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Smart Tech Feb 25, 2021
COVID Has HR Teams Embracing Digital Transformation — and That's Good News for Employee Benefits

Digitalization is happening rapidly in the wake of COVID-19, especially in the realm of HR. For example, more than 80 percent of HR professionals saying digital delivery systems are now critical to their health and benefits offerings, according to recent research we conducted here at Darwin. That research also found that 53 percent of employees believe they get the same benefits experience no...

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Smart Tech Feb 16, 2021
Recruitment Videos: An Often Overlooked Employer Branding Tool

According to Gartner, almost half of all SP 100 job postings in 2018 were targeted to fill just 39 roles, mainly in IT, research and development, marketing, sales, and customer service. Competition for top talent in these fields, it goes without saying, is stiff. And it doesn't help that it often takes more than a month to fill a single open requisition. Employers should have all the...

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Smart Tech Feb 12, 2021
Smart Tools Are Transforming How Businesses Recruit

The right tool can fast-forward your business progress by months, especially on the hiring front. Remote work and new technologies are quickly changing the way most businesses work and recruit. Yet even in challenging circumstances, great recruiters know how to recruit talented people; they just need the right tools to enable them. In this article, we look at how Freshteam, the smart HR...

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Smart Tech Feb 11, 2021
Reduce 80 Percent of Recruiter Workload With Recruiting Automation

It's 2021! A decade ago, many of us thought our world would be filled with flying cars, space tourists, and convenient robots by now. Instead, we have a virus outbreak and staggering workloads, and remote recruiting only makes it all harder. This is a taxing time for recruiters around the world. They're under pressure to find superstars, facilitate virtual interviews, onboard new hires, and...

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Smart Tech Feb 5, 2021
7 Reasons Why HR Reports Are Essential to Recruiting

Recruiters work hard to find the right talent for their organizations. When recruiters do their jobs well, the organization benefits from it the most. After all, the right talent determines the growth and success of a company. For a job as crucial as a recruiter's, the right information must be available at the right time to make the right decisions. Accurate insights into how recruitment is...

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Smart Tech Jan 27, 2021
Dwight Schrute's 4 Lessons for Successful Data-Driven Recruiting

You probably know him best as assistant to the regional manager, owner of Schrute Farms, and an award-winning paper salesman. What you might not know is Dwight Schrute is also an expert on data-driven recruiting. Fact. Over the past decade, data analytics in recruitment have evolved from simple job posting and advertising metrics to comprehensive breakdowns of candidate engagement,...

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Smart Tech Jan 25, 2021
How One Pixar Film (and a Few Free Chrome Extensions) Can Make You a Better Recruiter 

After watching the Pixar film Ratatouille about 15 times in the past year, I've learned two things. The first is that I desperately need to get out of my house. The second is that recruiters can up their talent acquisition games with the right tips and tricks. How did I come to that latter conclusion from an animated film? In the movie, there's a famous scene where veteran chef Collette...

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Smart Tech Jan 21, 2021
The 4 Stages of a Relationship Between a Recruiter and Their ATS

Relationships are never easy. If you've been in one for a few years, you understand better than anyone that disagreements, mistakes, and mishaps are inevitable. While those issues are difficult enough to deal with on their own, public awareness of these problems creates further complications. Over the past decade, one relationship in particular has had its fair share of public spats. You...

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Smart Tech Jan 18, 2021
Recruiting Made Easier: How One Free Chrome Extension Can Help

For recruiters, it's frustrating when someone says hiring is an easy job. While the pandemic brought on a slew of terrible circumstances, such as economic turmoil, layoffs, and budget cuts, recruiting pre-pandemic wasn't a walk in the park either. With record-low unemployment, 78 percent of employed professionals open to job hopping, and heavy competition from outside organizations, the...

