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9 min read

Organizational Culture: the 6 Facets of a Strong, Brave Company

By Blog Team on Jan 17, 2020 10:21:05 AM

“Culture, we want a strong company culture” is probably one of the most common cries from corporate. A study of over 1,400 North American CEOs and CFOs found that 90% said culture was important at their organizations; one reason why executives want a strong, brave company culture is that it often leads to satisfied employees. Satisfied employees outperform competitors by 20%; happy employees are 12% more productive than those who dislike their positions.

Topics: Organizational Culture
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Video Interview for Recruitment ? Make Sure You Get the Right API

By Elizabeth T. on Jan 15, 2020 11:47:08 AM

You may not know so much about the value of APIs, or what a video interview exactly entails. An API (Application Program Interface) allows the capabilities of one computer program be easily used by another. Two different computers are able to quickly communicate with each other, allowing easy business growth and rapid development. Companies spend $590 million per year trying to cobble together different types of systems. APIs are one way to centralize this kind of information easily, which inevitably improves the efficiency of hiring.

Topics: AI Video Recruiting
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History of the Big 5: Why This Online Psychometric Test Packs a Punch

By Elizabeth T. on Jan 10, 2020 11:44:27 AM

In the field of psychology, the five dimensions (the ‘Big Five’) are commonly used in the research and study of personality. Since the late 20th Century, these factors have been used to measure, and develop a better understanding of individual differences in personality. The psychometric test was born, providing answers into how an individual's abstract reasoning, how their verbal reasoning tests, and created a slew of other aptitude tests. However the Big 5 is regarded as the "gold standard" due to its decades-long research; it's the only psychometric test to reach scientific consensus.

Topics: Science Pre-Employment Testing
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Your Mom Jokes You're Neurotic, But Really, Are You?

By Elizabeth T. on Jan 7, 2020 4:51:50 PM

“Ain’t no party like a neurotic party”, said no one ever. Mostly because it would tend to look like a party thrown by Eeyore from the Winnie-the-Pooh books. Neuroticism is one of the five personality traits in the Big Five Personality Trait model. It's often confused with the word neuroses, which originated from the 18th century.

Topics: Science Pre-Employment Testing
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The Science Behind the Big 5 and How It Impacts AI

By Elizabeth T. on Jan 7, 2020 12:47:25 PM

Personality is usually defined by the set of behaviors, feelings, and thoughts that arise from a person’s biological and environmental state. While there’s no set definition behind the word “personality”, psychologists define its traits along 5 dimensions: introversion-extroversion (also spelled “extraversion”), agreeableness, openness, consciousness, and neuroticism (i.e. emotional stability).

Topics: Science Artificial Intelligence
10 min read

Dimensions of Personality: Conscientiousness and Agreeableness

By Elizabeth T. on Jan 2, 2020 3:33:54 PM

You may not be familiar with George A. Miller, but you may be familiar with some of the major ideas he spread to popular culture. He was one of the founders of cognitive psychology and believed the human mind used an information-processing model. He was the propeller in taking psychology from the ivory towers of academics and experts and integrating its learnings for people to learn from. In his 1969 American Psychological Association Presidential Address, he called this “giving psychology away” as part of a public service.

Topics: Science
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How to Ace the (Video) interview: the Best Prep Guide

By Elizabeth T. on Dec 18, 2019 1:59:52 PM

If you’ve ever wanted a one-stop, interview prep-shop, this is IT. From an in-person meeting or a video interview, we're here to help.Interviews can be the most intimidating thing in the entire world. A close second could be asking someone on a date—in real life. You know, not through an app. Swipes aside, we’re aiming to lay out the prep work for a fantastic interview.

Topics: AI Video Recruiting
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Suche nach dem besten psychometrischen Online-Test? Lernen Sie Retorio kennen.

By Blog Team on Dec 18, 2019 1:42:30 PM

Traditionelle Bewerbertests sind nach heutigen Erkenntnissen nicht mehr ausreichend. Menschen bilden bereits eine Zehntelsekunde nach dem Treffen erste Eindrücke und Urteile, und das ist selbst bei erfahrenen Personalvermittlern im Rahmen von Vorstellungsgesprächen nicht anders. Beurteilungen, die in den ersten 10 Sekunden eines Vorstellungsgesprächs getroffen werden, können das Ergebnis des Gesprächs vorhersagen (aufgrund des confirmation bias, dem Akt der Urteilsbildung und dem anschließenden Versuch zu bestätigen, dass dieses erste Urteil wahr ist).

