“People analytics is going to be a major trend for 2020, and beyond…” says Omer Molad, Vervoe co-founder and CEO. As an intelligent hiring platform that uncovers hidden talent through real-world tests, tasks and tools designed by leading industry experts, Omer and his team at Vervoe are on a mission to make hiring about merit (not about an applicant’s background).
“I expect ‘neurodiversity in the workplace’ to be the biggest HR buzzword for 2020,” explains Omer. In Australia alone, more than 80% of people with autism are under- or unemployed. This, despite the fact that “many high-functioning autistic job-seekers have all kinds of skills, focus and problem solving abilities that are highly sought after in specific industries,” according to the Institute of Managers and Leaders. It ties into the larger theme of diversity and inclusion too. And there’s a strong case to be made that neurodiversity contributes to a richer workforce where divergent thinking contributes to the strength of your team.
In this video, Omer shares his thoughts on what recruiters should spend more time learning about this year (so that you are best positioned to ride the wave of HR trends). He also delves into some of the mistakes hiring organisations are making when it comes to screening candidates out and gauging what hiring techniques are good indicators of on-the-job performance.