Smart Tech Oct 10, 2018
Google for Jobs Is a Game-Changer – Here's What You Need to Know:

Your career site is the absolute best resource for candidates to obtain the information they need to apply for a job at your company. However, before job seekers ever reach your career site, they are first taken on a detour through third-party job boards, filling out duplicative forms and profiles along the way. The experience is incredibly frustrating for nearly every candidate. To get a...

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Smart Tech Oct 5, 2018
How AI Complements — Not Replaces — Sourcers

Worried about being replaced by AI in your sourcing job? Given the current media narrative surrounding AI, I would be, too. AI has become a foreboding presence in many fields, but it seems to pose a particular threat to sourcers and other recruiting professionals. AI can complete many manual sourcing tasks in less time and with fewer errors than a human sourcer. Does this mean an end to...

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Smart Tech Oct 5, 2018
2 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Redefining Leadership

Conversations about artificial intelligence (AI) and jobs often revolve around the reallocation of tasks and skills as society prepares for the 2.3 million new jobs AI will create by 2020. However, AI's impact transcends manual tasks. The strategic, high-level skills of business leadership are also set for disruption. For many leaders, the changes have already begun. Today's more...

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Smart Tech Oct 1, 2018
The Future of HR Software: Where Are Applicant Tracking Systems Headed?

To many people, applicant tracking systems (ATSs) may seem hopelessly out of date. As with any piece of technology, however, the truth is that ATSs are open to further innovation. In fact, many existing ATSs are designed to work in an integrated manner with new advances in technology to create a faster, better, and stronger recruiting machine. Here are three ways that new recruiting tech...

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Smart Tech Sep 28, 2018
6 Ways AI Is Already Changing Hiring Process

While critical to business success, the recruiting process as a whole is both time-consuming and incredibly costly. It is estimated the average company spends roughly 8-12 percent of a candidate's salary in recruiting costs, although the number should be closer to 6 percent. By introducing the right technology, recruiting teams can streamline the process and significantly reduce...

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Smart Tech Sep 26, 2018
5 Ways HR Leaders and CEOs Can Make the Most of AI

The rise of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) in the workplace is having a dramatic impact on the way we work, the job market, and employee expectations. Already, 72 percent of Americans worry that AI will take over their job and could make them obsolete. Their concerns aren't entirely unfounded, as AI is predicted to eliminate about 1.8 million jobs in 2020. That said, it is...

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Smart Tech Sep 21, 2018
How Machine Learning Is Transforming Hiring Practices

Today, organizations across the globe are looking for ways to digitize their businesses through innovative technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. According to a recent study, 31 percent of enterprises expect to add AI and machine learning capabilities to their core operational functions in the next 12 months. This year alone, organizations will...

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Smart Tech Sep 20, 2018
What to Do If You Don't Have the Budget to Build Your App

Creating a mobile app can set you back anywhere from $5,000 to $50,000+. If you're short on cash or just starting out, that price tag can seem prohibitive. You may be tempted to cut corners — but when you develop your app on the cheap, you can run into all sorts of problems, including low-quality performance and security issues. Don't let the high price of development keep you from...

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Smart Tech Sep 14, 2018
3 Ways AI Is Transforming Sourcing Today

From streamlining recruiting tasks to collecting relevant data for better hiring decisions, artificial intelligence (AI) is making major waves in the talent acquisition industry. Those companies that have adopted AI are already seeing results. According to one study, these organizations experience 18 percent higher revenue and 30 percent higher profitability than companies that have not yet...

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Smart Tech Sep 11, 2018
AI and Recruitment: Not as Good of a Match as You Might Think

There is an element of clickbait to articles proclaiming artificial intelligence (AI) the savior of recruitment. As someone who has been on the front lines of the recruitment technology industry for more than a decade, I'm not so convinced of AI's ability to improve the recruitment industry as a whole. AI will change recruiting. This much is certain. But those changes aren't necessarily...

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Smart Tech Sep 10, 2018
5 Ways to Use AI and Automation in Recruiting

Increasingly more recruiters are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to save time, hire better candidates, and keep recruiting costs down. But while many recruiters are familiar with AI's basic functions, they don't often realize the fullest potential of chatbots and other automated recruiting solutions. How can your company leverage AI to further streamline your recruiting process?...

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Smart Tech Sep 10, 2018
4 Ways Job Boards Are Changing Your Recruiting Process

With hundreds of job boards in operation today, employers have their work cut out for them when it comes to determining which ones will help them secure the talent they need. With so many options our there, it is important to work with the best sites — those that adapt and innovate to stay ahead. Below, we'll explore how job boards have evolved and explain why they should remain one of...

