Vervoe's hiring system focuses on helping companies recruit people based on skills and performance instead of their resumes, says co-founder Omer Molad. Another system, Plum.io, helps employers choose candidates based on intrinsic abilities such as ethical behavior, the ability to work with others and leadership qualities, says CEO Caitlin MacGregor.
Ultimate Software's Xander AI platform focuses on creating technology that respects employees and augments HR. "This is one of the major shifts that's needed when it comes to technology developers -- understanding that users can't adjust to tech -- tech has to come into their world," says Ultimate Software executive Armen Berjikly.
Improve the employee experience by using chatbots that provide answers to common questions or work as virtual assistants, writes Ivan Harding. "At the end of the day, chatbot-enabled HR services provide an opportunity for HR/ HR information security professionals to innovate, lead their industries forward and gain competitive edge," he writes.
HR can support emergency notification systems by making sure data such as phone numbers, addresses and appropriate skills are up to date, writes Ann Pickren of OnSolve. "Walking through process-based lifecycles is a method to acquire information of all data collected, what software or human method is used to collect the data and where the data is stored," she writes.
Virtual book clubs can give employees a chance to expand their knowledge where and when they want, writes Zach Rubin, CEO of Professional Book Club Guru. Set clear goals, schedule online book discussions and have a way to measure success, he writes.
As technology advances, it's becoming essential to invest in people who are creative, emotionally intelligent, critical thinkers and good problem-solvers, experts say. CEO Paulina Karpis writes that learning and development opportunities in the workplace can help retain valuable staff members.
Ensure that your LinkedIn profile is up-to-date with a relevant image and your current employer, qualifications and skills, Rachel Sandler writes. Create a custom URL to become more searchable on Google and if you're looking for a job, switch on the "Open Candidate" feature.
You only need 10 to 15 minutes and a Word document or notepad to do "freewriting," a way to offload your thoughts, expand your thinking and lead you to new insights, Deanna deBara writes. You don't need to be good at writing or worry about grammar or spelling, and you can use prompts to get your writing going.
Refugees have a higher retention rate compared with employees overall, increase diversity in the workforce and provide a wider pool of job candidates, according to a study by Tent and the Fiscal Policy Institute. Challenges highlighted in the study include dealing with developing language skills and managing cultural differences.
Choose action words that are specific to the role you're applying for to make your resume more appealing to hiring managers, Jessie Czerwonka Roller of Turning the Corner advises. Use words that paint a picture of your personality, such as "empowered" or "initiated," recommends executive coach Shefali Raina.