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Smart Tech Jan 13, 2021
Make Your Remote Workers More Secure With a VPN

As remote work becomes the norm, company security becomes more important than ever. VPNs can protect employees as they work remotely, allowing them to browse the internet free of risk. What Is a VPN? A virtual private network (VPN) allows users to protect their privacy while browsing online. It bypasses a user's internet service provider (ISP) and instead routes the internet...

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Smart Tech Jan 8, 2021
How Should Teams Take Back Control of Talent Acquisition in 2021? By Embracing Deep Recruitment Technology

We could use many adjectives to describe 2020 (including some choice words that may not be ideal to print). If we had to pick a descriptor that would be universally understood, it would be "chaotic." Over the past 12 months, company executives and recruitment leaders have endured fluctuations in unemployment, budgets, and workplace practices. With so much out of their control, leaders were...

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Smart Tech Dec 23, 2020
Making an Effective Transition to Digital Learning: It's All About Experimentation

Workplace learning, at least in its traditional form, was one of the earliest- and hardest-hit business activities during the pandemic. In mid-March, McKinsey noted that half of all in-person learning and development programs in North America had been canceled or postponed through June 2020.At the same time, organizations can't afford to stop training their employees during a crisis. That's...

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Smart Tech Dec 11, 2020
Will Prerecorded Video Interviews Be a Go-To Recruitment Tech Tool in 2021?

Most of us hope 2021 will see the easing of lockdown restrictions and the return of some degree of normalcy. Regardless of how the next year plays out, however, one thing is for sure: The pandemic-driven integration of technology into workplace processes is here to stay. In the HR world, COVID19 fast-tracked the inevitable shift toward virtual recruitment as a preferred choice over...

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Smart Tech Dec 1, 2020
Your 2020 Virtual Interview Strategy Can Drive Long-Term Hiring Success. Here's How.

Organizations that adopted remote hiring as a result of the pandemic are realizing the trend is here to stay. Video interviews are a core part of virtual recruitment, and 82 percent of hiring managers are planning to continue leveraging them in the long term. However, there's a difference between simply chatting with a candidate via Zoom and conducting a carefully crafted video-interview...

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Smart Tech Nov 4, 2020
In AI-Powered Recruiting, Algorithm Design Matters — a Lot

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are all the rage in recruiting and hiring circles today. Unfortunately, much of what is on offer is overhyped, of shoddy construction, or otherwise falls short. Even the big guys don't always get it right: By now, the story of Amazon's abandoned algorithm that systematically selected male candidates over women is a well-known cautionary...

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Smart Tech Oct 23, 2020
Building Communities: How to Keep Professional Events Engaging in the Age of Remote Work

The pandemic has changed the way work is done, and talent leaders must now master new approaches to recruiting and managing employees. While the pandemic has thwarted many traditional in-person events, recruiters and HR pros still need to connect with their colleagues to keep up with the trends and ideas shaping the future of work. Virtual events can be an effective avenue for those...

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Smart Tech Oct 21, 2020
Using Artificial Intelligence the Right Way: How to Limit the Risks of AI-Driven Hiring

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionize the way we find and hire talent. From helping companies identify candidates who match super specific sets of criteria to reducing bias in the hiring process, AI can transform key aspects of recruiting for the better. However, AI also has a dark side. If developed or used improperly, AI can actually increase discrimination,...

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Smart Tech Oct 20, 2020
Bringing Employees Back to Work? Good HCM Tech Can Help.

As the pandemic remains a pressing concern heading into the fall months, health and safety regulations continue to loom large. Employees are placing trust in their companies to ensure workplace safety during these uncertain times, and confidence is being tested on numerous levels. In endeavoring to keep personnel assured and profits steady, businesses must place an emphasis on employee safety...

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Smart Tech Oct 15, 2020
From AI-Powered Hiring to Cloud Storage, Here Are 5 Ways Your Business Can Leverage Tech to Navigate the COVID Age

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered massive changes in the business world. More people than ever before are working from home, and this shift has led to serious challenges for HR teams as they try to recruit new employees. Right now, it's not possible for many recruiters to meet candidates in person, and many businesses are struggling to fill in the talent gaps left by the layoffs they had to...

