Current Recruiting Trends
- Christopher Hudson
- May 9, 2018
The days of printing a resume and cover letter are long over in most circles. Applying for a job is now a matter of downloading and uploading, chatbots, and sifting through a plethora of websites for that amazing opportunity.
What this means for recruiters is that there is a much larger pool of applicants in many cases as well as the technology to sift through the applicants more efficiently than ever before.
Most applicants are now accustomed to uploading a resume to job sites and perfecting their LinkedIn page to showcase their skills to the wider public. Recruiters can get a much more well-rounded sense of a candidate by looking at their social media pages and public persona.
There are new tools to aid in the process of elimination of a candidate pool. Artificial intelligence continues to develop to save time and cut down on repetitive tasks that do not need to be performed by a human.
The most time-consuming and least productive part of the hiring process is the beginning, narrowing down the field to the most qualified candidates. Moving the first phone calls to a digitized system saves manpower and gives the time back to human resources so priority can be given to more relevant tasks.
The use of recruitment automation tools us having a major effect on recruitment. Imagine being able to use a chatbot for those first interview questions. If you aren’t sure about the viability of an applicant, recruitment automation can elicit those that fit the bill, moving them up the chain to the next phase in the interview process, in which human interaction will be more necessary.
Social, Social, Social
73% of Millennials found their current job on a social media site. That is an amazing statistic. It shows just how important and widely-used the likes of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram are to the younger generation. For those who are in an older demographic, don’t discount the incredible power of social media platforms and groups.
Recruiters, of course, can also use social media to their advantage. The reputation of a company is a deciding factor for many job-seekers. Candidates want to work for a company that treats its employees well and has an outstanding track record.
This is only the tip of the iceberg on recruiting trends for the near future. Watch for more developments in artificial intelligence and technology, because they will become integral to recruitment and our everyday encounters.