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Want to Lead Your Sales Team? Adapt Your Communication Style

By Elizabeth T. on Jun 1, 2021 10:08:25 AM

Executives and managers are looking at how they can make an impact now in a post-COVID-19 workplace. As sales 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.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting Candidate Experience
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How Humans Detect Emotions in Faces?

By Elizabeth T. on May 14, 2021 6:54:17 PM

As a recruiter, you understand that without pre-employment tests, evaluating a candidate's entire career on two sides of a piece of paper is impractical. Despite this, resumes are the first thing managers look for when evaluating applicants to find a good fit.

Topics: Science Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting Pre-Employment Testing Organizational Culture
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If You’re in Healthcare Recruitment, Do You Know These Industry Challenges?

By Elizabeth T. on Apr 28, 2021 2:58:13 PM

The hiring process can be challenging and stressful for an employer, no matter what business. In healthcare recruiting, however, there's an extra layer to it. Employees in the healthcare industry directly affect consumers' health and general well-being, which increases the burden on healthcare organizations.

Topics: Science Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting Organizational Culture Healthcare
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How HR Managers and Recruiters Handle Data During the Hiring Process

By Elizabeth T. on Apr 8, 2021 6:20:34 PM

Companies worldwide are grappling with the dilemma of having so much data without an easy and reliable way to take advantage of it. Even despite pre-employment assessments and other talent management strategies, until recently, the recruiting process was primarily a product of guesswork. HR managers and recruiters could never be certain if an applicant was ideal for a job opening or not. After all, manual resume screening and hunches had minimal efficiency. 

Topics: Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting Pre-Employment Testing
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Einsatz von Retorio im Personalwesen - Warum KI zu objektiveren Entscheidungen führt

By Retorio Founders on Mar 23, 2021 8:05:14 PM

Retorio wurde 2018 von Dr. Christoph Hohenberger und Dr. Patrick Oehler an der TU München gegründet. Ziel des Unternehmens ist es, Jobsuchenden und Firmen mittels neuer Technologien dabei zu helfen, bessere Entscheidungen zu treffen, fairere Prozesse zu gestalten und möglichst vielen Menschen Zugang zu individualisierter und möglichst persönlicher Weiterbildung zu ermöglichen.

Um ein besseres Verständnis zu vermitteln, was Retorio ist und wie es funktioniert, haben wir die wichtigsten Fragen und Antworten zu Retorio im Folgenden zusammengefasst.

Topics: Science Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting Diversity Pre-Employment Testing Candidate Experience Organizational Culture
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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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A Message from Retorio's Founders: How We Leverage Our Own AI to Improve Performance

By Dr. Patrick Oehler on Dec 22, 2020 12:58:45 PM

As co-founders and managing directors of Retorio, we often get asked how we leverage Retorio's AI in our own company.

You might know Retorio as a video recruiting technology but there are plenty of other ways to make use of our groundbreaking underlying technology. Here is how our co-founders Christoph and Patrick leverage Retorio's groundbreaking technology.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting Pre-Employment Testing Organizational Culture
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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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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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AI in Recruiting: What Brad Pitt’s Moneyball Tells Us

By Elizabeth T. on Nov 6, 2020 11:04:30 AM

Before jumping into AI in recruiting, odds are you know who Brad Pitt is.You may or may not know his 2011 film, Moneyball. 

Topics: Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting
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Use These 5 Psychology Tricks in Your Next Video Interview

By Elizabeth T. on Nov 4, 2020 12:03:22 PM

Psychology may be one of the most popular majors on college and university campuses all over the world, but you can use the power of the human mind and behavior in your job interviews---and even if you have AI in recruiting experience. 

Topics: Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting Pre-Employment Testing
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The Future Work Pace: AI and the Music of Cognition

By Elizabeth T. on Oct 29, 2020 11:01:28 AM

Music is a powerful tool. It can be mood behavior and productivity. Music is generally thought of as an entertainment medium, it can also be used to achieve other objectives. In particular, music is employed in the background of production facilities, offices and retail stores to produce certain desired attitudes and behaviors among employees and/or customers. For example, background music is thought to improve store image, make employees happier, reduce employee turnover and stimulate customer purchasing. 

