Susan Cantrell

70 Flips | 1 Magazine | @SMCantrell | Workforce of the Future evangelist, Reinventing talent acquisition, Digital disruption of talent management, Future of HR

Recruitment chatbot Mya automates 75% of hiring process

Millennial job search company FirstJob debuted its recruitment automation bot Mya today. The company says Mya automates as much as 75 percent of the recruiting process, and in doing so makes life better for job seekers and businesses.<p>FirstJob works with a mix of tech companies, like Fitbit and …

Human Resources

"The best predictor of future behavior is … past behavior"

Past as prelude. So neat, so clean. So full of certitude. Like a fortune cookie Confucianism. Something you might hear on <i>CSI: Special Victims Unit</i>. A …

Psychology

Organizing for the future

Platform-based talent markets help put the emphasis in human-capital management back where it belongs—on humans.<p><b>The best way to organize …

Bias-Free Hiring: How Interviewing.io Is Changing The Landscape Of Tech Hiring

“All I wanted to do was get to the code.”The person responsible for this quote believes that resumes are a terrible way to gauge technical ability. …

Employment

The Gap Between What Leaders Want and What Recruiters Deliver

We all know that talent plays a key role in business outcomes. And that means that hiring is one of the most crucial tasks for anyone who manages a team. But according to our recent research, there’s a significant gap between the <i>importance</i> of key recruitment activities to leaders and the <i>performance</i> …

How To Hire Like Google And Facebook: Evaluating Candidates Beyond Their Technical Ability

In a previous Forbes post, we considered the disconcerting reality that even in the midst of an unemployment crisis, employers across industries are still unable to find the talent profiles they need. How is it possible that even highly educated candidates are unable to find skilled work when …

Video Job Interviews: Hiring for the Selfie Age

Robo-recruiting speeds up the hiring process, widens reach and increases number of candidates interviewed, hiring managers say<p>For job seekers looking to make a good first impression, a working webcam and a tidy room might be the new firm handshake.<p>First-round job interviews are the latest part of …

Employment

In Hiring, Algorithms Beat Instinct

You know your company inside out. You know the requirements of the position you need to fill. And now that HR has finished its interviews and simulations, you know the applicants, too—maybe even better than their friends do. Your wise and experienced brain is ready to synthesize the data and choose …

The Science of Smart Hiring

Finding great new workers is hard. A little bit of empiricism can help.<p>In the summer of 2006, Todd Carlisle, a Google analyst with a doctorate in organizational psychology, designed a 300-question survey for every Google employee to fill out, The New York Times later reported.<p>Some questions were …

Is Blind Hiring the Best Hiring?

<b>A few years</b> ago, Kedar Iyer, an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, became acutely aware of a problem in his industry: A surfeit of talented coders were routinely overlooked by employers because they lacked elite pedigrees. Hiring managers, he thought, were too often swayed by the name of a fancy …

Employment

How to Take the Bias Out of Interviews

HBR STAFF<p>If you’re a hiring manager, you’re probably happiest getting a sense of a candidate through unstructured interviews, which allow you to randomly explore details you think are interesting and relevant. (What does the applicant think of her past employer? Does she like Chicago? What does she …

Resumes Are Messing Up Hiring

While we are surrounded by a wave of new disruptive technologies and apps, HR still hasn’t improved how it evaluates the prospective workforce. Traditional hiring processes that revolve around CVs are no longer sufficient – they don’t pinpoint the right qualities demanded of leaders today, and …

The Death of the Resume: Five Ways To Re-Imagine Recruiting

For proof that recruiting has entered a new era, one need look no further than an exceptionally novel internship application submitted this summer by Shawn McTigue. This playful 2:50 video by Shawn was a response to Mastercard’s call for applicants to creatively promote the benefits of a “cashless …

The Future of Recruiting and Hiring Technology | Inc.com

In recent years, the automation of recruiting and hiring has developed beyond the traditional job boards of yesterday (if we can consider the early Internet traditional) and into outreach and applicant tracking systems.<p>These systems have helped companies keep their cool during the exponential …

Employment

Why the skills gap does not exist | Inc.com

The New York suburb of Mount Kisco has many things going for it--a lively restaurant scene, good schools, horse farms. Olympic champion and Kardashian stepdad Bruce Jenner and Fox’s Bill O’Reilly have both lived there. It’s a lovely place to raise children.<p>But try running a 95-year-old electronics …

Employment

Today’s Personality Tests Raise the Bar for Job Seekers

More companies use assessments to hire, with fewer willing to take a chance on anyone who doesn’t measure up<p>The Delaware North Cos., a hospitality company whose customer-service representatives help people plan vacations at national parks, sometimes struggles these days to keep 80 or so seats …

Employment

Here's Google's Secret to Hiring the Best People

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression” was the tagline for a Head & Shoulders shampoo ad campaign in the 1980s. It unfortunately …

Lies, Deception and Gut Feelings … No Wonder Hiring Fails Half the Time

<b>The Top 7 Reasons Why Your Process Continuously Produces Hiring Failures</b><p>Unexplainably, few in corporate recruiting attempt to measure the failure …

Text-Interviewing — The Next Big Thing in Recruiting?

People love texting. In fact, texting is the most widely-used app on a smartphone, “with 97 percent of Americans using it at least once a day.” And …

Human Resources