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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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How to program empathy into your HR Chatbots

By Elizabeth T. on Sep 9, 2020 10:41:44 AM

Renowned shame researcher at the University of Houston and five-time New York Times bestseller, Dr. Brene Brown has spent decades studying shame and empathy. Brown teaches Fortune 500 companies, school districts, and organizations across the globe about the values of vulnerability and courage. Her TEDx talk on the power of vulnerability is one of the most-viewed talks of all-time.

Topics: Pre-Employment Testing Candidate Experience
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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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Job Speed Dating During COVID: a Brief How To

By Elizabeth T. on Aug 25, 2020 6:06:44 PM

What is job speed dating?

Topics: Pre-Employment Testing Candidate Experience Organizational Culture
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What’s Next in Employer Branding: Gender-Neutral Hiring

By Elizabeth T. on Jul 24, 2020 1:34:24 PM

One may argue that nearly everything has been made gender-specific. Electric cars, invented in the early 20th century, were originally marketed to women. Grills and trucks are commonly marketed to men. Even razors are marketed to women and men separately---despite being the exact product. However the society (and the workforce) is evolving to more gender-neutral products, language, and company cultures. A pre-employment assessment can’t be used to help employers become gender neutral...or can they?

Topics: Diversity Candidate Experience Organizational Culture
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What Tony Robbins Says About Your Diversity Goals

By Elizabeth T. on Jul 20, 2020 6:39:01 PM

Today’s workforce is the most diverse workforce in history. Modernity ushered in a special concoction of people of different races, ages, genders, ethnic groups, religions, and lifestyles to work together. The goal of any organisation is to synchronize how these varying pieces of talen move together in a harmonious,coordinated way. Hiring managers look to utilize and leverage the abilities, talents, and perspectives of each employee to give the organization a competitive advantage. Research conducted by McKinsey highlights diversity is substantial for a business’s bottom line: ethnically diverse companies were shown to be 35% more likely to have financial returns above the national industry median.

Topics: Diversity Candidate Experience Organizational Culture
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Create a Fair Recruitment Process at Every Stage, Or Else

By Elizabeth T. on Jul 15, 2020 6:32:44 PM

A fair recruitment and hiring process is just what the doctor ordered during these times companies are rethinking their internal processes. Remote work, racial equity, and other changes to the workplace are occuring. 

Topics: Diversity Pre-Employment Testing Candidate Experience
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The Manterruption During an Interview: What Women Can Do

By Elizabeth T. on Jul 14, 2020 2:26:56 PM

The New York Times calls it a “universal phenomenon”. When it occurs, women must often gather ample willpower not to be combative, roll their eyes, or in general show an *gasp* emotional reaction. So, what is the prevalent experience that women experience twice as much as men? Being cut off in a conversation, or the “manterruption”. One study shows when men were talking with women they interrupt 33% more often than with men. Research reveals that this phenomenon is widespread, from casual conversation, decision making, corporate offices, the United States Senate, and job interviews

With increasing gender diversity on teams, this is a counterproductive habit. Women in leadership roles is a strategy to grow a healthy company. For example, the stocks of the twelve F500 companies with female CEOs rose an average of 50% in 2009, compared to 25% for the S&P 500. And yes, this was during one of the most historic financial meltdowns in history. 

But to attain those positions, women need to nail the interview---and learn how to navigate around any interview "manterruption". 

Topics: Diversity Candidate Experience Organizational Culture
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5 Personalities You Need in a Team

By Elizabeth T. on Jul 10, 2020 10:10:27 AM

Companies are investing more in how they create and build teams. What’s interesting about team building today versus the past is how much it focuses on the individual. Investing in individual development and growth is key. Fortunately, science sheds light on how teams can perform and grow together. To create the ideal team, science shows that a high-performing team has essential personalities.

Topics: Diversity Candidate Experience Organizational Culture
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The Quick Run-Down: the 7 Mistakes to Avoid in Candidate Experience

By Guest on Jul 7, 2020 12:12:11 PM

What happens when a candidate ends up not completing the application? It's a bit like ghosting---was it you or was it them? Chances are it was your candidate experience (so no need to take it too personally). In one survey, 69% of candidates responded that employer response time improved. 

