How do I find the right people?
Ranstad's latest world of work report offers a detailed insight
into the current jobs market across the vast number of sectors
Randstad specialises in. Joel Natfal, Major Players Head of
Recruitment for Research Insight & Analysis jobs gives a
brief overview of how to attract talent to your organisation.
Alternatively, if you want to read the full report you can get
your hands on it by requesting a copy here. Or if you're looking
to find your next star employee then get in touch with one of
our many specialist consultants or submit a brief.
Attracting talent: a time to take care
The turnaround is coming and Randstad’s research shows early
signs of a coming global talent shortage. It’s a shortage which
will become increasingly acute. The bottom line is, some
companies are beginning to put the downturn behind them and
they need to start hiring.
Hunting for talent
The survey shows that the UK is very traditional in its approach
to finding people. Yes, online methods are now widely
deployed and whilst spend on print has declined, these are still
the predominant methods used by organisations to recruit. But
organisations are finding that print and online advertising tend
to deliver very large volumes of low quality, inappropriate CVs.
There are potentially far more efficient and productive
methods that revolve around networks.
There’s also growing evidence that recruiters check out a
candidate’s online profile as a formal part of the assessment
process. Time was when we could keep our personal life
completely discrete. What we did outside working hours was
our own business. But because of the way social networks
work, that’s no longer the case. We can’t completely control
who knows what about what we say or what we do and who
we do it with.
A growing awareness of this clash between different parts of
our lives (“context collision”) means that many people are
creating multiple online profiles to suit different audiences. In
which case, what value is there in looking at someone’s online
profile at all? This is a highly contentious issue which won’t go
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