As the war for top talent continues to intensify, recruiters are compelled to re-think their recruitment strategies. The mounting pressure on recruiters to attract high-quality candidates with an increasing shortage of top-choice talent has lead many employers to implement talent acquisition software to tap elusive talent while easing the workload of recruiters. Investing in talent acquisition software has several far-reaching benefits for your business.
Before the Applicant Tracking Systems (ATSs) entered the scene, recruiters kept candidates’ applications in filing cabinets or stacked up in piles on their desks. ATSs were introduced to the market in the 90’s and even though the first versions were very basic, it symbolised a turning point in the management of the recruitment process across the companies that integrated this solution into their processes. Mainly, because it allowed recruiters to keep a track record of the applications and better organise the information regarding each applicant.
Automation is a buzzword in the recruitment industry. While we witnessed the first automation technology making its mark in HR in mid 1990s, it wasn’t until last 5 years that applicant tracking system became an absolute necessity for HR professionals and there were good reasons for that. HR Technology has come up in a big way in the last few years. While large enterprises have been quick to adapt, there are still several small and medium businesses that are stuck with the traditional ways of hiring thus losing out on top talent and hours of productivity with every passing day.
Are your candidates accepting other job offers while you’re still in the process of interviewing them? Maybe you should review your hiring methods and understand if the lengthy, tedious process is the reason you’re your top notch candidates are slipping away.
Slow hiring processes and delay in making a hiring decision have a huge adverse impact to businesses.
Last month, we wrote a blog on “Trends that will shape the Staffing Industry in 2018” talking about the paradigm shift that the industry is going through. In this blog, we will be talking extensively about trends within Healthcare Staffing, which is one of the promising High Growth Sectors of the Staffing Industry.
As graduation season comes and goes, another class of young professionals will soon be entering the job market. Recruiters will have a whole new group of 20-somethings to hire for entry-level jobs and groom for career success.
You’re likely already familiar with how Millennials and Generation Z differ from the older professionals in your workplace.
Early reporting suggests that, compared to past generations, today’s younger workers are less concerned with money and more focused on gaining skills and having meaningful early employment experiences. They’re thinking about the long game. By making your summer workplace experience skills-focused, you can appeal to younger workers and staff up more efficiently for the summer season.
More information: https://theundercoverrecruiter.com/summer-job-candidates/
We speak to Charlotte Clark and the Head of Talent Development at The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). She is responsible for positioning APSCo’s UK & International Talent Development division as the recruitment profession’s ‘go to’ source of high quality, credible training and talent development courses. All of which are developed and delivered by recruitment and training experts and lead to recognized qualifications which help individuals achieve their full potential throughout their recruitment careers.
Gender equality has been under a harsh spotlight for some time now, with pitiful percentages of women in upper management and inexplicable differences in pay. Sure, we’ve made significant progress in the last 100 years, but diversity is still a huge issue and we can’t afford to stop pushing forward.
There are many, many ways in which you can make your workplace a more hospitable place for diversity – not only women. Here are just five!
More information: https://theundercoverrecruiter.com/get-more-women-into-your-workforce/
After leading corporate talent acquisition throughout my career, I know far too well that applicant tracking systems were originally designed to automate the application and simply track applicants. The applicant tracking system (ATS) was born in the late 1990’s and over the past 15 years they haven’t evolved to meet the requirements for a competitive approach to recruiting.