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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:

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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

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Topics: hiring talent
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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.

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How AI Enhances Diversity in the Workplace: Unlock Unique Identities

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

Article snapshot:
  • What is diversity
  • What makes diversity intricate and powerful
  • Key aspects in how diversity inspires a company's creative problem-solving
  • How AI is suited to identifying and highlighting employee's unique identities

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. 

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

So, don’t rely solely on the traditional interview to evaluate candidates; look at data instead. Use a psychometric test during the recruitment process to give you data-based insight, so you can make smarter hiring decisions.

These tests generally assess hard and soft skills or personality traits. However, not all tests are created equal. It’s important to use assessments which are unbiased, data-driven and effective at estimating potential job fit. Retorio’s AI tool, which performs psychometric assessments from pre-recorded candidate videos, fulfills these requirements.

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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.

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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: Recruiting
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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.

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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.

Especially when hiring salespeople, even more attention should be paid to the implications behind the literal interview responses. Questions should also provide an opportunity for candidates to show their ability to close a deal, reveal what motivates them internally, and give a glimpse into their working style and how they handle challenges.

Topics: Recruiting
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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