Weekly Roundup: Top Headlines in Talent Acquisition, Feb. 16, 2018

Posted by The ConveyIQ Team

Welcome back to another ConveyIQ Weekly Roundup. Here’s the latest news and updates that made headlines in the HR community this week.
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This is the week of the candidate and showing them some love during the interview and job search process. As the year gets underway, it’s important that teams establish their plans for candidate experience and improved processes correctly.


The 7-Stage Framework for Developing an Award-Winning Candidate Experience
Recruiters and talent acquisition professionals hoping to build a plan for an awesome candidate experience should take notes. Ted Diaz shares the framework for successfully building an interview process with the candidate in mind, plus, every stage in the interview process where candidate experience can be updated. This is your ultimate guide to making a positive change in 2018!


Four Big Barriers That Will Impede Talent Acquisition This Year
With so many trends pointing in positive directions for talent acquisition teams this year, it’s important to move forward cautiously because there are big challenges ahead, as well. Two of the biggest barriers to success, according to Aman Brar, are a negative candidate experience and ignoring the introverted candidate. 2018 is all about keeping the candidate top of mind, so watch out for these and the other barriers that could slow down your recruiting team.

HR Dive

Workers say they feel like they're sending resumes to a 'black box'
69% of job applicants in the U.S. feel like the interview process is impersonal - a stat that needs to change. A majority of candidates also feel they are sending their resumes off to no man’s land as they never or rarely hear back from employers on status updates or even rejections. The solution is communication.


How To Find A Job Using Social Media
Candidates hoping to make a job switch this year can turn to social media to find their new career. LinkedIn is built for this purpose, but Twitter, Facebook and Instagram users can also reap job search benefits. Before doing so, candidates should clean up anything inappropriate and get comfortable with different search formats on each platform.


Automation May Have Disproportionate Impact on Women, Minorities
While there won’t necessarily be a loss in jobs due to automation, people in administrative or task-driven fields may be at risk. Largely, women and minorities hold these types of positions, so it’s more important than ever to develop skills and strive for more leadership roles.  Retraining can help these individuals find new career paths when automation reaches their desks.

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