Recruiting trends increasingly emphasize advances in technology

07.19.2013


Recruiting trends increasingly emphasize advances in technology
New recruiting trends take advantage of new technology

Recruiting the right employee for an open position is an important prospect for any company. A good employee is certainly not a problem, but finding a great employee who's ready to take on and excel at any challenge thrown at them is the ideal goal for anyone in charge of staffing.

New recruiting trends are always cropping up in the business world, and some of the best incorporate the latest technology, advances in researching and the Internet, according to Forbes. For instance, as social media and job-centered websites continue to grow in potential and popularity, companies have frequently evolved their hiring models from searching for quality candidates to building networks of talent, attracting a wide variety of experts, knowledge and interest to their image. Not only will these networks help attract quality talent, but they'll help a company's viral brand as well, improving their standing in their industry.

Additionally, sites like LinkedIn feature a wide variety of features for recruiters, but additional tools are available to search out the best overall candidates on the market. Not only will these search for potential employees, but they'll improve your own online image, letting you know any strong or weak points on your profile to better prepare your recruiting.

Technology in recruiting isn't just limited to the Internet. Many assessment tests to judge how well an employee can perform in a job or fit with a company have grown in popularity in recent years, speeding along processes from skills testing to background checks. To truly separate the cream of the crop in your search, finding which job hopefuls test well under pressure or give off warning signs can improve your prospects further.

Don't be afraid to ask for outside help
The recruiting process can sometimes be too time-consuming for some companies when other important business factors are pressing down on them. Turning to a staffing company to help your search truly flourish shouldn't be overlooked, as they specialize in matching the right candidate to the right job. They're as invested as you are when it comes to hiring the right person.

As much as you want your employee to impress you, it's also important to impress your employee as well. With job websites like Glassdoor and Indeed devoting part of their content to job reviews and interview ratings, having a less than stellar hiring process can backfire on your company. However, these features have an advantage for employers. They can see what they may have done wrong during their process, such as inefficient application methods or lack of contact with candidates, and fix them for the next time around, solving the problem.

Analyzing your results
There's another way for recruiters to see their results in a way to improve them, and that's by using data analysis. By keeping track of your employees' data and finding what aspects the best of the best share, you can then use that information to narrow future searches and track down better employees. By measuring your recruiting data, recruiting can become faster and more fruitful in the long run.

Clearly defining what you're looking for in an employee is also important, according to the Alternative Press, as you need to ensure your applicants are prepared for the challenges they may face in the position. By presenting a realistic listing, you'll know your resume pool will be filled with only those ready to hit the ground running.

Presenting your company well is also vital, as your recruiting will only be as good as your company allows it to be. If you can offer special perks to potential employees that may push them toward your business, such as working from home, you'll build a better relationship with them.

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