I was reading this press release earlier and it sparked some thoughts.
First of all, how everything changes so quickly. Especially in this technologically charged generation, everything moves so quickly that we process tasks fast and move on to the next thing.
However, this is good if we know what to hold on to and what to change and improve, through technology.
Recruitment is one thing which could benefit from becoming more technology minded in its approach. Traditional methodologies are still obviously good, but a more agile and flexible recruitment process is needed. This means that recruiters and employers have to react and respond quickly to secure the best candidate for their position as well as being flexible, due to an increasing diverse range of applicants for particular roles.
Online recruitment enables you to be more reactive and open-minded, and get you to the desired result quicker at a lower cost. According to the press release mentioned earlier:
“Online recruitment methods bring many benefits including lower costs and quicker time-to-hire. However, equally it has led to many promiscuous applicants applying for jobs making it more difficult to filter out the good applicants and ensure you recruit them quickly before someone else does.”
Through the use of an appropriate social recruitment software you would be able to filter out all the unnecessary “noise” and strip down to the ideal candidate for the position you’re looking to fill. You might find out that one of the applicants is actually perfect for another position you have open! And kill two birds with one stone.
I believe that when empowered with the right tool, it’s easy to reach, engage and hire the right talent.
If you’re interested in the social aspects of recruitment, you can start dipping your toes in by downloading your free copy of this social media policy guidelines. You can use it for your clients or company or a reference if you wish!
- Tom Hadley: Recruitment industry still has a lot of work to do (independent.co.uk)
- LinkedIn for beginners (humanresourcechina.com)