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July 16, 2022
The ADA and Artificial Intelligence for HR: 3 Ways to Protect Fair Hiring Practices

In providing a host of benefits, Human Resource (HR) technology is increasingly becoming a solution for businesses to manage workflows throughout the employee life cycle.

In fact, 55 percent of HR professionals are spending more money on HR...

June 06, 2022
Structuring The Ideal Technical Interview For Your Business
Hiring an employee requires insight, consideration, time, and effort—but attracting talented developers to your team is a whole different ball game. You’ll probably have to sift through multiple applications to find the person you want, and your technical...
May 21, 2022
Candidate Sourcing Technology
Candidate sourcing is one of the most integral and tedious tasks for industry recruitment. Whereas finding the best suited candidate for the job is another task in itself. With the advancement of technology, the sourcing techniques of recruiters have changed...
August 26, 2021
How Your Job Descriptions Will Help Your Company Increase Diversity
Ever wonder how your job descriptions are helping to increase diversity in the workplace? In today’s workforce, it is not uncommon for people from a variety of backgrounds and with different experiences to be working side-by-side. However, recruiting...
August 26, 2021
5 Ways to Make Your Workplace More Diverse & Inclusive
How To Create a Sustainable Business Increasing diversity and inclusion in the workplace is not only a business imperative but also an economic necessity. In this blog article, we discuss how to make diversity and inclusion sustainable for your business...
August 26, 2021
7 Tips To Ensure Diversity isn’t Just a Buzzword
There are many reasons why it is important to have a diverse workforce. It promotes creativity, innovation, and allows for more perspectives on solving problems. Diversity is the way we live, and it’s vital to any organization that wants to thrive in...
August 26, 2021
Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Benefits of Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace ThisWay is a technology company that helps organizations source and attract the best talent, without bias. We are on a mission to help companies build diverse teams and create more inclusive workplaces by...
January 16, 2021
The Future of Work? (Post-COVID)
Once upon a time, people went to work. They rose early. Depending on their commute, or upon whatever wee hours of the morning their employers got things started, some would even beat the dawn’s early light by a long shot, rising as early as three or four...
December 15, 2020
RPOA Partners with ThisWay to Bring Diversity and Inclusion Tools to the RPO Community
Original Source: The Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association (RPOA) The Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association (RPOA) is delighted to welcome ThisWay Global as a new technology partner.  Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in the...
December 07, 2020
Holiday Gifts Diversity in 2020
Winter is here, and that means one thing – the holiday season is upon us. You can always buy traditional gifts like a new coffee mug for your favorite uncle or a sweater for your sister. This year, why not do something different and buy a unique gift...
December 01, 2020
COVID-19 information and resources for nonprofits
Original Source: Monitor Institute by Deloitte Monitor Institute by Deloitte is a team that works with social impact–-focused organizations and their leaders, providing COVID-19 information and resources for nonprofits to help them make the hard choices...
December 01, 2020
1 big thing: Systemic racism drives corporate turnover
Original Source: Axios Another pandemic worry: Companies that don’t pay attention to their internal cultures could drive their Black employee turnover rates even higher, reports Axios’ Erica Pandey. Why it matters: 33% of Black...
November 24, 2020
Texas A&M to honor eight outstanding former students at annual event
Help us in congratulating ThisWay Global’s CEO & Founder Angela Hood on being selected by Texas A&M University as 2020’s Outstanding Alumni!  Outstanding Alumni is the highest honor bestowed by the college to its graduates, recognizing those who...
September 29, 2020
50 Cognitive Biases in the Modern World
Cognitive biases are widely accepted as something that makes us human. Every day, systematic errors in our thought process impact the way we live and work. But in a world where everything we do is changing rapidly—from the way we store information to the...
July 28, 2020
10 Unique Recruiting Ideas to Win Top Talents
Attracting talented recruits is not a matter of chance. In today’s competitive job market, a killer recruitment strategy is a must. A lone job advertisement will no longer do the trick especially with the stiff competition for talent. In 2019, 69% of...
July 28, 2020
How Diversity Improves Business Performance and ROI
Most people usually equate diversity to race, age, or gender, ignoring the less visible but equally important dimensions such as political beliefs or even communication style. The truth is that diversity comes in many shapes and sizes. Other attributes such...
July 16, 2020
How Small Businesses Can Leverage AI to Battle Bigger Competitors
Original Source: Entrepreneur Previously relegated to Hollywood fantasy, automated intelligence (AI) is now one of the fastest-growing industrial capabilities. In fact, AI as an industry is projected to surpass $390 billion globally by...
