In the face of more challenging recruitment, what trends do recruiters need to keep up with to ensure successful sourcing and hiring? As employers plan to hire more employees, they should be mindful of the following three best recruiting trends.
When it comes to hiring there are three buzzwords: Quality, time and money. I will add one more Speed. Speed hiring does not mean haphazardly filling the vacancies, but to make quick decisions with right tools and process. Speed hiring has become a necessary, and often difficult to implement, technique used by recruiters to find the best candidates in the talent pool.
Attracting the best and the brightest people to join your company is the goal of any good leadership team, but finding those people requires serious creativity in your recruiting efforts. Employers use many different methods to find, recruit, and keep talent, yet most of the organizations are using the same old traditional methods of recruiting. Here are 5 most unique recruiting strategies to recruit effectively -
For all practical purpose, there is no purple squirrel, not in nature and not in the job market. For those who don’t know what purple squirrel is; Purple Squirrel is a term used for an extraordinary candidate, with exactly the right qualifications and experience. It is a metaphor used by recruiters to identify the unrealistic expectations of a client company. So now you must be thinking, “where the hell should I bring purple squirrels from to satisfy the client?” And sometimes, if you think you are successful in finding a purple squirrel, even your purple squirrel can be just another disqualified candidate to the client company. What if I say you can find a purple squirrel? Let me tell you how?
What made me write this article is the agony of hiring managers they are going through and the problems recruiters are facing. Recently, a friend of my CEO visited our organization with a frustrated face. He was the Head for Marketing and Communications in his organization. My CEO asked him, “What’s your problem?”He started complaining about the employees who recently joined his organization. He said, “Recruiter is doing nothing. The candidate he selected doesn’t know the basics of marketing.” Well! This is not the scenario in his organization itself. This will resonate with you if you are a recruiter or a hiring manager.
The cost of hiring a single candidate is rarely calculated. If organizations study this process deeply they will realize that the costs are fairly steep. Post on job boards Time spent Writing ad copy Completing 1 posting 1 hour 30 minutes $25 $12.5 External cost Cost of job posting Posting to Craigslist Posting to Monster Posting to CareerBuilder - $25 $385 $419 Overall cost For one posting - 1 hour 30 minutes $37.5 to $456.50 Depends on number of posting to different job portals Review your applicants