AI - Some practical uses in HR and recruitment

The second of two posts looking at AI (Artificial Intelligence). This one with particular reference to applications within Recruitment and HR
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AI - is it over hyped?

The first of two posts looking at AI (Artificial Intelligence). What you can do with it and whether it really does deserve all the hype it is getting in terms of delivering useful services right now and in the future.
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Web Design in 2017

This post looks at some web design trends with a view to what we think you can expect to see in 2017.


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Quizzes - engagement vs selection

We have a look at online tools to engage candidates on career sites. The post also features the latest quiz from the BBC that allows you to compare yourself with a world leader and we take a look at MI5's recruitment game. Read More...

Internet Explorer - Web Browsers...

Microsoft last week announced it has stopped support for many of the versions of Internet explorer - its web browser. What are the implications for those still using it - especially corporate users in HR? Read More...

Websites

A post all about website technologies and practices. We have updated this Blog site + other corporate website resources. We promise not to make it very technical Happy Read More...

Email Marketing

Email – it feels a bit old fashioned? Perhaps a bit passe? Most of the focus in recruitment these days is on the brave new world of social media. Actually even social media is becoming old hat in many markets, but it is still a young spring chicken compared to email. However we have decided this morning that email needs a revival in terms of focus. We just picked up another client this morning for an email campaign. It’s a Friday and we do most of our campaign work on Friday afternoons - and also - we just recently put a Help Paper on Email Marketing on our Client Support Portal. So the stars are aligning for a post on email. Read More...

Internet Reliability and Systems

A more technical post but simplified for the layperson. It was inspired by an issue we saw in New Zealand last week (28/4/14) where we got reports of fairly widespread internet issues preventing access to local systems. It was very localised - we actually had no customer complaints. But we did send out a email to all affected clients and partners. This post seeks to show and explain what can happen and why. Read More...

Making your Careers site the centre of your recruiting activity

This post follows on from last months post on “Building your attractiveness as an employer”. Here we discuss where a good careers site fits in with the likes of using jobboards, agencies and social media sites. We build Careers sites so we clearly have an interest, but that does not mean that we don’t see their advantages and how they can really improve your recruiting performance. Read More...

Video Interviewing

We first came across this in 2011 however its been quiet since then till very recently when we have just had two enquiries. Both were from clients considering if these tools would increase their efficiency of recruiting. If you are interested in these tools this is what we have found. Read More...

Responsive Website Design

A web design approach that we will increasingly hear more of in 2013. A brief non-technical discussion round what it is and how it can be used to build websites with. This post seeks to provide an appreciation and understanding of what Responsive Design can do as well as its limitations.
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Yet another one bites the dust...

Kenexa has sold out to IBM. There are now few large independent HR and Recruitment software companies left. What does this mean for choice and availability...? Read More...

Blogging - how to set one up?

Part 2 of blogging - where we hoping to assist clients and others on the HOW to set a Blog up. We look at the 3 main blogging platforms, what they offer and which one you might choose and why. See also our Part 1 post on: Blogging - why set one up? Read More...

Blogging - why set one up?

We don’t normally get asked about blogging however we have had three enquiries recently where clients have asked us about setting one up for them. If you have ever wondered about doing a blog we suggest you first consider WHY? Also could you also achieve your objectives by other means? We outline our experience and advice in this post. Read More...

The Internet and NZ

Today Stephen Fry was reported in news as lambasting NZ on poor quality internet provision. From what we can see on comments being made this morning, many seem to agree with him. Where does NZ stand on its internet and telecommunications infrastructure? Is it first world standard? Read More...

Another one bites the dust

Hot on the heels of SAP acquiring Success factors in December, Oracle has added yet another HR platform to its portfolio with its purchase of Taleo. Lots of consolidation going on with suppliers + are some of the systems getting too big and complex for their own good? Read More...

Recruitment - predictions for 2012 and beyond - Part 2

Part 2 of this post looks at technology in the world of recruitment. Technology is a key part of what we do and we keep careful tabs on what is new and what works. We look at 3 areas: Social Networking, Recruitment Systems and Job Boards and I personally have stuck my neck out on predictions in each area. Ouch... Read More...