Gooroo's Mindspace tool is a talent matching technology based on neuroscience, big data and machine learning. I took the survey to find out what it would tell me about myself and my career prospects. While I didn't agree with all the results, it can act as a guide in determining your next career steps. Could big data and machine learning point your career in the right direction? Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters Gooroo, a recruiting platform used by companies such as KPMG, has developed a talent matching technology to put the right person in the right job. Using neuroscience, big data and machine learning, Gooroo's Mindspace tool helps the company understand the individual's personality traits and find where they're best suited to succeed. "In a future dominated by new technologies and automation, organisations are experiencing human capital transformation," says Greg Muller, CEO and founder at Gooroo. "In this era of workplace uncertainty and change, it's more important than … [Read more...] about I took a survey that uses neuroscience, big data and machine learning to match you with the right job — here’s what it told me
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Hiring is a seller’s market right now — but AI-powered solutions can give you the advantage. Join execs from LinkedIn, Trivago, and Adecco to learn how how AI is revolutionizing their ability to resource high-quality talent, and how your company can do the same, in this VB Live event. Register here for free. Unemployment is way down, and economists rejoice, but recruiters are suddenly facing a challenge now that it’s a seller’s market out there. Add to that a skills shortage in some of the fastest-growing fields that’s hitting hard on productivity, employee satisfaction, and turnover. Artificial intelligence is leveling the playing field, with solutions for every level of the recruitment funnel. And not only can AI-powered solutions flip the odds for you nabbing the best candidates, they can also boost your bottom line: With AI powering their hiring initiatives, companies are realizing an 18 percent increase in revenue, and seeing profit boosted by a … [Read more...] about AI is helping recruiters find the best talent, faster (VB Live)
These 5 questions may well get you exactly the talent you're looking for. Thomas Smale Published 8:00 am, Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Photo: Joe Raedle | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Joe Raedle | Getty Images 'How Many Big Macs Does McDonald's Sell in a Year?' Is the Right Interview Question for Facebook. What's Yours?? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Many successful businesses have begun with a brilliant idea, a clear vision of the problem it solves and a determined founder -- eBbay and Amazon being two such examples. Related: 7 Interview Questions To Help You Hire Superstars Yet, while resourceful entrepreneurs can accomplish a lot on their own -- especially during the initial startup phase -- once their idea gains traction, building a team becomes a necessity. Numerous venture … [Read more...] about ‘How Many Big Macs Does McDonald’s Sell in a Year?’ Is the Right Interview Question for Facebook. What’s Yours??
You want to attract talent and investors, and they both want to feel good about what they are committing to. Chidike Samuelson Published 7:00 am, Monday, April 9, 2018 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images 5 Reasons Social Responsibility Is a Step in the Right Direction for Small Business 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The business terrain is one that changes much faster than most -- basically because the way business is done evolves based on cultural changes, changes in technology and even generational changes. It's safe to say that at all times, at least one of these things is changing. We are in the era of giving back and social impact. Businesses should face this, and stop using the fact that they are not yet "big businesses" as an excuse … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Social Responsibility Is a Step in the Right Direction for Small Business
The travails of workers employed by ride-hailing and delivery platforms are real but often mask the success of freelance workers in the knowledge economy. Micha Kaufman Published 8:30 am, Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Photo: Nisian Hughes | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Nisian Hughes | Getty Images Don't Confuse Driving for Uber With the Freelancer Economy Powering America's Entrepreneurial Boom 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Recently, an MIT study revealing how little Lyft and Uber drivers earn reignited the backlash against the exploitative nature of independent work. The ride-hailing industry and its many demons may make up a large portion of the "gig economy," but to make it the poster child of all independent workers distorts a major economic and social trend with big … [Read more...] about Don’t Confuse Driving for Uber With the Freelancer Economy Powering America’s Entrepreneurial Boom
