What Companies Get Wrong About Skills-Based Hiring | Harvard Business Review

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Many organizations are increasingly focusing on skills-based hiring, where they prioritize candidates’ skills over traditional credentials such as academic degrees. However, does eliminating degree requirements from job postings lead to increased hiring of candidates without degrees? A new study analyzing 11,300 roles at large firms, covering at least one year before and after the removal …

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Realizing the Potential of Global Digital Jobs | World Economic Forum

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This new 35-page report explores how the rise of digital jobs—those that can be done fully or mostly remotely— can help organizations fill talent shortages by connecting skilled workers from regions with a talent surplus to those with labor shortages. To help organizations tap the potential of this opportunity, the paper identifies 1) key barriers, 2) risks, 3) solutions, and 4) mitigation actions …

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Is the Re-recruitment of Former Employees Part of Your Recruiting Strategy? | Brian Heger

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If you find value in content like this, sign up for my Talent Edge Weekly newsletter. It’s free. Many organizations seek ways to identify and recruit from untapped talent pools to gain a talent advantage. However, one talent segment that is often underutilized is former employees, sometimes referred to as ‘boomerang employees.’ While not all former employees …

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Redesign Diversity Recruiting to Reach Neglected Talent Pools | Gartner

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Many organizations continue to face challenges in attracting and hiring talent to meet their needs. However, as highlighted in this Gartner article, recruiting practices often overlook unconventional talent segments possessing valuable skills. A few of these segments include 1) candidates who are near or past the traditional retirement age but are still working, 2) individuals with career gaps or who …

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Responsible AI in Recruitment Guidance | Department for Science, Innovation, and Technology

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This new 49-page report offers insights on leveraging AI in recruitment and hiring while mitigating associated risks. It outlines considerations for organizations before procuring an AI platform, including identifying problems to solve, communicating AI usage to applicants, evaluating system capabilities, and assessing the need for employee training or resources. The report includes questions to ask …

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A Five-Step Guide to Improving Your Employer Brand | MIT Sloan Management Review

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If you find value in content like this, sign up for my Talent Edge Weekly newsletter. This new article presents a five-step process for developing a superior employer brand, drawing insights from leading global employers. It highlights the significance of employer branding, likening it to consumer branding, but without the equivalent depth of interest and research. …

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Redesigning Retirement | Harvard Business Review

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Many organizations continue to struggle to find workers to meet organizational talent needs. However, there is a massive group of ‘hidden workers’—those with the desire and skills to make invaluable contributions to organizations— that often get overlooked for work opportunities. This new HBR article addresses one of those segments: older workers. It notes that many …

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Strategic AI Adoption in Talent Acquisition Today: Overcoming Barriers and Unveiling Future Possibilities | Mercer and St. John’s University

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This new white paper, conducted in partnership with Mercer and researchers from St. John’s University, examined the state of technology adoption within the Talent Acquisition (TA) function, mainly related to artificial intelligence (AI). The report, which is based on survey responses from 477 respondents (~80% hold jobs as TA or HR leaders) from multiple industries, …

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The Future of Recruiting 2024 | LinkedIn Talent Solutions

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If you find value in content like this, sign up for my Talent Edge Weekly newsletter. This new LinkedIn report delves into six predictions shaping recruiting and talent acquisition in 2024 and beyond. Informed by insights from thousands of recruiting professionals, talent leaders, and vast LinkedIn data, these predictions span various themes, including AI in recruitment, skill-based hiring, …

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Are You Losing Your Best Candidates To The Black Hole? | Chief Executive

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The article explores the hurdles organizations face in recruiting candidates for vacant positions, attributing some challenges to the limitations of their Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). These systems, designed for large-scale applicant management, may unintentionally exclude qualified individuals whose resumes don’t precisely align with specific job description criteria. By often focusing on candidates within the standard bell curve, …

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