You May Be Overlooking One in Three Candidates — Here’s How to Change That | LinkedIn Talent Blog

Talent Acquisition

In September 2021, I shared a post about a 74-page report by Harvard Business School and Accenture that outlines several barriers that keep companies from considering ‘hidden workers’ as job candidates. Hidden workers “have a desire to work and are actively seeking work, but their regular efforts to seek employment consistently fail because of hiring processes that focus on what …

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The Definitive Guide to Recruiting: Human-Centered Talent Acquisition | Josh Bersin Company

Talent Development

Last week, I posted how firms continue to express concerns about their ability to attract and hire the right talent. A few tactics I shared to address this issue include: a) expanding selection criteria to identify hidden talent, b) activating the internal talent marketplace to deploy internal talent quickly—where and when needed, and c) simplifying the application process to reduce candidate drop-out …

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Advancing Recruiting’s Value Through Uncertain Times: Shaping the Workforce | Gartner

Talent Acquisition

Many organizations continue to face challenges in attracting and hiring talent to meet their business needs. As a result, they are increasingly reevaluating and reinventing their recruiting and talent acquisition practices. A few tactics I previously shared to address this issue include 1) Expanding selection criteria to identify hidden talent. 2) Activating the internal talent marketplace to deploy internal talent quickly—where and when …

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Remote Work Has Opened the Door to a New Approach to Hiring | Harvard Business Review

Talent Acquisition

Much has been written about the challenges firms face in attracting and retaining workers. A narrative is also playing about how many workers have shifted their work preferences—with many placing a disproportionate value on flexible work arrangements. Simultaneously, thought leaders posit firms will increasingly deconstruct “jobs” into tasks and activities, so they have greater flexibility in delivering pieces …

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Report: The Emerging Degree Reset | The Burning Glass Institute

Talent Acquisition Workforce Trends

Last week, I posted how workers ages 65 and over in the US will account for more than 60% of projected labor-force growth from 2020 to 30. I mentioned how firms could partly address their talent shortages by attracting these workers to their companies with an employee value proposition aligned with this talent segment’s work preferences …

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Report: Artificial Intelligence in HR: How to Address Racial Biases and Algorithmic Discrimination in HR? | ENAR

HR Technology

Artificial intelligence and analytics continue to permeate most areas of HR, ranging from recruiting to compensation. In fact, a few reports suggest that over 250 different commercial AI-based HR tools exist today. And while these tools are incredibly powerful and produce many benefits (e.g., reduce time in screening many applicants during the selection process), they …

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Glassdoor Workplace Trends for 2022 | Glassdoor Economic Research

Workforce Trends

This Glassdoor report highlights four workplace trends to be amplified in 2022. They include 1) Hiring won’t be easy in 2022. 2) Remote work will boost access to top talent but at a higher price point. 3) Employers will prioritize DE&I action and accountability. 4) Workplace community will expand beyond company walls. Regarding 1 (hiring won’t be easy), I believe this insight presents even more …

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How to Tap the Talent Automated HR Platforms Miss | HBS Working Knowledge

HR Technology Talent Acquisition

In early September 2021, I shared a 74-page report by Harvard Business School and Accenture that outlines barriers that keep companies from considering hidden workers as candidates to meet their talent needs. The report defines hidden workers as those that “have a desire to work and are actively seeking work, but their regular efforts to seek employment consistently fail because of …

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5 Ways of Crafting Inclusive Hiring Processes | Gartner

Talent Acquisition

Organizations continue to prioritize diversity initiatives, such as hiring more diverse candidates. But as noted in this Gartner paper, increasing the number of diversity hires in a firm requires more than sourcing from a diverse talent pool. It also demands they remove hidden barriers that restrict candidates from underrepresented talent groups from completing the hiring process. This …

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Ethical AI: A New Strategic Imperative for Recruiting and Staffing | MIT Sloan Management Review

HR Technology Talent Acquisition

With the HR Technology Conference last week (see agenda here), it is exciting to see the growing tech and AI capabilities across various vendor platforms. One recruiting and hiring capability for HR technology is using AI, machine learning, and natural language processing to reduce a large pool of candidates to a select few who most …

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