Topics: Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting
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If You Read Only One Thing on Why You Need AI for Business, This is It

By Elizabeth T. on Oct 22, 2020 3:54:30 PM

When it comes to business activities, figuring out which AI software serves exactly which purpose can be a bit murky. From companies advertising AI in recruiting to AI in healthcare, it’s a Wild West of ideas and applications. But what’s the biggest takeaway for a CEO or business owner? 

Topics: Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting
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U.S., the EU, and China: Their Fears and Hopes in AI

By Elizabeth T. on Oct 14, 2020 11:54:36 AM

Artificial intelligence is heralded to be the singular, defining technology of the century. It impacts a wide-range of industries, organizations, and systems. From military uses, AI in recruiting, to healthcare, AI will underpin various processes within a few decades. Exploring attitudes of what the general public perceives or want from AI is essential. 

Topics: Science Artificial Intelligence
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How AI Works: the Nuts and Bolts

By Elizabeth T. on Oct 8, 2020 12:51:17 PM

Artificial intelligence (AI) is pretty mainstream. It's about everything---to Netflix movie suggestions to digital pre-employment assessment. 

Topics: Science Artificial Intelligence Pre-Employment Testing
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Jung’s Archetypes in the Workplace: Questions to Reflect

By Elizabeth T. on Sep 24, 2020 3:19:22 PM

In a world of AI in recruiting, a digital-first pre-employment assessment, and people analytics, it’s easy to forget the origins of understanding people. Psychology, a social science, gained ground when two psychiatrists pioneered major ideas about human psychology and development, Sigmeund Freud and Carl Jung. Although his theories are discussed to a lesser extent than Freud's psychodynamic approach, Carl Jung's ideas carry an influence whose effects can still be felt today. 

Topics: Science Artificial Intelligence Pre-Employment Testing
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How to Pitch the Most Sought-After Applicant

By Elizabeth T. on Sep 4, 2020 6:19:30 PM

Capturing candidate attention as a hiring manager is one of the toughest challenges. If you’re a small to medium-sized company or startup, your job is a bit tougher. After all, you compete against more established companies that have more resources. What’s an organization supposed to do when it comes to candidate experience, best recruiting practices, and AI recruiting? There’s so much to learn and so many bigger companies to compete with for quality talent! You may have shaped up your candidate talent funnel with interesting social media posts and LinkedIn ads. 

Topics: Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting Candidate Experience
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What Exactly is Facial Recognition Search in HR?

By Elizabeth T. on Aug 20, 2020 11:16:21 AM

Facial recognition search and software is becoming integrated within hiring and recruitment efforts. Not only are private companies interested in the technology’s capabilities, it’s also being used by the public. For example, in the US,  forty-three states have used some form of facial recognition technology as a way to reduce identity and driver’s license fraud. Seven of those 43 states have adopted the system for driver’s licenses within the last three years. However even with its utility, facial recognition may be one of the most misunderstood technologies at the moment. 

Topics: Artificial Intelligence Pre-Employment Testing
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COVID Ushers In the Next Evolution of Job Hunting

By Elizabeth T. on May 27, 2020 9:51:18 AM

If a candidate hasn’t searched for a job in recent years, AI has greatly changed the landscape.  According to a Korn Ferry Global survey, 63% of respondents said AI has changed how recruiting is done in their organizations. It’s not only about the incredible, automated Applicant Tracking System (ATS) that is now common in companies. Applicants have to not only get past the human gatekeepers when they are searching for a new job, but they’re also now having to hone the skills to pass the artificial intelligence (AI) component in the early-stage screening.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence
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What AI is and what it means for the recruitment process

By Caroline R. on Mar 17, 2020 3:52:04 PM

Due to a survey done by the IFS on 600 business leaders worldwide and a broad spectrum of industries, 90% of companies are implementing artificial intelligence (AI) projects, to make business operations more efficient.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting

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