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Applicant Tracking System: Key Features for an Effective Recruitment Process

As we’ve discussed in two previous articles, using an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) helps driving a much more efficient recruitment process. Companies that continue to manually manage and screen CVs are wasting precious time that should be spent in engaging with the best candidates in order to hire top talent. Centralising all the candidates’ information in one single platform and performing an initial screening of the incoming applications to signal the best prospective candidates are just some of the major benefits an ATS can offer. Driving an efficient recruitment strategy highly depends on the ability of a company to READ MORE

Pre-employment Assessments: Normative vs Ipsative

Pre-employment assessments are very important when it comes to identify top talent as well as to avoid the cost of potentially bad hires, helping recruiters to make better hiring decisions. As discussed previously, if well-designed and scientifically validated, tests can actually be one the most objective ways of assessing candidates and predicting job performance and company fit. Pre-employment assessments are extremely efficient as they can provide recruiters additional data about their prospect talents, in order to truly assess the candidate’s fitness for a specific job. So, it’s of the utmost importance to understand which type of pre-employment assessment READ MORE

ATS: everything you need to know about Applicant Tracking Systems!

Before the Applicant Tracking Systems (ATSs) entered the scene, recruiters kept candidates’ applications in filing cabinets or stacked up in piles on their desks. ATSs were introduced to the market in the 90’s and even though the first versions were very basic, it symbolised a turning point in the management of the recruitment process across the companies that integrated this solution into their processes. Mainly, because it allowed recruiters to keep a track record of the applications and better organise the information regarding each applicant. HR tech has evolved a lot since then and so did the recruitment process READ MORE

How AI-based automation of the matching process improves recruitment

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) these days is so pervasive that we hardly notice that we are using it in our daily life: from web language translators, photo apps that recognise faces and email spam filtering to virtual assistants, web product recommendation, and even self-driving cars. All of these applications learn the desired functionalities (e.g., how to classify an email as either valid or spam; how to recognise a stop traffic sign in self driving cars) from past examples that were manually classified by humans, and, therefore, they are categorised under a specific branch of AI: machine learning. READ MORE

How Pre-Recorded Video Interviews Improve Candidate Screening

Did you know that pre-recorded video interviews enable recruiters to screen candidates more efficiently and make better hire decisions? The job market hit a very demanding point where recruiters have to compete with each other for top talent, providing the best candidate experience and promoting a fair and defensible hiring process to consolidate their employer brand. On top of that, they are expected to act fast and to be able to fill the open positions with the right candidates very quickly. According to a 2017 LinkedIn study 50 percent of companies take between one and two months to fill an READ MORE