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Power Up Your Hiring Initiatives with Predictive Analytics

Power Up Your Hiring Initiatives with Predictive Analytics

Author: Ian LeBruceDate: 25/01/24Time to Read: 5 minutes We see it all the time. Recruiters and hiring managers struggling to build and scale bigger and…

Revolutionizing the Hiring Process: A Case Study on AI-Powered Recruitment

Revolutionizing the Hiring Process: A Case Study on AI-Powered Recruitment

Author: Ian LeBruceDate: 08/01/24Time to read: 6 minutes Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a hot topic for years. It is expected to replace as much…

Creating a Leadership Succession Plan: A Template for Ensuring Continued Success

Creating a Leadership Succession Plan: A Template for Ensuring Continued…

It is important to understand the risks of not having a plan while considering a succession plan. Without a succession plan, a sudden departure can…

Peer-to-peer appreciation: a template for thanking our colleagues

Peer-to-peer appreciation: a template for thanking our colleagues

Peer-to-peer recognition is a popular employee engagement strategy. It’s also a great way to boost morale and productivity. As it rewards employees for their achievements…

Pre-Employment Screening Made Easy!

Pre-Employment Screening Made Easy!

Looking for an easy way to conduct pre-employment screening? Check out X0pa’s pre-employment screening software! X0pa’s pre-employment screening software ensures that your hiring process is…

Make job hunting a breeze with our virtual hiring event software

Make job hunting a breeze with our virtual hiring event…

Looking for a way to make job hunting easier? Check out X0pa’s virtual hiring event software. Our platform offers many benefits for both employers and…

Hiring Manager’s Assistant – Recruitment Dashboard Template

Hiring Manager’s Assistant – Recruitment Dashboard Template

Are you looking for someone to assist with the recruitment dashboard template excel? Are you doing a full hiring cycle and need someone to help…

All about the Cost Per Hire Calculator

All about the Cost Per Hire Calculator

As a recruiter, you are always looking for better ways to do your job. You are looking for ways to lower your hiring costs and…

A guide on making a rejection email template for internal candidate

A guide on making a rejection email template for internal…

This ultimate guide covers all the essential aspects of a rejection email template. Find out how to use the template and make your job easier.…

The Big Book of HR Excel formulas

The Big Book of HR Excel formulas

HR professionals know data is changing at a quick rate. New technologies and business strategies evolve. The way we record, analyze, and communicate data changes…

Do not Lose the Best Talents to your Competition – Employ Top AI Recruiting Software to Stay Ahead

Do not Lose the Best Talents to your Competition –…

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) recruiting software in recruitment is increasing. Recruiters are employing AI-powered software for candidate screening, onboarding, monitoring and engaging new…

Top ways staffing and RPO agencies can use AI to recruit faster and operate smarter.

Top ways staffing and RPO agencies can use AI to…

There’s no way to sugar-coat it; hiring is getting harder. Competition is already fierce in a candidate-led talent market facing short supply. On top of…

Cognitive Ability Tests for Employee Selection: Going Beyond the Resume

Cognitive Ability Tests for Employee Selection: Going Beyond the Resume

(Source: Unsplash) The ultimate goal of recruitment is to find the best people to work with. Technical skills of an individual are readily available through…

An In-Depth Insight into End-to-End Recruitment Process

An In-Depth Insight into End-to-End Recruitment Process

(Source: Unsplash) End-to-end recruitment is a term used to describe recruiting in its 360-degree view. Contrary to the myth, recruitment does not start with a…

Power your Talent Acquisition to Deliver and Scale

Power your Talent Acquisition to Deliver and Scale

(Source: Pixabay) Did you know a bad hire is the second reason for about 70% of start-ups to either succeed or succumb? The first reason?…

The Finest Recruitment Sourcing Channels You May be Missing

The Finest Recruitment Sourcing Channels You May be Missing

(Image Source: Pixabay) Sourcing is the process of obtaining talent for a job vacancy in your organization. With people being the backbone of an organization,…

Ethical use of AI in hiring

Ethical use of AI in hiring

In the battle for talent, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has shown it can play an important role in optimising how organisations source, rank and select potential…

Don’t let Covid-19 stop you from holding Career Fairs – go Virtual!

Don’t let Covid-19 stop you from holding Career Fairs –…

Finding the right talent has always been a challenge for recruiters, but add a global pandemic into the mix and things become even more complicated.…

Are UK Colleges And Universities Prepared to Handle the Growing Interest from International Undergraduate Applicants?

