What you do isn’t just recruiting or hiring. You’re a marketer, too.
Much has been made recently of artificial intelligence (AI) taking over all aspects of the hiring process. Recruiters, AI is going to take your job! Chatbots are going to interview and select candidates. Oh my! The industry press is like a digital-age chicken little, proclaiming that the sky is coming down on talent acquisition professionals: you’re going to be replaced by artificial intelligence.
Whether you’re a recruiter, parent, writer, HOA president, or all of the above (and more), there are apps that can make your life easier. (There are also apps that can waste your time, disappoint you, and make your life harder. We won’t go into those here.)
These are a few of the standouts that have proven themselves to reliably solve day-to-day problems for me. I think you’ll love them, too.
Hate giving out your personal mobile phone number for work? I do too, but sometimes it’s the only way to make sure I can be reached.
For years I’ve either had to carry two phones (one work, one personal), or consolidate to just one, commingling work and personal so that any given ring could just as easily be my mom as it could a customer or a member of the media. It’s cumbersome, at best.
More than 8,500 people attended the 19th annual HR Technology conference in Chicago. Whether you were among them or not, you might be interested to read some of the key takeaways from thought leaders and observers:
AI is the new black
It's no secret that machine learning and big data analytics are the future of HR technology. Their close relative, artificial intelligence, by numerous accounts, was this year's focal point.
Women on the rise in HR Technology leadership
The inaugural 'Women in HR Technology' pre-conference event shined a spotlight on some of the women leading innovation in our industry, and offered insights into the challenges women face, as well as keys for success.
And the show was not without its cynics...
Putting hype before product function and substance is always a problem, in any industry. Addressing the issues can fall by the wayside, and some HR Tech attendees felt this was the case.
Wherever you fall on the excitement vs. cynicism spectrum, there's a lot of innovation and growth happening in HR tech, and they're changing the nature of how we do our jobs.
Help and hype are both there in abundance, and with a little research, savvy shoppers will no doubt find powerful tools to transform the way they work.
It’s almost here… HR Tech is in just a few days, and after all the the news and unveilings of the conference, the next question on everyone’s mind is: where’s the party?
(AT the show it's at the Restless Bandit booth #1416—join us at the bar, happy hour is from 2:00 on!)
If you work in HR, you know that there’s a vast, almost overwhelming array of technology options. It’s an exciting time, because there are so many powerful tools that help streamline tasks, manage data, and draw business-critical information and insights that we had no access to until recently.
In just a few weeks, the innovators, early adopters, and visionaries of HR Tech will be converging on the Windy City, after gathering in Sin City for the last couple of years. We all know that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas… but what about Chicago? This is uncharted territory.
Implicit bias is a natural and unavoidable reality when we’re dealing with people. The very things that make humans able to do things a computer can’t—like feelings and instincts—are also the ones that can be a liability in hiring.
Today’s announcement of Randstad’s acquisition of Monster is another significant development in the consolidation of online recruitment companies.
Workday’s acquisition of Platfora, announced this week, is just the latest validation of the critical role data science and big data plays in the future of HR.