Topics: Pre-Employment Testing
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Warum es für kleine Unternehmen riskanter ist nicht in KI zu investieren

By Blog Team on Dec 18, 2019 10:14:40 AM

Untersuchungen der globalen Managementfirma Accenture zeigen, dass zwei Drittel der befragten Unternehmen Investitionen in KI im Laufe des nächsten Jahres planen. Da erwartet wird, dass die Investitionen den Umsatz in den nächsten vier Jahren um über 30 Prozent steigern werden, ist es nicht verwunderlich, dass Unternehmen bereit sind, tiefer einzutauchen. Tatsächlich erwarten 56% der globalen CEOs, dass es nur drei bis fünf Jahre dauern wird, bis eine signifikanter Rendite der KI-Systeme erreicht wird.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence
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Best Practices in Pre-Employment Assessment, Short 'n Sweet

By Elizabeth T. on Dec 17, 2019 12:16:29 PM

From the moment a candidate spots a vacancy, the candidate experience commences. Even if an applicant is rejected after the first round, that individual will remember how they were treated. Making applicants feel comfortable around pre-employment assessments should be prioritized on the hiring journey. Given that $4,000 is the average amount that US companies spend to fill an open position, the pre-employment test needs to be effective. 

Topics: Pre-Employment Testing Candidate Experience
11 min read

No One Wants to Take Your Pre-Employment Assessment: What to Do

By Elizabeth T. on Dec 12, 2019 9:14:06 PM

If you take a peek in the online world, you’ll quickly realize a couple of things:
1. We use our unparalleled information age to create memes, 
2. Kanye loves Kanye, and 
3. people really, really dislike pre-employment assessments. 

Topics: Pre-Employment Testing Candidate Experience
10 min read

AI Video Interview: Why It Connects the Dots for Our Brains

By Elizabeth T. on Dec 5, 2019 2:07:32 PM

We all know the modern human has the attention span of a goldfish. According to a study done by Microsoft, the human attention span is a cool 8 seconds long. With more technology and social media, our will to pay attention continues to evaporate. Even reading this sentence may be too exhausting for our video-loving brain—well, ahem, cat video-loving brain. Ironically in a culture with less patience and less eye contact, we lose our ability for the details; we may weaken our skill in giving people adequate time to show us who they are.

Topics: AI Video Recruiting
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What to Look for In An AI Vendor: The Checklist That Saves You Time

By Elizabeth T. on Dec 2, 2019 5:28:04 PM

It feels artificial intelligence (AI) is the talk of the town these days. Dozens of AI companies are working to overhaul entire industries, from law, picking out people's clothes, to online recruiting. With the rapid ascension of AI, it's natural for company executives or hiring managers to be a little suspicious of AI, or simply unsure of how to go about applying it.

Topics: AI Video Recruiting
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Online Recruiting: Do You Speak Fluent Boomer, Millennial, and Gen Z?

By Elizabeth T. on Nov 28, 2019 4:01:36 PM

If you haven’t noticed the entire world has gone online. Your university courses can now be held via a video conference; the advent of educational MOOCs; finding the love of your life (or not) via online dating websites or mobile apps; filing your taxes (less fun than Tinder, but definitely important); online grocery shopping; or making an online order to have an entire glam squad arrive at your own front door. Online recruiting is part of the Internet’s Wild West that’s gained maturity since the days of 90s job boards. (Shout out to Monster!) 

Topics: AI Video Recruiting Candidate Experience
6 min read

Taylor Swift is Leading the Candidate Experience Revolution (Really)

By Elizabeth T. on Nov 25, 2019 4:33:21 PM

An applicant may not be a pop star, but word travels quickly in this digital age. Twitter. Glassdoor. Reddit. LinkedIn. Word on the street about a poor interview experience and a company could be trending hashtag.

Topics: Candidate Experience
11 min read

AI Recruitment: The Next Big Makeover in Talent Assessment Tools

By Elizabeth T. on Nov 21, 2019 10:00:00 AM

The amount of applications companies receive is astounding. Google alone receives over 2 million applications per year! Hiring can be a tricky business; companies want to find the best match, but also create a competitive edge throughout their hiring process. With unemployment down to 3.6% in the U.S., companies are eager to lock down top talent. Since companies are on the lookout for the talented few, they're looking to technology to aid in of the most critical pieces of the recruitment process: the talent assessment.