Topics: Candidate Experience
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Why You May Need to 'Fire' a Candidate

By Elizabeth T. on Apr 8, 2020 3:15:34 PM

Candidates are the life-blood of recruiting strategies, big or small. Everything within a business is geared towards converting new customers, retaining a diverse talent pool, and creating strong candidate sourcing. In fact, Retorio supports companies in retaining their own best “customers”---their employees and candidates. We use video recruiting, artificial intelligence, and the Big 5 personality model to provide insights to employers about how to win and retain the best talent. 

Topics: Candidate Experience
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Candidate Experience: Deliver a Joyous Job Offer

By Caroline R. on Feb 27, 2020 12:45:14 PM

There are crucial times and opportunities where you should communicate with your candidates. Most importantly in order to:

Along all these steps, you manage the candidates' image of and overall experience with your company, thus affecting whether they apply for future positions or how they talk about your company to friends and family (or on platforms like kununu.com or glassdoor).

Topics: Candidate Experience
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Candidate Experience: Acknowledge Application

By Caroline R. on Feb 27, 2020 12:35:00 PM

There are crucial times and opportunities where you should communicate with your candidates. Most importantly in order to:

Along all these steps, you manage the candidates' image of and overall experience with your company, thus affecting whether they apply for future positions or how they talk about your company to friends and family (or on platforms like kununu.com or glassdoor).

Topics: Candidate Experience
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Candidate Experience: Schedule interview or reject

By Caroline R. on Feb 27, 2020 12:30:47 PM

There are crucial times and opportunities where you should communicate with your candidates. Most importantly in order to:

Along all these steps, you manage the candidates' image of and overall experience with your company, thus affecting whether they apply for future positions or how they talk about your company to friends and family (or on platforms like kununu.com or glassdoor).

Topics: Candidate Experience
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Darwin and Candidate Sourcing: How to Know When Change is Welcome

By Elizabeth T. on Feb 25, 2020 4:10:35 PM

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin may not be the authority figure on candidate sourcing (as he is in science), but he still packs a punch for recruiters. He’s highlighting the essential nature in today’s workplace: the ability to anticipate change and to execute it. It’s the rigid system---or recruiting strategy ---that is bound to collapse; it’s the recruitment process that is more resilient and more fluid that is bound to identify new candidates. Talent sourcing, sourcing candidates, and other sourcing strategies may not be a Darwinian science, but qualified candidates are bit of a rare breed.

Topics: Candidate Experience
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The Internet Tells Us About Their Candidate Experience

By Elizabeth T. on Feb 21, 2020 4:40:35 PM

If haven't applied to a job in the past 20 years, the almost-humorous (*almost*) nonsense of applying to a job may not hit home. You'd think since we have driverless cars and tourist-manned spaceships, it'd be simple to upload a resume---and then not have to go through 9 pages of filling out an application afterwards. But alas modern living (sigh). And yes, the modern candidate experience.

Topics: Candidate Experience
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Candidate Experience: What Exactly Are the 'Rules of Rejection'?

By Caroline R. on Feb 18, 2020 1:14:15 PM

There are crucial times and opportunities where you should communicate with your candidates:

Along all these steps, you manage the image candidates have of your company, thus affecting whether they apply for future positions or how they talk about your company to friends and family (or on platforms like kununu.com or glassdoor).

Topics: Candidate Experience
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The 'Amazon' Candidate Experience: Millennials and Gen Z Want AI

By Elizabeth T. on Feb 17, 2020 11:50:49 AM

Digital natives are a handful—and hold a handful of expectations on how the candidate experience should work. They don’t remember the world before the Internet. They expect speed and follow-through on services and products. The interconnectedness of social media, Google, and everything accessible within a few clicks means digital natives are used to playing the comparison game—and they’re good at it. Their behavior is similar to modern-day consumers---and what they're looking for in their recruiting experience.

Topics: Candidate Experience
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Losing Candidates in Recruitment? 10 Creative Ideas to Stop the Loss

By Caroline R. on Feb 13, 2020 4:14:24 PM

 

"Left, left, left..right, left, RIGHT, it’s a MATCH!"”

That Tinder profile’s quite got something! You instantly start wondering what they might be like in person. But should you write first or wait for them to start the chat?

Dating apps, like Tinder, make the user somewhat like a recruiter: assessing the qualities of the candidate and making a great first impression on your romantic vis-á-vis. After all, even the most promising match runs the risk of petering out.

Topics: Candidate Experience

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