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The Value of AI Chatbots in Recruiting

The Value of AI Chatbots in Recruiting

AI chatbots and other AI tools have arrived in recruiting, and their use is expected to grow exponentially in coming years. Many companies are using AI chatbots to boost communication, answer questions, improve candidate matching, and even bolster employee engagement after hire.

According to LinkedIn’s 2018 Global Recruiting Trends report, 35 percent of talent professionals say AI is the top trend in hiring. While many hiring managers and recruiters are figuring out how to incorporate AI, the majority are not losing sleep that AI recruiting tools are going to replace them. According to the report, only 15 percent of hiring professionals think AI tools will make their work obsolete.

 
 
 

Don’t Let Cultural Fit Undermine Diversity

Don’t Let Cultural Fit Undermine Diversity

Diversity matters to the success of companies. Multiple studies have found that businesses with a diverse workforce outperform those with less gender, racial and ethnic diversity. Companies whose employees vary by race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation and ability are more innovative and agile. A 2016 study by Bersin found companies with strong diversity and inclusion strategies are 1.7 times more likely to lead their industry in innovation and have 2.3 times greater cash flow per employee.1

Despite this knowledge, companies struggle to move the needle on diversity.

 
 
 

Why You Need a Total Talent Acquisition Strategy

Why You Need a Total Talent Acquisition Strategy

Your company no doubt has a well-thought-out business plan. Ditto for a marketing strategy and clear sales process. But what about a workforce strategy? Many companies don’t have a talent acquisition strategy in place and slip into reactive hiring and firing cycles when business expands or contracts. All too often, this results in unfilled mission-critical roles, rush hires of people who aren’t right for the position, or layoffs of employees who were valuable to your organization.

What Is a Workforce Strategy?

A workforce strategy is a proactive hiring plan. Effective plans are based upon a clear-eyed assessment of a company’s current workforce, as well as business projections for the short and long term.

 
 
 

The 2018 Jobs Outlook for Toronto

The 2018 Jobs Outlook for Toronto

Whether you’re a candidate looking for a new job in Toronto or a growing business in need of a recruitment agency, it’s important that your vision for the future is grounded in the realities facing your industry and the economy. Here we’ve gathered the most recent expectations for employment and hiring in Toronto through 2018:

In December 2017, Canada as a whole recorded its lowest unemployment rate in more than 40 years when it dropped to 5.7 percent. Ontario’s unemployment rate also hit record lows when it dipped from 6.4 percent in November 2017 to 5.5 percent in December 2017.1

 
 
 

The 2018 Jobs Outlook for Canada

The 2018 Jobs Outlook for Canada

Whether you’re a candidate looking for a job or a growing business in need of a recruitment agency in Canada, it’s important that your vision for the future is grounded in the realities facing the economy in the coming months and years. Here we’ve gathered predictions for employment and hiring in Canada through 2018:

Signs of Economic Resilience

Projections by the International Monetary Fund put Canada’s 2017 economic growth at the top of the world’s largest advanced economies. The IMF raised its projections for the country’s GDP for 2017 from 2.5 percent to 3 percent in the fourth quarter, putting it ahead of the United States, which experienced 2.2 percent growth in 2017.

 
 
 

The best questions to ask in a job interview to assess the workplace culture

The best questions to ask in a job interview to assess the workplace culture

When it comes to job satisfaction, there’s a special ingredient that holds the key to happiness and success in a role: it’s called “cultural fit.”

The Harvard Business Review describes cultural fit as the likelihood that someone will reflect and/or be able to adapt to the core beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that make up an organization.

At Hudson, we know from experience how important cultural fit is to an employee’s performance, happiness and longevity in a role – because individuals will only thrive in an environment where they feel comfortable and within an organization whose values align with their own.

 
 
 

3 business benefits of establishing an organizational purpose

3 business benefits of establishing an organizational purpose

Purpose has become a popular discussion point in HR circles as of late, and for good reason – a well-defined and compelling purpose can bring about long-lasting, positive change to your organization and the people who engage with it.

In its simplest form, purpose is about identifying the core reason why your organization exists – why you do what you do - then finding an effective way of articulating and demonstrating that message to the world.

But unlike social responsibility, which in most cases is about checking a few boxes and then continuing with business as usual, an organization’s purpose is multifaceted. It incorporates and builds from all aspects of your organization, from corporate elements such as strategy and structure, through to personal factors such as individual fulfillment and employee development.

 
 
 

Top Talent Trends: Recruitment in 2018

Top Talent Trends: Recruitment in 2018

Change doesn’t wait for the New Year. Throughout 2017, talent acquisition faced major disruptions, including the entrance of Google for Jobs into the hiring mix and artificial intelligence gaining momentum in recruiting. The speed of transformation is expected to continue through 2018, and agile organizations that stay ahead of the curve with new technologies will have the talent advantage. Read on to learn about the major issues and trends on the horizon for the recruitment landscape next year.

A Focus on Diversity Hiring

While diversity has been on the radar for a long time, recent incidents underscore the importance of accelerating change across industries.

 
 
 

What's the one thing the HR Director of the future will need?

What's the one thing the HR Director of the future will need?

At Hudson, we talk a lot about transformation.

We talk about organizational structures being dismantled. We talk about conventional, silo-based teams and systems becoming obsolete. We even talk about traditional roles in a company being thrown out the window.

Naturally, in all this talk of tearing up the rulebook in the new world of work, people wonder what this will mean for their role.

 
 
 

Three tips for leading a multinational team to success

Three tips for leading a multinational team to success

The way we work together is changing. Globalization, expansion into new markets and flexible workplaces require diverse teams of people working together: virtual teams, cross-border teams, matrixed organizations.

Working with people you do not see – or who live in a different time zone, or think, talk, feel or act differently from you – can make even simple tasks difficult.

From my discussions with managers, most see the value of diversity to avoid group think. However, when it comes to working together, it is often easier to see how we are different, rather than how those differences can be harnessed.

 
 
 

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