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Smart Tech Sep 7, 2018
5 Things You Should Know About SMS Recruiting

Millennials — perpetually glued to their phones and always posting everything to social media, right? Maybe, but they're not the only ones who love their smartphones. Seventy-five percent of US adults use a smartphone, and number of cellphone users around the world is expected to surpass the 5 billion mark by 2019. What you may not realize is that heavy smartphone usage presents an...

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Smart Tech Sep 4, 2018
AI Brings Fewer Interruptions and Better Hires to Recruiting

The HR industry is stuck in a cycle of questions and answers — identical questions asked again and again by an ever-evolving body of employees. HR executives are the knowledge gatekeepers of any organization. They answer the endless emails, Slack messages, and on-the-fly questions team members have about information they can't easily find — benefits packages, new team member...

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Smart Tech Sep 3, 2018
How AI Makes Diversity Recruiting Successful

Diversity is a hot topic in the HR industry today, with many professionals working to find ways to recruit strong employees of all races, sexual orientations, religions, ages, and abilities. Talent comes in all forms — but we often miss it, thanks to personal biases. Whether unconscious or not, biases can often damage a human recruiter's ability to choose the best employee for the job...

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Smart Tech Aug 27, 2018
3 Ways Analytics Helps Recruiting and Retention

When it comes to screening and selecting candidates, we tend to throw around a pretty basic distinction: good candidate vs. bad candidate. Good candidates have the desired experience and education, and they are poised and confident both on the phone and in person. Bad candidates fumble and don't give good answers and sometimes wear sunglasses to job interviews. Come on, you've had a...

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Smart Tech Aug 27, 2018
Why Prescriptive Analytics Will Save Your Business

Accurately assessing candidate fit and skill level is critical to making a great hire. Unfortunately, it's also one of the biggest challenges of talent acquisition. Employers have their tactics, but they don't seem to be working terribly well: More than 50 percent of voluntary turnover happens during an employee's first year on the job, and as much as 80 percent of turnover may be due to...

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Smart Tech Aug 24, 2018
How to Automate Your Recruitment Process

The Holy Grail of recruiting is to reach the right candidate with the right ad at the right time — all the time. In the field of HR advertising, programmatic recruitment offers employers the ability to reach qualified applicants at scale. While there's a lot to explore in this area, in this article I will focus on: - How programmatic advertising generates optimized results through...

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Smart Tech Aug 22, 2018
Video Games Gave Millennials a Career Advantage: Here's Why

Every generation in the workforce complains about the last. In many ways, the generational war at work is a final frontier in diversity and inclusion because it seems to make millennials more of a punchline than a problem: "Those millennials are ruining it! They expect a trophy or a gold ribbon for everything they do!" While it is true that millennials in general do need immediate and...

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Smart Tech Aug 20, 2018
6 Signs You Need Performance Management Software

Simply put, performance management software is technology that helps companies better understand employee productivity. It allows leaders and managers to track, analyze, and evaluate workers' performance in order to ensure goals are met and problems are addressed proactively. The data collected by performance management software can inform decisions about compensation, career trajectory,...

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Smart Tech Aug 17, 2018
Data Literacy in the Workplace: What's Your Data Personality?

We all know our colleagues each have their own unique personality, but what if I told you that everyone on your team also has their own "data personality," too? Data literacy is the ability to read, work with, analyze, and argue with data. Having this skill set is more important than ever before. We're in a highly competitive business landscape today, and data needs to be at the...

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Smart Tech Aug 17, 2018
How Technology Reignites Passion in Disengaged Employees

HR teams are tasked with the difficult job of establishing strong workplaces staffed by happy, engaged employees. Of course, a positive workplace culture all starts with a compelling candidate experience that gets the right people in the door — but once a new hire has settled in their role, HR must offer an equally compelling employee experience. In order to do this, HR pros...

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Smart Tech Aug 14, 2018
8 Advanced Tech Trends Changing the Employee Relocation Process

Given the jaw-dropping advances made in modern technology over the last few years in areas such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and artificial intelligence (AI), it's important to consider which of these advances can be leveraged to make the moving experience as seamless and efficient as possible — for both employer and employee. Many new technologies in the employee...

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Smart Tech Aug 13, 2018
What Is Onboarding Software and How Does It Work?

The benefits of an organized employee onboarding process are no secret. Consider the statistics: Organizations with standardized onboarding processes see, on average, 54 percent greater levels of productivity among new hires. Onboarding programs can increase retention rates by 25 percent. It's not ignorance of the obvious benefits of onboarding that hold organizations back from...

