ICYMI Monday: What if Mr. Watson Needed a Job?

ICYMI Monday: What if Mr. Watson Needed a Job?

Mike Roberts

This is a regular weekly feature here on the Jibe Blog, in which we uncover some of the best recruitment and technology stories from the previous week you may have missed. But first, we take a little trip in the wayback machine.

Well this seems appropriate. On this day in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell uttered the famous phrase, “Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you,” the first words ever transmitted via telephone. Now, just 140 years later, we can do just a tad more with our phones, including applying for the jobs we want — but if and only if, the company we want to work for has optimized their application process. Still some work to be done in that area.

Still trying to figure out how to enable mobile recruiting within your organization? Then why not tune in this coming Wednesday, March 12th at 1 pm ET for a live demo and Q&A of Jibe’s apply solutions, both mobile and desktop. Register now. It’s not as daunting as you think.

Ok, take one last look at the quality ‘stache action in that photo there, and then let’s get on to the articles.

  • What’s the Hold Up With Hiring?
    HR Executive’s Mark McGraw reports on Glassdoor’s recent findings that the average interview process lasted 23 days in 2013. Compare that with the 12-day average reported only four years ago and it appears we’re headed in the wrong direction. Yes, it’s important to take proper time when making strategic hiring decisions, but technology today allows for significantly greater efficiency without sacrificing quality. If you implement the right recruiting analytics solution (ahem), you can pinpoint exactly where any logjams in your hiring funnel are and work to fix them so the best candidates don’t get frustrated and move on to other opportunities.
  • HCM Tech Buying Spree Opens Door, and Wallet, for Startups
    Over at Workforce, Sarah Fister Gale put up a piece about just how hot the market is for HCM technologies. According to CBInsights, startups in the sector received nearly $600 million across 208 deals in 2013. In the article, Constellation Research’s Holger Mueller and Gartner’s Ron Hanscome weigh in on why.
  • What UPS Drivers Can Tell Us About the Automated Future of Work
    “The automation doesn’t replace us. It makes us better.” That’s the gist of this excerpt up on Wired from the recently released best seller, The Decoded Company: Know Your Talent Better Than You Know Your Customers. The excerpt isn’t directly focused on recruiting, but does demonstrate how forward-thinking companies — in this case, Jibe client UPS — are employing automation and analytics to maximize efficiencies and achieve greater cost-savings. The same can surely be applied across all areas of business, including recruiting and HR. As we’ve said before, don’t fear the robots; they’re here to help. At least until they take over.
  • Mobile Apps Take Over PC Internet Usage in U.S.
    Oh look, another data point showing just how pervasive and overtaking mobile has become. For the first time ever, Internet access via apps alone exceeded access via desktop computers in January. Still on the fence about mobile recruiting? Don’t be. And once again, find out how easy it can be this Wednesday during our live demo and Q&A.

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