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The Complexity of Recruiting 
a sneak peek into some key trends that 
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Recruitment trends


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Recruitment trends

  1. 1. The Complexity of Recruiting a sneak peek into some key trends that will continue to shape the future character & complexion of Talent Spotting The biggest challenge for today’s recruiter is that the job of nding talent has become more complex. The scenario augurs well for the science of human assessment. Driven by the power of the cloud, there is a virtual explosion of new assessment tools by service providers which is shifting the “Talent Spotting” paradigm based not on brawn, brains or competencies, but on potential. Hottest Companies in this Space SkillSurvey Evolv Kenexa-IBM Checkster DDI Hogan PREVISOR PeopleAnswers SHL Wonderlic Pre - Hire Assessment Tools Personality Tests Cognitive Ability Integrity Knowledge/Skills Situational Judgement Tests(SJT) Simulations Structured Interviews Packaged Solutions Assessment Centres Realistic Job Previews Data Driven Recruitment Neil Griths of Futurestep, wrote in his introductory note in a seminal white paper by Dave Mendoza; “it seems the coming years will see the rise of what we call ‘Futurecasting’: the ability to interrogate ‘Big Data’ generated by the increasingly social digital world, and to begin basing hiring strategies and tactics on the new insights that are created.” Recruiting is fast becoming the #1 application for Big Data in HR aka Work-force Science The possibilities presented by the application of Big Data principles in the recruitment process could include: Digitization of Recruitment The interplay of social media tools, video, big data, analytics, cloud based products mobile recruiting platforms is creating an interesting potpourri of resources geared to enhance our ability to nd ‘top drawer talent’. THE EXPONENTIAL GROWTH OF THE SOCIAL MEDIA, from blogs, Facebook and Twitter to LinkedIn and YouTube, is fostering a new kind of conversation between organization job-seekers, challenging established recruiting paradigms while creating new opportunities for organizations to engage with their TALENT PROSPECTS, as the statistics below from a Social Recruiting Survey by Jobvite in 2013 reveal SOCIAL RECRUITMENT’S IMPACT Social Recruiting has enhanced the way organizations find and select candidates Percentage of Improvement in Best Social Networks LinkedIn is the most popular platform to vet candidates, with Facebook Twitter holding strong behind 94% 65% 55% 20% 18% 15% LinkedIn Facebook Twitter Company Blog Google+ YouTube Better Insights = Better Choices Each Channel serves a niche purpose for the recruiters ------------------------------------------------- Professional Experience Length of Professional Tenure Specic Hard Skills --------------------------------------------------- Cultural Fit Professional Experience Industry - Related Posts ________________________________________________________________________________ With a variety of channels to chose, organizations have the ability to customize their messages to the platforms they are using. Most recruiters have particular uses for each social network 96% 47% Search for candidates Showcase employer brand Recruiting Revisited: The New Recruitment Models There are some denite emerging trends in terms of how progressive companies some world-class recruiting organizations are re-orienting their operating models. A sneak peek at some of the new recruiting models of today Role Specialization Enterprise Recruitment Models Marketer Business Partner Workforce Planner Community Builder Recruitment Technologist Outsourced Generalist Centralized Decentralized Social Media Expert Direct Sourcing Networking BUSINESS ALIGNMENT Recruitment Time to Hire 33% Quality of Hire 49% Candidate Quality 43% Employee Referral 32% Strategic Sourcing Building Critical Talent Pipelines Improved Workforce Planning Best Sourcing or Advertising Channels for Hiring Remove Biases from the Hiring Process Recruitment is, and will remain a people centric function but its future promise to provide competitive advantage would lie more at the intersection of people with business, process, technology organization strategy Sources/Photo Credits: State of Social Recruiting in 2013; Jobvite wlablack: Shutterstock Author Zooco: Shutterstock Pradeep Sahay Quka: Shutterstock