Recruiting is a daunting task that is becoming increasingly difficult to do efficiently and effectively. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the ratio of unemployed persons per job opening is approximately 1.3 which is lower than it was prior to the start of the 2009 recession.
With fewer candidates looking for a job, organizations must stay up-to-date on all of the latest recruiting trends to find and recruit top talent. Your competition is mandating recruitment be an ongoing priority in your organization, so developing an effective strategy and toolset aimed at acquiring quality candidates is crucial.
Technology is changing the recruiting world. While attending user group meetings, career fairs, and professional conferences can still be helpful to the recruitment process, they are not proactive nor consistent. Human Capital software solutions are rapidly evolving, and enable YOU, the talent seeker, to find top talent when you need it most.
We have compiled a list of the top five trends affecting the recruiting world.
Top Talent is Turning the Tables
Candidates are turning the tables on the popular interview question, “Why would you be a good fit for this position,” and are asking “Why would your company be a good fit for my skills?” They are monitoring everything shared about your company culture and work environment online, your company LinkedIn profile and your responses to reviews. Candidates expect easy-to-find answers and won’t search for long if they’re not available.
Proudly displaying your employer brand across the internet will attract top talent, right from the get-go.
Today’s job hunters are busy, on-the-go, and sometimes even working at their current job. Make your openings visible to the talent you want to recruit and post them on popular apps so they can be found easily. Send notifications to job hunters’ phones and encourage prompt responses.
Along with advertising any openings your company may have, ensuring the career page on your website is mobile friendly will help you further your employer branding efforts.
According to LinkedIn Talent Solutions:
Recruiting for Speed to Improve the Candidate Experience
Candidates are demanding that hiring processes be completed at record-breaking paces. Dissatisfied candidates are less likely to reapply for future positions with your company and are left with negative misperceptions of your brand. With a focus on candidate satisfaction, companies will begin streamlining the recruitment process with solutions like Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent.
Using LinkedIn to Seek Out Hidden Talent
Don’t limit yourself to a pool of mediocre applicants. Sometimes the best candidates are not actively searching for a new position, but would be open to discussing better options if the opportunity presented itself. Applying a search filter on LinkedIn can help you find individuals with credentials that align with your job posting. Turnkey Technologies’ HR Director loves LinkedIn and has found some of our top recruits through searches conducted on LinkedIn.
On the Flip-Side: Pre-Hire Assessments
While you are doing everything you can to find qualified candidates, many job hunters are fluffing and even falsifying information, leaving you with a blurry perception of their aptitude and how productive they will truly be. Relying on resumes is simply not enough when 78% are misleading and 40% of them contain at least one blatant lie, according to gradschoolhub.com.
Many companies are now using online pre-hire assessments to gain a clearer understanding of each candidate’s abilities. Candidates that score well on pre-hire assessments are typically more productive and are more likely to stay with your company. Insights based on data provide you with an objective, unbiased way to measure candidates.
For help implementing cutting edge recruiting trends contact Turnkey Technologies today.