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Smart Tech Oct 5, 2020
Escaping the Infinite ATS Black Hole

Before Interstellar, black holes seemed to most of us like distant, sudden emptiness in the sky. Even now, for recruiters, the applicant tracking system (ATS) black hole is closer to something out of our childhood imaginations than Interstellar's Gargantua. That's because the ATS black hole doesn't announce its presence by distorting time, space, and gravity. Instead, it lurks quietly...

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Smart Tech Sep 25, 2020
5 IT Tasks You'll Need to Complete to Safely Reopen Your Office

As lockdown measures relax further, company owners are starting to look for ways to safely reopen their offices. While social distancing and hygiene measures are rightfully receiving much of the attention, it's important that office reopening plans also account for the various IT tasks that will be necessary to facilitate employees' return to work. Here are a few things to keep in mind...

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Smart Tech Sep 22, 2020
Curious About Integrating AI Into Your Recruiting Workflow? 

If someone asked you to define talent intelligence (TI), could you do so quickly and easily? If your answer is no, you're not alone. In a 2020 survey conducted by Censia, roughly 75 percent of recruiters admitted to not completely understanding TI. This lack of understanding might explain why only 25 percent of companies have embraced TI as part of their hiring protocols thus far. Yet...

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Smart Tech Sep 16, 2020
AI Alone Can't Make You Better at Recruiting

Artificial intelligence (AI) is often pitched as the be-all and end-all solution for tasks that range from tedious to tortuous. In recruiting, there are indeed many benefits of using AI: It can take on the monotony of resume screening, reduce the number of interviews required, and help avoid the unconscious bias that often creeps into interpersonal interactions. But it can only do these...

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Smart Tech Sep 15, 2020
6 Tools to Help You Hire Tech Talent in the Age of COVID-19

Snagging tech talent has always been a fierce competition for recruiters, and while the coronavirus pandemic has drastically reshaped the economy and the talent market, tech professionals remain in hot demand. If you're trying to woo tech superstars, you need a strategic game plan — especially right now. It may be an employer's market, but that doesn't mean you can sit back and wait for...

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Smart Tech Sep 11, 2020
Times of Crisis Call for Digital Transformation and Bias-Free Hiring

COVID-19 brought the world to a halt this past March, driving unemployment to new heights. At the peak of the pandemic, nearly 50 million people filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the US alone. Then, in the midst of this already challenging time, protests calling out systemic racism and demanding justice erupted around the country. Taken together, the coronavirus pandemic and...

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Smart Tech Aug 18, 2020
7 Strategies to Boost Productivity in the Remote Workplace

Productivity levels in the workplace are incredibly important, no matter the industry. Low productivity levels often result in low profits, making them important to tackle. However, it can be difficult to know how to encourage employees to work harder, especially in remote-work settings. To boost your workplace's productivity, try the following tips: 1. Create a Healthy Work...

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Smart Tech Aug 14, 2020
10 Things You Should Do If You Are an Interviewer

"Death will be a great relief. No more interviews." Katharine Hepburn, the renowned American actor, might not have been talking about the same kind of interviews as we are today, but the remark still applies. Interviews are grueling, tough, and any other word for "difficult" you can find in the dictionary. And that's not just for the candidate. As an interviewer, you are expected to...

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Smart Tech Aug 14, 2020
Can't Tell Whether Your Employee Wellness Program Is Worth the Investment? You Need the Right Tech

Employee well-being is big business. Deloitte forecasts the corporate wellness market in the US will reach $11.3 billion by 2021. But as the coronavirus-driven recession forces businesses large and small to take a hard look at their budgets, the unfortunate reality is that there is little indication wellness programs are generating the desired return to justify all that...