July 13, 2020
How Job Search Behavior Has Shifted
Priorities for companies, employees, and job seekers across the country have changed and so has their outlook on the future. Here’s how job seekers are currently searching for jobs. Original Source: nexxt.com/job-seeker-behavior SummaryArticle NameHow...
June 29, 2020
Artificial Intelligence in Human Resources
As Automated Intelligence (AI) is getting more ‘intelligent’ day by day, so do the applications of it. Today, there aren’t any of the top sectors which are not using AI in their business. From energy to telecom to healthcare and automotive, the...
June 22, 2020
Job recruitment adopts social distancing as coronavirus alters practices
While unemployment and COVID-19 cases may be on the rise, many states are moving forward with their plans to reopen. But as businesses begin post-lockdown hiring, employers are bracing themselves for a flood of applicants, which is expected once the increased...
June 16, 2020
8 questions an interviewer should ask every candidate
  When it comes to interviewing candidates, it’s just as important for HR professionals and business owners to prepare as it is for candidates. If you know the right questions to ask, an interview is a perfect opportunity to dive into an...
June 15, 2020
3 steps for a better pre-interview process
On average, a corporate job posting will attract 250 applicants, but as millions of Americans are left without work, post-COVID-19 corporations are suddenly receiving thousands per job listing. It can be incredibly challenging to weed through such large...
May 21, 2020
The Importance of Talent Acquisition and How It Differs from Recruitment
Anyone involved in high-level decision making within a company is familiar with the process of recruiting new talent. While recruitment can be painstaking, a solid talent acquisition strategy can both improve the process and make it less stressful. Whether or...
May 21, 2020
Should you hire for “job fit” or “culture fit”?
In a perfect world, the process of recruiting people for any given position would be very simple. All the candidates applying for a given position would have all the required skills, and their personality would allow them to fit into the cultural fabric of...
May 18, 2020
10 skills every recruiter should be improving
In a competitive job market, finding and placing top talent is important for many industries. For people seeking how to become a good recruiter, success depends on your ability to assess the skills and qualifications of job seekers and find the best fit to...
May 11, 2020
If post-coronavirus hiring practices don’t change, it will be devastating for many workers being laid off now
Original Source: MarketWatch The COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic challenges have made issues of life, death and survival front and center. At some point, though, there will be an economic recovery. Businesses will reopen. Our daily routines will...
May 06, 2020
Diary: Work ThisWay
  March 6th: It’s not an accident that our office sits minutes away from the doors of one of the greatest tech events in the US, SXSW.  We had 8 days of events planned around SXSW, including significant business development opportunities with Deloitte,...
March 27, 2020
Hot Tips For Working From Home
COVID-19 has swept the world, bringing a lot of people home to stay for a while. Some of us are lucky enough to be able to work remotely, and some are doing so for the first time ever. It can be a little tricky, turning your home into an office, maintaining...
March 20, 2020
DHS Relaxes Form I-9 Review Requirements
Original Source: SHRM The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will defer the requirements for employers to review Form I-9 documents in-person with new employees. The change applies to employers and workplaces that are...
October 22, 2019
Unbiased Matching is Industry Winner at HR Technology Conference & Expo
sources: Yahoo Finance & PRnewswire AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — ThisWay, an HR tech start-up offering innovative, unbiased matching for the global recruitment and staffing industries, takes home the Pitchfest Award...
September 09, 2019
Considering AI At Your Company? Here’s How To Implement It—Even If It’s Not In Your Budget
There’s a popular Chinese proverb that says: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”  This means that if you want success and growth in the future, you have to plant the seeds of innovation today. ...
August 02, 2019
AI Often Adds To Bias In Recruiting—But There’s A New Approach That Could Change The Game
Most people aren’t trying to be biased, but bias is inherent—it influences how we view any situation, often unconsciously. When you think of bias, characteristics like race, gender, and religion likely come to mind. But there’s a much broader context of...
July 31, 2019
Diversity of Thought – What Is It & Why Does it Matter?
Original Source: Newton Brown, Business Development Representative, ThisWay Global. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” — Albert Einstein Here at...
July 30, 2019
Here’s How A Small, Austin-Based Tech Startup Did What Amazon And Google Failed At (And Why You Can, Too)
Original Source: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/heres-how-small-austin-based-tech-startup-did-what-amazon-angela-hood“ “The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing...
