How Recruiting Has Changed Over The Past 10 Years
The recruiting process has transformed dramatically over the years, in large part due to technological advancements.
Beyond just the rise of the internet, tools like online interviewing and interview scheduling software have helped to streamline the hiring process, saving both time and money, and making a manager’s life much easier.
There are, however, some other, more exquisite differences between how people acquire talent now versus a decade ago. Here's how the hiring process has changed Today & Beyond:
So, what's next?
Assuming we’re not all fleshy pets for our robot overlords, we expect we’ll see AI going mainstream and embedded into most of our hiring systems. Tools, bots and automation will handle most of the front-end of the recruiting process.
As the nature of “work” becomes more fluid, we’ll see a rise in “workplace” roles designed to assemble all the different types of people resources: full-time, contract, outsource-required to get projects done.
Before Job posting sites, recruiting portals, and social media a person looking to expand their team had to hope that a qualified professional saw their job posting in the newspaper.
Their reach was limited when it comes to recruiting managers who often found they were talking to the same candidates over and over when it came time to fill a job
The internet has truly revolutionized the recruiting process with digital hiring. There are so many more touchpoints available to a hiring manager looking to fill an open role: from LinkedIn to your company’s website, to Twitter, and Facebook Jobs. The Job Search is More Personal:
Applicants aren’t mailing hundreds of envelopes in the hopes of receiving a single phone call. The job search is much more personal than that. Today, it’s more about building relationships and connecting with employers through networks, and communities.
This personal touch is bringing recruiters more hires: a 2019 survey found that while job search engines lead to the most interviews, employee referrals lead to the most hires.
Networking has unquestionably been a positive change for recruiters, and hiring managers. Connecting with candidates before the interview puts more quality applicants in your inbox than ever before. Continue using this to your advantage by leveraging your networks to help you find the perfect hires.
More Competition for Top Talent:
With approximately 40 million companies in the United States, varying in size and industry, there is competition everywhere.
From a recruiting standpoint, you must be ready to prove that your employer or client is the cream of the crop. If you aren’t, it’s only natural to lose top talent to other companies in the same field.
This isn’t to say there was no competition 20 years ago, but things have heated up as of late. There are several reasons for this, including more people with college degrees, and a job market that is still trying to regain its footing.
Adapt to the Changes - As a recruiter with a lot on your table, it is easy to get into a routine. This may work well in the short term, but consider this: the industry is always changing.