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Smart Tech Aug 4, 2020
How Conversational AI Is Driving the Evolution of HR and Recruiting

As anyone who has taken part in the recruiting process knows, it's all too easy to get buried under an influx of not-so-qualified applicants, forcing you to spend countless hours screening resumes to identify that handful of candidates who merit interviews. Lately, however, new advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have arrived to assist HR pros and recruiters in their...

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Smart Tech Jul 30, 2020
How to Cut Business Costs by Employing a Remote Workforce

As we have seen over recent months, it is possible for your business to get more mileage out of its current budget without digging into gigabytes of data (though data mining and workflow optimization offer one way to boost profits). More and more companies are ending their leases and transitioning to remote workforces. By transitioning to and operating as a remote workforce, your...

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Smart Tech Jul 28, 2020
Productivity Hack: How to Find Your Most Productive Hours

Not all hours of the day are equal when it comes to productive work. (There may be some coffee infusion involved, but let's put that aside for the moment.) Some people are morning types who thrive on getting up early, jumping out of bed, and starting on work right away. Some people are night owls who struggle through the morning and daytime hours but produce quality work when burning the...

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Smart Tech Jul 28, 2020
Intelligent Recruiting: How AI Is Ushering in the Next Phase of Hiring

Talent management is in a period of transition. Now, more than ever, businesses need ways to examine their workforces and inform their decisions with data-driven insights targeted at specific business impacts. Companies are looking to fill defined needs with the best talent and retain that talent. During times of uncertainty and change, talent remains a priority. A business is only as...

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Smart Tech Jul 24, 2020
Turn Your Recruiting Event Virtual: 4 Top Tips for Success

COVID-19 has disrupted the internal operations of business around the world, forcing many organizations to rethink their talent acquisition strategies. Before the pandemic, in-person recruiting events were a common, effective tool in a hiring manager's belt. With social distancing guidelines in place and large gatherings banned in many locales, these types of events are no longer an...

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Smart Tech Jul 23, 2020
How to Increase Operational Efficiency Using ActivTrak

When your teams are working remotely, keeping track of projects and employee productivity can be challenging. However, even while working remotely, you can keep your focus on increasing operational efficiency. With ActivTrak, you can get a detailed view of employee processes and pain points when everyone is working off site. Our easy-to-use remote workforce analytics tools can help reveal...

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Smart Tech Jul 22, 2020
Is It Okay to Track Your Employees' Whereabouts?

Does a company have the right to track the whereabouts of its employee? Employee locations have massive tax and legal implications for employers. For instance, if an employee worked two weeks in New York City each year, their company must legally withhold NY taxes from their paycheck. If an employee stays 183 days or more in the United Kingdom, they are required to file taxes as a...

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Smart Tech Jul 21, 2020
You Can't Improve What You Don't Measure: Using Workforce Analytics to Drive Productivity

Can you prove that your employees are productive and efficient? The father of modern business management, Peter Drucker, is often attributed with a saying: "If you can't measure it, you can't improve it." On the surface, the quote seems obvious. Without goal posts, how will you know if you're winning? But it goes deeper than that: Even if you are winning, do you know why you are winning...

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Smart Tech Jul 16, 2020
What Is Productivity in the Workplace?

Most employees want to be productive. There's a sense of accomplishment when one's work is done quickly and efficiently. Employees are further rewarded when they learn how impactful their roles are in helping the company reach its goals. To help employees achieve high levels of productivity, management teams can analyze data points around speed, efficiency, customer satisfaction,...

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Smart Tech Jul 15, 2020
How COVID-19 Is Accelerating the Virtualization of Hiring

The COVID-19 crisis has thrown the staffing industry a significant curve ball, just as it has the rest of the economy. However, with modern automation and virtualization tools, hiring can continue unaffected and with significant advantages over traditional in-person processes. Adversity breeds opportunity and innovation, and many companies are now embracing new technology that will power...

