Data shows that the number of vacancies continues to rise. At the same time, the number of candidates continues to fall. Throw into the mix the reports that the global talent shortage is now at its highest in a decade, and what you have there is three vital reasons why HR teams need to up their game and get the best possible results from their hiring processes. It's never been more important to get the absolute most from your talent acquisition strategy.
There are now a plethora of social recruiting tools available online. It is essential that all recruiters equip themselves with a toolkit that is tailored to their specific recruitment needs. The benefits in improving efficiency and productivity are clear. Here are ten social recruiting tools that you should download today.
If you are recruiting for the tech industry but you lack tech know-how yourself, it can be a daunting prospect. The tech world is awash with jargon and it can be a real challenge to get to grips with what such jargon actually means. Of course, if you don't do this then it is difficult to understand what a specific role actually entails - and that is bound to make recruiting successfully for it quite difficult.
With so many social recruiting tools available, it can be difficult to get to grips with all the various channels, technologies and tools that are out there. Finding candidates quickly is relatively easy - everybody can be found somewhere on the internet. The real challenge is the next step and what to do when the potential candidates have been found. It is how recruiters communicate, engage and connect with candidates in ways that are time-effective where the real value of social recruiting tools can be seen. And it is here that such tools can make the hiring process feel effortless.
Human Resource Management is no exception within the app market and there are now a plethora of apps available on the market that HR Managers can now use to simplify their work. There are many that are proving to be extremely helpful for various aspects of HR management. Ranging from applicant tracking to the interview process to managing employee details and records, there are apps to assist with it all.
The role of the recruitment professional has changed. The role is still about the identification, screening and hiring of the best available talent, but the role has expanded. Today's successful recruitment professional now needs to have a strong grasp of digital marketing, have the mind-set of a salesperson and be adept at collecting and interpreting recruitment data. Data analytics is now not just something that ‘might be worth looking into’ for an organisation - the ability to understand and use the data is becoming a core function of HR.
The pace of life seems to get quicker all the time and the place of technology within it seems to be increasing year on year too. Technology has undoubtedly made many things simpler: communication, media consumption and the way we work being just three examples.