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The future is here and the future is now.  Automation and AI within the hiring and HR space are top trending topics that are being used within our very own industry.  Within the past couple of years, these tools that once helped with recurring tasks and workflows have advanced exceedingly. Allowing them…

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Pros & Cons of AI Recruitment

September 6, 2018

Artificial Intelligence has breached its way from sci-fi movies into our everyday lives. It’s in your social media, your phone and even in your work. As an HR professional, AI is a new and hot topic that industry leaders are using and if you don’t have an opinion about it…

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We know how talented you are – but are you really making the most out of your skill listing on Skillgigs? Whether you’re part of our awesome (and growing) talent squad using Skillgigs to browse new opportunities every day, you’re new to the tech industry and curious about which skills…

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Posted by: Gabriela Roque

This May, we started to dive the hottest topic in HR: AI and its impact on talent evaluation. This month, we want to take it a step further…and understand AI within Recruitment as a whole. With that said, here are 4 ways Recruitment is Changing With AI. SHRM sites our…

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Within the HR space, we see all levels of professionals face the same challenges when it comes to finding talent and doing this cost effectively. From an entry level recruiter to the Director of Human Resources, everyone makes the choice to try new methods and new tools to make their…

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Just exactly how difficult is the hiring process at Amazon? We’ll let you decide. Over the last five years, Jeff Bezos hiring strategy has been one of the most talked about topics. With writers from Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and Fast Company adding to the multitude of articles covering…

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Jeff Bezos, CEO at Amazon said, “Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.” Have you ever thought that the post you shared, retweeted, or even double tapped has an effect on your personal brand? Or, have you considered sharing your skills and…

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As temperatures continue to rise, August is here, and the summer season swings toward autumn, talented young professionals begin to spruce up their resumes in time for the wave of positions opening soon. Fishing through the sea of applications for the right person can be overwhelming, starting in September, The Balance…

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Maybe when you were a young entrepreneur, writing your first code, you probably saw yourself becoming the next Mark Zuckerberg. But now you have cleared your adolescents and your dreams are turning into a more underwhelming reality. Before you are placed in a what Wall Street Journal calls a “workplace…

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Most would agree…recruitment, sourcing and hiring have all become fairly dated until recently. The usual practice of searching, nonstop dinging of email resume submissions, and the repetitive process of reviewing resumes is anything but productive. The time for smarter recruiting is here and we want to highlight the best part…

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The talent market is made up of an endless number of skills, personalities, and objectives. Candidates have unique qualities that they offer employers, but the key is to make sure the right candidate is matched to the right opportunity. Sometimes this is difficult to determine a candidate face value, therefore…

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Corporate recruitment is the most vital aspect of developing a strong business that is supported by skilled employees. With all the competition out there from other organizations, recruitment agencies, and headhunters — you need to be on your A-game to attract and hire the best candidates. Instead of being average,…

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Starting a new job can be a rough experience. 1st impressions are at every corner, knowledge for the actual company is severely disadvantaged compared to people who already work there & the newbie spends all day shadowing/overloading themselves with information. As the person that hired them – you stand waiting,…

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Standing out in tech is kind of an oxymoron, I’ve noticed. While the market is so lean, and skillsets are in high demand – the talent gets lost in a sea of resumes and job seeker profiles. Aside from my usual spiel for how SkillGigs prevents getting lost in the…

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It’s far too easy to complain about your current work situation as opposed to actually do anything about it. Living paycheck to paycheck, checking in at 8 and checking out at 5 and only having a lunch break and the weekend to look forward are all obvious signs of dissatisfaction…

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In my line of work, I often wonder how well we do at keeping up with the technology we’ve created. As ironic as it sounds, there are a lot of resources readily available, but we truthfully aren’t using them in a concise and efficient manner. While jobs are often created…

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Testing candidates for cultural fit during the job interview is essential for making good hires who are likely to have a long tenure at your company. Unlike hard and soft skills, cultural fit isn’t something that can be trained after someone is hired. Forcing hires who don’t fit with your…

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Posted by: Olivia Brescia

Every now and then you’re going to want to boost your development team. But a lot of the time when you hire a full stack developer, you may not get a good understanding of their skills from your interview questions. Whether you’re a technical recruiter or an over-worked CTO looking…

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Posted by: Kashif Aftab

Phone interviews are a great way to meet and qualify candidates, without the logistical and time commitments that come with in-person interviews. Whether the person you’re interviewing is in your city or outside your state, they are sure to appreciate the trip you’re saving them as they participate in your…

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Posted by: Olivia Brescia

At the beginning of 2016, I found myself at a pivotal career point. As Director of an up and coming Travel Nurse placement agency, I was still trying to find that one final missing ingredient to our secret sauce! Though we had experienced some gradual success during our 9-year history,…

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Posted by: Abigail Thomas

You should test the skills of anyone that you hire, but this is especially important when evaluating tech talent. The way that you test the hard skills of candidates (in person, online/screen share, assignment based, etc.) should always be chosen to make things easier on your candidates, but the content…

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Posted by: Olivia Brescia

Strong code writing ability is one of the most in-demand skills of our time. Whether this code will power a new software solution or integrate another device into the internet of things, employers want coders who are as fluent in their computer language as they are with their native tongue….

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Posted by: Olivia Brescia

When faced with a challenge beyond the skills of their employees, leaders must answer a difficult question: Do I hire another full-time employee with the skill to overcome key challenges, or do I hire an independent contractor (or a few) to get this important work done? Though challenging to answer,…

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Posted by: Olivia Brescia
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