Keeping up with consumer expectations requires constant innovation, and in some cases, radical digital transformation. Best in-class talent is more important than ever before. Though the skills and people that organisations need are rarer, and harder to find
Top talent won’t be found in the same places as the past. Careers are managed differently. The same market changes forcing you to search for talent in the first place are also impacting your access to high-calibre candidates.
If someone needs something, they can go online, find exactly what they're looking for, and have it. All in the same day.
This attitude has permeated every corner of digital society. Businesses are scrambling to keep up, but enacting change requires talent with a specific set of skills who are in more demand than ever before.
This means that candidates can sit back and wait for you to come to them. Old recruitment methodologies were built in the exact opposite environment, making them inefficient and out of date in today’s digital environment. Candidates are easier to find, but more difficult to engage.
Employer branding has now become a crucial part of engagement; so much so that you now cannot operate a successful business if you don’t incorporate a social media presence and marketing into your candidate funnel
The old school way of hunting people down is coming to an end, and the way in which you need to interact with a person is to attract them to you
Having talent acquisition professionals that engage in the tech space and have a voice in the community will automatically increase your standing with potential candidates
Candidates are changing because they’re changing their attitude towards recruiters and their tolerance towards this constant barrage of information from them