July 18, 2019
Startup Founders Get No Shortage Of Advice — Not All Of It Good. Here’s How To Filter The Signals From The Noise
  Original Source: https://www.minutes.co/startup-founders-get-no-shortage-of-advice-not-all-of-it-good-heres-how-to-filter-the-signals-from-the-noise“ “Bad shit is coming. It always is in a startup. The odds of getting from launch to liquidity...
July 10, 2019
A Meaningful New Approach to AI & Machine Learning
Original Source: https://www.peoplematters.in/article/hrtech/a-meaningful-new-approach-to-ai-machine-learning-22274 “Human bias plays a significant role in the development of HR technology.” When a tech team sets out to solve a problem there is...
July 09, 2019
Slow to embrace diversity in the workplace? It’s probably affecting business.
Original Source: https://www.fastcompany.com/90376242/diversity-in-the-workplace-is-a-smart-business-practice If you’re unwilling to embrace diversity for diversity’s sake, do it because it’s better business. “Diversity is being invited to...
June 26, 2019
Women Of WBENC
Women in business, at least those who attend the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s Annual Conference, know how to dress. There is a diversity to the business attire, with one thing in common — they act and dress well.  If you...
June 25, 2019
WBENC Capability Statement Tips
Each attending business, whether certified or not, should develop their Capability Statement. This document shares your firm’s capability in a two-page document that generally includes the following details: 13 Requirements For Capability Statements Company...
June 25, 2019
Here’s What Every Female Startup Founder Needs To Know About Being A Certified Woman-Owned Business
  Original Source: https://www.minutesmagazine.com/heres-what-every-female-startup-founder-needs-to-know-about-being-a-certified-woman-owned-business “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estée Lauder It’s an exciting time to be a...
June 19, 2019
Demystifying AI: Here’s What It Is—And What It Isn’t
Original Source: https://www.minutesmagazine.com/demystifying-ai-heres-what-it-is-and-what-it-isnt/ When it comes to AI, there’s a lot of noise out there, but very little clarity. These days, it’s hard to read any tech news without some mention of...
June 19, 2019
How AI Is Transforming HR With More Sophisticated, Less Biased Recruiting
Author: Denise Power Intensifying competition for talent has employers turning to technology that finds answers humans can’t. Like with many other facets of the business world, artificial intelligence (AI) is beginning to streamline what once were solely...
May 14, 2019
Preventing human and AI bias when recruiting
Author: Victor Assad Source: Preventing human and AI bias when recruiting Many pundits and HR leaders are raising legitimate concerns about bias in Artificial Intelligence platforms used for recruiting. These concerns are well founded, but let’s not forget...
March 28, 2019
AI Is Not Just Hype, It’s Changing The Way Businesses Operate
If you're an avid reader of Forbes, TechCrunch, and other tech publications, you’re probably tired of hearing about how AI and machine learning technologies are changing...
January 29, 2019
Brandon Metcalf Joins ThisWay Global
ThisWay Global, the industry leader in AI matching technology, today announced that veteran technology and staffing executive Brandon Metcalf has joined the company as Chief Strategy...
January 03, 2019
Top 7 Trade Careers that Don’t Require a Degree
Are you preparing to take the next step after leaving school? Going to university is a great opportunity, however it’s not the right choice for...
December 20, 2018
Matching that Matters – Diversity
Our experience is that many people think of diversity as about being solely about gender and/or ethnicity, when in fact true diversity is about so much more and relates to traits that you can’t necessarily...
December 10, 2018
Hiring Recovering Addicts and Alcoholics
Millions of people of all ages in the US alone deal with alcoholism and/or drug addiction. That is a lot of people, many of whom have extensive experience and knowledge in their...
November 18, 2018
LGBTQ+ Hiring
There are many benefits to increasing diversity in any workplace. Companies that employ a diverse workforce experience 35% higher financial returns than the national...
April 01, 2018
8 Women-Led Startups That Are Changing the World
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...
October 02, 2017
Startups vs. Corporations: Which Is the Better Fit for You?
It seems like every week, there’s a new startup with a mission to revolutionize the way we eat ice cream or make everyday tasks a little easier. Working with these young companies is a different experience when compared with working for a company like IBM...
September 25, 2017
Is Virtual Reality the Next Big Thing in Recruitment?
  Virtual Reality (VR) is rapidly evolving and becoming increasingly applicable to a wide range of industries, apart from traditional applications entertainment and gaming. According to a PewResearch Center’s report, the application of virtual reality...
September 18, 2017
Jump Back Into Your Career, Mom!
ThisWay Global’s Founder and CEO, Angela Hood, has taken more than one stab at the start-up venture. She’s built beautiful, customized homes, designed fashion-forward sportswear for women, and is now completely changing the way people approach hiring....
