The future of jobs is changing and so is the way you apply for those jobs.
6 years ago (a lifetime in technology) I wrote 14 tips to stand out when applying for a job. Well the way we apply for jobs and big data is changing the whole job seeker experience so here’s my latest tips:
Help the machines
Computers and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are now doing a lot more of the screening and recommendations to companies of who they should employ.
Take advantage of Technology
Companies are using technology like crazy. You can too.
You are human. You are beautifully uniquely you. Make sure you take every opportunity to show that.
Will machines completely replace humans in the recruitment process? Yes & No
The big question: If a company dehumanizes me in the recruitment process, will they genuinely care about me as a human being when I get the job?
Author | Andrew Nicol is the founder and CEO of Agoge Recruitment and coHired, based in Hamilton NZ.
Original Post from https://andrewnicol.net/2019/02/28/10-great-tips-when-applying-for-jobs-online/
>> Original article published in RCSA - The Brief
I have a love-hate relationship with the term HR. I love the “human” side, where I’m in an industry that is focused on real, living people, but I hate the word “resource” which inadvertently defines those same humans as something to be used.
The term Human Resources was first coined in 1893 and became popular in the 1900s as HR departments were formed to “address the misunderstandings between the employee and employer”.
So much has changed in our workplaces since 1893 and while we have attempted to move away from the Human Resources term with phrases like “people and culture”, we are still stuck in an industry primarily defined as HR.
Looking ahead, our workforces are no longer just employees. The future of work means our workplaces will increasingly become a blend of employees, contingent labour, contractors, gig workers and even collectives of freelancers.
HR is no longer about employees alone, making it self-evident that the term Human Resources won’t be relevant for the future.
Andrew Nicol @ TEDx Ruakura - 20th June 2015
Agoge's CEO/Founder Andrew Nicol, was invited to speak at TEDx Ruakura in June 2015 about using business to Do Good.
Personality is that thing that we and others are perceived to be through our actions, words and interactions. Have you ever thought about your power to impact and change personality? What difference does it make to the world if the personalities you interact with are focused on ‘doing good’?
In this talk, Andrew puts a twist on a topic we have all heard before. Check out his talk and discover how Agoge is on a journey to really live out our vision of "People Matter ∴ Do Good."
Technology is rapidly changing, putting pressure on employment law, resulting in some workers losing basic protections.
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