Are You Ready for the Remote Work Revolution?

Are You Ready for the Remote Work Revolution?

10 tips to ensure a happier, healthier, and more productive workforce Revolution: A sudden, radical, or complete change; e.g. a fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something (Merriam-Webster Dictionary) Who’d have thought just a mere couple of years ago that remote working would become de rigueur?  Perhaps we can go so far as to say that it’s graduated to the status of the new norm. The revolution, in fact, has already happened. Covid has demolished the traditional workplace Let’s admit it: in the past, remote working held a certain nuance of stigma. If you weren’t in…
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Gen Z and the Interview Experience

Gen Z and the Interview Experience

And here we are, at Gen Z... The latest generation of employees to enter the workforce. Unfortunately, this latest cohort tends to get an unfair rap for being “entitled” and “lazy”.  Gen Zers are imagined as a slack bunch who’d rather be trekking up a mountain or lying on a beach than doing their actual job (come to think of it, that sounds rather enticing!). But are they? Let’s take a look at their side of the story. Gen Z Explained Unlike digital pioneers – AKA Millennials, Gen X and, to an extent, Boomers – Gen Z is the very…
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Amplifying The Recruiter and Candidate Experience

Amplifying The Recruiter and Candidate Experience

As hiring specialists... it can sometimes feel that there’s just not enough time to think about how the whole hiring process is being perceived at the other end. Despite the fact that candidates are the heart of the interviewing process, recruiters are under a lot of pressure to juggle a tremendous amount of balls. Often via numerous stakeholders and communication channels. Which means their experience isn’t always the #1 priority. It starts with the bombardment of responses for each job (250+ in some cases!). Then there’s acknowledging every application, sifting through résumés, multiple rounds of interviews, skills assessments, and finally…
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The Tale of the Elusive Purple Squirrel

The Tale of the Elusive Purple Squirrel

Once upon a time... there was a purple squirrel. All the hiring specialists in the land tried to lure it in. Only, it doesn’t exist. The end. Instead of purple squirrels, let’s attract the right candidates The moral of the story is that we may start out thinking that the 150% perfect candidate - our purple squirrel - is just sitting there nibbling its acorns, waiting for you to come along. It checks all your boxes - essential, desired, and more - is available immediately, is within your salary range, AND agrees to your terms, no questions asked. The only…
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5 Impactful Benefits of Collaborative Hiring

5 Impactful Benefits of Collaborative Hiring

What do Netflix, Google, Facebook, and Apple have in common? That’s right, you guessed it: they’re big on collaborative hiring.Made popular by Silicon Valley, collaborative hiring is all the buzz these days. Maybe your organization has considered it, or even actively embraces it. Perhaps this is the first time you’ve ever heard of it.Wherever you are in your knowledge journey, it’s important to keep up-to-date with the most effective tools and techniques to continually streamline your process.Far from being just the latest fad that’ll disappear when the next novelty comes along, collaborative hiring is truly an approach that won’t rinse…
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The Impact of Google’s Interview Methodology on the Recruitment Landscape

The Impact of Google’s Interview Methodology on the Recruitment Landscape

Google being Google, there’s nothing simple about their hiring processes. While they make talent acquisition seem fairly straightforward, a huge amount of scientific research has actually gone into it. Until 2013, Google was infamous for its multiple interviews (up to 25) over 6-9 months. The idea was to avoid snap subjective judgements and to ensure the best mutual fit for any position, from entry-level right through to leadership.  Perhaps that accounts for the 0.2% of applicants who were eventually hired as Googlers. The infamous bit comes from the insanely challenging questions Google interviewers often threw the candidate’s way. Such as:…
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E-recruitment Tools to Optimize Hiring Processes

E-recruitment Tools to Optimize Hiring Processes

Virtual interviews are here to stay Recent global events have tipped business communications and operations on their head, and it seems there’s no going back. Companies have been catapulted deeper into the digital space, on the whole for the better. While some are still finding their feet in this brand new world, others have cheerfully embraced the opportunity this presents to optimize and modernize existing processes. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the recruitment sphere. Recruitment must adapt to thrive Recruitment is all about people. It’s about connecting, learning more about each other and, ultimately, deciding if your organization…
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Rapidly Evolving Digital Transformation of the HR Landscape

Rapidly Evolving Digital Transformation of the HR Landscape

The rapid metamorphosis of HR tools and technologies is jaw-dropping.  Gone are the days when processes were dull and lengthy, everything had to be tracked on paper, and delayed communications between stakeholders were par for the course.  Bye-bye too are the space-wasting filing cabinets, weeks to sign-off on everything, and time-consuming methods for tracking and analyzing data. Hello, digital world! ATS, payroll systems, LMS, timesheet solutions, performance management software. You name it, it’s been digitalized. More often than not, it’s also able to be seamlessly integrated with other systems. Our HR forebearers would most certainly be envious. As well as…
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7 Powerful Benefits of Virtual Interviewing

7 Powerful Benefits of Virtual Interviewing

There’s no doubt about it: There’s no doubt about it: the recent boom in virtual interviewing has blasted the traditional hiring process well into the 21st century.In many cases, the application-to-hire lifecycle has been slashed from months to just weeks (or even days), thanks to the sheer immediacy and efficiency of virtual screening.While face-to-face interviews still have a compelling role to play, the quality and speed of hire can be amplified by leveraging virtual interviews in the initial stages. Just some of its potent advantages include:Accelerated hiringAccess to a wider talent poolIncreased confidentialityReduction of subjectivity/emotional biasLower cost + greater ROIAbility to…
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Skreenbe and the Digital HR Revolution

Skreenbe and the Digital HR Revolution

Here’s the thing: as a hiring specialist, how often does it feel like the technology you use was truly built with your needs in mind?​ Built by recruiters for recruiters, Skreenbe is the effortlessly enjoyable remote interview workspace for SMEs and enterprises alike. The idea was to develop an ultra-reliable, easy-to-navigate, attractive, multi-functional platform that helps you streamline the e-recruitment process. Skreenbe enables companies to cut down on screening time while maximizing the quality of hires. The candidate experience is also equally important. The user-friendly, visually-enticing nature of the platform makes for an entertaining, yet thoroughly meaningful interaction. Candidates are…
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