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10 min read

AI Video Interview: Why It Connect the Dots for Our Brains

By Elizabeth T. on Dec 5, 2019 2:07:32 PM

We all know the modern human has the attention span of a goldfish. According to a study done by Microsoft, the human attention span is a cool 8 seconds long. With more technology and social media, our will to pay attention continues to evaporate. Even reading this sentence may be too exhausting for our video-loving brain—well, ahem, cat video-loving brain. Ironically in a culture with less patience and less eye contact, we lose our ability for the details; we may weaken our skill in giving people adequate time to show us who they are.

We like Twitter, where a “micro blog” has to be aggressively to the point to make an online connection. Our modern world is teaching us to be masters of the “one liner”. A potential employer may not see that as a bad thing, especially in an interview. Global organizations are making speed a priority.  Amazon, the billion dollar company, hosts standing meetings. We can have an in-person interview within minutes due to video. Job interviews themselves can move quickly from online post to sitting in a chair.

5 min read

What to Look for In An AI Vendor: The Checklist That Saves You Time

By Elizabeth T. on Dec 2, 2019 5:28:04 PM

It feels artificial intelligence (AI) is the talk of the town these days. Dozens of AI companies are working to overhaul entire industries, from law, picking out people's clothes, to online recruiting. With the rapid ascension of AI, it's natural for company executives or hiring managers to be a little suspicious of AI, or simply unsure of how to go about applying it.

The online recruiting process, in particular, is gaining speed in this 21st century, tech overhaul. But what’s hype and what’s real? Companies are trying to sift through and figure how the technology can work for them. Which AI is industry applicable? How difficult is it to integrate? Companies are looking to optimize or reach their benchmarks, but are receiving little guidance on how to find the best AI software solution. By taking time to "figure it out", organizations are wasting away time, precious time.

Topics: ai tools for hr
11 min read

Online Recruiting: Do You Speak Fluent Boomer, Millennial, and Gen Z?

By Elizabeth T. on Nov 28, 2019 4:01:36 PM


Topics: employee retention hiring talent
6 min read

Taylor Swift is Leading the Candidate Experience Revolution (Really)

By Elizabeth T. on Nov 25, 2019 4:33:21 PM

Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards (AMA) may be now the new record holder for most wins (29) at the awards ceremony (surpassing Michael Jackson’s 24), but she’s become a defacto candidate experience coordinator of sorts. Swift’s kerfuffle with music mogul Scooter Braun backlights her current war with her former music label, Big Machine: she’s not legally allowed to redo her old songs. In an unprecedented move, Swift took to social media, notifying her fans of the legal stand-still and its effect on upcoming projects. Her experience in the music industry showcases how serious an issue it is that big industries continue to fail to prioritize candidates and their overall interaction with a company.

Topics: employee engagement
11 min read

AI Recruitment: The Next Big Makeover in Talent Assessment Tools

By Elizabeth T. on Nov 21, 2019 10:00:00 AM

The amount of applications companies receive is astounding. Google alone receives over 2 million applications per year! Hiring can be a tricky business; companies want to find the best match, but also create a competitive edge throughout their hiring process. With unemployment down to 3.6% in the U.S., companies are eager to lock down top talent. Since companies are on the lookout for the talented few, they're looking to technology to aid in of the most critical pieces of the recruitment process: the talent assessment.

Topics: ai tools for hr
11 min read

What is Values-based recruitment and why it's changing the talent game

By Blog Team on Nov 20, 2019 4:30:00 PM

Value-based hiring or recruitment is not a new approach in the talent acquisition world. The idea has long been in the recruitment industry. The recent focus on the significance of cultural fit and strategic hiring is what brought plenty of advantages for the companies looking for the perfect candidates. The overall process from strategic hiring to recruitment is termed as “value-based hiring.”

Topics: hiring talent
2 min read

How to write an email template for scheduling a (AI) video interview

By Christoph H. on Nov 20, 2019 2:56:48 PM

How to write an email template for scheduling an interview – with AI

Topics: AI Video Recruiting
12 min read

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:

Topics: AI Video Recruiting
9 min read

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


Topics: hiring talent
12 min read

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.

Topics: hr recruitment ai tools for hr employee engagement
13 min read

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. 

Topics: ai tools for hr
2 min read

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.

Topics: ai tools for hr
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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.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence
4 min read

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.

Topics: hr metrics for recruitment employee satisfaction
6 min read

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”.

Topics: employee retention employee satisfaction
6 min read

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.

Topics: hr recruitment employee satisfaction
5 min read

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.

Topics: Interpersonal Skills hr recruitment employee satisfaction
4 min read

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.

Topics: hiring talent hr metrics for recruitment employee satisfaction employee engagement
2 min read

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.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence employee retention hr recruitment employee satisfaction ai tools for hr
4 min read

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.

Topics: employee retention hiring talent