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Smart Tech Aug 7, 2018
Blockchain Is About Security. What Does That Mean for HR?

No longer just the ledger for Bitcoin, blockchain is an innovative network that uses cryptography to allow records and information (the "block") to be securely stored and linked to other records (the "chain"). One thing that sets blockchain apart from other peer-to-peer sharing networks is the level of security. Once stored, information in a block cannot be easily altered or edited, since...

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Smart Tech Aug 2, 2018
Ethical Data Mining: How Doing the Right Thing Is Good for Business

A recent data breach involving Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm, affected at least 87 million Facebook users, whose data was used for politically manipulative ads. While an extreme example of unethical data mining, the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal challenges businesses and marketers to think about the ways they collect, use, and share data. Simply following the law...

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Smart Tech Jul 30, 2018
Understanding Human Error: Why Data Security Is Critical in Hiring

Despite all the recent hype about the "artificial intelligence revolution," the mass automation of jobs is still a thing of the future. We may live in a digital world, but most of our employees are still human — and this means they are capable of human error when it comes to data security. Today, employee negligence is the leading cause of data breaches at small and medium-sized...

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Smart Tech Jul 30, 2018
Recruitment Analytics: How Data Helps Achieve Better Results

Not long ago, the concept of data analytics was foreign to the field of recruitment. Nowadays, it is a crucial skill for hiring managers and recruiters, as it can be a powerful tool to improve results across the entire talent acquisition process. This article will explore: The importance of recruitment analytics in the current HR landscape Common practices for making better hiring...

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Smart Tech Jul 27, 2018
Fight the Summer Slump and Boost Business Productivity

When you consider that about one-third of American adults take some sort of vacation each summer, it's no surprise that organizational productivity takes a significant dip during the warmer months. No company can keep production dialed up to the max when one-third of its employees are sunning on the beach in Half Moon Bay, Hilton Head, or Honduras. But it's not just the loss of bodies that...

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Smart Tech Jul 27, 2018
A New Generation of ATSs Makes It Easy to Handle Recruiting Entirely in House

If you feel overwhelmed by your recruiting process, rest assured you are not the only one. With dozens of job boards to choose from and countless professional profiles of qualified candidates to sift through, even the most experienced recruiter can have a hard time navigating the hiring process. It's no surprise that many companies are turning to outside recruiters for help in this...

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Smart Tech Jul 24, 2018
How to Use Data Science and CRMs to Scale Your Recruiting Agency

The recruiting landscape has changed considerably over the years, and it's going to continue evolving as applicant tracking systems (ATSs) and social platforms develop further. Yet for many companies, the recruiting process itself remains the same as it ever was — or it has grown worse, bogged down by increasingly time-consuming processes. According to a CEB survey, the time...

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Smart Tech Jul 18, 2018
How Predictive Analytics Helps Organizations Retain Talent

In today's competitive labor market — where the global talent shortage is the worst it has been in 10 years — winning and retaining top talent is key for companies to achieve their loftiest goals, from expanding to new markets and actualizing digital transformation to exceeding revenue predictions and more. Recruiting successfully in this landscape requires companies to recognize...

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Smart Tech Jul 17, 2018
Embracing Disruptive Technology to Attract Top Talent

Hey, you — yeah, you with the 11 spreadsheets open on your laptop. What if you didn't have to trudge through all that mindless clerical work every day? What if some sort of technology existed to do those point-and-click tasks for you so you could focus on more important aspects of your job? Well, we've got news for you: That technology does exist. Your boss just doesn't want to pony up...

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Smart Tech Jul 3, 2018
Creating Dynamic Video Training Content on a Budget

The modern workforce is changing — quickly. With each passing year, employees become more tech savvy than ever before. Today's workers want technology infused into every aspect of their jobs — including training. As a result, many companies have begun to create video-based training content for employees. Such content tend to resonate with tech-oriented employees, and it often leads...

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Smart Tech Jun 18, 2018
To Buy or Not to Buy: An LMS Purchasing Checklist

When businesses decide to adopt learning management systems (LMSs), they quickly face a huge array of choices, with one factor capturing much of their attention: pricing. Subscription-based models with varying costs compete alongside free open-source options with no upfront costs or monthly ownership expenses. It's easy to understand why free options are tempting, as an LMS can quickly...

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Smart Tech Jun 14, 2018
HR Technology Delivers Fast Results to Impatient Job Seekers

It's a changing talent market out there, and recruiters who fail to adapt to the technological advances within the HR industry will be left with middling or bottom talent — or worse, no talent at all. The hiring process is a potential employee's first interaction with a company, and giving the impression that your company is out of date could send candidates running for the hills. And...

