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6 Values to Guide Candidate-Centric Hiring

By Elizabeth T. on Feb 24, 2021 2:03:01 PM

Creating a candidate centric hiring process begins with empathy. In fact, in the famous design thinking methodology created by IDEO and incubated at Stanford University, empathy is always the leading first step. When it comes to a pre-employment assessment or any other part of the candidate experience journey, lead with empathy and follow with thought.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence Pre-Employment Testing Organizational Culture
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Privacy Ethics: Why You Need an EU Values-Driven Company

By Elizabeth T. on Feb 17, 2021 10:30:16 AM

Data protection laws in Europe are among the strongest in the world. In recent years, European data authorities have taken increasingly aggressive action against Big Tech.

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If You Lead a Company, Lead Yourself: Training to Check Out

By Elizabeth T. on Feb 5, 2021 5:02:36 PM

You lead people, but how well do you lead yourself? As a leader at your company, you may be the one calling the shots, making the decisions, and looking out for your team’s growth. But how do you feel you’re learning? How are you improving your decision making? How do you continue to grow, even with your experience and know-how?

U.S. corporations spend a healthy amount on training and development: $356 billion globally. on employee training and education, but they aren’t getting a good return on their investment. People soon revert to old ways of doing things, and company performance doesn’t improve. 

Topics: Organizational Culture
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What to Look for in an Employee Training Software (Choose Wisely)

By Elizabeth T. on Feb 3, 2021 6:33:48 PM

You may have come across a teeny, tiny challenge of this current pandemic: training employees remotely. You may need help in finding an employee training software that suits your needs. For companies across the globe, training the workforce---despite present constraints---may be  an opportunity to digitize training. It's an opportunity, but it may feel a bit stressful. There's so many options on the market. You may feel a bit like the movie character Indiana Jones in "Indian Jones and the Last Crusade"; he had to choose the right cup or suffer the consequences. 

But that's why you're here. You recognize it's important. Flexible working has its pros and --- if you choose wisely--- training remotely may have its pros as well.  Finding a digital tool that provides rapid feedback and plugs in seamlessly with your other tools is a given. What are the other considerations?

Topics: AI Video Recruiting Candidate Experience Organizational Culture
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Before AI recruiting, You Should Conduct This Skills Gap Analysis

By Elizabeth T. on Jan 29, 2021 4:44:04 PM

Apart from the more general benefits of “more efficiency” and “resource optimization”, a gap analysis can help to identify very specific areas for improvement, and provide guidance towards actionable steps for improving processes, products, services, or anything that is being examined within the framework.

Topics: Organizational Culture
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4 Ways to Rebuild Revenue Amidst Uncertainty

By Elizabeth T. on Jan 27, 2021 1:27:38 PM

Recovering revenue is the Number One issue right now for C-suite leaders. What strategies should your business pursue despite the uncertainty of the pandemic, the resulting economic slow-down, and changing global policies?  We’re presenting 4 ways that companies can look to transform amidst the shifting social and environmental dynamics.

In general, we’ve nearly all experienced the effects of a frazzled economy. However it may be the spell of 2020, but the year’s special concoction mixed a global health emergency, governmental instability, changing tax regulations, and shifting work patterns in less than a 12-month period. 

Topics: Organizational Culture
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These 5 Steps Will Improve Your Employer Branding

By Elizabeth T. on Jan 20, 2021 11:56:09 AM

You don't have to have it all together to be a great company. While high revenues and returns are great---and no one hates an organized company---people want to work for a company that has a mission that resonates with their values. These mutual interests can be found in a pre-employment assessment or in a job interview, but what comes after? How do companies ensure that employees continue to love the place they work? How can they convince outside talent that their organization is the place they ought to be? 

Topics: Organizational Culture
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Expect the Unexpected in the 2021 Workplace

By Elizabeth T. on Jan 18, 2021 2:11:56 PM

No one saw 2020 coming. It became a matter of urgent necessity to create people-centric policies and initiatives to create a safer world---and to move fast. At first, it was business as usual: the Olympics in Japan were going to happen, Brexit owned the headlines, and the ramping up of the 2020 Presidential election.

Topics: Pre-Employment Testing Organizational Culture
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These are the leadership skills COVID-19 is inspiring

By Elizabeth T. on Jan 14, 2021 3:34:21 PM

We're moving into the second year of the pandemic and organizations are quickly learning a few things to re-prioritize. For example, making their pre-employment assessments and interviews remote. Or hosting company Christmas parties via Zoom. It's a new era and a new era demands new leadership skills.

Topics: Organizational Culture
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How the World's Happiest Countries Put People First in the Workplace

By Elizabeth T. on Jan 6, 2021 1:05:26 PM

A happy workforce doesn't rely on taking a fast pre-employment assessment or a slow lunch. The world's happiest countries may have something to share with us in how to create happier workplaces.

Topics: Organizational Culture
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How HR Can Use the 5 Steps of Design Thinking in HR

By Elizabeth T. on Dec 10, 2020 3:46:50 PM

Before making workflow decisions, do you consult with a designer? Most likely not. It’s understandable. Design may not be the most knee-jerk reaction to features within talent management, like video interviewing or succession planning. But putting on your design spectacles can be a fun---and incredibly helpful---approach when designing your talent management practices.

