HR Technology

Neuroscience and Biometrics Can Dramatically Improve Your Recruitment Messaging

Use cross-pollination to bring proven tools like biometrics into recruiting You probably don’t know it, but most of your recruiting messaging and marketing goes unread, and what is viewed actually has little measurable impact on attracting prospects. If you don’t believe that this is true at your firm, realize that biometric tools (the subject of this article) can reveal precisely …

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QR Codes: The Next Big Thing In Recruiting Technology?

If you are a recruiting leader or recruiter who is constantly on the lookout for new recruiting trends, practices, and tools, you have surely already heard of QR codes. QR codes are a second-generation barcode that allows potential candidates to quickly and directly access supporting materials and websites using only a camera equipped smartphone. QR codes have many uses, but …

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Are You Are Becoming A Technology Dinosaur?

Technology is evolving at the fastest rate in recorded history, and tools relevant to recruiters are not exempt. Every day a new piece of hardware, software, or service is announced that could be used to better support world-class recruiting. Staying abreast of evolving technology is difficult but essential for any savvy recruiter hoping to stay on top of efficiency and …

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Your Corporate Website Is Boring Applicants

The Current State In general, most corporate careers sites vary from boring to downright embarrassing. The vast majority of those in existence are essentially online brochures that are not very convincing or even informative. They currently serve as little more than a wrapper for a series of data entry screens that get applicants to enter the information required by the …

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Your Corporate Website Is Boring Applicants (Part II of IV)

Providing Specialized or Localized Information to High-Priority Visitors If you have identified something unique about visitors or you have classified these people as highly desirable, they should then be shown specialized or localized information that would not be routinely shown to every applicant, in order to excite and sell them. The website would shift or morph (shift the information provided) …

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Your Corporate Website Is Boring Applicants (Part IV of IV)

Features That Bring the Firm to Life and Make the Firm Appear Genuine Most careers sites provide little more excitement than reading a paper brochure. One of the goals of the website should be to include information that brings the firm to life and makes the work experience seem genuine (e.g., real or more believable). This information differs from "wow" …

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Your Corporate Website Is Boring Applicants (Part III of IV)

Other Information-Gathering Elements for All Visitors In addition to assessing qualifications and capturing resume details, there is other information you should attempt to get from all visitors, whether they are active or passive, during their visit to your site. Elements under this feature include: Capture Their Job-Switch Criteria. This element requires applicants to list the criteria they would use when …

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Peoplesoft Is Being Swallowed by the Evil Empire

Here are a few of the ways it will impact critical HR areas, including recruiting, metrics, reporting, and self service. 1. Say goodbye to a cadre of HR founders and visionaries. There's little argument that "bad boy" Larry Ellison cares little about HR as a profession. HR isn't a prime function within Oracle, nor is the HR suite a primary …

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Paradigm Paralysis in HR Technology, Part 2

ERE Readers Chime in Regardless of what we write we always expect that somewhere, someone will find fault with what was written and disagree with us. When we submitted last week's article, we expected nothing different. In fact, we fully expected that by the time us West Coasters woke up, turned on our computers, and synchronized our e-mail, that we …

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