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Top Recruitment Strategies for Hiring the Perfect Candidate for Your Organization

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Many CEOs have changed their recruitment strategies to focus on skills and positions needed in the future. Are you one of them?

Since the beginning of 2018, we have seen the recruitment space change in incredible ways. The biggest change has come from sourcing through the ever-growing global network of professionals. There are more high-quality candidates than ever to hire if you know where to look.

Technology advances are also having an effect on hiring trends for businesses big and small. Keep reading to find out what your business needs to know to stay ahead of the curve.

Manage Talent Relationships

CRM stands for Candidate Relationship Management. It is a type of software that is used by many organizations to maintain their relationships with potential new hires. The software has been used to varying degrees of success.

But in today's job market, CRM software is no longer enough. A well-versed recruiter knows that the focus of a search should always be on the talent rather than the candidates.

That is why Talent Relationship Management (TRM) is so important. It can go beyond the candidates and encompass external talent networks and internal talent pools to identify, engage, and build a strong network of candidates for you to pull from.

TRM is just one part of your recruitment strategies. Many companies choose to promote from within and put extensive training in place to lead employees towards advancement opportunities.

Manage Social Recruiting

A pillar of your recruitment strategies should be social media. Many people have begun to use social media as a tool for job hunting because they believe that it is a more transparent way to learn about a company.

That means that strengthening your brand as an employer online should be one of your top priorities. You should be actively managing your Glassdoor rating and be keeping an eye on the reviews that are posted about your company.

In fact, Glassdoor claims that the average job seeker reads six of their reviews before forming a complete opinion on a company.

Look for Agility

Your chances of living to 100 get better every day. With longer lifespans, there has been a shift in the way people see their career progression and dream job. They are no longer expecting to work one career, filling their portfolio with linear experiences.

Instead, they are adapting to the new fields that have been created by technology. This has led to rapid economic shifts that will affect your recruitment strategies in the future.

Your new hires should be recruited based not only on the skills they offer your company now but on the potential they have to help your business down the line. Hiring decisions should be made based on a candidates ability to learn, innovate, and collaborate effectively.

To create the kind of environment that attracts that kind of talent, businesses must focus on hiring adaptable employees who are excited about technology and change.

Recruitment Strategies Go Mobile

There are now so many mobile devices on the planet that every person could own one. It is the first thing most people look at when they wake up and the last thing they put down before they go to sleep.

But despite this prevalence of technology, many businesses are still lagging behind in updating their recruitment strategies to be mobile friendly. Businesses should optimize their career sites for mobile to enable those browsing for jobs on the go to fill out and submit application materials.

Impact of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence will have an effect on Human Resources teams in multiple ways. It will require them to incorporate new and exciting tools for recruitment and candidate management.

With artificial intelligence automating much of the hiring process, people will need to be retrained to manage this database and control its search parameters.

The Gig Economy

Self-employment is a goal of many people. It is a trend that is taking hold in a lot of different industries. That means that recruiters need to be focusing on how they will engage freelancers in the future.

As the dynamics of organizations change, we will see HR departments taking on a new role as a supporter managing a network of talent.

People Analytics

Companies that focus on analytics are able to increase their profitability and productivity. This fact goes for allocating resources, dedicating personnel, and managing time.

But in order for their analytics to be effective, they have to have a dedicated team of people to analyze the data and draw conclusions. As we continue into 2018, you can expect this role to become even more important as the competition for top talent heats up.

Sunday Night Cliff

For many people, going into the office on Monday means transitioning from their home that is full of the latest technology, to their office that may be decades behind the times. Some people refer to this as the "Sunday Night Cliff".

Getting into the office and having to use outdated equipment can be bad for the team's morale and the last thing you want is for your new hires to hear their coworkers complaining that things don't work.

For your business to function well with its recruitment strategies, it's important that you keep everything in good condition and keep up with innovations in technology.

HR Tech Startups

Tech startup conventions are getting bigger every year as more companies enter the marketplace offering advanced technology and luxury goods in innovative ways. Since there are so many of these companies growing right now, we can expect to see a lot more of them scooping up top candidates from the talent pool.

If you want to be competitive, you will need to be able to show potential employees that you are also growing and thinking of the future. Your recruitment strategies will have to go beyond the traditional to show potential employees what your company stands for.

The Best Recruitment Strategies

Acquiring new talent for your business has always been difficult.

But in 2018, the process has taken on a new identity and with it new challenges.

If your business is looking to hire more talent and considering using recruiting services, contact us today.


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