From asking Alexa for an update on the weather to choosing a playlist for your morning run based on Spotify’s latest recommendations, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is fast becoming a vital component in our day-to-day lives. As AI continues to transform our personal lives, we can expect to see an increase in the adoption and integration of this emerging technology into the office – with talent acquisition professionals at the forefront of this change. So much so, our latest global survey on the future of recruiting found that many companies have already welcomed AI and big data into their hiring processes. The majority (63 per cent) of talent acquisition professional stated AI has changed the way recruiting is done in their organisation. Providing higher-value services to hiring managers, creating a better candidate experience, as well as helping organisations build a best-in-class workforce, AI has presented recruitment professionals with a unique opportunity. But one … [Read more...] about AI meets HR: the reinvention of the human recruiter
A little while ago, Danica Patrick, the first female NASCAR driver, retired. Now that she has some free time, let’s hire her for a special race. In it, she’ll drive a 10-year-old car, while I’ll be at the wheel of the 2018 version of the same car. If we did race, I doubt many people would bet money on me, even though I have the vastly better technology. But marketers in recent years have done something quite similar. In recent years, they have invested heavily in technology. While tech spending peaked at 33 percent of marketing budgets in 2015, it should still be a healthy 22 percent in 2018 — or more than marketers spend on anything else. And that number is probably an underestimate. Businesses spent an astounding $1.2 trillion on digital transformation in 2017, over a third of which is classified as business services, which includes systems that support marketing. In other words, this industry, once strongly associated with media and creativity, has … [Read more...] about It’s not the car, it’s the driver: MarTech will fail you without the right creative team
Blockchain developers are in short supply and hot demand. The job of developing blockchain distributed ledgers for businesses was recently ranked second among the top 20 fastest-growing job skills, and postings for workers with those skills grew more than 200% last year. Salaries for blockchain developer or "engineer" positions are accordingly high, with median salaries in the U.S. hovering around $130,000 a year; that compares to general software developers, whose annual median pay is $105,000, according to Matt Sigelman, CEO of job data analytics firm Burning Glass Technologies. In high-tech regions of the U.S. such as Silicon Valley, New York City or Boston, a blockchain developer has a median annual salary of $158,000 – an $18,000 premium over salaries for general software developers. People with experience with specific blockchain iterations, such as Solidity and Hyperledger Composer, are in even higher demand – and that demand is increasing steadily, said Eric … [Read more...] about The blockchain market is hot; here’s how to learn the skills for it
Digital transformations are in vogue these days, with CIOs winning plaudits for efforts that fortify business operations, generate new revenues streams, or both. But before IT leaders can initiate a bet-the-house overhaul, many must author a far more foundational transition: IT culture change. Rather than broken technology implementations, such as spaghetti legacy code and ERP upgrades running over schedule and over budget, these turnarounds are defined by toxic or anemic cultures emanating from mismanagement, employees who have gotten too comfortable with the status quo, or organizational disarray so profound that there can hardly be said to be any organization at all. Such situations require change agents, those who embody Marshall Goldsmith's ethos of What Got You Here Won't Get You There. A handful of such CIOs recently shared their turnaround stories with CIO.com so you can get a glimpse at what it takes. Training the right talent Change agent: Ben Cabrera, CIO of Covanta After … [Read more...] about CIO change agents: The art of the IT turnaround
Presented by Trinet It would be an understatement to say the preferences of the nation’s workforce have evolved over the last decade. Our technology-driven, digitally connected and increasingly mobile society has spurned an increasing interest in more flexible and remote working arrangements. For many, the concept of working full-time for one organization is not an attractive option. This has led to a significant rise in the number of contract or contingent workers, especially in professional markets such as accounting, marketing, IT and research. The increase in contingent workers has coincided with the ongoing escalation in costs associated with running a business and hiring employees. These costs can include payroll, healthcare, retirement benefits, and insurance. They can be particularly prohibitive for start-up ventures and small-to-midsize businesses. When a young company can’t accurately forecast cash flow one year out, hiring contingent workers can be a prudent … [Read more...] about The rise of contingent workers: Hiring the best talent or courting risk?