Topics: AI Video Recruiting Pre-Employment Testing
11 min read

What is Values-based recruitment and why it's changing the talent game

By Blog Team on Nov 20, 2019 4:30:00 PM

Value-based hiring or recruitment is not a new approach in the talent acquisition world. The idea has long been in the recruitment industry. The recent focus on the significance of cultural fit and strategic hiring is what brought plenty of advantages for the companies looking for the perfect candidates. The overall process from strategic hiring to recruitment is termed as “value-based hiring.”

Topics: Organizational Culture
2 min read

How to write an email template for scheduling a (AI) video interview

By Christoph H. on Nov 20, 2019 2:56:48 PM

How to write an email template for scheduling an interview – with AI. The following How-To guidelines serve as an anchor to assist recruiters in crafting invitation emails for video interviews. While a lot of automation and ATS systems are already in place, the magic, human touch remains in high-demand. 

Topics: AI Video Recruiting
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WHY Video is the New Resume (CV) for Candidates and Companies

By Elizabeth T. on Nov 18, 2019 9:41:27 PM

If you enjoyed 80’s pop music, you may remember the Buggles’ one-hit wonder with its lyrics:"Video killed the radio star/ Video killed the radio star”. The song speaks of how video in the late 20th century annihilated the industry of radio and broadcasting. Not too different from how video is, uh, killing the resume. 

Topics: AI Video Recruiting
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In a Video Job Interview Red Flags Exists: Here's What to Look For

By Elizabeth T. on Nov 15, 2019 3:28:01 PM

Looking at a candidate's CV is not the equivalent of knowing them personally, obviously. It's not too different from trying to decrypt someone's Tinder profile: 

  • The top 3 job interview red flags
  • Our hiring (biased) brain
  • Simple steps to address bias in the hiring process
Topics: AI Video Recruiting Candidate Experience
12 min read

Why a Slam-Dunk Candidate Experience Means More customers, More money

By Elizabeth T. on Nov 13, 2019 12:14:43 PM

Hiring talent remains the number one concern of CEOs, according to the Conference Board Annual Survey. PwC’s 2017 CEO survey reports that chief executives view the unavailability of talent and skills as the biggest threat to their business. Employers also spend an enormous amount on hiring—an average of $4,129 per job in the United States. AI can help recruiters save time while focusing on finding the most qualified candidates.

Topics: Pre-Employment Testing Candidate Experience
13 min read

How AI Enhances Diversity in the Workplace: Unlock Unique Identities

By Elizabeth T. on Nov 8, 2019 10:05:31 AM

Till now, diversity referred to legally protecting underrepresented groups in the workforce. Now that much of those groups make up larger percentages of the global workforce, ethnic diversity has become a fixture, rather than an exception. The change in demography has ushered in the new workplace policies, but most importantly it enhances and streamlines HR functions and beyond. 

Topics: Diversity
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Special Announcement: Greenhouse and Retorio Team Up

By Elizabeth T. on Nov 6, 2019 3:39:21 PM

Greenhouse and Retorio are teaming up to create a winning culture of diversity and inclusion.

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Why It's Riskier for Small Businesses NOT to Integrate AI: What to Do

By Elizabeth T. on Oct 22, 2019 5:52:09 PM

Research conducted by global management firm Accenture shows two-thirds of organizations surveyed are planning investments in AI over the next year. Given investments are expected to boost revenue by over 30 percent over the next four years, it’s little surprise companies are eager to dive in. In fact, 56% of global CEOs expect it will take only three to five years to see a significant ROI on AI systems.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence
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Science shows the real danger of slow adaptation in AI for HR

By Elizabeth T. on Oct 16, 2019 5:12:53 PM

Ready or not, artificial intelligence (AI) and human intuition are going to be ultimate power couple. AI for talent strategy may surpass the likes of Jay-Z and Beyonce, Simba and Nala, or bacon eggs. AI and talent professionals will be carving out the future of fast-thinking companies.

Topics: Science Artificial Intelligence
6 min read

No Fluff: Science Says This Will Transform Your Talent Strategy

By Elizabeth T. on Oct 14, 2019 7:34:49 PM

18th century Russian writer Anton Chekov may seem the last person to consult with on business. He earned his living as a doctor and writing plays. However he did pen a precious nugget of wisdom, “Man is what he believes”. This kind of philosophy can perforate throughout an organization. In fact, it could be changed to “A company is what it believes”.