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The Ultimate Podcast List for Every Facet of Your Career

By Elizabeth T. on Dec 8, 2020 1:22:11 PM

Podcasting is good for your brain. Materials scientist and engineer Titi Shodiya and molecular biologist Zakiya Whatley of Dope Labs share why podcasting is healthy. "Your brain is a complex organ; at any given moment, various parts of your brain are firing off different messages." When we consume information, we activate a particular brain pathway known as the “reward pathway”, which releases a favorite chemical: dopamine. It’s the chemical that gives us a warm and fuzzy feeling when we’re experiencing pleasure.

Topics: Candidate Experience Organizational Culture
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Humble Leadership: What This 1,020 Year Old Japanese Shop Teaches Us

By Elizabeth T. on Dec 4, 2020 11:21:04 AM

For some unexplained reason, most people are unable to define what humility is. Some dictionaries equate it to low self-esteem or meekness. One survey found 56% of 5th and 6th graders said that the humble are embarrassed, sad, lonely or shy. Even adults confuse humility with humiliation, recounting past experiences of when they felt embarrassed. 

Topics: Organizational Culture
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HR is Hitting TikTok: Follow These Breakout Stars

By Elizabeth T. on Dec 1, 2020 12:00:30 PM

TikTok stars and Instagram Influencers are not only making up dances to hit songs or posting about their recent holiday. These platforms allow various kinds of knowledge to be spread. For the hiring and recruitment world, this social media presents a special opportunity for professionals to spread their knowledge. If you’re looking to change careers,  gain more responsibility, or create new employee retention strategies, you may want to check out these accounts.  

Topics: AI Video Recruiting Candidate Experience Organizational Culture
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How to Build Your Personal Brand as a Manager

By Elizabeth T. on Nov 27, 2020 7:25:39 PM

You may be a hiring manager dispensing a pre-employment assessment during 9-5; you may be a junior level data analyst looking to work as a freelancer; or you may be a business executive who wants to dispense their accrued knowledge. Whoever you are, your professional goals are within arm’s length if you take the time to build a personal brand.

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If You’re Looking to Understand the New Workplace, Watch These Films

By Elizabeth T. on Nov 25, 2020 8:04:20 PM

With the impact of COVID-19 ubiquitous in the world of work, aren’t we all wondering what else can be different in the workplace? We’ve got the usual robots-replacing-humans tale. You know, the ones that  will replace junior lawyers and hamburger flippers. But what other considerations haven’t we thought about you? What influences have shaped our work? What unusual careers lay out in the periphery? What changes lay beyond rethinking employee retention strategies or deploying a new pre-employment assessment? 

Topics: Artificial Intelligence Organizational Culture
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Thanks Reddit: The Web Shares Their Worst Interview Experiences

By Elizabeth T. on Nov 19, 2020 10:06:45 PM

Interviewing candidates, ensuring a smooth candidate experience, sending out a pre-employment assessment, and ranking profiles are all in a day's work for talent managers.
But let's be honest, the people aspect of hiring and recruiting can *potentially* be the most entertaining. Particularly when it comes to candidate interviewing. 

You and your team may have experienced a few personalities along the way, like the one who brought his mother to an interview. Or the guy who started removing his clothing. 
We scoured Reddit for odd interview experiences candidates and interviewers have experienced. 

Yes, they're entertaining---and of course, incredibly insightful into showing what you're not missing..
Topics: Pre-Employment Testing Candidate Experience
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Integrate AI When Planning Employee Retention

By Elizabeth T. on Nov 18, 2020 5:47:17 PM

By the time an employer knows that an employee is leaving, it’s often too late to change their mind. Tools like artificial intelligence technology can inform retention strategies and help employers predict who is most likely to leave, as well as what incentives might encourage them to stay.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting Candidate Experience
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Which Psychological Defenses Do You Bring to Work?

By Elizabeth T. on Nov 13, 2020 1:17:10 PM

When we come to work, we bring our hard skills, like data crunching and Photoshop; we bring our soft skills training like negotiation and leadership. Along with the qualities we find on a CV, we bring behaviors to the workplace. Defense mechanisms is one kind of behavior that individuals use to create a barrier between themselves and stressful events, actions, or thoughts. They use defense mechanisms as a way to navigate around emotional threats or feelings. 

Topics: Science Candidate Experience
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Want to Lead? You'll Want to Adapt Your Communication Style

By Elizabeth T. on Nov 11, 2020 11:13:07 AM

Executives and managers are looking at how they can make an impact now in a post-COVID-19 workplace. As managers assume responsibilities over guiding people and various projects, they collect more metrics to measure. With more junior employees, this creates a larger array of viewpoints, opinions, and skills. Each of these traits brings immense value to an organization---but only if they’re properly harnessed. How managers and their employees communicate matter to bolster these traits. As renowned management guru, Peter Drucker once said:  “The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.”

Topics: Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting Candidate Experience

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