Amazing that most companies still look for talent the traditional way. In a world topsy-turvy with change, rampant new technology, social media, new competitive entrants and a global economy, companies are still hiring the old-fashioned way. Most companies are still embracing the status quo, slumbering thru the new talent management changes shaking this industry. If you're looking to dominate your business segment then remove the shackles of recruitment past.
Jerome Ternynck @jerometernynck, founder & CEO of @SmartRecruiters gives us food for thought with some of these interesting comments from his article at: http://www.rceuro.com/index.php/Featured/Hiring-Made-Easy-Jerome-Te....
1. Recruitment is not Tracking, it is Sourcing
Stop the emphasis on only tracking actions and statuses and get back to sourcing and engaging with the candidate.
2. Kill The Form
A real favourite. 50% of candidates don't complete the forms on the career site. If you were a Sales/marketing person who lost 50% of your leads every month, you would not be in employment very long.
3. Make It Easy
Or, as my Dad always said, follow the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) Principle
While technology continues to expand and encourages us to do more, inherently we make things more complicated and difficult. We must simplify. Candidates and Employees live in a 140 character world and their tolerance for complication is decreasing.
Great stuff Jerome, I will add a few more:
Hiring talent is ever-changing so embrace the different, look at un-encumbering yourself from the past recruitment legacies your predecessors left you by eliminating the complex, unwieldy and especially all facets of recruitment that leave the candidate experience unacceptable.
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