Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

What are your assessment practices saying about your commitment to inclusive experiences for black candidates? A study by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) illustrates the current snapshot for black job seekers in Canada as such:

  • Black candidates are 30% less likely to be in candidate pools within their networks;
  • Black candidates are three times less likely to get callbacks from Black-sounding resumés vs white;
  • Black candidates receive an 11% higher assessment of discrimination in hiring vs the US;
  • 65% of qualified Black candidates will be screened out due to unnecessary credentialism; and,
  • Black leaders hold less than 1% of executive…

Diversity hiring

Imagine that companies promoted DEI initiatives to make diversity a given within the employment lifecycle. This corporate culture embeds itself within the moral fabric of the enterprise.

The way to help everyone is to pay close attention to and monitor their behavior at work. Why? So you can identify and provide improvement strategies to the employee.

Why do DEI Initiatives Fail?

The reality is you cannot do this with humans. The system for helping diversity through its journey is a broken one, where not everyone can get the attention they require to show their job readiness and get the feedback they need.

Human Resources and…


Discrimination in Hiring

Nowadays video technology impacts our lives more than ever, making communication with friends and family as well as collaboration with colleagues possible, while staying at home. Video conferencing is an important component of our day-to-day work during Covid-19, and it is also a great way to interview and hire new employees remotely. Moreover, it helps to find top talent and hire more diverse teams that show better performance and increase business revenue.

The majority of organizations are actively looking for new hiring solutions that help to diminish bias from the recruiting process and improve diversity while hiring remotely. …


Video Interviewing

Video interviewing is one of the most popular ways to conduct job interviews. The demand for video interviewing software has risen dramatically over the last year due to Covid-19 and transition to remote hiring. So what exactly is a video interview? Why do talent acquisition teams need to implement the video interviewing tool asap? And finally, how do candidates react to the use of video interviews?

What is a video interview?

Video interview makes the hiring process quick and easy by helping TA teams to hire top talent with the usage of modern HR technology. While some companies are still using free video tools, the…


Candidate Experience

The candidate experience is what recruiters in the human capital market value most. It is how recruiters build relationships with top-performing candidates and sell their organization during the hiring process.

Recruiters do their best to give prospective candidates a glimpse of what it will be like to work for their company and establish a great first impression of themselves. This is how companies lure talent away from their competitors — the better the experience and the more streamlined the process, the higher the chance of bringing in top talent faster.

Lengthy phone job interviews and survey type questions used to…


Video Interview Software

Video job interviews became popular over the years because of all the benefits they bring to both hiring teams and candidates. They are usually part of the initial stages of screening candidates and help to quickly and easily identify the best talent so you can spend more time with your top candidates.

Video interview software is even more trendy nowadays since more and more organizations are looking for ways to conduct job interviews remotely. …


Video Interview

Did you know that 86% of Organizations Are Conducting Virtual Interviews to Hire Candidates During Coronavirus Pandemic? Video-based assessments make it possible to overcome challenges of distance, conduct remote interviews and make hiring more efficient.

But how does hiring with video technology feel from a candidate’s perspective? Since the applicant’s experience is an integral component of the hiring process, it is important to know if they feel like the experience is a good one.

Do video interviews help the candidate experience?

Knockri’s data shows that the answer is a resounding yes.

“Almost 80 percent of applicants give 5 star ratings and provide excellent reviews after completing video-based…


Unconscious Bias in Hiring

Studies and reports on bias and how it affects members of protected demographic communities have been gaining popularity over the years. This phenomenon was brought to prominence about 20 years ago by a team of social psychologists at the University of Washington and Yale with the Implicit Association Test (IAT).

Hannah Devlin from the Guardian wrote in an article titled Unconscious bias: what is it and can it be eliminated?

“Since then, countless studies have confirmed the power of racial biases to shape everyday decisions in almost every aspect of life. White job applicants were found to be 74% more…


Gender Discrimination

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about the equality and different biases in our society. Being a woman I have faced some biases and discrimination myself especially in the workplace. Moreover, I’ve seen sexism and gender discrimination related towards my female friends. It resulted in my deeper interest in this topic and today, before sharing my personal experience in this blog, I want to discuss transformation of the women’s role during the last decades and the influence of gender biases on women’s lives.

What is a Gender Stereotype and How Has It Emerged?

The last century saw a huge transformation and movement for equal rights between men and women. Nowadays…


Ethical AI

In 2019 Facebook was sued by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development because its ad-serving algorithms enabled advertisers to discriminate based on characteristics like gender and race. In 2018 Google decided not to continue its AI contract with the Department of Defense after employees raised ethical concerns. The same year Amazon had to cease its artificial intelligence–powered recruiting tool after it discovered the system was biased against female applicants. Two years earlier, biases against black defendants were revealed by ProPublica investigation in a recidivism assessment tool that used machine learning.

AI is widely used nowadays and drives positive…

Knockri

Knockri is an A.I. skills-based assessment tool that reduces bias and scientifically shortlists top performing candidates to interview. https://knockri.com

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