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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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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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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Layoffs and Strict Return-to-Office Mandates as Sources for Talent Acquisition: A Worksheet | Brian Heger

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If you find value in content like this, sign up for the Talent Edge Weekly newsletter. It’s free! Many organizations continue to identify opportunities to recruit top talent for their open positions. One often-overlooked talent acquisition strategy involves recruiting from organizations undergoing layoffs, which is one reason I developed my layoff tracker.Another untapped source of attracting talent, particularly …

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Competence Over Credentials: The Rise of Skills-Based Hiring | BCG and Lightcast

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This article emphasizes the shift many organizations are making toward skills-based hiring. It highlights the advantages of this approach for broadening the talent pool to include self-taught individuals and those who gained their skills through experience rather than solely through academic qualifications. While the article provides many noteworthy trends in skills-based hiring (such as the US leading …

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Build a Recruiting Function That Scales With Your Hiring Demand | Gartner

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An organization’s hiring needs can change quickly due to economic uncertainties and shifting business conditions. To adapt to these changes, recruiting functions need to be able to adjust and scale up or down accordingly. This Gartner article provides three strategies for enabling this adaptability: 1) develop a flexible forecasting process, 2) make resourcing decisions with flexibility in mind, and 3) protect investments …

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Indeed’s 2024 US Jobs & Hiring Trends Report: Reasons for Cautious Optimism | Economic Research by Indeed

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As organizations fine-tune their 2024 hiring strategies, Indeed’s Hiring Lab’s latest report provides valuable insights to shape these plans. The report delves into five key trends, including the decrease in job postings, stabilization of wage growth, potential impacts of an aging population on labor force participation, and a noticeable upswing in AI-related job listings. Regarding job postings, the Indeed Job …

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A Playbook for the Inclusive Hiring of Later-Career Workers | The Burning Glass Institute and AARP

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If you value content like this, sign-up for my free Talent Edge Weekly newsletter! According to a recent Bain & Company report, workers aged 55 and older in developed countries will exceed 25% of the workforce by 2031, nearly 10 percentage points higher than in 2011. Japan stands out as an extreme case, with individuals aged 55 and …

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2024 Talent Acquisition Trends Report | Korn Ferry

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This 10th annual report by Korn Ferry highlights six key trends in talent acquisition for 2024. One of these trends is the intersection of AI and recruiters, with AI streamlining time-consuming recruiting tasks, such as assessments and scheduling. This practice enables recruiters to prioritize the candidate experience, relationship management, and innovative talent sourcing. Another trend is AI’s role in …

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