Eliminating Unconcious Bias in Hiring

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.

  1. 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

 

State of technology in recruitment

Two decades ago, McKinsey researchers observed a brewing war for talent in the business world. And even after two decades, this war for talent is far from over. Hit by massive shifts in business models and the advent of the digital era, organizations are finding themselves competing for talent. Adopting technology can be seen as the panacea for their challenges. Technology implementation across the HR value chain is helping firms with selecting the right candidate, enabling pre and post employee engagement and personalization of the recruitment process.

More information: https://www.peoplematters.in/blog/hire-better-hire-faster/role-of-hr-technology-in-recruitment-17942

“Be Your Own Boss” rather than operate as an “Outsourced Recruiter”

If you want to be your own boss, make sure you’re finding the best franchise for you, Jheel Kacharia, Franchise Sales Manager tells you why Antal is the best option for professionals who are looking to start their own business utilizing their professional experience. Here’s a business which gives you an opportunity to ‘Be your own Boss’ rather than operate as an “Outsourced Recruiter”

More information: https://antalnetworksindia.wordpress.com/2018/05/09/be-your-own-boss-rather-than-operate-as-an-outsourced-recruiter/

5 Good Habits that Recruiters Should Steal from Marketers

In this digital age, many of the skills required to be a kick-ass recruiter and a top-notch marketer are one and the same. When competition is tough, you need to do everything you can to show you’re the best the recruitment industry has to offer – and marketers know how to do this better than anyone!

Marketing can offer much more to the recruitment industry than just tips on how to be seen and heard, too.

More information: https://blog.firefishsoftware.com/habits-recruiters-should-steal-from-marketers

HOW IT RECRUITERS CAN HELP YOUR COMPANY FIND “HIDDEN” CANDIDATES

You, like many employers and hiring managers, may find yourself wondering where all the great IT professionals are as you sort through applications for your latest IT job posting. Between a talent shortage and a hot job market, it may seem as though all of the best IT professionals have already been hired by other employers.

There may be some “hidden” candidates out there, people who are missing your posting and you’re not finding.

More information: http://www.inteqna.com/blog/how-it-recruiters-can-help-your-company-find-hidden-candidates

3 elements of your recruitment process that may be less than helpful

Sometimes, your firm’s worst enemy in the hiring process may not be market conditions, financial limitations or even certain candidates consistently being ‘the one that got away’.
Instead, you may need to scrutinise parts of your own company’s recruitment process to ensure you aren’t self-sabotaging. Here are just a few of the potential problem areas.

The number of interviews

It’s understandable that you might want to hold quite a few interviews to guard against the risk of a promising candidate turning into a nightmare once they are actually in the job.

More information: http://www.webrecruit.co.uk/employer-blog/recruitment-tech/3-elements-of-your-recruitment-process-that-may-be-less-than-helpful

5 Reasons Why Active Candidates are Perfect for Startups

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/

Cost Per Hire vs Value Of Hire – How HR Shows Their Value

A lot of HR teams struggle with how they can show the value they are bringing to the organization. It’s understandable – how do you quantify things like a better culture, or stronger hires? Well, when there’s a will, there’s a way.

It’s always a worthwhile exercise to look at what other parts of the organization are doing to solve a given problem. In this case, marketing once again has shown an interesting way to understand the overall health of our talent acquisition operation, as well as how we can show the value we bring to the rest of the company.

More information: http://www.recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/cost-per-hire-vs-value-of-hire-how-hr-shows-their-value

What job advert buzzwords really mean

Especially if you’re like me – someone who just wants to know what’s going on, make a useful decision then move to the next thing.

Real meanings are hard enough. There are, for example, triangular warning signs beside hilly roads telling me to look out for falling boulders. I’m ashamed to admit my car didn’t come equipped with the latest Boulder Deflection Technology. I’ve definitely missed something. Or I’m about to hit it. I honestly couldn’t tell you.

More information: http://www.recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/what-job-advert-buzzwords-really-mean

How to Recruit on Facebook?

What is Facebook recruiting?
Simply put, “Facebook recruiting” is the process of recruiting (potential job candidates) through the use of Facebook. You can use Facebook to source, attract, convert and hire new employees. “Facebook recruiting” is a form of social recruiting and a vital part of recruitment marketing.

More information: http://www.recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/how-to-recruit-on-facebook