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8 Critical Recruiting Facts That Will Make You Rethink Your Hiring Strategy

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Sourcing candidates for a job is never an easy task for both the HR department of companies and head hunters. Typically, the recruitment process goes from identifying the vacancy, preparing the job description, sourcing of databases, role marketing, short-listing of candidates, interviewing applicants, and reference checking, to the actual job offer. It’s a long and complicated process, which is why companies enlist the help of head hunters for recruitment solutions.

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ThisWay Global launches AI software platform to transform the recruitment industry.

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ThisWay Global, a Cambridge-based company, founded and developed at ideaSpace at University of Cambridge, launched its Artificial Intelligence (AI) software platform, GPS, at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.

ThisWay’s platform streamlines the recruitment process by matching high-quality candidates to the most relevant job opportunities using its machine learning algorithms.

Their AI technology reduces the costs and time of hiring through taking care of the high-tech and most fatiguing aspects of recruitment, so recruiters can focus their time and energy on critical high-touch aspects.

The machine-learning platform is used to enhance the recruitment process for businesses and individuals across a number of sectors, particularly in scientific, professional and technical sectors.

ThisWay also partners with recruiters to help augment the talent acquisition process – its AI software platform complements the search process.

The best and most innovative companies realise that increasing diversity and inclusion gives them a competitive advantage and increases their ROI. ThisWay’s de-biasing methodology and proprietary network of API’s (application program interface) provides a much broader pool of quality and diverse candidates for their customers, across the globe.

Angela Hood, CEO at ThisWay Global, commented:

The recruitment process has been stuck in a time warp for centuries – it’s still based on manual applications and time consuming resume reviewing and processing, mostly still done on paper.

Our web and mobile AI machine learning platform transforms this industry – which is why we are trusted by top multinational companies to help find the best candidates for the right jobs.

GPS finds the right candidate for the employer and the right opportunity for the candidate, without bias, using machine-learning algorithms.

For corporates, finding the right applicants is time consuming and expensive, frequently with disappointing results as candidates often apply for the wrong jobs.

For individuals, it can be a frustrating and a singularly disheartening process – this platform will help them navigate in a more diverse and fragmented employment environment.

We also work very closely with recruiters and recruitment agencies to make the talent acquisition process less labour intensive, giving them more time to focus on what really matters. We are quickly becoming the trusted tech-friend of the best recruiters.

As well as broadening the pool of candidates, more importantly because of the machine learning, better candidates with more diversity are short listed, more quickly.

GPS removed the inherent bias we all have reviewing resumes. Candidates’ also have bias’ and ThisWay’s methodology also introduces businesses to candidates in a way that is revolutionising the industry.”

ThisWay had almost 60,000 candidates signed up for beta testing, as well as top employers, including consultancies, global legal firms and other HR tech companies.

The Software as a Service (SaaS) web and mobile platform features can be used stand alone or seamlessly integrated into existing CRM and ATS systems. It is scalable and therefore affordable for small companies as well as multinationals.

The Company was incubated at ideaSpace, Hauser Forum, within the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge. The Group’s development team includes researchers and advisors from the University of Cambridge and University College London (UCL) who have secured five patents for it AI technology. ThisWay’s management team have several successful exits and IPO’s to their name.

Enquiries:

ThisWay Global

Angela Hood, CEO

+1 512-535-0639

Mark Stevenson, COO

+44 1233 451160

Instinctif Partners

+44 20 7457 2020

Adrian Duffield/Chantal Woolcock/Chris Birt

About ThisWay Global – https://www.thiswayglobal.com/

ThisWay Global was incubated for over two years at the University of Cambridge’s ideaSpace, and removes the challenges of the hiring process for businesses and individuals using its data analytics platform powered by machine learning.

ThisWay has developed a superior technology and methodology to help both businesses and individuals get more out of the time they invest in hiring, while eliminating conscious and unconscious bias in candidate profiling and selection, delivering greater ROI and increased diversity.

About Angela Hood, CEO

Angela is a successful serial entrepreneur, having founded and built three companies over the last twenty years, in sectors that range from land development to professional sports licensing industry. Angela founded ThisWay Global, her fourth company, in 2014, a Cambridge-based technology company that has developed a software platform powered by machine learning for the recruitment industry. Angela has also served on numerous non-profit and capital improvement boards in the US and in the UK and is a thought leader on topics including AI in the world of work and the real benefits of achieving diversity and inclusion within the workplace.

About Mark Stevenson, COO

Mark has over 25 years’ international experience in the recruitment sector and over 18 years’ board level experience. Mark has expertise running multi brand multi-site national and international groups with turnovers of up to £100 million as well as startups, leading them through to global expansion having worked across Europe, Scandinavia, Asia, US, Middle East and Australia. Mark has also held a number of senior operating positions including at AN Group, SRG, HRGO plc and Top Jobs on the Net Ltd.

