In today’s hyper-connected business environment, detaching from work is borderline impossible. Thanks to the various devices within arm’s reach throughout the day, we have the ability to be plugged in constantly—for better or for worse.
Are You Incorporating Technology Into Your Recruitment Process? You Could Be Scaring Job Seekers Away
Beyond recently conducted a national survey of more than 6,000 job seekers, which revealed that job seekers are concerned that technology could take over the interview process. The majority of respondents (56%) said technology has already made the interview process too impersonal, with more than half reporting that commonly used video technologies like Skype interfere with a hiring manager’s ability to accurately evaluate a candidate’s soft skills. As video becomes common place and new technologies such as virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI) make their way into the interview process, job seekers are even more anxious about advanced technologies’ role in determining if they get hired.
[Excerpted from recruitingtrends]
New tools and features may help mid-sized companies build a stronger talent pipeline.
Job boards are the second-most popular means of recruiting behind employee referrals, and many companies still find the best talent through this channel. However, as the talent base accessed through these platforms widens, it's sometimes difficult for a recruiter to find the right candidates. Mid-sized businesses spend as much as 30 percent of their recruitment budgets on job-search sites, so it's important that they see returns on their listings.
In order to maximize their investment, companies can take steps to make better use of these platforms. Talent-acquisition departments can perform an audit of their current vendors, look to platforms that segment their users into "communities" for a more targeted approach to selecting candidates, utilize mobile recruiting tools, and tell a strong brand story through their job listings and online advertisements.
When I was a kid, I wanted to be bilingual, I still wish I was but lucky for me there’s an app for that. Traveling to a foreign country doesn’t seem as intimidating anymore. In theory I could simply speak into an app and my words could be translated to the cab driver in Spain or the train conductor in Italy or the street vendor in Vietnam. It’s amazing what these mobile devices in our pockets have given us, but it’s also sad to think about what they have taken away.
No longer do you need to talk to a person to make plans—you send a text. You don’t have to call to make a reservation—you click a button. And you don’t have to even call to order a pizza anymore—you send a pizza emoji. Communicating is completely different now, thanks to technology, and while so many things are better because of it, the art of communication is dying—especially when it comes to the world of work.
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The holiday season is officially here and that means it’s time for companies to host their annual holiday party. Many companies take this time as an opportunity to celebrate another successful year in the books and thank their employees for their hard work, but holiday parties can have another added bonus—they’re great for cultivating company culture.
At one point in time, success for the US worker was synonymous with climbing the corporate ladder and paying one’s dues. The common career path included a lifelong commitment with one organization, with sights set on a series of promotions over several decades. Today’s workers, Millennials now the majority, have different ideals about success and many don’t march to the same beat as the generations before them. A recent study asked more than 11,000 job seekers how they define career success and it found that the modern day worker’s notions have evolved.