Are UK Colleges And Universities Prepared to Handle the Growing…

According to a recent report by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), international undergraduate applicants in the UK are expected to increase by 46% (or to…

Why UK Tech Skill Shortage Is at Its Highest

Why UK Tech Skill Shortage Is at Its Highest

If you face difficulties hiring tech talent, you’re not alone. Tech job vacancies in the UK have grown to over 191%. Still, the skill shortage continues…

Top 3 Recruitment Challenges In MENA

Top 3 Recruitment Challenges In MENA

The MENA region has garnered significant attention in recent times. From political transitions to economic uncertainties – the region faces challenges at every turn.  Unsurprisingly,…

Saudi Arabia Keen to Attract More Talented Expats – How Companies Can Make the Most of It

Saudi Arabia Keen to Attract More Talented Expats – How…

Recently, Saudi Arabia announced they would welcome more talented and skilled expats to join the country’s workforce.  The decision was taken as part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision…

Recruitment Trends to Pay Attention to for Hiring Great Talent

Recruitment Trends to Pay Attention to for Hiring Great Talent

The backbone of any successful business is its employees. Building an efficient talent pool helps companies stand strong in the market even in adverse conditions.…

How Singapore Aviation Companies Can Fast-Track Their Hiring Plans

How Singapore Aviation Companies Can Fast-Track Their Hiring Plans

As the pandemic restrictions have now loosened up, the aviation industry, like all other industries, is gearing up again for its operations. The challenge here…

Changing Hiring Strategies of Oil and Gas Majors in the Middle East Looking to Increase Production

Changing Hiring Strategies of Oil and Gas Majors in the…

Along with the pandemic causing havoc in the oil and gas sector, the industry was also hit by a significant crash in the oil prices.…

Redeploying talent intelligently – It’s time to look internal

Redeploying talent intelligently – It’s time to look internal

The world of talent is undergoing the largest shake-up in modern times. Whether it’s the Great Resignation or the Great Layoff, organisations around the world…

Why Indian Companies Must Focus on Candidate Experience Amongst the Great Tech Talent Crunch

Why Indian Companies Must Focus on Candidate Experience Amongst the…

“Hire people smarter than you” – perhaps the most common piece of advice lent to managers, early-stage entrepreneurs, executives, recruiters alike. In light of the…

UK’s Labour Shortage Post Brexit – Can AI Help?

UK’s Labour Shortage Post Brexit – Can AI Help?

The year 2021 was the first year that the United Kingdom worked independently of the European Union (EU) post the Brexit mandate. The UK prime…

Types of Hiring Biases That are Hampering Your Organization’s Growth

Types of Hiring Biases That are Hampering Your Organization’s Growth

One of the major reasons why recruiters and hiring managers struggle to build and scale bigger and better teams is because they miss out on…

The Why and How of Internal Hiring in Light of the Great Resignation

The Why and How of Internal Hiring in Light of…

Trends like the Great Resignation reveal that employees are looking at pursuing new career opportunities. But what if they could get these new opportunities in…

The Middle East and North Africa Economies – Transforming with Digital

The Middle East and North Africa Economies – Transforming with…

A 2022 World Bank Group report discusses how digital technology can accelerate economic growth and job creation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This…

The Latest Hiring Trends in Singapore

The Latest Hiring Trends in Singapore

Ever since the pandemic struck, it has changed the entire business equation. Several changes are happening in the recruitment landscape and they need to be…

Recruitment Challenges in Singapore – How Technology Can help

Recruitment Challenges in Singapore – How Technology Can help

Recruitment, by all accounts, is an overwhelming process, riddled with barriers and complications. Lack of competent candidates, time and space constraints, industry-specific nuances and requirements,…

Reach + Conversion – The Dual Recruitment Challenges of UK Companies – Can Technology Help?

Reach + Conversion – The Dual Recruitment Challenges of UK…

Official statistics in the U.K. show that job vacancies jumped to a high of 1.2 million in September 2021. At the same time, the U.K.…

Mistakes That Could Hamper Your Diversity Recruiting Strategies

Mistakes That Could Hamper Your Diversity Recruiting Strategies

Who is an ideal candidate when hiring a truck driver? Most of us will probably think of an experienced male driver in his 30s or…

It’s Time to Leverage AI to Remove Hiring Biases

It’s Time to Leverage AI to Remove Hiring Biases

In an interconnected world, diversity and inclusion are necessary values for the company’s growth. A survey shows that companies with an inclusive team have made…

IT Hiring Trends That Are Hard to Ignore in 2022

IT Hiring Trends That Are Hard to Ignore in 2022

The 2021 Gartner report found that talent shortage is the biggest hurdle for companies to adopt the latest technologies. The survey found that 64% of…

Indian IT Giants are Hiring Freshers in Bulk – How They Can Leverage Technology

Indian IT Giants are Hiring Freshers in Bulk – How…

According to a study, ‘It Industry Q3 Insights & FY2022 Forecasts’ by UnearthInsight, Indian IT giants are expected to hire 360,000 freshers in the fiscal…

How to Combat Conscious and Unconscious Hiring Biases

How to Combat Conscious and Unconscious Hiring Biases

“Are Emily and Greg More Employable than Lakisha and Jamal?” read the title of a field experiment study carried out by research associates of the University of…

How Fast-Growing Companies Can Benefit from Talent Analytics

How Fast-Growing Companies Can Benefit from Talent Analytics

One of the critical aspects to organisational success in today’s job market is attracting and retaining talent. From developing a nuanced comprehension of the demographic…

