In 2010 I wrote an article Recruiting Goes Mobile In 2010 predicting that with so many candidates on mobile, this is where we need to be. I attended SourceCon last week and the topic much of the content was surrounding mobile sourcing. It made me ask the question...Why are we behind always in recruiting technology? Why are we not making it happen BEFORE the trend hits? 2 years ago I was talking about mobile and yet, it is so difficult to get technology to buy into it.
I have had a concept about recruiting technology for about 5 years now that I have spoke to various people about. It is interesting. They think it sounds great, but there has been a lack of understanding of "how it could work". Well, if I tell them how it works then they take the idea, create it and I still sit in the same position, writing a blog about what will come next instead of making it happen and actually being on the front line of creating it so it works for recruiters. Are we sitting on this bubble because the people who are "in charge" of our technology are not sure how to actually apply it to practical use? Probably... Are they skeptical to apply what we need since they are not sure it will last and they will invest money to not net results? Likely...
I am anxiously awaiting the day where we can step away from 4 and 5 systems to get the one that does what we need it to. There are ideas and concepts there. Who is willing to be on the forefront of the development? We will see.
To technologies companies out there, take the time to listen to recruiters of what we need to be successful and what we do and don't like. Candidate Management, Social Integration, Job Distribution, Content Sharing and Candidate Experience are all areas that need to be improved. We have the ideas, but when will you want to hear and listen to them and put SME's in place to help develop them and make it happen?