Topics: Science
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Your How-To in a Game-Changing Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan

By Blog Team on Oct 14, 2019 7:34:06 PM

Influenced by the emerging conversations of exclusion and injustice within society as a whole, creating a diverse and inclusive workforce has rapidly become a top priority for companies. After all, it can only lead to more a healthier bottom-line.

Topics: Diversity
5 min read

Conflict Between LeaDers: What Cardi B, Trump, and Jack Ma Teach Us

By Elizabeth T. on Sep 10, 2019 6:32:17 PM

There's so much "beef"in 2019, Planet Earth has become an interstellar butcher shop.

The latest news about Jack Ma’s stepping down from Alibaba is triggering questions of leadership in conflict. When a person becomes a public figure, they inadvertently become a leading force. Even 6 year old North West is a leader due to her taste in clothing design, mostly paving the way how rich parents dress their preschoolers. But what happens when these public figures, company leaders become embroiled in conflict with each other

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Inspired by Bad Boss Habits? Make Your Own Employee Engagement Goals

By Elizabeth T. on Sep 9, 2019 3:22:58 PM

You’re a terrific boss, but what are your employee engagement goals? You’re an employee who wants to succeed, but your boss is a little difficult—to say the least. Maybe they have control issues or you feel they overlook your skills.

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5 Common Misconceptions about AI Tools for HR

By Elizabeth T. on Sep 3, 2019 2:13:06 PM

We understand the needs of human resources. That’s why we created Retorio.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence Pre-Employment Testing
4 min read

Waste $20 Billion Dollars or Create HR Metrics for Recruitment

By Elizabeth T. on Sep 2, 2019 4:42:58 PM

If your goal is to find qualified people, you may want to consider HR metrics for recruitment. Hiring talent usually remains one of the top priorities for most companies. The Conference Board Annual Survey reported that CEOs believe finding talent is their top priority.

And it shows: companies spend $20 billion on human resources; most of that goes towards recruitment vendors. The process of recruitment may take many forms—from the subcontractors in India scouring LinkedIn to application-tracking software to personal interviews.

Topics: Pre-Employment Testing Candidate Experience
3 min read

Why Your Brain Loves This Employee Relocation Checklist

By Elizabeth T. on Aug 30, 2019 3:54:23 PM

An employee relocation checklist may seem trivial compared to the hands-on process of relocating an employee overseas, but your brain will thank you.  After all, it’s usually the pared-down solutions that simplify complicated processes.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence
5 min read

What Tool Is Best for an Online Psychometric Test?

By Blog Team on Aug 5, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Eighty percent of US Fortune 500 companies and over 75% of the Times Top 100 companies in the UK use psychometric tests. Should you use them too?

Psychometric tests can, for example, fall into one of two categories: ability (what can you do?) or personality (what are you like?). Like most everything else nowadays, they have moved from paper and pencil to the digital world and can be most commonly found in the form of online tests.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence Pre-Employment Testing
5 min read

Face, Emotion, And Body Pose Recognition For Sales Recruitment With AI

By Blog Team on Jul 29, 2019 6:00:00 AM

The value of salespeople for your company is obvious; as they are responsible for sales, they directly make money for the company. However, at first glance, it’s not easy to see if someone would make a good salesperson. Salespeople are famous for being able to present themselves (“sell themselves”) well. During sales recruitment, how can you tell if a candidate is just “selling” him or herself or if they would truly make a great addition to your sales team?

Read on to discover more challenges in hiring salespeople, and how to overcome some of these difficulties by gaining valuable insights from body pose and face recognition technology.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting
6 min read

5 Things Every Sales Manager Should Know

By Blog Team on Jul 22, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Sales managers, you have a tough job: direct a team, define targets, train and motivate others to succeed, and the list goes on. Here are five fact-based tips to help you do your best in this role.

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Looking for the Best Psychometric Test Online? Meet Retorio.

By Blog Team on Jul 17, 2019 6:41:00 AM

Traditional candidate testing just doesn’t cut it anymore. Humans form first impressions and judgments just one-tenth of a second after meeting someone, and this is no different for even experienced recruiters in the context of interviews. Judgments made in the first 10 seconds of an interview can predict the result of the interview (thanks to confirmation bias, the act of forming a judgment and then attempting to confirm that this initial judgment is true).