How to Determine If You’re a Good Fit for the Job

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There are plenty of job sites out there, offering standard resume-to-opening or dropdown menu matching based on job experience, availability, and other standard qualifiers. At ThisWay, we know there’s more than what meets the eye when it comes to finding the perfect career match, such as inclusiveness, flexibility, or benefits. Give yourself a bit of relief with these tips, our first installment in a series of posts about the toolkit you need to ensure you aren’t unintentionally pursuing a short-term job, by forgetting key elements to landing a long-term career.

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8 Women-Led Startups That Are Changing the World

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A study by the Harvard Business Review reported that women are rated higher than men when it comes to leadership competencies —with women outscoring men to the highest degree in taking the initiative and driving for results.

Fortune also summarized a few things that make women great leaders such as they are better than men at empathy; they value reciprocal relationships higher than men do; and they are concerned about cooperation, collaboration, and fairness from even a younger age.

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SXSW 2017: What We’re Looking Forward To

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Every year, South by Southwest (SXSW) brings people from all kinds of industries together to throw one of the country’s most anticipated creative conferences. SXSW describes itself as an event put together to “celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.”

A look at this year’s schedule shows the abundance of panels, parties, talks, and exhibits. It might seem a bit intimidating at first, with hundreds of listings for artists, films, and discussions filling the 10-day event that takes place in Austin, TX from March 10 to 19.

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Mark Stevenson appointed Chief Operating Officer

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February 27, 2017

Mark Stevenson appointed Chief Operating Officer

ThisWay Global, a Cambridge-based technology company that is developing a software platform powered by machine learning for the recruitment industry, has appointed Mark Stevenson as Chief Operating Officer.

Mark joins ThisWay Global with over 25 years’ international experience in the recruitment sector and over 18 years’ board level experience. Mark has expertise running multi brand multi-site national and international groups with turnovers of up to £100 million as well as startups, leading them through to global expansion having worked across Europe, Scandinavia, Asia, US, Middle East and Australia.
Mark has also held a number of senior operating positions including at AN Group, SRG, HRGO plc and Top Jobs on the Net Ltd.

Angela Hood, founder and CEO of ThisWay, commented:

“Mark’s extensive international operational expertise in the recruitment industry will prove invaluable as we move into the next phase of our development. His wealth of industry experience has already been of great benefit, having worked with us as a consultant for the last year.

“His appointment as COO will strengthen our team greatly as we focus on capitalising on our transformational technology and exploiting our unique position in the recruitment industry.”

Mark Stevenson, COO at ThisWay Global, said:

“I am delighted to join ThisWay Global. Having worked with the company as a consultant for a year, I have seen first-hand how its proprietary machine learning technology delivers greater return on investment – saving businesses more than 50% in both time and money.

“I know how valuable it is for both employers and candidates to have access to a technology that can do in minutes what it takes humans weeks to do.”

ThisWay Global’s platform streamlines the recruitment process by matching high-quality candidates to the most appropriate job opportunities using innovative machine learning technology and methodologies.

Enquiries:

ThisWay Global
Angela Hood, CEO
Mark Stevenson, COO
01233 451160

Instinctif Partners
Adrian Duffield/Chantal Woolcock/Chris Birt
020 7457 2020

About ThisWay Global
ThisWay Global was incubated for over two years at the University of Cambridge’s ideaSpace, and removes the challenges of the hiring process for businesses and individuals using its data analytics platform powered by machine learning.
ThisWay has developed a superior technology and methodology to help both businesses and individuals get more out of the time they invest in hiring, while eliminating conscious and unconscious bias in candidate profiling and selection.

Mark Stevenson

Mark Stevenson, ThisWay COO

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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Business and Other Sectors

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Artificial Intelligence has undoubtedly played an important role towards enhancement of the performance and accuracy of our daily duties. It doesn’t only help in saving time and costs for businesses, but also help in the transformation of operations in different sectors.

In a conference entitled “Artificial Intelligence in the World of Work”, Angela Hood of our team shared her insights on AI and here are some main takeaways to learn from her talk.

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Global Statistics Shaping Recruitment Trends [Infographic]

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Five years ago, 39% of recruiters globally didn’t see their hiring volume to change, according to LinkedIn’s Global Recruiting Trends Report. And between 2011 and 2013, the volume actually dipped down below 50%. But, due to a number of socio-economic changes around the globe, we can see those numbers shifting in the upcoming year.

Technology and diversity drive this year’s trends, and as you plan your company’s recruitment strategy for 2017, keep them in mind.

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