The Basics of Data Normalization

What is data normalization, and why are we dedicating an entire blog post to it? We recently processed 62 million candidate data points and found the proof we’ve been waiting for. Recruiting has a data problem; an unstructured, messy, and ineffective data problem. Here’s what we found: When you break down those percentages, out of 62 million candidate records: Over 31 million records didn’t have a resumeAbout 22 million records...

Artificial Intelligence in Recruitment: What It Can and Can’t Do

Artificial intelligence and its role in recruitment have been topics of interest for years, but we’re hitting a turning point in that conversation. Teams are starting to see AI for what it is: a support tool to increase productivity. But there are still some inflated expectations to manage. The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Recruitment Gartner’s recently published 2021 Hype Cycle for Human Capital Management Technology explored how AI in...

Equality vs. Equity at Work

Before 2020, bringing up diversity in the workplace often resulted in hushed tones and nervous employees. Nowadays, those conversations have turned into vital pillars of communication in the workplace. As we move past understanding the role of diversity, the attention turns to inclusion, and tucked within that umbrella is the role of equality vs. equity. Equality vs. Equity: The Definitions Before we dive into the application of equality or equity,...

The Secret to High Volume Staffing

If your staffing team is facing a significant workload and uncertainty about staying on top of everything, you’re not alone. This mid-year point is a great time to sit down and analyze your current processes. As the second half of the year ramps up, we’re seeing “The Great Resignation” alongside increased workforce needs. So what’s the secret to making your high-volume staffing needs happen? Let’s take a look. Current Staffing...

How to Support LGBTQ+ Candidates

Happy Pride Month! You’ve likely seen the rainbow avatars across social media, but what is your team doing on a deeper level to support LGBTQ+ candidates at every step of the journey? Much like our recent blog post about supporting disabled and neurodiverse candidates, we wanted to look at how you can better support LGBTQ+ candidates. Being LGBTQ+ at Work Recent estimates suggest that roughly 5.9% of the US workforce...

How Talent Intelligence Makes Reskilling Easy

There’s nothing like a global pandemic and an ensuing financial and jobs crisis to remind you that flexibility is critical. 2020 reminded many recruiting teams that they need to remain flexible and open to learning to stay ahead. Quickly reskilling became a major topic of conversation. To reskill in the world of recruiting and hiring effectively, you’re going to need Talent Intelligence. What Is Reskilling? When the work world undergoes...

7 Steps to an Efficient Recruiting Process

What makes an efficient recruiting process? Too many recruiting teams are stuck using methods and technologies that don't support their growing needs. But contrary to a common misconception, teams often don’t need to overhaul their entire operations and tech stacks to make measurable differences. All it takes is a drive to do better work faster and a few simple steps to build the efficient recruiting process that your team needs...

What You Need To Be a Talent Advisor

As a recruiter or recruiting leader, how can you do good work and progress in your professional development? Making the shift to a talent advisor mindset requires not just the skills you’ve honed over your career. You need two tools that, when partnered with your experience, will make you indispensable. What is a Talent Advisor? While the term “talent advisor” has been around for a while, the massive shift in...

The Danger in Duplicate Data

Data-driven recruiting strategies are more likely to reduce hiring costs and often result in better hiring decisions, but what happens if your talent acquisition data is less than optimal? Nearly 30% of company leaders say they aren’t sure how accurate their internal data is. Our internal research shows that duplicate data is a far bigger problem than teams think it is. Why is Duplicate Data So Bad? It’s simple: The...

Which Comes First: Diversity or Inclusion?

When companies begin to implement diversity initiatives, they often ask whether they should focus on diversity or inclusion. While it may seem like a natural progression to move from one to the other, the more lasting way to success is a little different. Where We’re At In our report, The Current State of Diversity Recruiting, we surveyed team members from 150 organizations. Our goal was to learn more about where...

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