Technology Tools for Recruitment: Why Businesses Need Them

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Businesses looking to hire new talent or fill in gaps in their processes should integrate technology in their daily activities. Technology alleviates some of the burdens on recruitment teams. They also help to report on the hiring process for possible areas of improvement. Here are different technology solutions that recruiters and businesses can use when hiring new employees.

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Applicant-tracking software

Recruiters who are looking to increase their hiring efficiency can implement cloud-based applicant-tracking software. This software aids recruiting teams with tracking candidates throughout the recruitment process.

Recruiters can use this software to store candidate data and information, track where individuals are in the process, and pull reports on a candidate’s hiring experience. Cloud-based human capital management systems allow stakeholders to access information from anywhere with an internet connection. At the end of the hiring process, these tools can also help recruiters improve future hiring processes by understanding the path taken by successful candidates.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Recruitment

The leading benefits of using AI in the recruitment process are faster responses and management of simpler tasks. AI-powered software can automate the candidate search process by locating people who match a certain set of criteria or assessing candidates’ fit based on their resume and application responses. LinkedIn Recruiter is a popular AI-enabled tool currently being used by hiring teams.

Chatbots are another example of AI technology. They automatically respond to people’s questions and reduce the recruiters’ workload. Quick responses provide candidates with a positive experience while saving precious time for businesses.

Video Interviewing

Video interviewing can connect people seamlessly, regardless of location. Additionally, businesses with remote workers can use the technology to include them in candidate discussions. Video interviewing also helps companies pull from the global talent pool. For example, a business located in New York City can use video conferencing to interview candidates that are continents away. Tools like HireVue allow businesses to schedule and execute remote interviews.

Looking to the Future

As technological advancements and abilities increase, companies and their hiring teams will shift away from mundane tasks to higher-level assignments. AI and other technological advances will reshape how recruiters go through their daily tasks.

Targeted advertising for positions are already showing up in job seeker’s web and social media feeds. But further automation allows advertisers to deliver the right messages at exactly the right times. Natural language processing (NLP) could be implemented into interviews for analysis on fluency, pronunciation, vocabulary usage, and the progression of ideas.

Closing Thoughts

Recruiters have a new teammate in technology tools. Technology will amplify and augment current recruitment practices: AI assists hiring departments with mundane tasks, and applicant tracking software helps recruiters understand where a candidate is in the hiring cycle. Video interviewing assists in bringing in people from across the world together in one central, digital location.

In the future, continued developments and advancements will bring in additional solutions for recruiting teams. Operations will include opportunities for reaching job seekers in new ways, like through social media. Additionally, AI solutions will aid candidate verification and interview. Overall, technology will help recruitment teams with speeding up processes or handling easier tasks.

Author: Henry Garrett

Recruitment Chatbots: ‘You talking to me?’

This entry was posted in Articles, Careers advice, Job interviews and tagged , , , , , , , , on by Andres Herrera.

AI-powered chatbots are everywhere. You’ve probably met them when buying a flight ticket or solving a problem with your bank account. Lately, they have transformed our consumer experience. And now recruitment chatbots are taking over some relevant aspects of the hiring processes, specially in pre-screening or pre-qualification tests.

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Like any other chatbot, it is a software designed to conduct a conversation, understand human language, and simulate human behavior. The technologies behind are well known by their acronyms, AI (artificial intelligence) and NLP (natural language processing).

In HR, recruitment chatbots are used to reduce time and help with repetitive or inefficient tasks. If you think that talking to people at work sometimes is time consuming and makes it hard to deal with more important issues, imagine life before bots, when recruiters had to call hundreds of applicants for a single position just to check some basic requirements.

What are recruitment chatbots used for?

The most extended use of HR chatbots is during the pre-screening process. Bots are designed to ask candidates a series of relevant questions for the position. Even before a human recruiter reads your CV, a bot can contact you to ask for important information, such as years of experience in a position, certain skills and studies, or a foreign language level.

With all these data ‘in mind’, recruitment chatbots decide if an applicant meets the basic requirements for the job or not. As a candidate, you should take into account that you will be assessed according to your answers, so be clear and provide all the relevant information as if it were a human-to-human conversation. Take these bots seriously and don’t waste the opportunity for being the selected one!

Jobseekers may also use them to their own advantage. They are available round-the-clock to answer queries about the job and the hiring process. You no longer have to spam recruiters with questions that are simple to answer. A chatbot can help you almost instantaneously.

Has everything gone well? The recruiter wants to schedule an interview? Chatbots can also help in this tedious task and match your appointment books.

But what does a recruitment chatbot conversation look like? Like many other chatbots, most of them are integrated with the most popular chat apps. This includes Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, or it can be built in the recruiter’s webpage or recruitment platform. Sometimes you will forget you are talking to a bot, while at other times… well, you will remember that technology still has a lot to learn from us human beings!

Have you already chatted with a bot recruiter? How was your experience?

How to Answer the 6 Most Annoying Interview Questions

This entry was posted in Careers advice, Job interviews and tagged , , on by Lynn.

The following job interview questions bug almost every candidate yet recruiters love asking them! Many of these questions are so dull and tedious that candidates avoid them when practicing for their interview. But these are the questions that almost always make an appearance in the actual job interview and most applicants answer them spontaneously and often don’t notice how honest they are in doing so. And this is probably the exact reason why these questions are firm favourites of many HR bosses.

6 Most Annoying Interview Questions

With a lot of job interview questions, it is often not the question that is important but rather the answer and the candidate’s ability to formulate an argument. Anyone who reacts to a boring interview question with visible disinterest will make a poor impression on the selection committee. Rambling on and giving an exaggerated answer to a dull question will appear cocky and inauthentic. If you don’t have a good answer prepared in advance, you might find yourself stuttering or making statements you didn’t want to make. The good thing about boring and annoying interview questions, however, is that if you do give an original and authentic answer, you’ll be a step ahead of the crowd.

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NEVER Say This During a Job Interview

This entry was posted in Careers advice, Job interviews and tagged , , on by María Aragón.

10 expressions and attitudes to avoid during a job interview

what you can't say in a job interviewYou can bring out your dark side with friends and ex-colleagues because they know the real you and they’ve seen you at your best. But first impressions count and during a job interview, they are even decisive. We’ve come up with a list of the 10 worst messages you can give during a job interview!

1- What’s this about? Have you really not had time to research the company you want to be part of, and not to mention, dedicate most of your productive time to? Not knowing if the company sells apples or designs planes is only going to reveal your lack of interest. Yes, yes, that’s called lack of interest.

2- I just want a job. What you’re really saying is: “Hi, I’m desperate to get a job and I don’t care what I have to do. In fact, I haven’t even assessed whether I’m suitable for the role or thought about the responsibilities involved. Just contract me and we’ll figure it out later.” It may be true, but telling the world will not help in making a good impression – because that just makes us seem like jellyfish floating along on the tide.

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The Candidate Personality Test and Why Recruiters Are Using It

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presonality testThese aren’t like the usual tests you’ll find on the internet. You know the one’s I’m talking about; What kind of pizza are you? Who is your 90’s diva? Which Disney character is your alter-ego?

The tests I’m talking about are the psychological or personality tests recruiters are using to hire! They’ve been around for decades but as each year passes, personality tests are becoming more accurate, cheaper, and thus, more frequently used by companies.

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