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Big data and hiring: Robot recruiters

Big data and hiring: Robot recruiters

THE problem with human-resource managers is that they are human. They have biases; they make mistakes. But with better tools, they can make better hiring decisions, say advocates of “big data”. Software that crunches piles of information can spot things that may not be apparent to the naked eye. In the case of hiring American workers who toil by the hour, number-crunching has uncovered some surprising correlations.For instance, people who fill out online job applications using browsers that did not come with the computer (such as Microsoft’s Internet Explorer on a Windows PC) but had to be deliberately installed (like Firefox or Google’s Chrome) perform better and change jobs less often.It could just be coincidence, but some analysts think that people who bother to install a new browser may be the sort who take the time to reach informed decisions. Such people should be better employees. Evolv, a company that monitors recruitment and workplace data, pored over nearly 3m data points from more than 30,000 employees to find this nugget.Some 60% of American workers earn hourly wages. Of these, about half change jobs each year. So firms that employ lots of unskilled…

You Don’t Know It, But Women See Gender Bias in Your Job Postings

You Don’t Know It, But Women See Gender Bias in Your Job Postings

Are a few gender-themed words in your job descriptions signaling women, unconsciously, to not apply?
A scientific study of 4,000 job descriptions revealed that a lack of gender-inclusive wording caused significant implications for recruiting profession…

Here’s The Full Summer Analyst Application Cover Letter That Went Viral On Wall Street

Here’s The Full Summer Analyst Application Cover Letter That Went Viral On Wall Street

Over the past week, a cover letter from an overly ambitious junior at New York University circulated around Wall Street. The letter, which read with perhaps a tad too much hubris, came at a time when summer recruiting is at … Continued

No More Résumés, Say Some Firms

No More Résumés, Say Some Firms

Union Square Ventures recently posted an opening for an investment analyst. Instead of asking for résumés, the New York venture-capital firm—which has invested in Twitter, Foursquare, Zynga and other technology companies—asked applicants to send links representing their “Web presence,” such … Continued

Job seekers, primary targets for employment scams

Job seekers, primary targets for employment scams

Still think privacy isn’t an issue in job hunting? Think again. Here’s an example of how your information could go in the wrong hands when sending your CVs to Job boards. Jobbook is 100% private and secure: only certified employer … Continued

A Dream Job Can Be Right Around the Corner: A Discussion With Jobbook Founders Antoine de Brabant & Noah Chaimowicz

A Dream Job Can Be Right Around the Corner: A Discussion With Jobbook Founders Antoine de Brabant & Noah Chaimowicz

Let’s face it, finding a good job is anything but easy. It not only involves hours of screening through titles and functions that, in the end, tell us nothing about the nature of the actual work. Moreover, the bigger job … Continued

It’s nothing but net for future of Jobbook

It’s nothing but net for future of Jobbook

Noah Chaimowicz (left) and right Antoine de Brabant are the co-founders of Jobbook, which hooks up university students and job seekers. Here in the bright office, a basketball net is installed whenever they need a break from their long working … Continued

Why Digital Talent Doesn’t Want To Work At Your Company

Why Digital Talent Doesn’t Want To Work At Your Company

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Why doesn't digital talent want to work at your company? It’s not because you’re a consumer packaged goods company, rather than Google. It’s not beca…

How Recruiters Use Social Networks to Screen Candidates [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Recruiters Use Social Networks to Screen Candidates [INFOGRAPHIC]

Over the past few years, we’ve seen social media used in the job market in a number of ways — startups, small businesses and large corporations alike are diving into the socialverse to find top talent, and job seekers are likewise getting creative …