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Skills Gap: How To Understand and Use it to Your Advantage

The future of work has already arrived, is your business ready for it? Skills gaps represent an existential threat to companies and a constant headache for recruiters. The required skillsets for jobs and industries are constantly evolving. According to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs report 2020 50% of all employees will need reskilling […]

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Hiring bias: 16 types of bias (and how to prevent them)

Diversity, inclusion and unconscious bias are buzzwords in recruitment right now. The benefits of increasing the diversity of your company workforce are beyond question (more on that later), and the Black Lives Matter protests have forced CEOs to look at their own hiring practices more closely. This involves learning more about the cognitive biases that […]

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The Best Recruiting Software for Remote Hiring

Picture this. You’re getting overwhelmed with open vacancies for jobs that need filling fast. You log into your ATS, but instead of the usual stack of CVs, each candidate is ranked from top to bottom in order of their job suitability. As you start to scan down the candidate shortlist you realise that your top […]

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Online typing assessments: The 5 best to use for hiring

You’re hiring for a role that requires excellent typing skills. It could be for data entry, note-taking, clerical work, translations or transcriptions. Either way, testing someone’s ability to type quickly and accurately is best done via an online typing assessment. We’ve compiled five of the best online typing assessments so you can find the lightning-fast […]

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Diversity Training: 5 Alternatives to Bias Training

Attitudes to diversity are changing. #BlackLivesMatter is a movement, not a moment. And it’s put recruitment and recruiter bias firmly in the spotlight. Talent Acquisition leaders across the world are desperately seeking to ascertain whether their hiring practices are fair and inclusive. A range of diversity-friendly tools and training programs are here to help, but […]

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Predictive Hiring Analytics: How to Use Them

Companies have a wealth of information about their employees. Most HR systems can easily capture performance data, retention data and employee engagement. This data lends itself well to using predictive analytics to hire people using statistical models instead of pure intuition. Collecting and organising data on job performance, staff retention and engagement of existing employees […]

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How to Develop a Mass Hiring Recruitment Plan

It’s difficult enough to hire one new employee so mass hiring can seem like a truly daunting task. Hiring at scale throws up some unique challenges. Effective workforce planning, efficient hiring processes and recruitment automation software all play their part. In this post, we give you the template to develop a mass hiring recruitment plan […]

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AI Recruiting: How to use AI in Recruitment

For many, AI conjures up images of Hal from 2001: A Space Odyssey. A good idea in theory, a dystopian nightmare in practice. But despite our apocalyptic fears, AI is strangely marketed as a recruiter’s new best friend. In fact, I can’t help but wonder that if they’d named it Augmented Intelligence and not Artificial […]

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Hiring Remotely: 9 Mistakes to Avoid

Fully remote hiring can be a strange concept at first. After all, who we choose to work with is an important decision, and we like to weigh important decisions up carefully. We usually like to test drive our cars, view our homes and date our life partners but with things moving online due to Coronavirus, hiring […]

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