Devyn JeremenkoSeptember 08, 2017
Topics: News

Bi-Weekly Roundup: 8/25 - 9/8

This is the first of Phenom People’s Bi-Weekly Roundup series! Over the course of two weeks, we will scour the net for some of the best articles in the industry about recruiting practices, innovative advances in talent acquisition technology, news, and much more.

Skype is Testing a New Feature

Skype is testing a new feature

In an effort to strengthen their presence amongst recruiting professionals, Microsoft has introduced a new feature for Skype which allows interviewers to test their candidates’ abilities in seven programming languages when applying for a technical position. Skype’s unique platform would enable recruiters to regularly utilize the tool through a dedicated website, eliminating the need to complete additional technical screening with a different program. This could potentially speed up the overall interviewing process, enabling recruiters to interview more candidates to ensure they’re hiring top talent.

You can read more about it here.

How to Add a Humane Touch to Automated Recruiting

Applicant tracking systems (ATS) and keyword recognition software have been automated parts of recruiting for some time now. However, new intelligent machines are starting to emerge like robotized chatbots and AI. With automatized recruitment processes expanding, it’s important to maintain a human touch. Simple ways of doing this include taking time to align candidates with the company’s philosophy and values and personalizing communication throughout the application process. Treating candidates right can result in loyal company advocates.

You can read more about adding a humane touch here.

How to Prep for the Age of AI in Recruiting

how to prep for the age of AI in recruiting

Piggybacking off the last article, AI is popularizing in the talent acquisition industry. This will cause the HR and recruiting landscape to change vastly in the upcoming years. AI and bots will become routine tools that will return time back into recruiters’ agendas so they can make more efficient use of their day. By analyzing many factors, AI could spot the most valuable candidates that are actively seeking work, increasing recruiters’ response rates. To prepare for this, recruiters should begin to research current tech solutions as AI will likely be integrated into these solutions.

Read more about an AI-driven future here.

Winning The War For Talent In The Age Of Intelligent Technologies

In recent years, the war for top talent has intensified, leading HR to take on a new role. HR now needs to focus on improving employee experience by driving a strong culture and upholding organizational values to better prepare their companies on becoming sustainable against advancing technologies. The change is inevitable and HR cannot afford to become another Blockbuster.

Read more about winning the war for talent here.

In Focus: What Does Unwinding DACA Mean for HR?

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is being rescinded by president Trump on Tuesday, September 5th. Since 2012, the program has provided work permits to nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants. They were brought to the United States as children where they also received their education and raised families. Denying the so-called “dreamers” work authorization could have a large impact on employers who rely on these talented employees, according to Mike Aitken, SHRM’s VP of Government Affairs. For HR professionals, this could be a major concern, but there are important things to take note.

what does unwinding DACA mean for HR?

You can read more about them here.

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