Unconscious bias is a scary reality that plagues many organizations and means that the best people aren’t getting the right jobs and promotions. We spoke with Sangita Katsuri of Action Inclusion about how companies can work to eliminate unconscious bias in their hiring process.
- What is your definition of unconscious bias, and how does it play out in the hiring process?
If we are honest, we can admit that we have some very conscious biases and preferences for certain kinds of people, characteristics, appearances, behaviors and even nuances of speech.
More information: http://www.recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/eliminating-unconcious-bias-in-hiring
If I had planted a tree by my house every time a hiring manager complained that they had hired less qualified candidates after spending so much time and effort in the process, I’d be living in a forest right now.
The best candidates stay available for ten days at most. 60% candidates don’t complete time-taking application processes. And, more than 75% professionals who fit your idea of the perfect candidate are passive, i.e. not actively looking for a job right now.
More information: http://multirecruit.com/blog/you-are-recruiting-even-when-you-are-not-hiring/
It’s no surprise that technology is radically revamping businesses and consumer applications in the world. With path-breaking developments in deep learning, data analytics, cloud-based computing, virtual reality, and AI, no industry in today’s world can escape the clutches and effects of the technological revolution. If properly utilized, these technologies hold so much power, as they can significantly improve efficiency, and consequently, rid the many redundancies that organizations currently face.
More information: https://blog.talview.com/7-new-age-hiring-innovations-to-kick-start-your-recruitment-strategy-in-2018
Eat the frog… what the f***?
Anyone that knows us has probably seen our posts encouraging Recruiters to adopt a winning or “big billing” mindset. But recently we had one that caused a lot of emails and messages to come in. EAT THE FROG is a common phrase in our office and it’s one I have personally worked to for most of my career. So I was initially confused to see so many questions coming in about this…
More information: https://www.recruiterrepublic.com/recruitment-blog/why-recruiters-should-eat-frogs-for-breakfast-120725/
It’s the social media platform of choice for recruiters everywhere – and little wonder, given the fantastic networking opportunities that LinkedIn affords its 500 million users.
However, if you’re one of the many recruiters guilty of these four common LinkedIn mistakes, you could be seriously damaging your chances of securing top talent or winning valuable business through social recruiting.
More information: https://www.bullhorn.com/au/blog/2018/04/top-4-linkedin-mistakes-recruiters-make/
Blind hiring is an HR practice that aims at reducing biases during the hiring process. The idea is to promote talent acquisition based on a transparent method and hire eligible candidates regardless of their name, gender, mother tongue, religion, and socioeconomic background.
It also forbids the hiring managers to ask about the academic qualification and professional experience of a candidate during the hiring process.
More information: https://recruitloop.com/blog/blind-hiring-can-contribute-workplace-diversity/
First impressions matter. In a study conducted a few years ago, the researchers looked into the impact of an employee’s onboarding experience on their turnover. A staggering 69% of the employees were found to be more likely to stay for at least three years after a great onboarding experience. On the flip side, it was also noted that nearly a fifth of all turnover happens within the first 45 days of employment.
More information: https://recruitloop.com/blog/employee-onboarding-hit-miss/
While recruiting in this hyper-connected world gives HR teams the ability to find candidates from across the globe, the workplace is still suffering from a severe talent shortage. An alarming four out of every ten companies are unable to connect with candidates that possess the necessary skills and talent to fill available job positions.
The problem is not necessarily the lack of talent in the candidate pool; it’s the fact that recruiters are having trouble attracting them. There is a clear disconnect between how recruiters and candidates view the hiring process.
More information: https://recruitloop.com/blog/4-surefire-ways-attract-stellar-talent/
When it comes to designing a recruitment website, there is no rule book. As you might expect, most recruiter sites therefore tend to look different and have varied content. More importantly, they tend to have different levels of effectiveness.
While there is no need for every recruiter site to be the same, there are tried and tested elements that every site should have.
More information: https://www.talentheromedia.com/the-recruiting-rundown/six-essential-elements-every-recruiter-website-needs
Employers and recruiters tend to prefer passive candidates because they have the right skill sets, have the right qualifications and have a history of good employment. But for a startup working environment, could active candidates be the ideal employee?
When it comes down to it, what you want to hire is the right person with the rights skills at the right level. But when you enter the market with your startup, the budget is often an issue. So hiring the ‘ideal’ employee isn’t always possible.
More information: https://theundercoverrecruiter.com/active-candidates-for-startups/