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Reworked: Think Employee Experience Is the Same as Employee Engagement? Don’t Be So Sure

Do you remember what you were doing about six months ago?  If you were working, which was a bigger “if” then than it is today, you were either working from a worksite under very strange conditions or you were working from home under very strange conditions.  Read the rest at Reworked

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ERE: Will You Still Hate Your ATS in 2021?

“What ATS do you have, and do you like it?” Whether I’m roaming through the halls of the HR Tech conference (in-person or virtual) or on a call with a VP of recruiting, I always ask talent acquisition professionals what they use as the brain of their recruiting operation. “Brain” might be stretching it with […]

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ERE: Where AI Is Working in Recruiting at the End of 2020

The last trade show I went to in person was 2019’s version of the HR Technology Conference & Exhibition. It seems so weird to think of packing into an Uber on the strip, crowding into a session or an expo hall, and, well honestly, the whole thought of going to Vegas isn’t at the top of […]

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ERE: HR Tech’s Newest Unicorn Is…Recruiting?

A unicorn is a magical being that my daughter is obsessed with — and also a company that’s valuation has reached $1B. HR tech has had a number of them, especially over the last decade. Read the rest at ERE

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Eightfold: Five Lasting Implications for Retention in a Remote-ish Workforce

February and March were a wild time to be dozens of people’s work-from-home “expert.” You see, that’s what you become when you spend more than a decade vacillating between a home desk, standing countertop, kitchen table, couch, and, yes, occasionally the bedroom or bathroom.  Read the rest on the Eightfold blog

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ERE: Driven by Hiring Challenges, Recruiting Tech Tries to Take Advantage

During economic downturns, HR technology isn’t nearly as susceptible to the highs and lows of the broader market. One exception to that is recruiting technologies and services, which tend to get impacted by a reduction in hiring demand. Read the rest at ERE

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ERE: Recruiting and Its Tech Aren’t Ready for Mass (Re)Hiring

Don’t call it a comeback.  The immortal words of LL Cool J are resonating through nervous recruiting departments across the country as they conservatively make rehiring plans — particularly since unemployment has clawed its way back to below 10%, the first time since the pandemic started.  Read the rest at ERE

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ERE: It’s Time to Look Beyond the Standard

Conventional wisdom says that recruiting software might be one of the worst types of technology to be selling to businesses during an economic downturn. After all, you might assume that all recruiting tech leaders are probably looking at more ways to optimize and reduce their tech stack than looking for new tools and technologies. Read […]

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ERE: Mass Automation Can’t Help Recruiting Rebound

As weeks have stretched into months and the global pandemic has taken its economic toll on businesses and people, recruiting continues to feel its way through what’s next.  For individuals like Vanessa Raath, who wrote here late last month on how she’s staying relevant, transforming into the role of a helper for the good of her team […]

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HBR: Don’t Hire the Perfect Candidate

Companies often throw good money after bad when looking for the perfect candidate for an open position. Due to the lingering effects of the recession and the perception of a glut of talent, hiring managers are still picky about their hires and many jobs remain unfilled. Who can blame them? The cost of hiring the […]