September 11, 2017
18 New Recruitment Software to Try Today!
In the fast-paced world of recruitment, it’s your responsibility as a business to keep up with the latest trends in the industry like using the latest techniques, software, and technology. Businesses that use modern recruitment best practices are giving...
September 05, 2017
What Is It Like to Be an Environmental Consultant?
The rules and regulations that protect the environment today can be complex. Environmental consultants like Rachel Tuohy, 26, work to help organizations understand how to comply with legal requirements for their harmful emissions, water usage, and other...
August 23, 2017
3 Key Concepts of an Enjoyable Workplace Culture [Part 3]
  Whether your company culture is more like the creatively propelled Warby Parker, the competitive-to-no-end nature of Amazon, or somewhere in between, there are a few common themes that can be found in companies that reap success from the culture they’ve...
August 16, 2017
Neurological Research as a Career: What You Need to Know
As a term used to describe someone’s career, “neurological research” sounds a bit vague. So, I asked Cameron Blount, 22, to expand on what her day-to-day at the office looks like, as well as her experiences as a bisexual woman of color in a...
August 08, 2017
Why Google for Jobs is a Big Deal for Recruiters and Job Seekers
While working 9-to-5 jobs is hard work, the process of looking for one is often just as exhausting. You need to craft a good-looking resume, list down your skills and qualifications that make you an attractive candidate, and check hundreds of job postings on...
August 01, 2017
15 Influencers Every Recruiter Needs to Follow on Twitter
  Social media has become a major part of everyone’s lives. Even businesses have integrated social media into their workforce recruitment campaigns, which has considerably helped recruiters get connected to the right talent. SummaryArticle Name15...
July 26, 2017
Personality Tests Useful in Your Professional Career
The premise of personality tests ranges from Friends episodes to ice cream flavors, superheroes, and more. It’s hard to deny they can provide excellent entertainment or even a nice distraction from the everyday hustle and bustle. Most of them are just that,...
July 20, 2017
Successful Culture Creation – More Than One Approach [Part 2]
In Part One: Intro to Workplace Culture – It Makes A Difference, I touched only briefly on a few of the things that set eyeglasses designer and distributors, Warby Parker, ahead of their competition in the great company culture race that has caught momentum...
July 14, 2017
7 Biggest Diversity Issues in The Workplace
Workforce recruitment companies always battle diversity issues every day. While some believe that diversity in the workplace is as simple as meeting the required quotas for employee race and gender, it’s much, much more than that. What True Diversity in the...
July 06, 2017
4 Warning Signs Your Recruitment Strategy Is Headed for Failure
Recruiters and HR professionals sometimes focus on the wrong tactics and use inefficient recruitment platforms. This results in steep recruitment costs, lengthy recruitment processes, and ultimately, employee retention problems. SummaryArticle Name4 Warning...
June 27, 2017
How to Stop These 16 Biases That Can Influence Your Hiring Decision [Infographic]
  Hiring exceptional talents depends on an objective workforce recruitment process. However, most hiring practices are laden with different unconscious biases, and companies are spending big money to eliminate recruitment biases to boost diversity and...
June 07, 2017
Introduction to Workplace Culture – It Makes A Difference [Part 1]
While the conversation surrounding workplace culture seems relatively new, it has been an important aspect of the workplace for as long as people have been working. It is the combination of the beliefs, traditions, values, assumptions, and behaviors of...
May 29, 2017
4 Qualities of a “Unicorn Hire” and How to Attract This Kind of Employee
  The Starbucks Unicorn Frappe has been making some pretty big waves on social media. This sweet-n-sour, pink and blue, swirly sprinkle-topped concoction is drawing in customers with its distinct look, unique flavor combinations, and homage to...
May 12, 2017
How to Solve the Top 5 Problems Faced by Recruiters Today
Modern-day recruiters face a new set of challenges stemming from a variety of factors. There’s the pressure of keeping abreast with fast-changing technologies. In some nations, an aging population is a trend that recruiters and businesses have to contend...
May 05, 2017
ThisWay Global launches strategic partnership with HireAbility to power recruitment with Artificial Intelligence
ThisWay Global, a Cambridge-based technology company that has launched a software platform powered by machine learning for the recruitment industry, has joined forces with HireAbility, the provider of smart resume and CV parsing technology, to provide an...
April 20, 2017
Normal Hiring Process VS Machine Learning Recruitment: A Comparison Guide
Most companies and businesses invest a lot of time, money, and human resources in finding the perfect talents for an open position. A huge portion of the recruitment budget goes into a variety of hiring strategies such as posting job advertisements both...
