5 Ways to Reduce Bias While Recruiting

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Research studies have repeatedly shown that bias exists in virtually every business and industry. Much of it is unconscious – the type of bias hidden behind a blind spot in someone’s brain. Also known as hidden or implicit bias, it guides people’s behavior without them even being aware of their role.  Conscious or otherwise, bias… Read more »

Why Social Media Will Make or Break Your Recruitment Strategy

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Circa 2021, if a recruiter fails to include social media in their overall hiring strategy, they might as well find another career. Social platforms are growing in size and number, and they span all generations and age groups. The Big Three – LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter – have more than 3.5 billion combined users. Plus,… Read more »

3 Things Recruiters Should Do to Boost Diversity and Inclusion

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There are numerous studies out there showing that diversity and inclusion in the workplace drive real progress. Not surprisingly, having different perspectives and backgrounds on a team leads to more and newer ideas to help solve problems and drive innovation.  Along with a spectrum of other compelling statistics, the McKinsey report Diversity Wins: How Inclusion Matters revealed… Read more »

Where is Recruiting Headed in a Post-Pandemic World?

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What a strange, strange time it’s been … and still is, as businesses around the world crawl out from under the dark, 18-month-long cloud that has been COVID-19 and its subsequent recovery period. There’s no playbook for how to bounce back, including what to expect when you’re a recruiter circa mid to late 2021.  What… Read more »

Talent Acquisition Data: Why It’s Essential to Recruiting

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As you advance your talent acquisition career, you’ll quickly fall behind unless you understand the importance of data-driven recruiting and how it enables the right decision-making. The recruitment process is a treasure trove of data. When mined carefully, it reveals critical information on how to hire, when to hire, how much to spend on hiring,… Read more »

Evaluating Candidates Outside Their Resume: 3 Things to Consider

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A resume and cover letter are good – often even great – introductions to job candidates. But that’s all they are. To get to know a person before moving them to your shortlist of potential hires, you need an interview process, of course. As you meet with and otherwise assess applicants, here are three tools… Read more »

The Importance of Data-Driven Recruiting

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You can rely on luck, intuition, and your gut when recruiting new talent. They’re not bad things. Or … you can get it right.  If you operate on assumption – experience and warm, fuzzy feelings notwithstanding – your results may not be reliable when the value of a good hire is at stake. And that’s… Read more »