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Smart Tech Jul 13, 2020
Remote Workforce Analytics: Top 5 Reasons Why More Visibility Helps Your Remote Teams

Having visibility into a team's processes and projects is important to every manager. However, when you're managing a remote team, visibility becomes even more critical. How can you guide your staff on priorities and deadlines when you aren't sure what's actually going on behind the scenes? With remote workforces, simply getting work done isn't enough. Inefficient processes become more...

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Smart Tech Jun 25, 2020
'Keep Experts on Tap — Not on Top': The Perils of Always Deferring to the Experts

Artificial intelligence makes everything easier. Google Maps tells us the optimal route to the grocery store so we don't have to worry about traffic. Spotify algorithmically recommends new music based on our past listening habits, and we never have to worry about getting bored with our workplace soundtracks. Cutting-edge job-matching tools tell us which candidates would make the best fits for...

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Smart Tech Jun 23, 2020
The Greatest Challenge of the Next Recruitment Era: Speed

This downturn was indiscriminate. Given the scope of the recent job losses, it may seem counterintuitive to say speed will be the most important factor in recruiting going forward. After all, the market is saturated with talent at the moment. The fact is that a lot of the displaced candidates on the market are highly qualified. As the stay-at-home orders lift and our economies recover,...

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Smart Tech Jun 12, 2020
5 Tech Tools Your Business Needs to Work Remotely

Over the past few months, the world of work has experienced a necessary shift. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, companies around the globe had to move to remote operations — some for the very first time ever. While the change has not been without its challenges, it has also been a positive development in many ways. Remote work has long been a sought-after perk among employees, who are...

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Smart Tech May 28, 2020
HR and IT Can Lead the Charge to Make Remote Work More Secure

The shift to remote work spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic has been perhaps the biggest change in business operations we've ever seen. When remote work transformed from something a few people did on occasion to a mandate for nearly all employees, companies around the world scrambled to scale up their resources to enable it. Many fell short, leaving employees to use personal devices to access...

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Smart Tech May 27, 2020
Prepare Your Recruitment Tech Stack for the New Normal

In just a few weeks' time, COVID-19 has turned the labor market upside down. The US unemployment rate is in the double digits, and although state and federal governments have taken unprecedented measures to help businesses survive, we're headed for an inevitable economic downturn. Despite this, many companies are looking ahead and beginning to prepare for life after COVID-19. Hiring...

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Smart Tech May 19, 2020
Offshoring Software Development Is a Smart Move in the Pandemic

At a time when global business has come to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, the concept of software outsourcing has become even more useful and meaningful. It has evolved from being old and weary to new and fresh. In the past, businesses sent small tasks to outsourcing companies to take advantage of the cost benefits, but today, outsourcing has become the norm. Offshore software...

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Smart Tech May 19, 2020
After COVID-19: 3 Predictions for the Future of Work

It's not bold to say the COVID-19 crisis has affected every aspect of how companies do business. In these trying times, many people are finding that technology is an absolutely invaluable tool in the effort to make swift, drastic adjustments to the way we run our companies. As a result, technology is likely to play an even larger role in everyday work, even once the quarantines have...

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Smart Tech May 14, 2020
Virtual Recruitment Is a Delicate Balancing Act of Tools, People, and Processes

Over the last few months, the business community has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak. While many companies have instituted hiring freezes as part of their crisis management plans, this isn't a viable option for every organization. According to a recent CNBC article, hiring can't and won't stop for companies like Amazon, Home Depot, Wells Fargo, and Walgreens Boots Alliance, all...

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Smart Tech May 4, 2020
AI Is Reshaping Talent Mobility

In a business climate that rewards agility, companies that can shift gears quickly and respond to emerging demands for talent possess a massive competitive advantage. The talent landscape is in flux, and one phrase is on the tip of everyone's tongue: artificial intelligence (AI). Much of the media attention on AI focuses on its potential to eliminate existing jobs. What is often left out...

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