This Is How Recruiting Has Changed in the Last Decade

This Is How Recruiting Has Changed in the Last Decade
From Recruiter - February 16, 2017

Congratulations, you made it through another year of recruiting! That means you understand the triumphs and trials this field has to offer. Those who have been in the industryfor the past 10 years have seen changes they never could have imagined.

From online profiles to mobile-friendly applications, theres no doubt recruiting has evolved immensely in recent timesand will continue to do so. But are these advancements helping recruiters or hurting them?

According to ManpowerGroups 2016/2017 Talent Shortage Survey,46 percent of U.S. employers are having difficulty filling jobsthehighest number since 2007. If youre worried these challenges willpersist throughout 2017, youre not alone. In fact, among recruiters surveyed by Jobvite in 2016, 95 percent expected recruiting to be as or more challenging in 2017.

New innovations in recruiting can help us find high-quality candidates in these difficult times, but only if we recruiters know how to adapt. Heres a look at how recruiting has transformed in the last decade and how you can make the best of your recruiting efforts in 2017:

Job Board Evolution

Most millennials and Gen. Z-ers wouldnt recognize job boards as they werea decade ago. The long, mundane lists of links through which job seekers once had to dig have been replaced by sophisticated platforms that can match job seekers and employers with one another based on skill sets and mutual alignment!

There are also more job boards available today, with job seekers using16 total resources in their searches, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. That means there are many job boards and social media sites recruiters need to engage with in order to find the right talent.

With so many resources and tools available, niche platformsmay be more effective in helping you find the talent youre looking for. Sit down with your hiring team and go over each job opening at the company. Discuss the qualities each candidate needs and the best job boards to recruit candidates who have those qualities. Then, begin posting on those sites.

Rise of Social

Ten years ago, Facebook was just a platform for college students and graduates to stay connected with one another. Twitter was a new thought, and believe it or not, people were still calling the hashtag a pound sign.

Nowadays, were all constantly checking our Twitter and Facebook feeds, and these platforms have gone from purely social tools to critical communication channels that let people stay updated on world news, current events, business trends, and even job openings.According to Jobvites 2016 Job Seeker Nation Study,67 percent of job seekers use Facebook to find jobs.

Job seekers arent the only ones using social platforms for business purposes. The 2015 Work Trends Study from Adeccofound that the probability of being contacted by a recruiter increases with the number of social networks acandidate uses. The frequent updates posted on social media make it easier for recruiters to get a preview of an applicant and decide if theyre worth interviewing for a position.


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