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Hiring Lessons You Need to Learn From the Gig Economy

In today’s extremely tight labor market, time-to-hire matters. If you are too slow, you risk losing candidates who accepting another offer from another faster company. And the longer you wait, the lower the quality will be, as top candidates go elsewhere. Customers and employees will also feel the negative impacts of slow hiring if you are understaffed and struggling to meet demand.

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The Rise of AI in Talent Acquisition – and a Look at What’s Next

New industry research stated that early experiments with artificial intelligence in talent acquisition have led to broader deployments, providing enhanced automation for TA operations.
That’s a fancy way of saying that recruiting teams using AI are seeing the value and beginning to use it even more. They might have started with a chatbot on their careers site or virtual assistant to help schedule interviews. Now, they’re implementing AI-powered sourcing or assessment processes.

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New Research on High-Volume Hiring Reveals Broad Misconceptions and Bad Practices

High-volume hiring is a critical area of talent acquisition that is too often misunderstood. Companies face unique pressures when it comes to this segment of recruiting that require different strategies and solutions. According to Aptitude Research, 65% of companies have high-volume recruitment needs today. And as hiring ramps up and organizations look to scale, this percentage will likely increase.

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Madeline Laurano

Madeline Laurano

Madeline Laurano is the founder and chief analyst of Aptitude Research. For over 18 years, Madeline’s primary focus has been on the HCM market, specializing in talent acquisition and employee experience. Her work helps companies both validate and re-evaluate their strategies and understand the role technology can play in driving business outcomes. She has watched HCM transform from a back-office function to a strategic company initiative with a focus on partnerships, experience and efficiency.

Before founding Aptitude Research, Madeline held research roles at Aberdeen, Bersin by Deloitte, ERE Media and Brandon Hall Group. She is the co-author of Best Practices in Leading a Global Workforce and is often quoted in leading business publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Yahoo News, The New York Times and The Financial Times. She is a frequent presenter at industry conferences including the HR Technology Conference and Exposition, SHRM, IHRIM, HCI’s Strategic Talent Acquisition conference, Unleash, GDS International’s HCM Summit, and HRO Today.

In her spare time, she is a runner, an avid sports fan and juggles a house full of boys (where a spontaneous indoor hockey game is not unheard of!).