Workforce diversity and equality are gaining more and more momentum over the last decades. Significant gains have been made when it comes to achieving economic gender parity. Yet, in spite of all efforts, women in the workplace are still not treated equally compared to their male counterparts and most companies still have a long way to go when it comes to reaching true gender equality. The workplace gender gap is still very real, and at the current rate of progress, neither you nor I will be around to enjoy gender parity. It’s clear that more work needs to be done. But how can we fast forward? And why should employers want to anyway? [Read more…] about Workplace gender parity | It’s time to close the gap!
The market for HR Software and Tools is estimated to be around 14 billion USD and growing every year with double digits. Every day more tools and innovations in HR enter the market driving disruption and change in this business-critical field. Most of the time these innovations however do not originate from the traditional HR Systems. Despite the consolidation in the market where HR Systems are snatching up smaller specialized tools, they cannot compete with the innovation speed provided by all these start-ups in performance management, assessments and artificial intelligence. That’s why connectivity is becoming increasingly important, connecting innovation to core HR in a seamless workflow.
“I only meet candidates face to face” I heard the last time I talked to a recruiter in the public sector.
Agree. You should, I said.
How many interviews do you do roughly on a monthly basis? Twenty.
Nice. You can, I said.
Indeed, not in all instances should you integrate a video interview in your recruitment process. In the end, a video interview is not meant to replace any personal contact with the best candidates. Can you accommodate to meet and talk to every candidate that applies? Great! Reality is, however, that most recruiters will not have the time or resources to meet with every single candidate. And the important question is, should you anyway? [Read more…] about There is no point to video interviewing. Is there?
Recruiters are under a lot of pressure to get great candidates and they simply have to go chase after those prospects that would be a great fit for the company, even if they are not actively looking for a job. I get that. This is supposed to be a win for everyone involved – the recruiter gets great candidates, the candidate gets a better job or a better deal on the same job, and the hiring manager gets a great new addition to their team. Unfortunately, the average selection process is nothing like a win-win, but rather a process that causes headaches and frustration for everyone involved. The good news is that you – those of you who are responsible for designing the selection process – can do many things to improve this process and really turn it into a win-win. [Read more…] about From flattery to frustration. Where headhunting is going wrong & how to fix it
Having a tough time selecting the best candidate for your company? Have you hired the wrong person for the job? Does the pre-selection process just take too long? It’s no secret that one of the hardest tasks for a company is to speed up the recruitment process and improve its quality to select the best candidates. More and more companies are looking for new technologies to power-up their hiring process. Would you like to find the best talent fast and without wasting any valuable talent? If so, video recruitment may be the solution for you. Companies using video recruitment in their hiring process can half their time-to-hire, save 25% in overall spending and improve their quality-of-hire. Sounds great, right? But how does this actually work in practice? Let’s have a look at the three most common video interview types available in the market, their different application areas and how they can impact your hiring metrics. [Read more…] about Video-powered hiring | An introductory to video recruitment
A strong, competitive and balanced workforce is at the heart of every winning organization. In order to build and maintain this combined human power, hiring experts are expected to provide their company with the best fitting talent each and every time. A task that is easier said than done, as the average recruitment process is far from bullet proof. No less than 95% of organizations admit to making bad hires every year!* A costly mistake for many reasons. So, where are we going wrong when it comes to selecting talent and how can we impact the risk of making a bad hire? [Read more…] about Breaking the bad: 5 tips to prevent bad hires
I recently had dinner with a good friend who is a police detective and regularly has to interrogate criminal suspects in multi-day sessions. Fortunately, we both live in the Netherlands, where an interrogation is an interview with the objective of truth-finding, with no physical abuse of any kind. Over the course of a nice meal and some good wine, we had a great exchange on how an interrogation in many ways resembles a job interview and at the same time should be very different in terms of the objective. [Read more…] about Why a job interview should not be an interrogation