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

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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.

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

Posted by | Talent Management | One Comment

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.

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

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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.

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How to Ace People Planning in Large Enterprises

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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.

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

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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.

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Quality of Hire

Increasing Quality Of Hire: 3 Keys To Finding and Hiring the Right Candidates

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This is an excerpt from our new ebook, “Quality of Hire: 7 Ways to Get the Right Candidates (and Get Them to Stay).” Download a free copy of the full ebook here.

 
Like all business functions these days, HR departments are now data- and metrics-driven. Hiring teams are measuring their success and optimizing their performance for efficiency — but they may be missing the most critical measure of success: quality of hire.
 

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