Topics: AI Video Recruiting Pre-Employment Testing
3 min read

How to Screen Job Applicants Faster Using Artificial Intelligence

By Blog Team on Jul 8, 2019 5:35:00 AM

Thousands of candidates may apply for a single job. The number of applications received for a single position can be overwhelming, and it can take up to 23.5 hours of time to review all of them. Traditional application screening is drawn-out and inefficient. 

The process can also be frustrating for the job applicant if he or she must wait a long time to hear if they have been selected for the next selection round. Top candidates with offers elsewhere may even drop out of the process if they get impatient. Luckily, artificial intelligence now exists and can help you screen faster, and review even more candidates.

Topics: Pre-Employment Testing Candidate Experience
6 min read

Essential Advice for a Flawless Job Candidate Assessment

By Blog Team on Jul 2, 2019 12:00:00 PM

A more thorough candidate assessment process which takes less time. Impossible, right? Not anymore. In our digital world with advancing technology across all industries (including HR), this seemingly inconceivable feat can be accomplished.

Topics: Pre-Employment Testing Candidate Experience
4 min read

Soft Skills Assessment Test with AI Recruiting Software

By Blog Team on Jun 25, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Soft skills are extremely important and will become increasingly relevant as more and more tasks become automated. When will being creative or a team player ever go out of style? HR professionals agree: Ninety-two percent of talent professionals consider soft skills to be equally or more important than hard skills when hiring. Although there is a consensus that soft skills are important, 70% of talent professionals read body language as a way to assess soft skills and 57% admit they do not know how to accurately assess them.

Even though you can gather a lot from a person within the first seconds of meeting them, it is difficult to assess whether that person will likely succeed in a specific company or role.

This is where AI soft skills assessments can greatly assist you.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence Pre-Employment Testing
5 min read

Hiring Salespeople: Top 5 Questions to Ask in a Sales Interview

By Blog Team on Jun 18, 2019 10:00:00 AM

An interview is more than the succession of questions and answers between a candidate and an interviewer. It is rather about how the candidates: 1) present themselves, 2) organize their thinking, and 3) show the ability to articulate on the spot.

Topics: Pre-Employment Testing
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Traditional Recruiting vs. AI Recruiting: How to Win the War for Talent

By Blog Team on Jun 12, 2019 4:29:24 PM

An increasingly competitive landscape for recruiting talented employees requires the integration of new technologies and recruiting techniques. Soft skills are becoming increasingly important in today's business world but are hard to detect from a CV.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting
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Employee Turnover Calculator: Why Companies Should Check ROI

By Blog Team on Apr 1, 2019 1:28:01 PM

A sales person who quits your company will not only leave an emotional gap in your organization, but also a monetary gap in your annual balance sheet. Turnover causes surprisingly big costs, especially in your sales department. Now, you have to hire new sales people. The true costs are hard to estimate but can be calculated in order to know how to reduce them.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence
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How Recruiters Can Identify Talent Faster with Artificial Intelligence (AI)

By Blog Team on Mar 26, 2019 2:51:47 PM

Admit it, sifting through an overwhelming number of CVs is not fun. It’s also often a waste of time considering that most applicants do not fit job requirements. You already have enough on your plate. The lengthy hiring process negatively affects candidates too—if waiting a long time, potential candidates may be deterred from an open position and into that of a competitor’s.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting
6 min read

Data Has a Better Idea: AI Becomes the Driving Force in Many Industries

By Blog Team on Feb 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer just present in science fiction but is the driving force behind many of today’s technological breakthroughs encompassing various industries. While China presented the world’s first AI anchor in 2018, football clubs in London employed an AI Coach for tactical insights to improve their team performance, and animal conservationists currently use it to prevent poaching. Today, it improves the efficiency of simple tasks at home and at work. In fact, AI has the potential to fundamentally change the way companies do business.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence
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Flexible, Dynamic, and Tailored: How AI Transforms Sales Training

By Blog Team on Feb 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Flowers are in bloom and it’s time for your company to do some spring cleaning—get rid of your outdated sales training techniques and make way for new, innovative methods. In times of constant digital transformation, sales reps face new challenges.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence
2 min read

HumanAI: All about Retorio’s AI-based Communication Training

By Blog Team on Feb 13, 2019 5:04:49 PM

A smile is worth a thousand words

Everyday, we use facial expressions, gesture, body language, and our voice to communicate. With every word and expression our vis-à-vis evaluates our communication skills, personality and reacts to our emotions, whether we show or try to hide them.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence

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