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Smart Tech Jun 13, 2018
5 Ways a Video Content Management System Can Benefit Your Business Beyond Marketing

Marketing and video content now go together hand in hand, and for good reason: Research shows that video distributed through social media platforms generates 1,200 percent more shares than text and images combined and that companies using video in their marketing campaigns grow revenue nearly 50 percent faster than those that do not. The ubiquity of video has led many companies to search...

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Smart Tech Jun 11, 2018
Why One Company Uses Online Dating Data to Predict Team Performance — Accurately

As a digital marketing agency with a focus on HR tech, we at Red Branch Media go bananas for companies that share our ambitions and ideals around workplace inclusion, productivity, and engagement. Recently, we came across quite the unique team at Saberr, a people analytics company based in the UK. Founder Alistair Shepherd built the company with one idea in mind: Together, people are...

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Smart Tech Jun 1, 2018
Your Biggest Cybersecurity Threat May Work Inside the Office

Is your biggest security threat already inside your organization? While most organizations are aware of the threats posed by outsiders — cyberattacks, security breaches, hacked systems — it's easy to overlook the very real threats that are already present in the office. Insider threats can come in all different forms, from unintentional data leaks caused by well-meaning but careless...

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Smart Tech May 25, 2018
The Real Results of Paperless Onboarding

When a new hire joins your organization, there are always some concerns. Current employees wonder how the new hire is going to impact their work and team culture. Managers are concerned about how quickly the new hire can get up to full productivity. The talent acquisition team members want to ensure they made a good hire who will stay with the company long enough to make an impact. But...

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Smart Tech May 23, 2018
What Is Predictive Analytics?

Successful sourcing and recruiting efforts have always required a deep understanding of talent. For a long time, however, recruiters had to rely on making educated guesses about candidates' cultural and skills fits. There have long been a number of ways to assess applicants, but these assessments are far from foolproof. Making any hire requires taking a gamble that the candidate will...

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Smart Tech May 23, 2018
5 Remote Work Tools to Make Life Easier

Today, more and more companies are offering partially or even fully remote roles — and given the perks that come with working remotely, we can't blame them. Working from home can be extremely helpful in improving productivity. In the office, it's easy to be distracted by coworkers walking up to your desk to chitchat or request something from you. If you work remotely, your colleagues...

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Smart Tech May 22, 2018
The Value and Vindication of Candidate Data: Recruiting in the Age of the GDPR

The recruitment technology space is buzzing. Since Google's entry into the industry with Google for Jobs, Microsoft's purchase of LinkedIn, and most recently, the acquisition of Glassdoor by Indeed's parent company Recruit Holdings, it's clear that talent acquisition is currently a hotbed for investment and public attention. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a record high for US job...

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Smart Tech May 10, 2018
3 Best Practices for Recruiting With Technology

As employers across the US step up their recruitment efforts in 2018, HR departments are looking for ways to take their recruitment strategies to the next level. The best practitioners know the key to increasing visibility and applicant numbers is to take your recruitment strategies online. Leveraging the right recruitment tech tools can streamline your process and provide valuable data...

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Smart Tech May 2, 2018
Are Your Employees Suffering From App Overload?

Trouble tracking your schedule? There's an app for that. Need to keep all project stakeholders on the same page? There's an app for that. Too many email addresses? There's an app for that. Communicating through too many different messenger programs? You guessed it — there's an app for that too. Add in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and other standard office software, and the...

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Smart Tech May 2, 2018
4 Tools Employers Use to Make Hiring Easier for Them — and Harder for You

You're probably aware of the general process employers follow when filling a position. First, they consider their own employees; next, they ask for referrals from their employees; third, they seek referrals from people they trust outside the company; fourth, they hire recruiters; and finally, they advertise the position if nothing else works. Sometimes, they'll use a combination of some...

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Smart Tech May 1, 2018
Time to Automate: Managers Are Losing 8 Hours Per Week to Manual Tasks

Human resources professionals are the glue that holds the company together. Not only are you tasked with key administrative processes like managing benefits and payroll, but you are also responsible for building company culture and keeping employees engaged. What's more, you spearhead the hiring process that creates the workforce in the first place. Large corporations can hire and onboard...

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Smart Tech Apr 27, 2018
How Online Compliance Training Can Foster a Respectful, Ethical Workplace Culture

The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements are shining a spotlight on the importance of creating respectful, harassment-free workplaces. For many organizations, this means rethinking how online compliance training can play a more active role in preventing misconduct and promoting ethical cultures. No longer just another check-the-box item, compliance training can be a valuable asset to HR...

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