Ever changing trends in the work force create a need for a responsive recruiting process. Given the skills gap, new technological advances and ever-changing business practices it’s important to have an edge at attracting the best talent. Some of the top recruiting trends in the current workforce are:
- Digital: We live in a digital world where people use their mobile device a consistent basis. They use them to find services such as the nearest Starbucks or gas station or even a general question such as ‘How many stars are there?’. Ensuring that you’re utilizing these modern day trends puts you in front of the general public. Utilizing apps, mobile friendly websites and one-touch applications is critical to resonating to today’s work force.
- Candidate’s Power: The job market is shifting from a position-driven market to a candidate-driven market where candidates have the power to choose. In order for companies to retain and attract qualified applicants they must speed up their hiring process or offer better incentives to prospective employees.
- Talent shift: It’s typical that companies look to fill a position when a position becomes available, is this still the best choice? Companies should start looking for highly qualified talents who have become available rather than waiting until they need them.
- Outside help: The above top recruiting trends are just a few of the trends and it’s hard to keep track of these on a day-to-day basis. Outside recruiting firms are up to speed on all trends that are happening and more cost-effective than hiring a full time HR manager internally. Utilize the expertise of an outside agency to help find the qualified candidates.
Making sure you know the hiring trends is important, but do you have time for this when you’re not a full time hiring manager? Utilize the experts in the field to find you who you need to fill positions.
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