March 15, 2017
8 Critical Recruiting Facts That Will Make You Rethink Your Hiring Strategy
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,...
March 08, 2017
How to Determine If You’re a Good Fit for the Job
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...
March 01, 2017
SXSW 2017: What We’re Looking Forward To
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,...
February 27, 2017
Why Diversity and Inclusion Are More Important Than Ever
In less than a hundred days of being sworn into office, United States President, Donald Trump, has already signed three strict executive orders related to immigration. One policy, in particular, restricts all immigrants from seven Muslim countries and...
February 13, 2017
The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Business and Other Sectors
  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...
February 01, 2017
Global Statistics Shaping Recruitment Trends [Infographic]
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...
January 07, 2017
The Fastest Growing Jobs for 2017
The New Year comes with the chance to start with a clean slate. Whether you are a new graduate looking to get your foot in the door of your dream company or a professional contemplating to shift careers and try something new, there are many employment...
December 15, 2016
Machines vs. People: Recruitment Industry by 2018
As machines continue to evolve, more recruiters utilise automation to streamline their processes. While this turn of events is something to welcome and look forward when it comes to recruitment advancement, many claims that if machine involvement persists,...
November 02, 2016
A Number of Ways Technology is Changing Recruitment
Do you remember the good ‘ol days when job hunting meant flipping through pages and pages of newspapers? And resumes were either mailed or handed in personally to human resources departments? Employing new recruits to fulfill vacant positions were time...
September 15, 2016
How Brexit Will Affect Jobs and Businesses
In June, the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU) and has led to a series of mixed reactions and emotions. While it is definitely a transformative decision, the interest comes with a lot of uncertainty mainly for businesses, employees,...
September 01, 2016
How Brexit Could Impact Diversity in Recruitment
United Kingdom’s (UK) historical departure from the European Union (EU) has resulted in many people worrying about their jobs. After all, freedom of movement is just one of the many perks of being an EU member. SummaryArticle NameHow Brexit Could Impact...
August 22, 2016
How Diversity Improves Business Performance and ROI
Most people usually equate diversity to race, age, or gender, ignoring the less visible but equally important dimensions such as political beliefs or even communication style. The truth is that diversity comes in many shapes and sizes. Other attributes such...
August 19, 2016
Why You Should Vote for ThisWayGlobal in the 2017 SXSW Conference Panel
Diversity is an evolving culture and value in the workplace. But more than a battle cry, true diversity presents numerous opportunities for businesses, as well as individuals to grow. SummaryArticle NameWhy You Should Vote For ThisWayGlobal In The 2017 SXSW...
August 08, 2016
Careers of the Future: 10 New Jobs That Will Exist By the Year 2030
65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist, according to the World Economic Forum. That is exciting, and potentially daunting news for many involved in education and...
June 17, 2016
Lean Startup Lab – Cambridge
Transparent Investor & Startup Workshop Are you in the market for some insight knowledge on how to get your startup off the ground, then this workshop is a great opportunity to come and hear from investors and newly funded startups how they went about it....
June 15, 2016
Lean Startup Lab – London
Transparent Investor & Startup Workshop Are you in the market for some insight knowledge on how to get your startup off the ground, then this workshop is a great opportunity to come and hear from investors and newly funded startups how they went about it....
April 20, 2016
White men (and women) can jump
Just this morning I had a great conversation with the COO for a Fortune 500 company and as often happens, I was asked about the trend towards diversity. He had made the observation that his leadership team had become too white and too male and he thought it...
March 03, 2016
HR Issues SMEs Face And How ThisWay Global Can Help
  Small businesses are the backbone of most economies. In the United States, for instance, small businesses provide over half of all jobs. In the UK, 99.3% of all private sector businesses at the beginning of 2015 were small businesses, and total...
October 23, 2015
Will Fighter Jet Technology Help You Land Your Next Job?
  ThisWay Global | Press Release October 2015ThisWay Global contact: Angela Hood – Founder/CEOMb: +44 7580 686431 |...
October 14, 2015
Can Part-Time Work Minimize the Number of Layoffs?
The latter part of 2014’s plummeting oil prices set the stage for a challenging 2015 and remaining uncertainty for 2016. Companies large and small, independent and integrated, have been affected by the...
August 23, 2015
The first step in a startup is to just ‘start’
It may sound a bit cheeky to say that but it’s true; the first step in a startup is the part where you actually take the leap to trust yourself, your idea and just start.  In some ways I started ThisWay in 1991 so ‘starting’ may look a bit different...