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HR Study shows: Digitalization is not IT

Mobile recruiting, applicant management systems, social media and online job-search platforms – they all have one thing in common: they are children of the digitalization and are shaking up the HR scene. While in the past recruiting was done by hand, today (almost) everything is done with a mouse click. The processes are visibly more efficient and simpler, thus giving HR recruiters more time for the truly important processes and the people behind them. – Sadly this is not true. Recruiting is still done like yesterday, incredibly homogenous and much is misunderstood, like the study “HR Management Trends 2016” shows.

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The Study “HR Management Trends 2016”, which was conducted by jacando in collaboration with the Swiss SME Association and HR Today, investigated in the first of three parts how recruitment is done today.… Continue

Mobile Recruiting is here! … Well, sort of.

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Recruiting over Snapchat and Employer Branding via Pokemon GO – these were the last alleged hypes in the HR landscape. What they have in common: both are smartphone apps. Today we want to talk about recruiting on smartphone & co. The focus is not on short-lived trends, but the shift to mobile recruiting.

Codeword: “responsive”.

Mobile Recruiting referres at its core to recruiting using smartphone, tablet, or similar mobile devices. This can be recruiting campaigns via Snapchat, application through a proprietary app or the disclosure of candidate information through social networks, which can also be used via phone – but especially mobile optimized career sites and job boards.

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Application from XY – Anonymized Applications

In the last post we reported on professional networks, in which perfect self-presentation is part of a successful job search. Today is all about a contrarian approach: Anonymized applications.

As the name suggests, the applications are made completely unrecognizable in this process. This means that the name and sex of the applicant do not appear in the documents. Images are not admitted. All data, which could indicate origin and age, omitted.

Commonplace in North America.

In the US, since the 60’s applications will be sent without a photo, age and gender. In German-speaking countries this is rather unusual. The HR departments still seem rather sceptical about the anonymity.… Continue

A fresh wind in the recruiting market

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Most of us can remember it very well: job offers printed in newspapers, personal contacts and career fairs. These were the ways with which companies time not too long ago looked for new employees. Today the acquisition of staff is different: Most employers rely on the Internet and thus also on social media. Where head-hunters formerly had to put a lot of efforts into making contacts, today it usually is only a quick research on the internet, and what used to be personal recommendations through friends and acquaintances, is today done with just one click. With the advent of social media in recruiting, a fresh wind is blowing into the recruitment market.… Continue

Digitalisation: without us! SMEs are giving away 130 Million CHF

 

That the digitalization is revolutionizing work is a fact and has changed the workday of companies in each and every size fundamentally. Possibilities to raise a company’s efficiency exist in many ways thanks to the digitalization – but the implementation of these are slow – if at all – to happen. Exactly this is currently happening with HR and recruiting. Besides the efficiency one other aspect especially suffers from this – the finances. In times of a strong Swiss Franc and skills shortages, SMEs are throwing away millions, as shown by the study “HR Management Trends 2016”.

Small and medium enterprises (SME) make up 99% of the companies in Switzerland and employee two thirds of the workforce.… Continue

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Working at a non-profit organization (NPO) is not only exciting, but also fulfilling and meaningful. But because of its charitable mission, most jobs are voluntary-based. Thus it goes without saying that in case of a paid-vacancy many apply for it. At the same time this large number of applications means a lot of work –without the necessary human resources this is no easy task!

This makes recruitment one of the biggest challenges NPOs have to deal with besides raising donations. Publishing the vacancies on different job boards, reading all the applications, requesting missing documents and contacting each individual applicant – all these processes require a lot of time and administrative effort, and thus leave little time for other tasks.… Continue

May we present to you: our chatbot search_match

What has previously occurred: At the end of July we presented to you the tool Chatfuel, with which you can easily create your own free chatbots on Facebook. The hows and whats were documented extensively. We also announced our own chatbots. Today we are excited to tell you that it is ready to be tested by you.

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Why actually create your own Chatbot?

On one side is the love for technical innovation and on the other hand a chatbots offers the (still very simple, and sometimes restrictive) possibility to be available 24/7. The task of our new Facebook “employee” is to introduce jacando to you and to give you information on our key features and competences.… Continue

When the applicants fail to appear: improve candidate experience?!

First discovered as a new trend in the USA, now also a major topic in employee recruitment: the candidate experience. Especially in times of shortage of skilled workers and the so called “war of talents”, an above average candidate experience is worth its weight in gold.

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At its core. the experience that an applicant has during the application process with a company, is called candidate experience. Derived from customer-experience-management, the happiness of applicants and especially future employees is the focus.

It starts with the job listing.

But starting from the beginning: the candidate experience starts with the first contact a candidate has with the company.… Continue