Raghav Singh

About the Author

Raghav Singh, director of analytics at Korn Ferry Futurestep, 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. 

Help Wanted: 75,000 Data Privacy Officers Needed (Why You Should Care About the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation)

May 25, 2018 — mark the date. That’s the day when the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation comes into force. So why is this a big deal? The EU already has a data protection law that covers how data collected from citizens of its member states is stored and used. To use a cliche…

The Big Squeeze: Too Much Money and Too Few People Means Recruiters Will Struggle

Recruiters in the U.S. can expect to be busy filling a lot of jobs in the coming years. What makes this likely are the massive amounts of money flowing into U.S. stocks from other countries; investors switching from lower-yield bonds into stocks; and the return of a substantial portion of the $2.5 trillion…

Coming to America: The Immigration Challenge

The President’s immigration order has created a lot of controversy, but the emotional outrage has prevented the focus from shifting to issues about a system that is antiquated and fundamentally unsuited to the needs of the United States in the 21st century. U.S. immigration policy is largely rooted in the Immigration Act of…

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…

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…