just posted already has a job.

Modern recruiters are presented with the unique set of challenges that involves trying to recruit to someone happy in their current role. These candidates are referred to as passive candidates.

When trying to understand if passive candidates are worth the extra work, research shows that passive candidates are 120% more likely to make a stronger impact at your company.  So finding the “secret sauce” to getting passive talent to consider your open position will is extremely rewarding for your company.

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5 Places Startups Can Find Talent March 18, 2019

5 Places Startups Can Find Talent

A startup always starts as a solution to a problem, but that solution can’t be executed without the vital ingredient that is top talent.

The process of recruiting talent can be overwhelming, but it’s actually the most important thing you can do for the growth of your startup. When screening talent, you as the startup recruiter need to learn what experiences your candidates have that both prove their familiarity with the role, as well as their ability to perform well down the road.

Ask about their experiences when working on a demanding project. Be sure to hone on how they were able to contribute to that project. A smart way to gauge a candidate’s capabilities is by asking them to create work for you during the interview, for example, drafting a line of code to perform a certain function or even just bringing their work samples to the in-person and presenting them to you.

Whatever you do in the interviewing process to find that perfect fit you need to start with step one and find candidates.  Advertising an open position of a job site could work, but your competitors are doing the same thing. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a complete countdown list of 5 places you should be looking for your Startup Top Talent.

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