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6 min read

How AI Can Help Build Company Culture

By Briah on Sep 14, 2021 10:49:07 PM

Company culture has arguably always been an important factor for businesses to thrive. Employee retention, company image and identity are just a few of the benefits of having a strong company culture.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence Candidate Experience Organizational Culture
8 min read

Why Small Businesses Need to Level Up Their Recruitment Process

By Briah on Sep 7, 2021 10:22:07 PM

Owning a small businesses is certainly no easy job - especially amidst a global pandemic.

Topics: Science Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting Candidate Experience
7 min read

Talent Acquisition in 2021: the Ultimate Guide for HR Professionals

By Briah on Aug 31, 2021 5:10:24 PM

2020 sure threw a curveball at us, and the abrupt closure of workplaces meant businesses had to reevaluate their talent acquisition process and recruiting strategies as we headed into 2021. Storefronts went dark, and exisiting trends in remote work, as well as the use of artificial intelligence for talent acquisition accelerated.

As this new era of remote work changed the way our 'normal' work day looks, HR professionals needed to rethink their exisiting talent acquisition strategy in order to keep pace with the emerging trends, as the pandemic changed the paying field for recruiters.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting Diversity Pre-Employment Testing Candidate Experience
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How to Handle High Volume Hiring with Artificial Intelligence

By Briah on Aug 27, 2021 8:32:39 PM

As Covid-19 lockdown restrictions are beginning to ease in many countries around the world, economies are slowly starting to reawaken and open their doors once again.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting Diversity Candidate Experience
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How Artificial Intelligence is Helping Restaurants in 2021

By Briah on Aug 17, 2021 3:34:12 PM

If the service has been a little slow at your local restaurant recently, don't be mad - they are just probably having a shortage of staff, as the industry is facing an unprecedented labor shortage.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence Diversity Candidate Experience
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Artificial Intelligence - the Secret to Effective Recruiting?

By Briah on Aug 12, 2021 7:18:06 PM

The talent acquisition process has been a long and ongoing struggle for HR professionals and recruiters, who always seem to have their hands full with CV's and resumes, and never quite enough time to sort through them all with enough thought. Screening resumes efficiently and fairly still remains the biggest challenge in recruiters in HR, with 52% of talent acquisition leaders saying the hardest part of recruitment is screening candidates from a large applicant pool. And the average recruiter spends 15 hours per week sourcing from a single role. So, you can imagine just how exhausting the recruiters job becomes, when they are continuously asked to reduce costs, reduce time, while still delivering consistent results and, of course, quality hires. When there are only 24 hours in a day, there are only so many candidates that a recruiter can get through before they start compromising on speed and quality of screening, I mean, let's be honest.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence Candidate Experience
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Importance of Hiring the Right Personality - and How AI Can Help

By Briah on Aug 6, 2021 4:07:46 PM

Have you ever been put into a team, where everyone's personalities seemed to collide, and no one could agree with each other and come to one solid conclusion? Have you ever been with a co-worker where your personalities just didn't seem to "click", or maybe you've felt like your own personality didn't quite match the work environment and culture? Whether you've experienced it first-hand or not, having the right employee's with the correctly aligned personality traits can make or break a company's success. Unfortunately for firms, not all recruiters have the ability of reading into someone's personality as well as they'd like to. Adding artificial intelligence systems into the human recruitment process has proven to allow recruiters to gain further insight into candidates, from deeper understanding of their personality to understanding the qualities and missions that resonate with them. With the aid of machine learning, recruiters during the hiring process can succeed to gain a deeper understanding through analysing the data and ultimately help them hire the personality that fits for the role within the company.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting Diversity Candidate Experience
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How AI Tackles Hiring Bias

By Briah on Aug 2, 2021 6:22:19 PM

Bias during the recruitment process has been subject to intense scrutiny for years. Companies are recognising the responsibility they have to mitigate discrimination and bias in the workforce, as well as how it affects the productivity and success of teams. As diversity and inclusion in the workplace has often been framed as a challenge that needs to be tackled by companies, hiring managers and recruiters are more and more focussing their assessments based on unbiased decision making.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence Diversity Candidate Experience Healthcare
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AI Video Interviewing is the Future - Here's How You Can Ace Your AI Interview

By Briah on Jul 29, 2021 8:03:54 PM

The use of artificial intelligence and video interviewing is seeing a steep rise during the hiring process - with the Covid-19 Pandemic further accelerating the existing trends in artificial intelligence ai as the world scrambled to adopt virtual ways of interacting and recruiting. As video interviewing tools were rapidly adopted as the pandemic hit it's peak, hiring managers and and talent acquisition teams began to recognise the efficiency in relying on artificial intelligence for a video interview in hiring applicants and ultimately finding top talent from a large pool of candidates.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting Candidate Experience
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How AI is Revolutionising the Recruitment Process

By Briah on Jul 26, 2021 12:02:58 PM

The struggle of talent acquisition and retaining it has gained enormous traction in recent years. Identifying the right talent pool is crucial for any organisation - they allow companies to develop employees in areas that align with company competencies. The quality of hire and talent can essentially make the difference between a company that grows, and a company that stagnates.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting Diversity Candidate Experience
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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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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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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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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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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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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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7 Emerging Trends in a COVID-19-impacted Workplace

By Elizabeth T. on Oct 7, 2020 5:31:52 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping or accelerating trends within the human resources industry. For example, HR teams already face challenges from Generation Y’s new attitudes to work, fewer full-time employees, and the pressure to deliver quick solutions in an increasingly fast-paced and unpredictable business environment. With the pandemic, these and other pressures will lead organizations to focus on “first things” first.

Topics: Candidate Experience
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You Want Me To Make More Promises to Improve Employee Relations?

By Elizabeth T. on Sep 22, 2020 10:45:56 AM

The promise is one of humankind’s most primitive psychological mechanisms that fosters trust, cooperation, and partnership formation. Creating healthy employee relations involves building trust between management and team. A AI-powered pre-employment assessment (cough) may assist in team building, but employee relations play an important role in creating cooperative agreements. You could say employee relations is a promise in action: acknowledging and making the vowed effort to deliver. 

Topics: Pre-Employment Testing Candidate Experience Organizational Culture

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