Ascendify Blog.

The latest insights on talent acquisition and management.

Diversity in 2018: 3 Things Recruiting and HR Pros Need to Know

Posted by | Talent Acquisition | No Comments

Many of us in the talent space have been poring over LinkedIn’s 2018 Global Recruiting Trends report in recent weeks, and with good reason: It’s packed with interesting, forward-looking data and helpful insights. Based on interviews with industry experts and a survey of almost 9,000 recruiters & hiring managers from around the world, the report covers “the four ideas changing how you hire”, and it details the biggest initiatives in talent acquisition right now. Those trends are: diversity, new interviewing tools, data, and artificial intelligence. One can probably discern why we at Ascendify are especially interested in this piece.

Read More

8 HR Tech Companies Using AI to Enable the Future of Work

Posted by | AI | No Comments

As the makers of an AI-powered talent platform, we’re consistently enthused by the growing wave of new & improving AI-powered HR tech solutions our space has seen in recent years. From machine learning and predictive analytics to neural networks and natural language processing (and so much more), industry innovators are continuously finding new ways to optimize inefficient or inadequate talent processes with data intelligence. We’re even making previously impossible initiatives a reality. It’s an exciting time.

Read More

People Analytics, Future of Work, and Why We’re Excited for PAFOW

Posted by | Company News | No Comments

Are you attending the upcoming People Analytics & Future of Work (PAFOW) event here in San Francisco (February 1-2)? We’re a sponsor, and we couldn’t be more “in line” with this conference — the name itself says it all. As a smart talent platform provider with an evolutionary vision, both people analytics and the future of work are concepts we’re constantly discussing, debating, and building for around here. We’re looking forward to getting other industry folks’ thoughts on these increasingly important topics, and attending the many sure-to-be-insightful sessions.

Read More

Smart Succession Planning: How AI Helps Find and Prepare Your Future Leaders

Posted by | Talent Management | No Comments

Having a trained and ready “bench” of future leaders — to fill key roles as employees move on or retire from your organization — is certainly an easy goal to get behind. Alas, it’s not always an easy goal to achieve. HR and recruiting teams are busy often too busy to turn their attention inward, and succession planning, done right, can be complex and time-consuming. Not to mention, more urgent matters can frequently push succession planning down the priority list. It’s a precarious position to be in — but it’s not uncommon.

Read More

Enterprise Talent Management: A 2-Part Strategy for Adjusting to the Gig Economy

Posted by | Talent Management | No Comments

In recent years, the so-called gig economy has effectively gone from emerging trend to the way much of work … works. Many people think of Uber drivers, TaskRabbit “Taskers”, and the like when they think of the gig economy; a broader definition includes the practice of businesses increasingly utilizing contractors, freelancers, and independent consultants. It also includes the changing goals and preferences of today’s workers — freedom, variety, a wide set of experiences — that lead them to seek gig-based careers. It’s this broader definition we’re working from in this post.

Read More

How to Ace People Planning in Large Enterprises

Posted by | Talent Management | No Comments

People planning can be an overwhelming responsibility no matter the size of your organization. Yet for enterprises and their vast workforces, it’s a massive undertaking. How can you be strategic, smart, and agile when there are so many (big!) moving parts? It can seem impossible to stay updated and ready for action on individual and team skill gaps, changing business priorities, and future talent needs.

Read More

The 10 Elements of a Successful Recruitment Marketing Strategy: Part I

Posted by | Talent Acquisition | No Comments

Today’s leading recruiting teams know that to succeed in a tight talent market, they really need to nail recruitment marketing. Competition is steep, and high performers have their pick of opportunities; a solid recruitment marketing plan ensures you’re attracting and engaging top candidates. Need some guidance on what to include in your plan? Here are the 10 most important pieces.

Read More