Raghav Singh

About the Author

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Raghav Singh has developed and launched multiple software products and held leadership positions at several major recruiting technology vendors. His career has included work as a consultant on enterprise HR systems and as a recruiting and HRIT leader at several Fortune 500 companies. He is currently VP of product management at 1-Page.

Alexa, Get Me Some Candidates! Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Recruiting

AI is the new new thing in recruiting. Products like Mya claim to use AI and promise to revolutionize recruiting. As usual, the hype far exceeds the reality, since true AI means having a flexible, general-purpose intelligence of the type which allows an individual to learn to complete a vast range of tasks….

The Rise and Fall of Monster

Monster Worldwide was acquired by Randstad for $429 million. Monster’s market cap is $310 million, on revenues of about $667 million. Compare that to Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn for $26 billion, about the same as the company’s market cap, with revenues of about $3 billion. LinkedIn is a money-losing business and Monster is…

Future Shock: 3 Trends That Will Make Recruiting More Difficult

The World Economic Forum predicts that recruitment is going to become a lot more challenging in the next five years for just about every job in every industry. The WEF report — the Future of Jobs — attributes this situation to an increasing mismatch between available skills and those needed for jobs that are emerging…

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality: The Next Frontier

It’s early, but virtual reality is showing some promise as a recruiting tool. Employers ranging from the British Army to the Commonwealth Bank of Australia are using it to give candidates a preview of their facilities and the experience of working there. Further along in using virtual reality are colleges engaged in recruiting athletes. Football programs…

It’s Time to Start Recruiting, and Managing, Generation Z

The Millennials are so yesterday. Now it’s time to start thinking about recruiting Generation Z — defined as those born between the mid 1990s and 2010 and now representing over a quarter of the U.S. population. (What comes next? Generation “AA”?) Call them the mature Millennials. They grew up in a world defined…

It Will Take a Cultural Change to Really Deal With America’s Aging Workforce

The American labor force is getting older and will get smaller. Already, one in three American workers is over the age of 50. By 2019, every Baby Boomer — 44 percent of the labor force — will be 55 or older. Growth of the labor force is also slowing. Over the next 10 years…

No Country for Young Men (and Women)

The youth of America are finding it difficult to get jobs. Unemployment for those ages 18-29 reached 13.2 percent in May — about double the general unemployment figure. The lack of jobs for the young has many causes: fewer job opportunities overall; more older people taking jobs that would have been filled by…