Why Recruiters Are Switching To Predictive Hiring Technology

Posted by Carolyne Burns
11 Jun 2020

Locating a skilled candidate can be one thing, but finding someone who is happy to stay in a new position is another. Without the right tools to predict an applicant’s compatibility to a role you are left with a guessing game which has historically resulted in costly employee turnover.   Hiring managers have an incredible amount of applicant information available to them, however Gartner has reported that only 21% of human resource managers feel their companies are using talent analytics enough to make informed business decisions. Predictive analytics in recruitment can provide insight to enhance the effectiveness of your recruitment and…  Read More

Expr3ss! announces partnership and integration with Curious Thing, AI automated telephone interview innovator.

Posted by Carolyne Burns
20 Feb 2020

Is reading resumes and conducting interviews really the best way to get the right people in the right places in our organisation? Is it, as many might say, the gold standard – the measure against which everything else should be compared? Research suggests otherwise[1] , especially when considering the inescapable cognitive biases with which we are all inextricably burdened [2]. CuriousThing, an autonomous, AI and machine learning driven spoken-word interviewing system seeks to bring objectivity into the equation, removing bias and improving Inclusion and Diversity as a result. Expr3ss! is Impressed! We here at Expr3ss! have been so impressed with…  Read More

Mapping all over the World

Posted by Dr Glyn Brokensha
1 Nov 2019

One of our wonderful Expr3ssors! shared this awesome image with me this week… Can you spot the map pins? They show applicants from all over the World looking for work with one of our seasonal employers. The pin colours signify the progress of the applicant to interview via one-way video and SmartShortlist TM. Another customer uses mapping to identify people close to the worksite so as to offer them casual work that’s ideal for students fitting shifts around school. What could you be using Map Applicants for? Collect an address from any applicant and see a map like this. Look…  Read More

Santa Simplifies Staff Selection

Posted by Liz van Zyl
6 Dec 2018

With absolutely awesome staff in every role, Santa gets to stress less about his gifting business and work on his tan.     See how he does it in a Web Tour here. Learn more about the benefits of Expr3ss! by checking out our White Papers here.        

Resume Lies on the Increase

Posted by Liz van Zyl
3 Sep 2018
CVs & Resumes contain lies

  Four out of five resumes fail the test Resumes are supposed to be an accurate, factual document detailing work history, education and experience.  But research from respected source Risk Advisory Group shows us that four out of every five resumes fail that test: “CV lies continue to pose a problem in recruitment. The Risk Advisory Group’s annual study on ‘CV Lies’ identified that 80 percent of the 5,000 screening cases sampled contained one or more CV discrepancies. The greatest number of CV discrepancies relate to candidates’ academic background (57%) and employment history (59%).” “Eye-gaze” research has shown that recruiters rely…  Read More

#MythBusting: How screening questions really affect applicant experience

Posted by Liz van Zyl
26 Jul 2018
Applicant Experience, Screening Questions, ATS, Applicant Tracking System

We keep hearing about the war for talent… “Today it’s not just challenging, it’s downright hard and complex,” says Jacob Morgan on Inc.com. In this article published on Harvard Business School’s website, Ed Michaels, Helen Handfield-Jones, and Beth Axelrod – authors of The War for Talent – are quoted as predicting that “the crucial force that will make or break firms in the next two decades will be their ability to attract, develop, and retain managers at all levels.” Clearly hiring talented professionals is more competitive than ever (not to mention the significant costs associated with staff turnover).  Not just…  Read More

HR & Finance – An Unlikely Power Couple

Posted by Liz van Zyl
26 Jul 2018
HRIS SaaS HRTechnology

As CFOs at the helm of two high-growth HR tech organisations, Xref’s James Solomons and Kristie Langley-Gliddon from Expr3ss! – Software that Simplifies Staff Selection, are perfectly placed to discuss the evolving relationship between finance and HR. Here they share their views on everything from the financial implications of hiring decisions, the hidden costs of a bad hire and how they ensure their finance team is seen as more than just bean counters. How have the financial implications of hiring decisions changed? Kristie: “The more things changed, the more they stayed the same…” This was my experience prior to joining Expr3ss!. Ever…  Read More

How Expr3ss! and Xref Practice What We Preach

Posted by Liz van Zyl
26 Jul 2018
HRIS ATS SaaS Online Referencing

As competition for talent reaches an all-time high, the rush to get the best candidates through the door can often overshadow the focus on doing hiring well. Technology providers globally now all claim to offer the solution to balancing speed and insight but, for an industry that has operated in much the same way for decades, accepting that there’s a better way to do things can be a bitter pill to swallow. The disruptors that will get organisations on board with the tools they offer, will be those that lead by example. We asked Expr3ss! founder and managing director, Carolyne Burns, and…  Read More

Why you didn’t get a Christmas card from us…

Posted by Liz van Zyl
30 Jan 2018
Expr3ss! Charity Giving Back

2017 has come and gone. And you may have noticed that we didn’t send you a Christmas card. No ‘happy holiday’ wishes, no ‘festive fun’. Nothing.   Instead, and in typical Expr3ss! style, we did something better: we Christmas Gifted on your behalf. As you probably know by now, it’s an Expr3ss! tradition to put our money where our mouths are by supporting worthy causes every chance we get. So, we scrapped Christmas card sending altogether. While they are lovely to receive, they very quickly get forgotten and blend into everything else at Christmas time. Instead, we like to give the…  Read More

Salesforce World Tour – Tech platforms facilitate growth

Posted by Carolyne Burns
31 Mar 2017
Salesforce World Tour 2017 Carolyne Burns SMB Keynote Speaker

Last week I was invited as a keynote speaker to participate at the prestigious Salesforce World Tour.  The event took place at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Sydney, where I spoke at the Small Business Keynote.  I was given the opportunity to speak in depth about Expr3ss!’s onboarding of Salesforce and how it has allowed Expr3ss! to grow and flourish. Tech platforms facilitate growth Expr3ss! is a web-based platform and the team at Expr3ss! are strong advocates of utilising technology at every opportunity in order to best serve our customers plus grow the business. It is scary for SMEs to…  Read More