Recruiting companies are constantly trying various things to appeal top talent. Not all of them work as expected but some do. Here you will read about some of the best and newest techniques used by top recruiters to find a quality resource.
1.Hire People Not Skills
There is a famous saying “hire people, not skills”, this is because it is much easier to teach someone skills rather than ask them to change their behavior and attitude. Sometimes it is more important if a candidate holds a passion towards your mission and values rather than the skills he has got.
For interviewing, smart recruiters mostly shortlist candidates through recruitment-specific calling software like Skype, ring-central, google hangouts etc. In the next phase, shortlisted or top candidates are then invited for an in-person interview with the client or recruiting team.
3.Online networking events
Sometimes recruiters turn to online networking platforms or events as it’s a place where they can easily find a wide variety of candidates. It sometimes saves them precious time talking to candidates who are a misfit or not suitable for the job.
Social media sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook has now become the leading source of finding top quality candidates for recruiters. They don’t only find their potential employees but also do stuff like sharing job posting and creating a good working relationship with new and existing recruits. This way you can ask them to grow your network by referring friends and family.
Studies show that people who have been sourced through social media are more likely to get hired and they stay on for a much longer period as compared to other methods. It is easily the fastest and most effective way to perform your daily recruitment practices.
The days of screening bundles of resumes to find potential candidates are long gone, now the hiring manager can easily analyze thousands of resumes with the help of specialized computer software like applicant tracking system (ATS). This makes the job of recruiters more enjoyable and tension free.
Now there are only a few companies left who forge completely new recruitment paths. But overall, if you compare the stats of the last decade, you will find technology has completely transformed the whole recruiting process and this trend does not show any signs of stopping.