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  • Be aware of "black box" problems when using AI for recruiting

    Be aware of "black box" problems when using AI for recruiting

    Using artificial Intelligence (AI) for recruiting can enhance your candidate selection process, but beware of ‘black box’ algorithms that can lead to recruitment decisions that you can’t defend....

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  • A Guide to AI

    A Guide to AI

    Richard Justenhoven gives four key guidelines to using AI in recruitment. The goal of any recruitment process is to identify the right person for the job. The closer you match the individual to...

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  • Recruiting safe commercial drivers

    Recruiting safe commercial drivers

    Commercial drivers - whether they drive a train, lorry, bus, ferry, delivery van or a forklift - are responsible for the safety of their passengers or cargo, and their vehicles. If you recruit...

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  • Suzanne Courtney: How to attract and select great graduates

    Suzanne Courtney: How to attract and select great graduates

    In the face of fierce competition to find the right talent, today’s graduate recruiters are striving to make their assessment and selection processes shorter, more focused and more engaging. Here...

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  • The essential competencies for digital transformation

    The essential competencies for digital transformation

    To survive in the digital future, organisations need a fluid structure, an agile culture and employees who are ‘digitally-ready’ to cope with rapidly changing circumstances. Digital readiness is...

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  • Financial services: How to resolve your top three HR challenges

    Financial services: How to resolve your top three HR challenges

    With Brexit looming and AI threatening to replace roles, assessment now has a broader role to play in resolving the key talent challenges in the financial services sector, says Andreas Lohff from...

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  • AI's role in passive sourcing

    AI's role in passive sourcing

    Artificial Intelligence can transform passive sourcing but the ultimate goal is to achieve perfect optimisation says Richard Justenhoven. In any recruitment campaign, ‘active’ candidates seeking...

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  • Are you ready for the digital future?

    Are you ready for the digital future?

    Yesterday's way of working is no longer an option in today's fast-paced, technology-fuelled business environment. In our volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world, the demands on...

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  • Is mediocrity all you can hope for in recruitment?

    Is mediocrity all you can hope for in recruitment?

    Recruitment is an expensive proposition for any organisation. As well as your direct recruitment costs, you have to factor in the ‘cost’ of involving hiring managers and other operational teams in...

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  • Smartphones are leading the way in assessment

    Smartphones are leading the way in assessment

    In psychometric assessment, mobile delivery has become the number one priority. Today’s employers increasingly want to allow applicants to take assessments via their phones, particularly in high...

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  • How to become an HR trendsetter

    How to become an HR trendsetter

    If you're looking to get ahead of the curve in the HR industry, you need to look beyond what's happening in the HR space itself.

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  • Cut the time of your graduate assessment centres with virtual exercises

    Cut the time of your graduate assessment centres with virtual exercises

    Assessment centres can be shorter and more efficient if candidates undertake individual case study exercises virtually and in advance, says Suzanne Courtney. If you’ve recently completed your...

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  • Recruitment: time to up your game

    Recruitment: time to up your game

    Job candidates will drop out of your recruitment process if your assessments have too much gamification, says Andreas Lohff.

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  • Kill the bias in your recruitment process

    Kill the bias in your recruitment process

    In any selection process, the great challenge is to minimise unconscious bias. It is human nature to like people who are similar to us, but this shouldn’t be allowed to influence your hiring...

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  • Seven ‘people analytics’ tips that can transform HR

    Seven ‘people analytics’ tips that can transform HR

    People analytics can revolutionise the way you recruit, develop, engage and retain your staff, says Richard Justenhoven. People analytics is a relatively new concept for many CHROs. Finance and...

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  • Five Signs of Successful Volume Recruitment

    Five Signs of Successful Volume Recruitment

    Employees in your frontline sales, service and support roles are hugely important for your business, as they’ll personify your brand for your customers. Here are five tell-tale signs that will...

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  • More than a ticking the right box exercise

    More than a ticking the right box exercise

    In HR evaluations, psychometric tests cannot come up with all the answers. People tick boxes on a daily basis — to ensure they have achieved or completed a certain task on simple to-do lists, such...

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  • What distinguishes good gamification from bad?

    What distinguishes good gamification from bad?

    There’s an ongoing debate in the recruitment industry about the relative merits of gamified assessments versus game-based assessments. Read here which comes out as the winner.

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  • A more rewarding way to select top graduates

    A more rewarding way to select top graduates

    Hannah Crawley, occupational psychologist at Nationwide, explains the company's new selection process: "Our Emerging Talent programmes have traditionally focused on recruiting candidates with core...

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  • Why your executive team should value assessment

    Why your executive team should value assessment

    Up until recently, employee assessment was essentially a risk management exercise, overseen by HR and recruitment teams. The aim was to minimise the risk of early attrition and the expense of...

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