More than 70% of people use mobile devices to search for jobs. And while smartphone use can be a touchy issue with some potential downsides, there’s no denying the value that this wave of technology has brought into our lives for connecting us with friends, family and the workplace. We’re going to explore the extent to which mobile technology has become embedded in our working and personal endeavors and what that means for organizations seeking new talent. The reality is, today’s top-tier recruiters are leveraging mobile, and especially text-based solutions, to reach the right candidates faster than the competition. So, let’s take a look at why that matters and how it can get you in front of the right candidates at the right time.
How many times did you check your phone this morning before you ever sat down at a computer? If you’re like most Americans, the answer is at least once (but probably more). According to a recent Deloitte study, 78% of mobile users check our phones within one hour of waking up, with most saying they look at their phones within five minutes. And what are we most likely to check first? Our text messages.
Even more so than email or social media, text messaging is a form of communication that’s not likely to be missed. So, it’s no surprise that text recruitment is becoming a thing.
Drafting top talent for your organization isn’t easy. The road to recruitment success is littered with failed strategies and ineffective tools. At Beyond, helping companies find and hire better people is all we do, so we spend a lot of time focused on what works and how we can use it to assist you in scoring the right candidates.
Whether your bracket is busted like ours (thanks a lot, Michigan State!) or you’ve still got your eyes on the prize, check out this March Madness inspired take on The Road to Recruitment Success.
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Chief Human Resources Officers and Global Heads of Recruitment are shifting their local recruiting budgets to focus on attracting international talent. Although global recruitment programs are a means to save time, money and administrative costs, they can create unique challenges. There is no “one size fits all” job marketing tactic, and often recruiting beyond borders fails to perform optimally when programs are consolidated.
Thanks to technology, the ability to work with people ANYWHERE in the world is now truly a reality. So, if a company in the United States wants to hire people who live in Sweden, Japan, and New Zealand for example, it is now easier than ever before to connect with those candidates and hire them.
We often talk to recruiters and ask them in which industries they’re having challenges hiring and what it comes down to is they have challenges because they’re limiting their hires to just the United States. And sometimes going outside of the US could be the answer.
We understand that hiring workers around the world sounds overwhelming, but hiring workers around the world might make all the difference for your recruitment program. And recruiters in the United States are not alone; we recently asked the top job boards across the globe to tell us what their biggest hiring challenges are. This [INFOGRAPHIC] is a look at global hiring trends from around the world.
Beyond, recently surveyed over 4,000 job seekers across the country to better understand who would be searching for jobs in 2015.
Highlights from the Study Include:
- Who is searching for jobs
- What they plan to do to improve their searches
- How different types of candidates look for work
As an HR Pro or recruiter getting in front of the right candidates at the right time is critical and this [INFOGRAPHIC] can help. It illustrates exactly how candidates feel about searching for work and how they intend to go about it in the coming months. We hope you find it as valuable and interesting as we do.
Recruiting quality candidates all begins with a well written job posting. The purpose of a job posting in general is to attract the best applicants and deter those candidates that simply apply to EVERY job. HR pros that take the time upfront to write an awesome job ad can save a lot of time sifting through unqualified candidates later.
Think of a job posting as a gatekeeper. In order for the gate aka the ad to function properly, it must be clear and concise. When a job posting is vague, you’re simply asking for anyone to walk through that gate. A job shouldn’t leave room for interpretation when it comes to requirements. And requirements should be listed near the top of the posting with a statement that reads “Applicants that do not meet these requirements will not be considered.” This statement will hopefully deter those unqualified applicants.
With the Academy Awards approaching I’m trying to see as many nominated films as I can—so I recently saw “The Imitation Game”. If you’re not familiar with the (true) story, it takes place during WWII and it is the story of the incredibly smart team of people that worked to crack Nazi codes in England. Alan Turing (he is considered the creator of computer science) led this team of geniuses and he knew that recruiting these brilliant minds was going to be hard (a concept recruiters are sadly all too familiar with). But Turing’s recruitment method while unconventional was actually quite simple.
Long gone are the days of a 30-year career with one company. The average person changes jobs 11-15 times during their lifetime and many of them simply hop from job to job without any real strategy or career management roadmap.
In his recent interview with the Recruitment Advisor Blog, Rich Milgram, Beyond.com's Founder & CEO, discusses how people need to focus more on career management, not just finding the next job. And companies shouldn't hire just to fill seats.
If companies--and the people they hire--could take more of a more holistic approach to career management, it could eliminate job hopping, and build stronger, more fruitful employer-employee relationships.
...read the full interview on Recruitment Advisor.