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Posted August 16, 2012 by

How Employers can Improve the Candidate Experience: Part 4

Joe Murphy

Joe Murphy of Shaker Consulting Group

Karen Bloom, principal and CEO of Bloom, Gross & Associates has devoted her career to creating exceptional candidate experiences.  In addition, Karen is a role model for mentoring recruiters and contributing to the profession through her on-going work with the Chicago Staffing Management Association.  I caught up with Karen in Orlando at the SHRM Staffing Management conference and asked her what can be done to improve the candidate experience.  When it comes to employee selection, Karen says: communicate clearly and often, establish expectations and disclose the nature of your hiring decision.  Click PLAY to hear what she has to say. (more…)

Posted July 18, 2012 by

Better Recruiting Technique: Alchemy or Algorithms?

Joe Murphy

Joe Murphy of Shaker Consulting Group

Alchemy attempts to take common materials and transform them into something rare and valuable. I don’t think anyone has succeeded in this endeavor to date.

Algorithms Can Be Derived from HR Analytics

Algorithms Can Be Derived from HR Analytics

Unlike alchemy, algorithms can turn raw goods into gold.   The raw goods can be candidate evaluation data and the gold is on-the-job performance.  However, many recruiters have not invested in the data collection and analysis required to create an algorithm.  As such, they make decisions based upon anecdote and conjecture.

Stock traders want to predict future prices and values of individual companies and broader indices.  Recruiters want to predict future behaviors and on-the-job results of candidates. Algorithms are used by the best-in-class of both of these disciplines. And the results they achieve are documented by superior outcomes.

The reason both of these professions use algorithms is to identify meaningful relationships among complex data sets. (more…)