How Educational Institutions Can Use AI For Scholarship and Admissions Hiring

How Educational Institutions Can Use AI For Scholarship and Admissions…

Educational institutions often struggle to select students efficiently and effectively. The process is compounded by the complex administration of managing a large volume of student applicants and…

Hiring in the Middle East? Don’t Let Candidate Sourcing Costs Consume Your Recruiting Budgets

Hiring in the Middle East? Don’t Let Candidate Sourcing Costs…

“Acquiring the right talent is the most important key to growth. Hiring was – and still is – the most important thing we do.” –…

Hiring Guide for Fast-growing SMBs in the UK

Hiring Guide for Fast-growing SMBs in the UK

For small-to-medium businesses (or SMBs), finding the right talent has always been a challenging task as compared to larger business enterprises.  Over 50% of the…

Crossing the Hiring Challenge with X0PA ROOM

Crossing the Hiring Challenge with X0PA ROOM

Today, HR managers and recruiters are expected to fill openings faster, find reliable and strong candidates, and make sure biases don’t play any part in…

Actionable Strategies on How Organizations Can Retain Their Top Talent

Actionable Strategies on How Organizations Can Retain Their Top Talent

Organizations across the globe are concerned over sky-high attrition and the rising talent scarcity.  With the ever-increasing skills gap, organizations are being compelled to think…

10 Tips For IT Companies Looking to Hire Fast

10 Tips For IT Companies Looking to Hire Fast

As the pace of technology innovations gets increasingly rapid, IT companies often find themselves struggling to hire the right talent – quickly and efficiently. It…

5 Hiring Challenges That Companies Hiring at Scale Often Face

5 Hiring Challenges That Companies Hiring at Scale Often Face

In his article for Harvard Business Review, management professor Peter Cappelli argues that “the big problem with all [new hiring] practices is that we don’t know…

Talent Acquisition: Hire Faster and Engage Candidates More with AI

Talent Acquisition: Hire Faster and Engage Candidates More with AI

As a talent acquisition professional, you’ve probably been in this scenario a number of times… You’ve found a candidate (or a few) that could be…

Intelligent Hiring During the ‘Great Resignation’

Intelligent Hiring During the ‘Great Resignation’

Intelligent Hiring During the ‘Great Resignation’ It was Anthony Klotz, associate professor of management at Texas A&M University, who first coined the term ‘The Great…

Top 6 Ways to Reduce Bias in Hiring Using AI

Top 6 Ways to Reduce Bias in Hiring Using AI

Unconscious bias isn’t something you can ever completely remove from the hiring process. However, there are many ways you can look to heavily reduce the…

How to Conduct Virtual Interviews with Microsoft Teams

How to Conduct Virtual Interviews with Microsoft Teams

As a hiring manager or recruiter, there’s always a lot to consider when preparing for an interview. The one thing you must be sure about…

Applicant Tracking System: 5 Things Employers and Candidates Should Know

Applicant Tracking System: 5 Things Employers and Candidates Should Know

An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) is a game-changer for hiring managers as they seek more efficient and effective ways to select the best candidates, one…

4 Key Talent Acquisition Tools for Hiring the Best Candidates

4 Key Talent Acquisition Tools for Hiring the Best Candidates

As a hiring manager, you want to find and onboard the best talent for the role. But you also want to ensure that the recruitment…

Blind Hiring: What Can You Mask to Make Your Hiring Process More Inclusive?

Blind Hiring: What Can You Mask to Make Your Hiring…

Masking is not only an essential way to protect you in a pandemic, it’s also the future of blind hiring and a way to drive…

Skill-Based Hiring for Equitable & Inclusive Teams

Skill-Based Hiring for Equitable & Inclusive Teams

To make the hiring process fair and inclusive for all, it’s time to go beyond CVs and professional profiles. The ideal candidate should be given…

Why Virtual Interviews Are Now a Critical First Step in Inclusive Hiring

Why Virtual Interviews Are Now a Critical First Step in…

There are many extremely powerful advantages that can be realised through AI solutions for virtual interviewing and screening. Read this article to find out more!

Expanding and Strengthening Your Talent Pool with AI

Expanding and Strengthening Your Talent Pool with AI

Finding the best talent is critical to the success of any organisation, but as most recruiters and hiring managers will know; it is often a…

Top 3 Ways X0PA AI Can Help to Target Passive Job Candidates

Top 3 Ways X0PA AI Can Help to Target Passive…

Recruiters around the world already know the power of passive candidates. This heavily desirable talent pool often comes with tried and tested experience, little to…

How AI is Helping Increase Diversity and Inclusion Through Objective Recruitment

How AI is Helping Increase Diversity and Inclusion Through Objective…

As a recruiter, your ultimate goal is to find a candidate with the best possible skills for a role, but how do you know if…

Embracing Neurodiversity to Make Your Organization Smarter

Embracing Neurodiversity to Make Your Organization Smarter

In 2017, Harvard Business Review asserted that more than 80% of the neurodiverse population is unemployed. This represents a hugely under-utilised talent pool with a…